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How to choose the therapeutic goals to improve tissue perfusion in septic shock

Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assuncao, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Bruno de Arruda Bravim, Eliézer Silva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3148

The early recognition and treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock is the key to a successful outcome. The longer the delay in starting treatment, the worse the prognosis due to persistent tissue hypoperfusion and consequent development and worsening of organ dysfunction. One of the main mechanisms responsible for the development of cellular dysfunction is tissue hypoxia. The adjustments necessary for adequate tissue blood flow and therefore of oxygen supply to metabolic demand according to the assessment of the cardiac […]

Procalcitonin in patients with influenza A (H1N1) infection and acute respiratory failure

Péricles Almeida Delfino Duarte, Carla Sakuma de Oliveira Bredt, Gerson Luís Bredt Jr, Amaury César Jorge, Alisson Venazzi, Leônidas Gustavo Tondo, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1878

ABSTRACT Objective: To verify serum procalcitonin levels of patients with acute respiratory failure secondary to influenza A (H1N1) upon their admission to the Intensive Care Unit and to compare these results to values found in patients with sepsis and trauma admitted to the same unit. Methods: Analysis of records of patients infected with influenza A (H1N1) and respiratory failure admitted to the General Intensive Care Unit during in a period of 60 days. The values of serum procalcitonin and clinical […]