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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 […]

Mortality in a pediatric secondary-care hospital in post-conflict Liberia in 2009

Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Sylvia Costa Lima Farhat, Tony Reid, Cláudio Schvartsman

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400002

Objective:To describe and analyze the causes of death in a pediatric secondary-care hospital (run by Médecins sans Frontières), in Monrovia, Liberia, 6 years post-civil war, to determine the quality of care and mortality in a setting with limited resources.METHODS:Data were retrospectively collected from March 2009 to October 2009. Patient charts and laboratory records were reviewed to verify cause of death. Additionally, charts of patients aged over 1 month with an infectious cause of death were analyzed for decompensated septic shock, […]