Posts Tagged ‘mean arterial pressure’

Blood-Pressure Target in Patients with Septic Shock

Posted by • April 25th, 2014

In a multicenter, open-label trial, patients with septic shock were treated to maintain a mean arterial pressure target of either 80 to 85 mm Hg or 65 to 70 mm Hg. There were no significant between-group differences in 28-day mortality or in 90-day mortality. Septic shock is characterized by arterial hypotension despiteadequate fluid resuscitation. Clinical Pearls •… Read More…

Risks and Benefits Associated with High vs. Low Target Blood Pressure in Septic Shock Patients

Posted by • April 23rd, 2014

Mr. G is a 59-year-old patient with a history of chronic hypertension who presents to the ICU with septic shock. As his physician, you want to make the best decisions to manage his complicated condition. You recall that the Surviving Sepsis Campaign has guidelines for this very situation, and they recommend reversal of his initial… Read More…