Posts Tagged ‘shock’

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Posted by • June 16th, 2016

Peptic ulcers, which are primarily due to Helicobacter pylori infection or the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), occur in the stomach or duodenum and are the most frequent cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Most patients who are hospitalized with upper gastrointestinal bleeding should undergo endoscopy within 24 hours, after appropriate resuscitation and transfusion to… Read More…

Comparison of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in the Treatment of Shock

Posted by • March 3rd, 2010

This week, De Backer et al. report on a multicenter clinical trial in which they randomly assigned 1679 patients with shock to receive either dopamine or norepinephrine to restore and maintain blood pressure. With regard to the primary endpoint of 28-day mortality, there was no difference between the two pressors. However, dopamine was unexpectedly associated… Read More…