Vasopressors for hypotensive shock.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;5:CD003709
Authors: Havel C, Arrich J, Losert H, Gamper G, Müllner M, Herkner H
Initial goal directed resuscitation for shock usually includes the administration of intravenous fluids, followed by initiating vasopressors. Despite obvious immediate effects of vasopressors on haemodynamics their effect on patient relevant outcomes remains controversial. This review was originally published in 2004 and was updated in 2011.
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