Dose of Norepinephrine and the Concentration of L-Lactate in the Rectum and Stomach in Patients With Septic Shock.
Norepinephrine is a drug used to increase blood pressure in patients with life-threatening infection. However, norepinephrine may limit the bloodflow to the gut, thereby causing relative lack of oxygen to the cells. This leads to increased formation of lactic acid.
This study examines whether increasing the dose of norepinephrine leads to higher concentrations of lactic acid in the rectum and stomach in patients with life-threatening infection.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00197886
|Dept. of Intensive Care, Herlev University Hospital|
|Herlev, Denmark, 2730|
|Study Chair:||Anders Perner, MD,PhD||Dept. of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Herlev University Hospital, DK-2730 Herlev|