Phenylephrine Versus Norepinephrine in Septic Shock
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Clinical studies evaluating the clinical use of phenylephrine in septic shock are lacking. The present study was designed to compare the effects of norepinephrine and phenylephrine on systemic and regional hemodynamics in patients with catecholamine-dependent septic shock.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Clical diagnosis of Septic Shock
norepinephrine to maintain mean arterial pressure between 65 and 75 mmHg despite adequate volume resuscitation (pulmonary artery occlusion pressure = 12-18 mmHg and central venous pressure = 8-12 mmHg).
Age < 18 years
Present or suspected acute coronary artery disease