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Chapter 23. Shock

John P Kress, MD, FCCP
DOI: 10.1378/critcare.21.23
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Objectives 
  • To describe the clinical evaluation of patients with shock.

  • To describe the pathophysiology of different types of shock.

  • To describe resuscitation of shock.

  • To describe new therapies for septic shock.

  • To describe vasoactive drugs used for treatment of shock.

Synopsis 

Shock is a common condition necessitating admission of the patient to the ICU or occurring in the course of critical care. This chapter discusses the pathophysiology of various shock states, followed by recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of each category of shock. A brief review of commonly used vasoactive agents is also presented.

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