Role of Exogenous Arginine Vasopressin in the Management of Catecholamine-Refractory Septic Shock

Lee, Christopher S.
December 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2006, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p17
Academic Journal
The article looks at the role of exogenous arginine vasopressin in treating catecholamine-refractory septic shock. It discusses the mechanisms of endogenous vasopressin and the advantages of using exogenous arginine vasopressin for the management of septic shock. Refractory septic shock causes decline in endogenous and exogenous catecholamine vascular reactivity, which produce vasodilatation and relative hypovolemia.


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