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High-dose norepinephrine treatment: determinants of mortality and futility in critically ill patients.

Authors
  • Döpp-Zemel, Donna
  • Groeneveld, A B Johan
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
22
Issue
1
Pages
22–32
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2013748
PMID: 23283085
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although the cause of shock and treatment with norepinephrine were not predictive of death when high doses of the drug were deemed necessary, rescue treatment with high-dose norepinephrine is futile in patients with severe disease and metabolic acidemia.

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