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hydrocortisone therapy for patients with septic shock 2015

Brittany D Bissell, Michael J Erdman, Carmen Smotherman, Dale F Kraemer, Jason A Ferreira
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of severe adverse events of vasopressin vs hydrocortisone for endocrine support therapy in patients with septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, propensity-matched cohort of patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit with septic shock between February 2012 and February 2015. Patients were included if vasopressin or hydrocortisone was administered for hemodynamic support secondary to norepinephrine...
December 2015: Journal of Critical Care
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