Is there a "right" drug to choose when the blood pressure is low and more volume is not the answer in a pediatric patient?

Jennifer L. Liedel, Madelyn Kahana

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Abstract

The choice of vasoactive medications in the setting of sepsis or systemic inflammation is an important one. Although there are no clear randomized controlled trials in children that demonstrate a clear better choice, the use of dopamine impacts anterior pituitary function and epinephrine does not. This discussion highlights the potential for harm dopamine exerts on the endocrine response to illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationYou're Wrong, I'm Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages147-149
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431697
ISBN (Print)9783319431673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Inotropic support
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric intensive care unit medicine
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Liedel, J. L., & Kahana, M. (2016). Is there a "right" drug to choose when the blood pressure is low and more volume is not the answer in a pediatric patient? In You're Wrong, I'm Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia (pp. 147-149). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43169-7_44