Is It Time to Beta Block the Septic Patient?
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Pemberton, P., Veenith, T., Snelson, C., & Whitehouse, T. (2015). Is It Time to Beta Block the Septic Patient?. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/424308
Beta blockers are some of the most studied drugs in the pharmacopoeia. They are already widely used in medicine for treating hypertension, chronic heart failure, tachyarrhythmias, and tremor. Whilst their use in the immediate perioperative patient has been questioned, the use of esmolol in the patients with established septic shock has been recently reported to have favourable outcomes. In this paper, we review the role of the adrenergic system in sepsis and the evidence for the use of beta stimulation and beta blockers from animal models to critically ill patients.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/424308
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267646
Rights Holder: Copyright © 2015 Philip Pemberton et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.