refractory septic shock

refractory septic shock

Septic shock lasting > 1 hr, that does not respond to fluid resuscitation–IV therapy or pharmacologic–pressors. See Septic shock.
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This single center, prospectively defined study evaluated the use of CytoSorb in twenty consecutive patients with refractory septic shock a subset of critically ill septic patients that suffer from dangerously low blood pressure despite optimum available therapy.
These benefits accrue only with low-dose corticosteroids administered for at least 5 days, and only in the sizable patient subsets having adrenal insufficiency or refractory septic shock, said Dr.
However, [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] deteriorated rapidly, and he died of refractory septic shock 6 days after [ILLEGIBLE TEXT]