refractory shock


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refractory shock

Shock that does not respond to standard treatments, e.g., with oxygenation and ventilation, fluid resuscitation and the restoration of perfusion, and identification and treatment of infection. It typically requires high doses of vasopressors, e.g., more than 15 mcg/kg/min of dopamine to maintain a blood pressure of 60 mm Hg.
See also: shock
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Refractory shock was defined as shock lasting >1 hour with no response to volume resuscitation or pharmacologic therapy (13).