Talk:Septic shock

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Statistical conflict[edit]

I just thought I'd mention that the sepsis article states that the mortality rate from septic shock is >60%, while this article states it as about fifty. Neither is sourced, I believe. I'm not an expert on the subject, but I thought I'd point it out.--Vlmastra 19:05, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually, to quote a single mortality rate, for adults, due to "septic shock" is a gross oversimplification. Mortality is difficult to pin down for any one individual, but relates roughly to a) APACHE II score b) Number of failing organ systems due to septic shock c) Age. WRP MD FRCPC, Critical Care Medicine

Internally inconsistent:[edit]

"To diagnose septic shock[1] the following two criteria must be met:

  "1. Refractory hypotension - hypotension despite adequate fluid resuscitation.
         * In adults it is defined as a systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg, or a MAP < 60 mmHg, without the requirement for inotropic support, or a reduction of 40 mmHg in the systolic blood pressure from baseline.
         * In children it is BP < 2 SD of the normal blood pressure.

"In addition to the two criteria above, two or more of the following must be present:"

  Also the link to the full text of the source cited denies the existence of that part of reality.

Tazster (talk) 20:59, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


I'm not a doctor. I just read somewhere that infusion of nitrous oxide in cases of shock works very well. A friend suffered from it and I told the doctor what I had read. Although, I believe, he did not use a nitrous oxide infusion, it triggered him to find a drug connected with it. This he used, with happy results. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:16, 17 May 2009 (UTC)


I have formatted the references uniformly. I tagged one as possibly unreliable, it was an animal study. I tagged one with page needed. I suggest some rewriting using "Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock: 2012" as I think this is the definitive work on the subject. The references for this article could be used for detail or if preferred. - - MrBill3 (talk) 05:32, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

I still don't understand[edit]

I still don't understand about this. Give me a easiest way to understand. ProInHistory (talk) 04:34, 8 June 2016 (UTC)