International Study on Microcirculatory Shock Occurrence in Acutely Ill Patients

Vellinga N. A. R. , Boerma E. C. , Koopmans M., Donati A., Dubin A., Shapiro N. I. , ...More

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.43, no.1, pp.48-56, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ccm.0000000000000553
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-56


Objectives: Microcirculatory alterations are associated with adverse outcome in subsets of critically ill patients. The prevalence and significance of microcirculatory alterations in the general ICU population are unknown. We studied the prevalence of microcirculatory alterations in a heterogeneous ICU population and its predictive value in an integrative model of macro- and microcirculatory variables.