What is the role of vasopressin for the treatment of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)?

Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Author: Lewis J Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Similarly, in the critically ill vasoplegic patient (ie, hypotensive despite fluid resuscitation and vasopressor therapy), the use of vasopressin (0.01-0.02 mcg/kg/h) may be beneficial in decreasing vasopressor requirements without causing more ischemia. Its effects on mortality have not been proven.


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