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Martin Claudio M. MD; Sibbald, William J. MD
Current Opinion in Critical Care: October 1996
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Adequate cardiovascular support of tissue oxygen demand is the mainstay in the treatment of critically ill patients. Although the therapeutic endpoints remain controversial, adequate oxygen delivery requires maintaining hemoglobin levels, oxygen saturation, and cardiac output. Recent data suggests that each of these interventions need to be considered carefully. More studies are required to demonstrate the efficacy of the individual treatment options. This review will propose a practical approach based on the available evidence.

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