Article Abstract

Vasopressin: the level of evidence is growing

Authors: Calypso Mathieu, Marc Leone

Abstract

Distributive shock, especially septic shock, is the most common type of shock in the critically ill patients (1). Distributive shock is characterized by a decrease in peripheral vascular resistance and vasodilation resulting in arterial hypotension. To prevent organ dysfunction, fluid resuscitation and vasopressor infusion are required.