A new frontier for an old drug? A word of caution for beta-blockers in sepsis!

Maybauer, Marc O. and Maybauer, Dirk M. (2015) A new frontier for an old drug? A word of caution for beta-blockers in sepsis!. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 31 10: 1829-1830. doi:10.1185/03007995.2015.1085371


Author Maybauer, Marc O.
Maybauer, Dirk M.
Title A new frontier for an old drug? A word of caution for beta-blockers in sepsis!
Journal name Current Medical Research and Opinion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-7995
1473-4877
Publication date 2015-10-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1185/03007995.2015.1085371
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 31
Issue 10
Start page 1829
End page 1830
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Recent promising findings indicate a possible benefit of β-blockade in septic patients. Ongoing trials on esmolol in septic shock are investigating its hemodynamic effects, focusing on heart rate control and echocardiographic changes, as well as potential anti-inflammatory effects. However, given the complex physiology of sepsis and pharmacological effects on β-blockade, large multi-center trials are essential before such a therapy may be applied safely.
Keyword Beta blockers
Esmolol
Sepsis
Septic shock
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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