2016, Number 2
Rev Mex Anest 2016; 39 (2)
Carrillo-Esper R, Galván-Talamantes Y, Carrillo-Córdova CA, Guido-Guerra RE
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ABSTRACTSepsis is an inflammatory response syndrome caused by an infection that affects millions of patients worldwide; its pathophysiology is complex and still incompletely understood. It is known that anesthetic drugs have various immunologic and cardiovascular effects, their impact in terms of morbidity and mortality in the long terms is not clearly defined yet in the septic patient. The knowledge of the effects and a judicious administration is necessary to preserve hemodynamic stability, which is essential to support the vital functions while the organism eventually surpasses disease. Further adequately designed studies are warranted to translate molecular findings into clinical recommendations.