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NousDefionsDoc
01-23-2004, 14:31
Q - What are the typical clinical findings that distinguish distributive shock from other types of shock?

Surgicalcric
01-23-2004, 20:00
History of recent illness or injury that may have resulted in sepsis or SIRS; a recent respiratory illness; UTI; anaphylaxis from an iatrogenic or accidental exposure; or an adrenergic problems in the presenting patient?

NousDefionsDoc
01-24-2004, 13:37
Are those clinical findings or history?

Surgicalcric
01-24-2004, 18:57
After doing much thinking and some looking at my old notes from Medic school:

warm peripheries,

bounding pulses, and

tissue dysfunction despite mental status changes, oliguria, lactic acidosis.

NousDefionsDoc
01-25-2004, 15:49
Warm, well-perfused skin, wide pulse pressure and reduced diastolic blood pressure. Why?

Surgicalcric
01-25-2004, 17:11
Decreased SVR which leads to pooling, and decreased preload.