edoc

The use of natriuretic peptides in the intensive care unit

Pirracchio, Romain and Logeart, Damien and Noveanu, Markus and Mebazaa, Alexandre and Mueller, Christian. (2008) The use of natriuretic peptides in the intensive care unit. Current opinion in critical care, Vol. 14, H. 5. pp. 536-542.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6007469

Downloads: Statistics Overview

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: B-type natriuretic peptides are quantitative markers of heart failure (and/or cardiac stress) that summarize the extent of systolic and diastolic left ventricular dysfunction, valvular dysfunction, and right ventricular dysfunction. Based on the observation that heart failure is common albeit difficult to diagnose in the ICU, several studies have begun to evaluate the potential use of B-type natriuretic peptides in various ICU settings. RECENT FINDINGS: Previous pilot studies have examined the use of B-type natriuretic peptide in the differential diagnosis of hypoxemic respiratory failure, to differentiate cardiogenic from noncardiogenic shocks or to predict fluid responsiveness, to assess myocardial dysfunction and prognosis in patients with severe sepsis, and to predict ventilatory weaning failure. SUMMARY: Although previous studies were small, they highlight the potential of using B-type natriuretic peptides as a noninvasive easily available tool to quantify cardiac stress.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Stationäre innere Medizin (Schifferli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Stationäre innere Medizin (Schifferli)
UniBasel Contributors:Müller, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:1070-5295
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
Related URLs:
Identification Number:
Last Modified:20 Jun 2014 07:55
Deposited On:20 Jun 2014 07:55

Repository Staff Only: item control page