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Acta Médica Peruana

On-line version ISSN 1728-5917


TRUJILLO-ULLOA, Washington A. Effect of Rivers Protocol in improving hemodynamics and oxygenation in patients with septic shock due to severe pneumonia in EsSalud III Hospital in Chimbote. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.3, pp.217-221. ISSN 1728-5917.

Objectives: To determine the relationship between the use of Rivers Protocol and hemodynamics and oxygenation status improvement in patients with septic shock due to severe pneumonia seen at EsSalud III Hospital in Chimbote from July to December 2018. Materials and Methods: This is a non-controlled trial which included 30 patients with septic shock due to severe pneumonia. The Rivers Protocol was administered, and its effect was assessed with respect to hemodynamic and oxygenation patterns, according to the SOFA score. The Wilcoxon test was used for determining the effect of using the Rivers Protocol. Results: SOFA scores for the hemodynamics assessment had an initial median 2.5 and 2.0 at the end (p<0.01). With respect to the oxygenation assessment, the initial median was 2.5, and it was 1.0 at the end (p<0.01). It was found that after administering the Rivers Protocol, 21 of 30 patients improved their hemodynamic status, and 27 of 30 patients improved their oxygenation status. Conclusions: This study recommends considering the use of Rivers Protocol in patients with septic shock due to severe pneumonia, aiming to improve both their hemodynamics and oxygenation status.

Keywords : Septic shock; Pneumonia; SOFA Score.

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