Septic shock and chemotherapy-induced cytopenia: effects on microcirculation
Intensive Care Medicine, 05/30/2012
Karvunidis T et al. – Microvascular derangements in septic shock did not differ between noncytopenic and cytopenic patients. The data might suggest that profound neutropenia and thrombocytopenia do not render microcirculation more resistant to sepsis–induced microvascular alterations. The role and mechanisms of microvascular alterations associated with chemotherapy–induced cytopenia warrant further investigation.