Saturday, December 28, 2019

Methylene Blue in Septic Shock

I don’t know about you all but I’m constantly working on finding new ways to treat my septic shock patients who, based on the numbers from larger studies, have a mortality rate between 25-35%. I have used methylene blue on various occasions for post-CPB vasoplegia but would it possibly work in sepsis? Well, there’s 💩 data for now. I can’t cover every nuisance regarding methylene blue on this post, team, but I chose to share this pilot study from 2001 as it was the first study on the matter (to my knowledge). The third slide in a sneak peek to the lecture I’m creating on metabolic resuscitation.

Has your shop ever used methylene blue for this indication?

I’ll be presenting this data in Hawaii and Portland in 2020.

If you like the content I’m taking apart and posting, please share it with your friends and colleagues. Who knows, maybe it will inspire someone to conduct the larger RCT we need to decide whether this actually works or not.

- EJ

Link to Abstract

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