6. Case Definition
7. Diagnostic Tests
8. Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis
9. SARS Treatment
10. Pediatric SARS
9. SARS Treatment Loletta Kit-Ying SO ( Correspondence)
Arthur Chun-Wing LAU
Loretta Yin-Chun YAM The treatment of coronavirus-associated SARS has been evolving and so far there is no consensus on an optimal regimen. This chapter reviews the diverse treatment experience and controversies to date, and aims to consolidate our current knowledge and prepare for a possible resurgence of the disease.
Because sepsis interferes with the normal distribution of systemic blood flow to organ systems, core organs may not receive appropriate oxygen delivery. The microcirculation is the key target organ for injury in patients with sepsis. A decrease in the number of functional capillaries leads to an inability to extract oxygen maximally; this inability is caused by intrinsic and extrinsic compression of capillaries and plugging of the capillary lumen by blood cells. Increased endothelial permeability leads to widespread tissue edema involving protein-rich fluid.