Clinical review: Circulatory shock - an update: a tribute to Professor Max Harry Weil
1 Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université libre de Bruxelles, route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
2 Department of Intensive Care, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Dr. Molewaterplein 50, Rotterdam, 3015 GE, The Netherlands
Critical Care 2012, 16:239 doi:10.1186/cc11510Published: 20 November 2012
Circulatory shock is common and associated with high morbidity and mortality. Appropriate shock treatment relies on a good understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying shock. In this article, we provide an update on the description, classification, and management of shock states built on foundations laid by Dr Max Harry Weil, a key early contributor to this field.