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    Dealing with Shock Conditions

    Dealing with Shock, This advice is no substitute for first aid training - find a training course near you . Shock (not to be confused with emotional shock) is a life-thre...

    Cardiogenic Shock Professional

    Cardiogenic Shock, History of previous infarction, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease and multi-vessel atheroma increases the likelihood of the development of cardiogenic ...

    Toxic Shock Syndrome Professional

    Toxic Shock Syndrome, Synonyms: TSS, streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (STSS), 'toxic strep' Definition Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a multisystem i...

    Resuscitation in Hypovolaemic Shock Professional

    Resuscitation in Hypovolaemic Shock, Physiologically, three stages of hypovolaemic shock are recognised [ 5 ] : Compensated shock : baroreceptor reflexes result in in...

    Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction Professional

    It is believed to be caused by the release of endotoxin-like substances when large numbers of Treponema pallidum are killed by antibiotics. , jarisch herxheimer reaction shock

    Puerperal Pyrexia Professional

    Diarrhoea and/or vomiting - may be due to endotoxins. Uterine or renal angle pain and tenderness. The woman is generally unwell or seems unduly anxious or distressed.

    Necrotising Fasciitis Professional

    Septic or toxic shock (the latter due to streptococcal endotoxin production). The deep tissue infection may lead to vascular occlusion, ischaemia and tissue necrosis.

    Oesophageal Varices Professional

    It is thought that bacteria release endotoxins that enhance portal pressure and impair coagulation. [ 18 ] Antibiotics are therefore given early - eg, ciprofloxacin.

    Defibrillation and Cardioversion Professional

    Defibrillation At the end of the 18th century two physiologists, Prévost and Batelli, performed shock experiments on the hearts of dogs. They applied electrical shocks and di...

    Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Professional

    Cardioversion shocks for persisting VT (if pacing pulses fail, low-energy cardioversion shocks are given to terminate VT with the minimum of pain).

    Drug Allergy Professional

    It is due to the rapid destruction of spirochetes and the release of endotoxins from these organisms. It may occur if penicillin is given for another condition and it was not known that the p...

    Dealing with Fractures Conditions

    Keep checking the casualty for signs of shock. This does not mean emotional shock, but is a life-threatening condition, often caused by losing blood.

    Sepsis (Septicaemia) Professional

    Septic shock is associated with particularly profound circulatory, cellular and metabolic abnormalities, with a greater risk of mortality than with sepsis alone. , septicaemia septicaemic ...

    Sepsis (Septicaemia) Conditions

    septicaemia septicaemic shock sepsis blood poisoning

    Adult Sepsis Safety Net Child Sepsis Safety Net

    Asthma Professional

    It suggests that decreased exposure to childhood infections, endotoxin and bacteria increases the risk of developing atopy [ 17 ] . Current guidelines suggest the promotion of breast-feedi...

    Tennis Elbow Conditions

    Damage to the tendon around your elbow (this is very rare). Shock wave therapy Shock wave therapy using high-energy sound waves is sometimes used to treat tennis elbow.

    Dengue Professional

    Severe dengue As above, plus any cause of shock, including septic shock and toxic shock syndrome . Investigations FBC may show high PCV with low platelets.

    Electrical Injuries and Lightning Strikes Professional

    Pregnant women should have an urgent ultrasound scan, even for apparently minor shocks. Minor shocks : if the patient is asymptomatic and has a normal ECG, they can safely be ...

    Cholangitis Professional

    Introduction [ 1 ] Acute obstructive cholangitis was defined by Reynolds and Dargan in 1959 as a syndrome consisting of lethargy or mental confusion and shock, as well as fever, jaundic...

    Dealing with an Allergic Reaction Conditions

    Signs of shock. What you need to do If you notice these symptoms and you think someone is having an allergic reaction then you need to get emergency help to get them to hospital...

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