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What is the mechanism.Of action giving IV pantoprazole to inhalation injury patient?

What is the mechanism.Of action giving IV pantoprazole to inhalation injury patient?

Reduce stomach acid: It will reduce the risk of aspiration of stomach acid and keep the situation from getting worse. It also reduces the risk of stress ulcers. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

Patient stabilizing: Smoke inhalation due to fire can cause three types of injuries including thermal injury to the airways, chemical injury and poisoning due to carbon monoxide or cyanide. The first thing to do is immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation. After stabilizing the patient then he needs to be treated for each specific type of injury. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Symptoms: pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue. Dizzy, light sensitivity. What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Symptoms:  pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue.  Dizzy, light sensitivity.  What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?

Unknown: Was i there with you to see what you did or didn't do? Was i there to see you inhale anything? Get real and take responsibility for whatever you did and see an md. ...Read more

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What special features or mechanisms exist in the respiratory system to prevent a virus from being inhaled?

What special features or mechanisms exist in the respiratory system to prevent a virus from being inhaled?

Complicated: The hair cells that line our respiratory tract combined with mucous secretions, antibody secreting (iga) cells, and cells like pulmonary alveolar macrophages all help to prevent infection from reaching our lung tissues, but none are entirely effective. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Are there any effective treatments for inhalation injury?

Are there any effective treatments for inhalation injury?

Depends on inhalatio: Carbon monoxide inhalation after fires can be treated with hyperbaric or high oxygen content and decrease the half life oCO inhalation, ...Read more

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What is the mechanism.Of action giving IV pantoprazole to inhalation injury patient?

Reduce stomach acid: It will reduce the risk of aspiration of stomach acid and keep the situation from getting worse. It also reduces the risk of stress ulcers. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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Please answer! what percentage of burn patients die of their inhalation injuries?

Please answer! what percentage of burn patients die of their inhalation injuries?

Not that simple: One Egyptian study indicated "overall mortality rate among patients with inhalation injury was 41.5% (54/130) compared with 7.2% (11/151) among patients without inhalation injury". (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3230152/) The issue is complex. ...Read more