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is recovery possible after sepsis/mechanical ventilation?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Yes: Depending on how severe the sepsis was/how many organ systems involved, recovery may be complete or partial. Of course, it also depends on other factors such as the patient's age and underlying medical conditions.
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Yes: Severe sepsis with respiratory failure caries a high mortality (maybe 50% or so) but recovery is common but can take time to get back to the original level of function. A lot depends on other underlying conditions and complications of therapy.

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What is the difference between meningococcal sepsis and meningococcal meningitis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Location: Sepsis is when bacteria is in the blood. Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain. They can coexist, or be found seperately.
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What does your CBC look like when you are in sepsis or septic shock?

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Varies: White cell count could be low, high or normal. Hemoglobin is likely to be low or dropping. Immature and damaged cells are noted. There is something called a left shift, a change in the relative proportions of different white cells. Bandemia may be noted. Platelets high, normal, or low.
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How contagious is sepsis while pregnant?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Depends: What kind of sepsis and what the organism.? Pregnancy does notake a difference.
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Why should I use pursed-lip breathing with exercise?

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Breathing: Its advised to individuals with obstructive lung disease, eg asthma or copd.
A 48-year-old member asked:

If someone stopped breathing during an asthma attack what would the doctors do for them?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
VEry Dangerous: If one were to stop breathing during an asthma attack then very aggressive invasive procedures would be done to save that persons life. Most likely that person would be inutubated, have a breathing tube placed in their airway, so that they could be mechanically ventilated. Depending upon others clinical conditions of pt more maneuvers would be done as well.

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