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After Effects Of Sepsis
I had a major blood infection last year (sepsis) no insurance so minimal health care. Is there any long term effects I should be concerned about?
I believe that Abx are usually given quickly after there is a strong suspicion of sepsis. How quickly, in your opinion, should N/S drip be given? Why?
Saline: In cases of severe sepsis iv fluids are needed and started asap along with iv antibiotics. The goal is to avoid dehydration, low bp and kidney failure. The rate of infusion of saline or 5%dextrose with normal or half normal saline depends upon blood pressure, cardiorenal status, ability of patient to take by mouth and degree of dehydration or fluid loss upon admission to the hospital.See 3 more doctor answers
Sepsis: This is defined as fever (or hypothermia), rapid pulse (>90/min), rapid respirations (>20/min), and elevated or suppressed WBC counts. Any two of these criteria, if caused by infection, yields a diagnosis of "sepsis". This is very specific. If you have low blood pressure not responding to fluids then you have septic shock. If more than one organ system is failing =multiorgan failure.See 1 more doctor answer
Clinical diagnosis: Sepsis is a clinical diagnosis - there is no lab test for sepsis. Lab tests are used to assist in the diagnosis of sepsis. Look at the SOFA score to see how clinical information is put together to determine if someone has sepsis https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/SOFA_score The SOFA score uses vital signs, physical exam, and lab tests to help determine if someone has sepsisSee 2 more doctor answers
Sepsis: This is a well-defined clinical syndrome which is characterized by the body's response to infection and is diagnosed by physicians. You might feel ill, but not know that you meet the clinical criteria to be termed "septic".See 1 more doctor answer
Severe Illness: Sepsis describes a reaction that the body has to an overwhelming infection. The infection can start anywhere. This occurs for a variety of reasons, but ultimately, the body's response is to release a storm of inflammatory substances that can cause all organ systems to malfunction. If not caught in time. This can lead to organ failure and death.See 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: Sepsis is a term for any infection that causes a systemic inflammatory response. The most common causes of sepsis are pneumonia & urinary tract infections. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction, this is called severe sepsis. Septicemia is a term that some equate with sepsis; others consider septicemia equivalent to bacteremia (bacteria in the bloodstream).See 1 more doctor answer
Sepsis: This is a clinical response of the body to infection diagnosed by fever or hypothermia, pulse>90/min, respirations>20/min and high or low WBC with left shift. Any two of these constitutes sepsis if you find a source of infection responsible for the changes. Read about sirs (these changes occurring without infection).See 1 more doctor answer
Infection/reaction: Septicemia, or sepsis, is a total body reaction to infection. There are specific criteria - such as fever, high white cells (which are infection fighting cells), fast heart rate, and fast breathing - that, when coupled with infection, is called sepsis. Sometimes, the reaction can be so severe it can cause shock, a scarring reaction in the lungs or even liver and kidney damage.See 1 more doctor answer
Organs fail: In sepsis toxic chemicals are circulating throughout the body and causing damage to the organs by depleting oxygen to the cells. If severe enough, the immune system cannot recover and repair the damage. With the heart unable to meet the metabolic demands circulatory collapse occurs and blood pressure cannot be maintained.See 1 more doctor answer
About 70%: The chances of surviving sepsis (severe sepsis & septic shock) varies; overall, about 70% of patients will survive, and this number can improve with immediate recognition & treatment. The number of organ systems affected is a big factor--the more organ systems that are failing, chances for survival get worse. Http://www. Survivingsepsis. Org/pages/default. Aspx.See 1 more doctor answer
Word games: Someone who is septic has experienced septicemia. The "emia" means it got there through the blood stream. It means germs or their toxic products have entered the blood and set off a series of reactions that are foreboding and likely to precede death if not reversed.
Can be: However, sepsis is usually not fatal; depending on the patient, the source and cause of infection, its susceptibility to treatment, closeness of the patient to adequate care and time to antibiotic therapies the survival of the patient varies. There are survival calculators (as morbid as that is). Here is a link to a french page that I use: http://www. Sfar. Org/article/315/scores.See 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Sepsis is not a disease in and of itself - it is a syndrome (a constellation of symptoms) that result from the bodies attempt to fight off a severe infection +/- any direct toxins from the bacterium itself. The causes of sepsis can be contagious or not (for example, a urinary tract infection is not directly contagious, but pneumonia often is).See 1 more doctor answer