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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (Definition)

This is a condition where the body's normal blood clotting and thinning mechanisms are disrupted and small blood clots form in the small vessels. These numerous clots cause consumption of the body's clotting factors and then bleeding occurs. Infection is the most common ...Read more


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Who treats disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Who treats disseminated intravascular coagulation?

ICU?: Most patients with dict are usually very sick and in the intensive care unit. Intensivists/critical care doctors would be main person. Since this is a blood disorder, often times hematologists are involved as well. ...Read more

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What does disseminated intravascular coagulation mean?

What does disseminated intravascular coagulation mean?

Consumption: It is a consumptive clotting problem with many causes where your blood clotting factors form clots apothem break them down constantly causing your body to loose its ability to form clots where needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: disseminated intravascular coagulation?

What is the definition or description of: disseminated intravascular coagulation?

DIC: This is a condition where the body's normal blood clotting and thinning mechanisms are disrupted and small blood clots form in the small vessels. These numerous clots cause consumption of the body's clotting factors and then bleeding occurs. Infection is the most common stimulus for this process. ...Read more

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I am looking for careful treatment of "disseminated intravascular coagulation".?

Coagulation: The management of acute and chronic forms of disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) should primarily be directed at treatment of the underlying disorder. Often, the dic component will resolve on its own with treatment. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on the role blood plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Where can I find information on the role blood plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Everything: Dic is a life threatening condition where you get clots in your circulation, usually triggered by massive inflammation from some underlying illness. The whole process takes place in the blood (ie circulation). All the clotting factors involved are in the blood. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a layman's explanation for disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Does anyone have a layman's explanation for disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Clotting & bleeding: Dic causes two opposite problems: blood clots when it shouldn't, then abnormal bleeding occurs. The blood has enzymes to cause clotting--if you have a small cut, the blood clots naturally to help stop bleeding. In dic, abnormal clotting happens; clots form in the small blood vessels all over the body. When all the clotting enzymes get used up, it's a setup for bleeding. ...Read more

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation--can it be due to bleeding?

Disseminated intravascular coagulation--can it be due to bleeding?

Not a common cause: Bleeding usually results from dic, hyo-vuolumic shock can initiate dic, though sepsis is the a far more common cause of dic. ...Read more

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Hi does solu-cortef treat disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Solu cortef (hydrocortisone): It doesn't treat it in any way. It may be used with other medications used to treat this condition, but in and of itself it doesn't. ...Read more

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What exactly is disseminated intravascular coagulation?

What exactly is disseminated intravascular coagulation?

DIC: Blood clots (coagulation) forming all thoughout (disseminated) your body's circulation (intravascular). There are many things that can cause list - more than i can list here. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more