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How does shock lead to respiratory failure?

How does shock lead to respiratory failure?

See below: In response to shock, the body secretes many substances, called cytokines, which may be damaging to the lungs causing an acute inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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How does respiratory failure lead to papilledema?

How does respiratory failure lead to papilledema?

Not connected : In the intensive care unit where i practice, respiratory failure and papilledema can occur in the same situation but one does not cause the other. I can think of situations such as high blood pressure emergency causing both, or trauma situation, or meningitis etc. This is typically a very dire situation where danger of dying or remaining handicapped for the rest of one's life is quite high. ...Read more

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How does septicemia lead to multi organ failure?

How does septicemia lead to multi organ failure?

Toxins in blood: When you get septicemia, it causes a severe and overwhelming inflammatory reaction. Unfortunately, the same inflammatory chemicals can cause damage to other organs, such as the lungs, the kidneys, the heart, and other organs. That is how you can get multi-organ failure. ...Read more

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Does gallstones lead to death?

Does gallstones lead to death?

Generally not: Gallstones can block the gallbladder, cause an infection which could theoretically lead to death but it would be very rare. ...Read more

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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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How does appendicitis lead to death?

How does appendicitis lead to death?

Bad complication: Death from appendicitis is extremely rare in the modern era. With good surgical treatment and potent antibiotics, most patient recover just fine. However, if the diagnosis is delayed, patient suffers from significant systemic illness, allergic to the appropriate antibiotic, has resistant infection that lead to severe sepsis, death is an unfortunate complication. ...Read more

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What bad habits can lead to kidney failure?

What bad habits can lead to kidney failure?

Two major causes...: Since kidney failure is most likely the result of diabetes or high blood pressure, look at the "bad habits" related to these entities. Here are several: being overweight or obese, being inactive, eating too much salt, smoking. You get the idea: live a healthier lifestyle, and your kidneys will fare better. LGromko MD ...Read more

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How does organo phosphate poisioning lead to respiratory disorders?

How does organo phosphate poisioning lead to respiratory disorders?

Nerve activity: It causes a potent stimulus of your "parasympathetic" nevrous system, those nerves that cause constriction of the airways and secretion of sliva and mucus. It can lead to respiratory symptoms similar to asthma and severe bronchoconstriction, increased secretions, salivation and a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Does acute liver failure cause some imbalance that can kill a person instantly?

Does acute liver failure cause some imbalance that can kill a person instantly?

Acute failure risky: Acute liver failure can be caused by an event leading to sudden liver failure: tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, hepatitis infection, poisonous mushrooms, etc. Often the liver will recover, but death is possible. Interestingly, the cause of death in these patients is often brain swelling or bleeding. The brain swelling can result in herniation and death. Massive bleeding also can cause stroke and sudden death. ...Read more

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How frequently does rhabdomyolysis lead to kidney failure?

How frequently does rhabdomyolysis lead to kidney failure?

Variable: Depends on the degree of muscle injury/breakdown and whether the patient was adequately hydrated and acidosis was adequately treated in the acute episode. Mannitol is used as a diuretic to maintain maximal urinary flow to avoid injury to the kidney as well. ...Read more

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Can you die from failure to thrive?

Can you die from failure to thrive?

Many have: This label encoumpases a broad range of issues. It can be as simple as inadequate feeds in a normal kid to a medical problem with excessive nutrient loss.The behavioral interplay between caregiver & infant may also facter in.Undernutrition eventually results in increased susceptability to infection and poor respons to rx. In many countries this eventually leads to death. Proper rx can save most. ...Read more

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Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

No unless done often: Soldering is where solder is melted by a hot iron and allowed to cool, thus joining 2 pieces of metal, etc. If this is done rarely, like once in a while, it likely won't cause any side effects, even with lead, but if done often, it might cause lead poisoning as the process might cause some of the lead to be melted, if hot enough. Still, lead has a very high melting point, so it must be very hot. ...Read more

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Could liver failure lead to ards?

Possibly: Liver failure may cause ARDS but many other things must be known to determine if this is the case or not. Fluid overload can present like ARDS but is not ards. ...Read more

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How can heart failure lead to cachexia?

How can heart failure lead to cachexia?

Hormonal: Severe and chronic heart failure can set into motion alterations of chemicals in the blood similar to other severe illnesses. Additional changes in appetite and psychological changes can affect diet as well as physical deconditioning. All of these factors can cumulatively lead to muscle wasting syndromes. Mild heart failure is usually not associated with these severe physiologic manifestations. ...Read more

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How does lymphoma lead to death?

How does lymphoma lead to death?

Uncontrolled growth: Lymphoma cells continue to divide and grow more than they die. Two things happen 1) their increasing size affects normal organ function or physically pushes on organs which impair their function or 2) they produce substances that are toxic or debilitate the patient both these things eventually weaken the patient, prevent the production of normal blood cells and can lead poor immunity & infection. ...Read more

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Why does congestive heart failure cause diuretics to be mal-absorbed?

Why does congestive heart failure cause diuretics to be mal-absorbed?

Swelling: Swelling in the intestinal wall. Some diuretics are better absorbed in this setting by mouth. If this fails then IV diuretics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does kidney disease lead to anemia?

How does kidney disease lead to anemia?

Erythropoietin: The kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin which travels to the bone marrow and tells it to make red blood cells. If the kidneys are diseased they sometimes do not make this hormone and the person will become anemic. Always remember there are many reasons a person can become anemic- kidney disease is only one way. ...Read more

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What can cause intestinal failure?

What can cause intestinal failure?

Insufficient length: We consider intestinal failure the need to permanently provide another means of nutrition, because the intestines don't provide sufficient intake to support survival. This occurs when the small intestine has been operated on because of trauma, or because of obstruction, or because of infection, etc. Tpn (total parenteral nutrition) provides nutrition by vein. Small bowel transplant may be possible. ...Read more

Dr. Arti Jain
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Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Poor weight and height growth often less than 5%le for age. Failure to thrive is undernutrition that can be due to inadequate intake and/or inadequate absorption of nutrients. Here is an excellent article that describes ...Read more


Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than six years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect their ...Read more