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How common is liver failure with sepsis?

How common is liver failure with sepsis?

Can happen: Multi system failure in sepsis is more common than any physician would like. It is ominous and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How common is pancreas failure with sepsis?

How common is pancreas failure with sepsis?

Uncommon: But pancreatitis can lead to shock, with or without sepsis. If the cause of the sepsis is in the immediate neighborhood of the pancreas, such as a gallstone, or an ulcer that went into the pancreas, then failure of the pancreas is more likely. ...Read more

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How common is kidney failure with sepsis?

How common is kidney failure with sepsis?

Common: Usually is related to decrease of BP associated with sepsis. However, it sometimes occurs without significant drop of BP in the context of sepsis. Usually is reversible unless sepsis is protracted where chances of recovery of renal failure start dwindling. ...Read more

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How common is lung failure with sepsis?

How common is lung failure with sepsis?

Common: Respiratory failure due to overwhelming sepsis can be from direct infection (pneumonia) or due to the consequences of the systemic inflammatory response (sirs) associated with sepsis. ...Read more

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How common is heart failure with sepsis?

How common is heart failure with sepsis?

More than desired: Multiststem organ failure is a problem with severe sepsis. Usually not just the heart is affected. Sepsis occurs when bacteria enter the blood stream and circulate throughout the body. ...Read more

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Is encephalopathy common with sepsis?

Is encephalopathy common with sepsis?

Very common: Sepsis leads to a generalized inflammatory state throughout the body, called the systemic inflammatory response. This can cause problems in many organs including the brain. Most patients with sepsis have "encephalopathy" which can range from confusion and agitation to coma. Up to 71% of patients with sepsis will be affected. It tends to resolve however as the underlying infection gets better. ...Read more

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Is jaundice in renal failure patients and indication of liver failure as well?

Is jaundice in renal failure patients and indication of liver failure as well?

Many causes: Many potential causes of jaundice but not renal failure alone and haudice does not equate to liver failure causes and be meds, viral, infection, gallstones , etc extensive lab and ultrasound or cat scan would be needed to determine cause. ...Read more

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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason , the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction ( stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time , renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat. ...Read more

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How is kidney failure usually treated?

How is kidney failure usually treated?

Dialysis or transpla: If you mean complete shutdown of the kidney, then it would mean dialysis either through blood ie hemodialysis or through the stomach called peritoneal dialysis. If the loss of kidney function was gradual, your doctor could send you to get listed for a kidney transplant if your function is less than 20% or you could have a relative or friend donate a kidney. ...Read more

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How common is liver problems with lupus?

How common is liver problems with lupus?

Very uncommon: Liver disease is not a component of lupus but one can have a positive ANA in autoimmune hepatitis. ...Read more

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How common is splenic rupture with sepsis?

How common is splenic rupture with sepsis?

Very rare: It happens, but it is rare enough that it usually gets reported in the medical literature when it does. Splenic rupture with mononucleosis is more common. ...Read more

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Is anemia usually linked to kidney failure?

Is anemia usually linked to kidney failure?

Yes: Anemia is one of common findings associated with renal failure. The lack of erythropoietin (red cell production enhancing hormone from kidney) is among the causes. ...Read more

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How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

30% dx; 50% life: Around 30% at diagnosis and about 50% throughout disease course. However, this may be less given newer anti-myeloma agents (?). ...Read more

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With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

Not necessarily,: If kidney failure means on dialysis it is worse than if not on dialysis. At any rate need to control your phosphate levels and take your meds as prescribed to control you bone disease so no hip fracture will occur which will increase mortality. Control phosphate by no dairy products and control bean/ legume intake. Also, no cola including dr. Pepper, but root beer is okay. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone die from pancreatitis with early stage liver failure?

Is it possible for someone die from pancreatitis with early stage liver failure?

Yes: The pancreatitis can create an additonal stress on the liver leading to further damage. With both organs then working poorly the body becomes susceptible to infection. This scenario can be difficult to predict and the best indication for recory are what happens in the first couple of weeks of the illness. ...Read more

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Is cardiac failure known to ever be a cause of sepsis or hepatic dysfunction?

Is cardiac failure known to ever be a cause of sepsis or hepatic dysfunction?

Cardiac failure: Its the other way around. Sepsis and/ or hepatic dysfunction can lead to cardiac failure ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

Treat it fast: This organs all are affecting each other. Congestive heart failure affects liver and both cause kidney problem. It's possible to control heart, liver and kidney failure by specific measures and medications in most of the cases. ...Read more

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How common is lactic acidosis with sepsis?

With septic shock: It is a marker for end organ damage due to inadequate oxygen reception or utilization. When sepsis progresses to shock we will follow lactate (its pka is 4, so its never really acid in the blood) as a marker of our success in getting blood and oxygen to the peripheral tissues. So... In sepsis itself (without shock) it is rare, but in septic shock lactate is almost always elevated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Liver Failure (Definition)

A condition characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions, which are vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more