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Hypothermia Blanket Complications
Normal: The hot flash sensation is caused by dilation of the blood vessels close to the skin. This releases heat from your body surface making your core slightly cooler. That is why many women feel cold a few minutes after the hot flash is over. ...Read more
58y woman with brain injury, history of CHF and aspiration pneumonia. High fever, "extensive double pneumonia". O2 sats dropping. Odds of survival?
SIDS cause unknown: Sids (sudden infant death syndrome or crib-death) is the name for when an infant dies in their sleep and no reason can be found. Babies in homes where someone smokes, and babies who sleep on their tummies before they are old enough to completely roll over both ways on their own, are at higher risk for dying from sids, but no exact cause has been proven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?
Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more
Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death.Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity,etc. ...Read more
92yo liver failure, severe jaundice labored breathing nausea emotionally given up dnr, likelihood of surviving the weekend? Doc wouldn't say
Only God knows.: But with the symptoms you've described, she has end stage liver failure and she wouldn't live long on earth. Average life span of people in developed countries is 75-80 years. Here's the overall picture - all of us are just passing through in this worldl. God bless her on her way to eternity! ...Read more
21mo old in hospital following Gtube placement. 16 hrs postop. O2 baseline is 88.decels 4-5x/hour as low as 70. Sleep apnea? Or result of anesthesia?
You would be dead: A fever of 140 does not exist - you would be dead. A fever of 104 is a significant fever, worthy of finding out why, but not in and of itself dangerous. A fever of 100.4 is a low grade fever, the type you may see accompany many minor illness like colds and sore throats. Remember, though, fever is just a symptom - it is not a disease itself. It signals something else is going on. ...Read more
Unexplained death <1: Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. ...Read more
Son had surgery for coarctation aorta, brain was cooled to 25 degrees, are there any possible long term side effects associated with the brain cooling?
How long can a babies heart rate drop to 80 BPM during labor without increased risk of permanent consequences to the child?
Depends: Mother and baby healt make variable outcomes. Lucky those babies are tough. ...Read more
Mom 58 in ICU Pneumonia/Septic in body. Sick 2 weeks w/o treatment. Weak immune system due to past Cirrhosis, DVT's, Cancer, meningitis, hear attack. ?
What is ?: First off, let me say I am sorry to hear how sick your mother is. She has underlying issues to fight it sounds like. I know this is tough for you. I, however, do not know what your question is... ...Read more
Is a patient who's receiving therapeutic hypothermia always sedated with meds? Or does the lowered body temperature render them unconscious?
Hypothermia: Every patient I have seen that received therapeutic hypothermia has been on a ventilator. These patients receive a combination of three medications, a paralyzing agent so the ventilator can breath for them , an opioid for pain, and a sedative so they are not really aware of what's going on. If I were the patient, I would want all three of these medications. ...Read more