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Sepsis Order Set
Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Could anyone recover from maternal sepsis what is the treament and what is estimated recovery time and the patients needs to do in order to recover?
Sepsis: There are now a set of 4 criteria that define sepsis. High or low WBC count, pulse of >90, respirations of 20 or greater and temperature elevation or hypothermia. Any 2 of these when infection is present constitutes "sepsis". There are further criteria for severe sepsis, septic shock and sepsis with multiorgan failure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I understand that sepsis can take hold very quickly. However, is it possible for there to be a "smouldering" sepsis that can take 2 or more weeks to develop to be immediately life-threatening?
Yes.: Explanation could be long but i will try to make it short. An infection could be under control temporarily and just "tug along" and take for example an abscess. When the body loses its ability to keep the infection in check along with antibiotics at times, then sepsis sets in and could only take a few hours and can become overwhelming. Development of antibiotic resistance can also be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a robotic hysterectomy done 14 weeks ago, and got group b strep and sepsis, now hives? What would cause this?
Wound infection: All surgeries carry a risk of wound infection. The risks can be lowered by a set of protocols designed to reduce risk. Hives can be associated with infections. Fortunately they are usually temporary and resolve. In the meantime antihistamines can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later,he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis. ?
Pyelonephritis.: Seems like the stone caused a kidney infection before it was removed. The blockage of urine flow out of that kidney would have allowed bacteria within the urine to set up shop and cause an infection. But the removal of that stone should help eradicate that infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Organ failure: Sepsis is an inflammatory response (fever, rapid heart rate and/or breathing, increased white blood cell count) plus infection. Severe sepsis is when there is also some organ dysfunction as well: respiratory failure, kidney failure, change in mental status, & low blood pressure are some of the problems that can occur. Most patients with severe sepsis need to be in an intensive care unit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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