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What is a typical timeline from injury to neurogenic shock to death? Do shock symptoms ever present and then go away until multiple organ failure?

What is a typical timeline from injury to neurogenic shock to death?  Do shock symptoms ever present and then go away until multiple organ failure?

Timeline from: Insult or injury to shock and death or recovery depends on various factors including the physical condition of the individual and contributing factors - presence or absence of hypertension, diabetes , kidney / heart problems etc. It may be from hours to days. Recovery is possible if the body responds to treatment. God bless u! ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes multiple organ failure?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes multiple organ failure?

Low blood supply: Low blood supply to the body will cause all organs to malfunction and fail if not corrected. Low blood supply can be caused by heart failure, low blood volume (bleeding, dehydration) and overwhelming infection, among others. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multiple organ failure?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multiple organ failure?

It is not good: When an organ such as the liver fails due to disease, it can cause kidney, heart and other digestive organs to fail also, ergo muliorgan failure. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any diseases that cause multiple organ failure that won't show up in normal blood work?

Please tell me if there are any diseases that cause multiple organ failure that won't show up in normal blood work?

Won't need labs: Multiple organ failure is obvious on history and physical exam. Subtle illnesses that routine labs won't spot include the porphyrias, Addison's, chronic carbon monoxide, pheo, parasomnias, Crohn's, syphilis, Lyme, arsenic (any enemies?), lupus, some myopathies & vasculitides, sleep apnea, some nutritional deficiencies, early celiac sprue, Simmonds', others. ...Read more

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Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Unlikely: Of course it is important to know the dose and the route of the administration, but if you are talking about about severe diabetic ketoacidosis, therapeutic use of Lidocaine should not worsen multiorgan failure, to my opinion. ...Read more

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Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Hard to say early on: The vaccine will help the recipient develop resistance to many strains of pneumococcus germs. It is plausible that it might prevent an infection that could become deadly and cause such failures. By itself, the vaccine simply promotes good health, it is not a magic potion. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Sepsis: If you develop systemic infection (sepsis), then definitely yes. This is called ascending cholangitis and can be very serious and life threatening. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Severe infection: Where in body can cause multiple system failure. It depends on the location and severity of infection, type of organism causing the infection, host response to infection, and how rapidly effective treatment of infection can proceed. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Would it be possible that a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Overwhelming: Septicemia in any organ cause multiple organ failure. It is rare for acute cholecystitis alone to cause multiple organ failure, unless there are co-morbid conditions such as malignancy, diabetes, hiv, liver disease or kidney failure, but these are general statements, so ask your doctor for specific advice. ...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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