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Doctor insights on: Systemic Inflammatory Response

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How does systemic inflammatory response syndrome trigger problems?

How does systemic inflammatory response syndrome trigger problems?

Inflammation bad!: Inflammation dose many things deleterious to the body including: releases inflammatory cytokines into the blood stream. This damages your blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. Clotting factors rise, which are thrombotic themselves. The body enters a catabolic state (tiisue breakdown). People feel fatigued and bad. Inflammation from any cause need to treated. ...Read more

Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more


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What are the tests for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

What are the tests for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

SIRS: The conference concluded that the manifestations of sirs include, but are not limited to:
body temperature less than 36°c (96.8°f) or greater than 38°c (100.4°f)
heart rate greater than 90 beats per minute
tachypnea (high respiratory rate), with than 20 breaths per minute; or, an arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide less than 4.3 kpa (32 mmhg)
white blood cell count less than 4000 cells/mm³. ...Read more

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Is SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) commonly associated with pain?

Is SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) commonly associated with pain?

Can be: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome which is either fever or hypothermia, either high or low blood count with many WBC band forms, tachycardia and tachypnea, can be seen in infections with sepsis and in noninfectious insults such as trauma or burns. Therefore depending on the cause it can be associated with pain. ...Read more

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Can SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) be an underlying cause of delirium or be otherwise associated with delirium?

Can SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) be an underlying cause of delirium or be otherwise associated with delirium?

Delirium: In critically ill patients, delirium is a frequent occurrence. Investigators have found that the profile of increased inflammatory biomarkers changes in critically ill patients with delirium according to the presence or absence of clinical evidence of inflammation (either infection or systemic inflammatory response syndrome). Thus, there is a reasonable associate between the two. ...Read more

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I have vomiting episodes that lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome without sepsis. What causes sirs? Insufficient cortisol from adrenals?

I have vomiting episodes that lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome without sepsis. What causes sirs? Insufficient cortisol from adrenals?

Multifactorial: As a general rule, inflammatory conditions which produce the criteria necessary to term a condition sirs are induced by cytokine release, but there are many other possibilities. Generally not adrenal insufficiency. You seem to be trying to acquire a shorthand medical education. It is not that simple. ...Read more

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Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome occur in the absence of infection?

Yes: Sirs represents an inflammatory response that has 'gone out of control, ' and is defined usually by vital signs abnorms and abn's in the blood count. Can occur with autoimmune problems, pancreatitis, burns, other physiological insults. If an infection is detected (with cultures, or clinically), then we refer to it as sepsis. Docs will sometimes use terms loosely, leading to some confusion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between systemic inflammation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome?

What is the difference between systemic inflammation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome?

Definition: "systemic inflammation" is a generic term of inflammation in the body. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or sirs, is a particular reaction of the body after an infection (which is called sepsis) or trauma or other injury. The specific components of sirs are available to review online (simply "google" sirs). So, it's sort of similar but not exactly. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

SIRS: Sirs may result from a myriad of underlying causes. Treating the cause and supportive measures are the mainstay of the treatment. ...Read more

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Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a 5 year old with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause macrophage activation syndrome?

Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a 5 year old with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause macrophage activation syndrome?

SIRS + JRA = MAS?: There is controversy as to whether macrophage activating syndrome is a real entity, versus it being confused for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (hlh). Hlh has much more defined criteria and can make a patient very sick (and requires chemo for treatment). A question I would have is could a patient with jra who develops sirs really have hlh. I would consult peds hem/onc (rheum mds may disagree). ...Read more

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Does intense loneliness cause an inflammatory response from the body?

Does intense loneliness cause an inflammatory response from the body?

Possible: Mind has strange ways of affecting the function of other organs including the immune system. Please seek counseling if you are experiencing intense loneliness as it is not normal. ...Read more

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Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses?

Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses?

No great test: Acute inflammation: c-reactive protein; long-term inflammation: erythrocyte sedimentation rate. But a complete blood count with differential can also help. There are so many tests you need to see a doctor to have the appropriate test ordered. ...Read more

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Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses in general?

Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses in general?

Several: The more "generic" tests to mesure inflammation are effected by many things. Some of the tests that doctors use for this include: ESR "sed rate"; CRP (c-reactive protein). Both of these can be false effected by various reasons, but all of them also give you an idea of inflammation. None of these tests specifically test the function of the immune system, or screen for immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Why is it important for fluid to leak into tissue spaces during the inflammatory response?

Why is it important for fluid to leak into tissue spaces during the inflammatory response?

Inflammation: The body's natural healing process requires several steps including substances within the blood that help with primary healing. After any injury, the capillaries become "leaky" and hence the swelling. Sometimes it causes additional issues like compression of the surrounding structures and has to be curtailed by anti-inflammatory meds which may also help with the pain due to the swelling. ...Read more

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What happens during an inflammatory response to an ischemic stroke?

What happens during an inflammatory response to an ischemic stroke?

Usually there is not: Much of an inflammatory response to a stroke. Ask your neurologist.

They will help you. ...Read more

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How does an injection of epinephrine like with epi-pen stop the inflammatory response?

How does an injection of epinephrine like with epi-pen stop the inflammatory response?

It dilates airways.: It dilates airways and aids with anyphylactic rxns. It is not a true anit-inflammatory, but acutely treats severe allergic rxns. ...Read more

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When you get a virus is it the the virus itself that makes u sick? Or yur body's inflammatory response and histamine release to the virus that does?

When you get a virus is it the the virus itself that makes u sick? Or yur body's inflammatory response and histamine release to the virus that does?

Usually your body: For most viruses, you feel sick because of the way your body reacts to try to eliminate it. Your immune system wants to make your body a terrible environment for that virus to be in and unfortunately it's not too nice for you either. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout the local inflammatory response, a lack of mast cells would result in?

Can you tell me if throughout the local inflammatory response, a lack of mast cells would result in?

Mast cells: The IgE-primed mast cell releases granules and powerful chemical mediators, such as histamine, cytokines, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), leukotrienes, heparin, and many proteases into the environment. These chemical mediators cause the characteristic symptoms of allergy. ...Read more

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Almost every scratch my 8 year old gets becomes infected. Is there something we should investigate? My GP says it's a normal inflammatory response.

Almost every scratch my 8 year old gets becomes infected. Is there something we should investigate? My GP says it's a normal inflammatory response.

Points to consider: You can have a puss swab done to culture which bacteria if any is responsible for this. Often it is Staph aureus. Then treated with tested sensitive antibiotics. He might also be carrying the germ. Often fingernails and nose. Ask your doc about preventing carrier and treatment. Have his glucose and blood count checked. ...Read more

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I do believe the allergy shots indirectly are causing an inflammatory response in my body along with antihistamines adding to it. What can I do? I'm about to stop the shots. I do not want to gain anymore weight.

I do believe the allergy shots indirectly are causing an inflammatory response in my body along with antihistamines adding to it. What can I do? I'm about to stop the shots. I do not want to gain anymore weight.

Unlikely: That allergy shots cause inflammatory response or induce weight gain, antihistamines rather are appetite stimulants, review your problems with your doctor / allergist, good luck ...Read more

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I have costochrondritis. Does Omega-3 oil truly help lower the body's inflammatory response or is it a myth. If not, how much should I take daily?

I have costochrondritis. Does Omega-3 oil truly help lower the body's inflammatory response or is it a myth. If not, how much should I take daily?

Omega 3: Some studies claim an effect. In one study patients with back pain took a preparation and it seemed to help reduce needs for NSAIDs, but that was in that study. Any new medication and dose should be discussed with your PCP. But in that study they took 1200 mg, but the exact brand/? I don't know. Many result are VERY dependent upon which one you take. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/165 ...Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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What are inflammatory markers?

What are inflammatory markers?

Sed Rate and: C-reactive protein come to mind. Non-specific, commonly indicate body reaction to infection, and sometimes tiumors especially lymphoma. These measure proteins and those in the gamma globulin class that may respond to antigen. Inflammatory cytokines can go up in response to treatment and healing as well. ...Read more

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How do u get a pélvic inflammatory diseas?

How do u get a pélvic inflammatory diseas?

From STDs: Most often from chlamydia or gonorrhea & unprotected sex that not using condom and having sex with an ifected partner. ...Read more

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I was wondering is butter an inflammatory food?

I was wondering is butter an inflammatory food?

Mixed bag: Some elements of butter can be anti-inflammatory. Most of what's referred to healthy wise in butter are that it contains butyric acid which appears to have anti-inflammatory properties along with, but to a lesser extent, conjugated linoleic acids. But be careful what you wish for, too much of anything can damaging, particularly as butter is so calorically dense. ...Read more

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