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What is urosepsis?

What is urosepsis?

Infection from urine: Urosepsis is a urinary tract infection that has entered the bloodstream.

Although it does not technically have to enter the bloodstream, this is what usually causes sepsis.

Sepsis is a response to infections that can cause a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high or low temp, and high or low white blood cell count. It can also cause low blood pressure. Iv antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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What is urosepsis?

What is urosepsis?

BLOOD BORNE: Infection caused by an infection somewhere in the urinary tract. ...Read more

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What lab values increase if urosepsis?

What lab values increase if urosepsis?

See below: Any of these: urine nitrite, urin leukocyte esterase, urine wbc, urine bacteria, urine specific gravity, urine ph (either direction dep on bacteria), serum wbc, serum lactate, serum bun, serum creatinine, positive urine and/or blood culture. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nursing care plan for urosepsis?

Here are some. ..: There should be no difference in caring patients with or without urosepsis with timely mental and physical supportive measures besides administrating drugs and implementing constant healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can urosepsis make your period late? I got out hospital 1 month ago which was the first day of my period. I am now a day late, also had thrush

Can urosepsis make your period late? I got out hospital 1 month ago which was the first day of my period. I am now a day late, also had thrush

Yes any illnesses: Can alter enough of your cycle to throw it out of schedule. It will probably take a few days to weeks to reset your cycle. If you are late for more than a couple of weeks, I would check a urine pregnancy test to be sure, and if that is negative and you are still late, check a second one 1 week later. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How to get elderly in suv?

How to get elderly in suv?

My knowledge: Indicates it's not a disease, but a measurement doctors use when interpreting pet scans. ...Read more

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What are signs of approaching death in the elderly?

What are signs of approaching death in the elderly?

Varies. . .: I'm sorry that you have to ask this question b/c presumably you're about to lose someone close to you. Hopefully, hospice care has been engaged. Answer depends upon time frame, eg days to weeks to months. Check out https://www. Caring. Com/articles/signs-of-death & http://hospicefoundation. Org/End-of-Life-Support-and-Resources/Coping-with-Terminal-Illness/Signs-of-Approaching-Death for 10 signs. ...Read more

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What are the biggest health risks facing the elderly?

What are the biggest health risks facing the elderly?

Falls, infn dementia: Biggest health risks for elderly are falls which can lead to disability and functional dependence, infections which can present atypically and lead to severe illness if not diagnosed early, dementia which leads to functional dependence, caregiver burden and co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease which can lead to complications if not appropriately managed. ...Read more

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What is elderly abuse?

What is elderly abuse?

Elder abuse.: Elder abuse is a general term to describe mistreatment of an elderly person. This mistreatment can be physical, emotional, mental, medical or nutritional. The abuser acts purposely to the detriment of the elder. ...Read more

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Emotional need for elderly?

Fast Life: Remember that our culture has changed dramatically over the course of your elderly loved one's life. The internet did not exist during most of the life of the elderly person. Even freeways didn't exist for the most part. Life is just lived at a much faster pace that it was decades ago. Remember to slow down and have a conversation, and do a lot of patient, interested listening. ...Read more

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Are e-cigs safe for the elderly?

Are e-cigs safe for the elderly?

Same as non-elderly: It's doubtful that e-cigs & vaporizers are any safer for elderly than non-elderly. If anything, smoking in general is worse, because lung function deteriorates w/age. So it's always best to quit smoking rather than substitute one form for another. Currently we don't have much info on e-cigs & vaporizers. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

What are symptoms of elderly abuse?

Many: Firstly, any abuse should be reported. Obvious signs of bruises in many stages of healing, genital or rectal trauma. A patient that seems fearful of their caretaker, or a patient that the caretaker refuses to have you interview them alone maybe a sign. Under nutrition, poor hygiene and other signs of neglect maybe noticeable. Less obvious signs may include financial abuse. ...Read more

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Why is caffeine bad for the elderly?

Why is caffeine bad for the elderly?

Incr HR & diuresis: Caffeine isn't necessarily bad for all elderly although it may increase heart rate and act as a diuretic, both of which may not be ideal in any given individual. ...Read more

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Who is considered elderly or old age?

Who is considered elderly or old age?

No strict definition: Clinically. Some studies used to have an age limit, but it was considered discriminatory. Some people are old at 40 others remain young at 80...As the song goes, young at heart. The consideration should be more "hale" or "frail" when medical decisions are involved. A lot depends on how many illnesses, medications, and organs no longer function well. Elderly sounds polite; old seems inconsiderate. ...Read more

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Why do the elderly sleep for so long?

Why do the elderly sleep for so long?

Elderly: Elderly need the same amount of sleep normal adults need, however their sleep efficiency decreases and they wake up frequently, also boredom, loneliness can cause them to sleep more and feel depressed.
Please give them lots of love and attention, talking daily, spending time with them, doing activities, love, warmth and care will go a long way to help them feel better. ...Read more

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Are mini strokes common in elderly people?

Are mini strokes common in elderly people?

TIA: TIAs, sometimes called 'mini-strokes' are all too common in the elderly. Estimates range up to 500, 00 per year. The sad part is, many of these are followed within weeks or months with a full stroke. TIAs are temporary (transient ischemic attacks), but full strokes are permanent. ...Read more

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Hallucinations in the elderly, what to do?

Hallucinations in the elderly, what to do?

Consider: Evalution by a neurologist or a geriatric psychiatrist. That is step one. The treatment plan follows accurate evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is snacking healthy for the elderly?

Why is snacking healthy for the elderly?

Snacks in elderly.: Snacks are useful for the elderly to keep up their nutritional status. IT's very easy for the elderly to become undernourished, and HEALTHY snacks can help prevent this. As well, snacks help regulate blood sugar, which would help an elderly diabetic. Just make sure the fat and salt content of said snacks is low. ...Read more

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What causes skin break down in the elderly?

What causes skin break down in the elderly?

Age-Related: As a patient ages, the skin gets thinner and more susceptible to injury from very minor trauma. The best way to protect the skin is to moisturize it with thick creams daily to twice daily. Examples include eucerin cream and vaseline intensive cream. ...Read more

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Why do elderly people often get hypernatremia?

Why do elderly people often get hypernatremia?

Water depletion: Great question, one that many in the med field don't quite understand. Hypernatremia (high blood sodium level) is a water dehydration state. Hyponatremia is a water excess ('intoxicated' state--it takes a mental disorder to drink so much water that it lowers serum sodium). When elderly don't drink enough water, are on a diuretic, gets a fever or uti, they easily get water depleted, hypernatremic. ...Read more

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What particular health risks face the elderly?

What particular health risks face the elderly?

Where do I start?: There are many health risks to consider in the elderly. Let's start w/polypharmacy - way too many drugs to care for myriad illnesses that we collect along the way. Heart disease, stroke & cancer rank high up there. Emphysema, too along w/osteoporosis, malnutrition, loss of senses eg poor vision/hearing. Debility or inability to care for self. Let's not forget Alzheimer's disease or dementia. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

Good: The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60. Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating. ...Read more

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What can cause night itching in elderly people?

What can cause night itching in elderly people?

Dry skin: All itching is worse at night because our minds are not engaged with the usual daytime actions. Dry skin is itchy skin. Use a mild bar soap to gath such as dove bar and massage pure vaseline sparingly after bathing. Not greasy if you use the right amount. ...Read more

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How can copper affect an elderly person's health?

How can copper affect an elderly person's health?

See below: There are two types of copper - inorganic copper such as metal pipe and organic copper from what we eat food. Indigestion or industrial exposure of inorganic copper is result of dementia which is similar presentation of Alzheimer's disease. I enclosed a great article about copper and dementia. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC4030141/ ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of kidney problem in elderly?

What is the symptoms of kidney problem in elderly?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, I suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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How does assisted living help the elderly and ill?

How does assisted living help the elderly and ill?

Assisted Living: Senior assisted living refers to a residence where older people receive assistant with various aspects of their daily living: cooking, eating, transfers, toileting, transportation, washing, cleaning, doctor appts, etc. ...Read more

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How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

Depends on: The cause. High bilirubin is a symptoms and can be due to many different reasons, e.g., hemolysis, liver inflammation, obstruction of bile ducts and drug effects etc and each requires a different treatment. ...Read more