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What Is Difference Between Shock Trauma Hospital And Level 1
What would a hospital that was not a level 3 trauma center do with a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?
Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
My foot suffered a trauma and i don't know if I should go to the hospital. I just buddy taped my big toe because it's in lots of pain. So should I?
Will an MRI show head trauma? I was hit by someone this morning and immediately went to a nearby show to report. The police came by, an ambulance took me to the hospital, and i was eval'd.
The doctor for some reason did not do an mri, and after talking wi
The : The answer to your question is "yes, but..." mri can show evidence of trauma to the brain if it is present. The question is, when you say you were hit by someone, what do you mean? Were you a pedestrian and a car hit you? Were you punched in the face? Did you fall and have your head contact the ground violently? Did you black out? If you simply were punched in the face i would not think that an MRI would be needed. If there were reason to suspect that bones in your face were broken then a ct scan would be best. If you fell and hit your head hard on something then there might be an indication for an mri. If you want an MRI simply because your family thinks you should have it i would not get it. I would only get an MRI if a doctor examines you and finds a good reason to get the test, especially since you are going to have to pay out of pocket for it. If you have no neurological changes, feel well and have no bruising then i'm not sure why you want the mri. If you really concerned you should see your doctor for a good neurological exam and let him/her decide if you need a scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm writing fictional book re: (stage 3 ?) liver trauma from 35 mph motorcycle handlebar injury - how is this treated & how long is stay in hospital?
This forum: Is intended to help patients with real problems. Your question is not appropriate here. ...Read more
Medical trauma from rape kit and 2 night hospital stay 14 yrs ago is resurfacing now during miscarriage f/u exams. How do I approach my ob about this?
Simply tell him/her: I'm sorry for your loss -- & suggest simply telling your OB doctor what you're experiencing. Most doctors have compassion, and want to keep patients as comfortable as possible. They can work slowly and be gentle, so that necessary exams can be done without further suffering. It's also possible that working with a good therapist can help with your feelings about the earlier rape as well. ...Read more
Pressure / blood los: Hypovolemia means not enough fluid in the body. After trauma, this usually means blood loss from internal bleeding, fractures or external cuts. Shock means not enough blood and oxygen getting to tissues in the body. Again, this is usually due to blood loss in trauma and results in a low blood pressure. There are other uncommon causes of shock like spinal cord injury, but they are rare. ...Read more
Volume: Mainly volume of patients seen, acuity (how sick the patients are) and amount of research done by the centers. Level 1 centers tend to be busier, see and handle sicker patients and do research. The more severe your injury, the higher level of trauma center you want to go to. Level 1 is the highest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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