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What is the difference between sepsis and sirs?

Infection: Sirs is a condition where there are systemic changes in the body which are characteristic of inflammation. Sepsis is sirs with a documented infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Preeti Malani
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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (Definition)

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a condition of inflammation throughout the body that can lead to failure of multiple organs. SIRS is typically caused by severe infections but can also be a result of other conditions like burns, ...Read more


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What are the differences between sirs and sepsis?

What are the differences between sirs and sepsis?

related: Sirs are the signs of an activated immune response, increased temperature, respiratory rate, elevated white count etc while sepsis is sirs plus a sign of infection like a possitive urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between sepsis and sirs?

Infectious source : Hi, SIRS is a set of criteria that, if met, indicate that there is an inflammatory process occurring in the body. If a patient meets the criteria for SIRS and there is a suspected source of infection then the patient will be in the state of sepsis, meaning the infection is causing the inflammatory condition. Hope that helps! ...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?

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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Respected sirs please expain about hapatitis B..how it comes..what to do and treatment?..for diabatis patient

Respected sirs please expain about hapatitis B..how it comes..what to do and treatment?..for diabatis patient

Hepatitis B: This virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Infection at time of birth is the most often way in areas of the world where the disease is common. In areas where the disease is rare intravenous drug use and sex are the most frequent routes of infection. There is now therapy available, see a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Respected sirs my dad hv diabetes & hapatitis B but he got fever from last tow months.. why he got fever..plz give me ur kind information sirs plz sir?

Respected sirs my dad hv diabetes & hapatitis B but he got fever from last tow months.. why he got fever..plz give me ur kind information sirs plz sir?

Fever: Fever can be from infections ( tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis etc..), malignancy , even certain medication can cause fever, sometimes it is not possible to know the cause of the fever( fever of unknown origin) the best thing to do is to see a doctor if the fever persist ...Read more

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Sirs since last two years my right eyelid getting flickering.Quite some time back i was a chronic migraine complained.

Myokymia: You probably experience myokymia of you eyelid, a benign event associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, metabolic imbalances, sleep disorders, and typically not a sign of any profound disease. See your ophthalmologist if too annoying. Likely has no relation to your history of migraine. ...Read more

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Hello doctors! will u recommend lipotropic injection to an obese person? Is it safe and effective? Is there major side effects? Thank u sirs :)

Safe: Lipotropic injections are fairly safe, but unlikely to be highly effective. As they usually contain b12, they will give more benefit to someone who is low in b12. ...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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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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Dear sirs and madam, will you please, please help me. I don't know who else to turn to. I have adult adhd, and being subject to?

Dear sirs and madam, 

will you please, please help me.  I don't know who else to turn to.  
  
I have adult adhd, and being subject to?

To what exactly?: You seem very frantic (typing with all caps), and if you really need help then there's lots of help available out there. Have you discussed with your dr? If you don't have one, that's probably the best place to start. Adhd isn't usually debilitating so i wonder if there is something else which could diagnosed and treated. We cannot diagnose or treat here. For that, you need a physical examination. ...Read more

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Respected sirs what is blood infection?..how it happens and symptoms

Respected sirs what is blood infection?..how it happens and symptoms

Complicated issue: Blood infection is the lay term for sepsis. The clinical picture of sepsis is a combination of infection, tissue destruction, release of mediators by the body and co-existing diseases. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sepsis/basics/definition/CON-20031900 ...Read more

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Respected sirs plz explain about jaundice ..and types of jaundice.. plz sir?

Respected sirs plz explain about jaundice ..and types of jaundice.. plz sir?

Yellow: Is yellowish skin coloration due to increase in the pigment bilirubin which is from the breakdown of red blood cells. This can happen before the Liver/pre hepatic ( anemias) in the Liver/ Hepatic ( hepatitis) or after the liver/post hepatic (gallstones) For more information see your kind doctor. ...Read more

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Respected sirs what is white jaundice and it's symptoms? Plz give ur kind information sirs

Respected sirs what is white jaundice and it's symptoms? Plz give ur kind information sirs

Not a medical term: White jaundice is not a medial term. It has been used in some cultures to describe jaundice with white stools. This would be the case of complete obstructive jaundice where bilirubin secreted by the liver which turns stools brown is absent. ...Read more

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Dear sirs need advices on ecgs of patients for rapid interpretation as I am a gp and need urgent advices.Please assist by any means.

Dear sirs need advices on ecgs of patients for rapid interpretation as I am a gp and need urgent advices.Please assist by any means.

Ask cardiologist: I suggest you ask a local cardiologist or forward the ekgs to a cardiologist in another country through secure means. Without a detailed history and secure transmission, it would not be wise to diagnose here. ...Read more

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Hello sirs how can I control my thoughts at night during sleep to prevent anxiety. I have meditation but wasn't able to control them?

Hello sirs how can I control my thoughts at night during sleep to prevent anxiety. I have meditation but wasn't able to control them?

Sleep Hygiene: Shutting down your brain at night is easy for some, but difficult for others. If you already use meditation, try pmr (progressive muscle relaxation).I recommend a 20 minute guided pmr--many are found on itunes, such as one by dr. Beth salcedo. In addition, there are many books out there written about how to have good "sleep hygiene"--the art of getting good rest. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more