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What is the rate of survival for people who develop septic shock?

What is the rate of survival for people who develop septic shock?

60%: It is very variable, with many factors playing a role. Concomitant conditions and age are also major factors, though most studies have around a 40 percent mortality on average. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased ...Read more


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What is the survival rate of people who have asterosytomas in the brain?

What is the survival rate of people who have asterosytomas in the brain?

It depends: Survival rates for any cancer are very dependent on a number of variables. With astrocytomas, patient age, tumor location, pathological features (anaplastic versus low-grade, presence of necrosis, 1p/19q deletions, etc.), complications from treatment (radiation or surgery), and functional status all seem to affect prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

Depends: On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity. There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes ...Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%. ...Read more

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What are the survival chances of someone with sepsis?

What are the survival chances of someone with  sepsis?

About 70%: The chances of surviving sepsis (severe sepsis & septic shock) varies; overall, about 70% of patients will survive, and this number can improve with immediate recognition & treatment. The number of organ systems affected is a big factor--the more organ systems that are failing, chances for survival get worse. http://www.survivingsepsis.org/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of someone in a coma after an overdose?

What is the survival rate of someone in a coma after an overdose?

Depends on cause: The outcome from coma depends on many things including the cause of the coma the duration of coma and how much brain damage has occurred. You need to discuss with a doctor familiar with the case in point. ...Read more

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What is the death rate for young people with bowel cancer?

What is the death rate for young people with bowel cancer?

Difficult to say: Bowel cancer prognosis (Large or small bowel) depends on the stage at the time of diagnosis, regardless of the age of the patient. The younger the patient the more aggressive the cancer is. ...Read more

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What is the fraction of people who get pancreatic cancer and survive?

What is the fraction of people who get pancreatic cancer and survive?

Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is often found after it has already spread outside the pancreas. For all patients together, the one year survival is 20% and the five-year rate is 6%. However, if surgery is able to be performed and the tumor has not spread outside the pancreas, the five-year survival could be as much as 25%. Talk to your oncologist, who can give you more precise information. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

Variable: It is too variable to predict; it could be days or years. ...Read more

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What is the life expectency of someone who has severe combined immunodeficiency?

What is the life expectency of someone who has severe combined immunodeficiency?

Good with treatment: Without treatment, severe combined immunodeficiency is lethal in infancy. If treated with a bone marrow transplantation or similar immune reconstitution, before severe infections occur, life expectancy is the same as normal individuals. Adults with scid treated in childhood have their own children. Poor organ function as a result of infections leaving scars might limit life expectancy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival of someone with pneumonia and sepsis?

What are the chances of survival of someone with pneumonia and sepsis?

Depends: There are many factors that survival depends on. These include other medical conditions, rapidity to treatment, the specific pathogen causing the sepsis, ability to use certain medications (e.g. Allergy restrictions), social history (smoking, drugs), etc. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of meningitis in old people?

What is the prognosis of meningitis in old people?

Prognosis worse: Older people have less ability to heal rapidly, and may well be compromised due to medications and co-morbidities. The mortality rate is far higher, and recovery potential lower as aging proceeds. In fact, many older patients do succumb terminally to infections. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with systemic mastocytosis?

What is the survival rate of patients with systemic mastocytosis?

Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question. ...Read more

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Why is the prognosis of someone who may have stage 2B lymphoma in a young adult?

Why is the prognosis of someone who may have stage 2B lymphoma in a young adult?

Potentially curable.: Stage IIb Hodgkin's Lymphoma is considered advanced but very susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, thus potentially curable. The 5 year survival rate for stage II is 90%. Having "B" symptoms can lower this excellent prognosis, but with more aggressive treatment, this is curable. ...Read more

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What is the course of aml in someone older?

What is the course of aml in someone older?

The incidence of AML: ...increases with age, and this poses a challenge because older patients are more likely have difficulties withstanding the side effects of standard chemotherapy treatments. The response rate of the disease to treatment is not so much determined by the age of the patient as it is by the type of AML, and it's genetic and histologic features. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

Lower than ever: The prognosis for wegener's is actually fairly good with the newer therapies. If the absence of severe kidney or neurologis involvement most patients do well. ...Read more

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If someone is on life support with pneumonia and sepsis, is there chance of recovery?

If someone is on life support with pneumonia and sepsis, is there  chance of recovery?

Yes: Yes there is certainly a chance for recovery. In fact most patients with sepsis recover. The real chance of recovery depends on all kinds of details, including any underlying medical problems, kinds of organ failure, etc and should be discussed with the doctors involved in the care of the patient. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to die of pneumonia in an 94 yr old dementia patient ?

What kind of experience is it to die of pneumonia in an 94 yr old dementia patient ?

I do not know.: I wouldn't presume to know, as I have never experienced it. I would wish for anyone who is dying, that the experience be as peaceful as possible. Take care. ...Read more

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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


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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