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What Types Of Doctors Treat Sepsis
Intensivists: Really, it depends on your hospital and location, but in general critical care boarded physicians treat sepsis; if the infection is rare or strange, they may consult with an infectious disease physician. If the sepsis is not severe, a general internist may direct your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention : By assuring good maternal health, through prenatal testing for group b strep and treatment, herpes testings etc.Also by following guidelines regarding prolonged rupture of membranes, neonatal feves and such helps decrease the risks.Having adequate prenatal and neonatal care is important. ...Read more
Dear doctor...what is the best method to manage patient in the emergency with nephrotic syndrome and sepsis?
If i think i have early signs of sepsis, will a few 500mg amoxicillin help until i can see a doctor in the morning?
Not a good idea: Sepsis implies a bacterial infection in the blood stream that is causing systemic symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure. This is very serious. An oral antibiotic and especially one like amoxicillin is unlikely to take care of this and this condition can be life threatening and needs immediate attention. Head to the closest ED right away, do not wait. ...Read more
i'm a med. Student and i've read in a lec. That sepsis can cause hypovolemic shock!
can u explain the mechanism please
Yes it is true!: Sepsis when untreated, leads to septic shock and can cause multiorgan failure and death..The underlying cause is what is commonly called sirs(systemic inflammatory response syndrome) which is due to an overwheleming inflammation and immune activation, resulting in the release of cytokines like il-1, il-2, tnf and interferon-gamma which cause vasodilation and capillary leak resulting in hypovolemia. ...Read more
I understand that if a patient has delirium and suspected sepsis (I am not referring to myself), some doctors are reluctant to perform a straight catherization. Why? Are the risks very serious?
Hmmm....: Suppose you have delirium or have dementia. How would the medical staff convince you that you should help them do a bladder catheterization on you to get a sterile urine sample to look for urinary infection... when the medical staff appear to be several large strangers, suddenly appearing at your bedside, speaking in garbled words, waving a long, thick rubber object, aiming for your..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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