ABSTRACT Anaphylactic shock is an extreme lethal allergy to certain foods, medications, or insect bites. It is an allergic reaction that can involves all systems in the body. Rapid intervention is very important because the patient may suffer from hypotension, loss of consciousness and death. This case report will describe a lady who presented with acute generalized body itchiness associated with difficulty in breathing and near fainting episode and was then diagnosed to have anaphylactic shock. This case highlights the importance of recognizing anaphylactic shock as an acute medical emergency case and must be treated accordingly before it turns into a never-ending-nightmare.
The phenomenon is called 'wind-up' pain, as investigated on a study by Pedersen and Kehlet (11) those comprises the post-burn hyperalgesia, and frequent dressing change and its mechanical stimulation will exacerbate this condition. This 'wind-up' mechanism is the explanation of patient’s increased sensitivity during the course of burn management and somehow the main reason for greater opioid requirement for dressing changes over time
What comes to your mind when you think of a heart disease? I imagine a profuse amount of diseases have came to your mind involving the heart. That is because a heart disease is referred to as an umbrella term, meaning there are various diseases that can fall under the label of a heart disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries including the U.S. Symptoms of a heart disease can vary widely according to the type of heart disease the patient has.
INTRODUCTION Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) form a group of heterogeneous disorders that affect the kidneys, ureters and bladder. In this group are included common problems such as vesicoureteral reflux to severe life-threatening malformations as bilateral renal agenesis. (1-4) In young children, CAKUT are the main cause of end-stage kidney disease, leading to the need for kidney transplantation or dialysis, causing a major impact on growth, maturation, and disturbed cognitive development and leading to a poor life expectancy (5-6). The survival rate of this group is 30 times lower than that of healthy children (5). It may be also associated with kidney problems in adult life, such as hypertension and proteinuria.
Background and Objectives: Acute pancreatitis includes a wide spectrum of disease, from mild self limiting symptoms to a fulminant process with multiple organ failure and high mortality. Around 20% of the patients of acute pancreatitis develop acute severe pancreatitis in the form of extensive pancreatic or peripancreatic fat tissue necrosis with associated peripancreatic collections. These patients run a protracted clinical course with high morbidity and mortality. Methods: Clinically, radiologically and by blood investigated, diagnosed 40 patients of acute pancreatitis were prospectively evaluated for the clinical outcome with respect to presence or absence of pancreatic necrosis and severity in terms of CTSI. Results: 24 patients had acute
Which gives a better quality of life? To answer these questions we need more knowledge and a better understanding on what charcot syndrome foot actually is. Charcot foot disease is a very serious condition and it is very common in diabetic patients. (LC Rogers 2011) Increased blood sugar level in diabetics leads to damage of blood vessels, nerves and impaired circulation. Damage to nerves causes peripheral neuropathy, leading to deficits in sensation, autonomic dysfunction and motor impairments.
Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria are easily transmitted from patient to patient on the hands of health care providers and the patients themselves. In addition to the substantial morbidity and mortality associated with Staphylococcus Aureus infection, the economic cost of Staphylococcus Aureus bacteraemia in this population is striking. (Engemann et al., 2005) According to Nissenson (2005) patients with end-stage renal disease and septicaemia caused by Staphylococcus Aureus had costly and lengthy hospitalisations, which frequently were associated with clinically and economically important complications, including hospital
A wound is a disorder in the normal anatomical structure and function of living tissue which may be caused by physical, chemical, microbiological or immunological injury. Globally wounds also represent a significant burden on the patients and health care professionals or givers. Wound infection is also significant in that they are the most common nosocomial infection (Orrett, 2002) . Infection of the wound is the successful invasion, and proliferation by one or more organisms anywhere within the body’s sterile tissues and sometimes accompanied with pus formation (Calvin, 1998).Wound infection may result to prolong hospital stay, delay wound healing, increases cost of health care and morbidity in surgical patients (Orrett, 2002).. Wound infection with multiple organisms may even result to multiple organ failure or death of the patient when it becomes chronic.
Magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) is used to confirm or rule out brain or brain stem involvement.  Clinical symptoms; Symptoms include diarrhea, fever (high temperature), nausea, vomiting and flu-like symptoms. listeriosis is a serious disease in humans; the overt for of the disease has a case fatality rate around 20%. The two main clinical manifestations of the disease are sepsis and meningitis. In the case of meningitis, it is commonly complicated by encephalitis, when it is known as meningoencephalitis, a pathology that is unusual for bacterial infections.
Extra Credit Paper: Congestive Heart Failure There are many different diseases in the world today. One of those diseases is congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure, according to Chris Linney, an Irish veterinarian, “is whereby abnormal cardiac function results in the accumulation and retention of water and sodium, most frequently resulting in pulmonary or systemic volume overload leading to congestion.” congestive heart failure takes place when the lungs can fill up with fluid, which can be fatal or can cause congestion. There are three different levels/types of congestive heart failure: 1) is acute congestive heart failure, 2) minimal congestive heart failure, and 3) advanced heart failure. Each of the levels has a variety of ways