acute episode

acute episode

A nonspecific term referring to a period when the clinical effects of a pathological process or physiologic derangement are most intense, usually immediately following trauma, injury or flare-up of a chronic disease.

acute episode

A period when an injury is most intense, usually immediately following the injury or flare-up
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It is not only important to know how to recognize and treat an acute episode but to be able to implement long term management strategies to try and prevent future episodes.
Over a treatment period greater than 40 weeks, which included an acute urinary infection, pregnancy, morning sickness, and an acute episode of loss of consciousness, herbal medicine was employed with the aim of reducing the severity of heart failure, severity and frequency of rhythm disturbances, and improving quality of life.
Acthar Gel is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as adjunct therapy for short-term administration in RA to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation.
Many times when it is after hours and an acute episode surfaces, members do not have real options other than high-cost urgent care or ER visits.
The second strong recommendation was that patients who present with an initial or recurrent acute episode of sight-threatening uveitis should receive treatment with a high-dose glucocorticoid, infliximab, or interferon-alpha.
After the acute episode of pancreatitis subsided, serum biochemical parameters were repeated.
The total cost of the acute episode within this scenario, which includes visiting the GP, ambulance transfer, A&E investigations, paediatric critical care transportation, 26 days in a PICU bed, hospital provider spell, CT scan, MRI scan and rehabilitation for brain injuries on a paediatric ward for 150 days, is a huge PS131,670.
These were unresponsive to intravenous vitamin K injections but normalized after recovery from the acute episode.
If a person survives the initial acute episode, several medications can decrease the chance of getting another heart attack.
Some of them, no doubt, have these crises in the throes of an acute episode of mental distress--illness, if you'd prefer and others do so at the genesis of what will prove to be a chronic and persistent psychiatric disorder.
High EE refers to high levels of criticism, hostility, and emotional overinvolvement from a caregiving family member during or immediately after a patient's acute episode of illness.

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