acute illness

acute illness

any illness characterized by signs and symptoms of rapid onset and short duration. It may be severe and impair normal functioning.

Acute Illness

(1) Any illness that develops quickly, is intense or severe and lasts a relatively short period of time.
(2) Any condition—e.g., infection, trauma, fracture—with a short (often less than 1 month) clinical course. Acute illnesses usually respond to therapy; a return to a state of complete—pre-morbid—health is the norm.
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The grant will be used to reduce the prevalence of child morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe injury.
When they arrive it may be that they have an acute illness or that they need a fit note.
Patients with acute illness such as heart attacks, strokes, and other health catastrophes have much improved outcomes when care is provided in large district hospitals with established rotas of trained doctors and nurses who see enough patients to maintain skills and train junior staff.
A lack of investment in new antibiotics for acute illness due to a preference to invest in new, more profitable, medication for chronic conditions means an increasing number of people die needlessly from infections exacerbated by bacterial resistance.
Food poisoning is an acute illness that occurs when bacteria, viruses or other germs are absorbed by food substances consumed by people," Dr Alessai explained, adding that bacterial growth in food is likely to occur when food is not kept cold enough.
In the case of an acute illness, avoid all types of exercise.
However, during acute illness patients become extremely insulin resistant.
The contributions that make up the bulk of the text cover epidemiology of hyperglycemia in the hospital setting, pathophysiological mechanisms of hyperglycemia mediated damage in acute illness, glucose monitoring of hospital patients, choosing the glycemic target for management of inpatient hyperglycemia, and a variety of other related subjects.
He said that while his research team did not study other kinds of inflammatory disorders, "the same benefits of psychological stress should accrue in any acute illness or injury.
The acute illness is accompanied by a high fever, weakness, swelling of the lower legs and abdomen, irregular heartbeat and a weak pulse.
For patients recently discharged on supplemental home oxygen following hospitalization for an acute illness, do not renew the prescription without assessing the patient for ongoing hypoxemia.
Researchers noted that the findings applied to patients with uncomplicated hypertension and no recent history of acute illness.

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