decompensated shock


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decompensated shock

The late phase of shock in which the body's compensatory mechanisms (such as increased heart rate, vasoconstriction, increased respiratory rate) are unable to maintain adequate perfusion to the brain and vital organs. Typically, the patient is hypotensive in decompensated shock.
See also: shock
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Plasma leakage, frank bleeding, multi organ failure or deranged clotting profile complicates decompensated shock consequently resulting in enhanced mortality in Dengue infection.
For the sake of brevity, three possible prototypes are considered and the dataset and analysis are kept simple, a) The nurse considers the first prototype of angina by clustering pressure in the chest, feeling of elephant sitting on chest, elderly, diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, b) The nurse considers the second prototype of hypoglycemia by clustering cool, clammy, and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, c) The nurse considers the third prototype of decompensated shock by clustering the feeling of elephant sitting on chest, pressure in the chest, elderly, diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, pale, cool skin, and clammy skin.
The nurse reconfirms the possible decompensated shock prototype by taking vital signs.