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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"In some cases people can have an acute episode that rapidly improves with timely intervention."
Although Bruce's monitor was attached, it hadn't told him when his blood sugar dipped below healthy, leading to the acute episode, which could have been solved by simply getting sugar into his system.
The US FDA approval of PERSERIS was based on the company's Phase 3 study assessing the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the product in 354 patients aged 18 to 55 years with DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia and an acute episode within eight weeks of screening for the study.
have reported that wheat is a significant allergen in the Chinese population, and physical activity after eating wheat can exacerbate the disease.[4] The patient had reported similar symptoms before this acute episode, which was attributable to the ingestion of an allergenic food.
It is much less common for the otolaryngologist to treat an acute episode unless there is a complicating feature (e.g., protracted course, persistent symptoms after the URI, recurrent episodes, etc.).
For that reason, the scale consists of two factors; there are subscales for "acute episode" and "between the episodes," with 52 questions for each.
Sound is a physician organization providing services across the acute episode of care - through emergency medicine, critical care, hospital medicine, transitional care and advisory services.
"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.
At the time she took these actions she was suffering what appears to be an acute episode of depression."
"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.

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