circulatory failure


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circulatory failure

Failure of the cardiovascular system to provide body tissues with enough blood for proper functioning. It may be caused by cardiac failure or peripheral circulatory failure, as occurs in shock, in which there is general peripheral vasodilation with pooling of blood in the expanded vascular space, resulting in decreased venous return.
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Q. SHOCK-WHAT IS IT? clinical anaphylactic shock

A. shock is when the fluid volume in the blood decreases to a dangerous amount. then the body "panics" because most of the organs don't get oxygen and don't remove carbon dioxide and die. so the body start to shut down "unnecessary" organ's blood flow. like skin and such.
this is death closing in on you in minutes.

Q. I was shocked to note that vaccination in the children could cause autism too. Is that true? Very recently I have delivered a cute male baby and I could see a change in me after my delivery in the sense that I always think about him. My sister’s son who is 5 years old is diagnosed with Autism and I just can’t see the sufferings of my sister with him. She experiences difficulty in almost all dealings with him right from brushing, giving bah and making him to study….etc. Now I fear that my son should not get in to autism although I know that this is too early to think about disorder in my son. But as my sister’s son got in to this disorder, this has affected me a lot. Hope you can understand my feelings towards my baby. When I browsed through the net, I was shocked to note that vaccination in the children could cause autism too. Is that true? Can I get some idea…..

A. Hey! I appreciate your care for the new born. But to be honest, fearing at this stage will only trouble you and your baby in the sense that your emotions could catch your baby especially when you breast feed. I want you to be cheerful so as to bring up a healthy child. The signs of autism in the new born are something which should not be thought about at this stage. All you may have to think is to bring up him nicely without any disease. As regards vaccinations that could create autism in children, there is no proof that a vaccine causes Autism. It is only a belief and all the children are vaccinated and not all get autism. It is not a fair idea to suspect vaccination as vaccinations are administered in a new born child after carrying out the necessary tests.

Q. Is electric shock efficient for ocd? Is it dangerous? My husband has OCD for 15 years now. He was also diagnosed with mania-depressia. He takes so many medications and nothing really helps. We were offered to try electric shock and I'm scared. Is it dangerous? What are the chances of this method to work for him?

A. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is indeed considered effective for OCD, although it's not the first line of treatment. It does have its risks, including memory loss, disorientation and sort of confusion. There is also a change in the activity of the heart but it's rarely significant.

Generally it can be said that it's not an absolutely safe treatment, but it may help, especially if other drugs don't help.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003324.htm

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Oligoanuria was reported in 20/24 (83.33%), 11/24 (45.83%) were icteric on presentation, 10/24 (41.66%) had circulatory failure, 8/24 (33.33%) had respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilatory support, 4/24 (16.66%) had altered sensorium with disturbed Glasgow Coma Scale.
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As oxygen supply dependency, reflected by derangements in the relationship between VO [sub]2 and DO [sub]2 , is a hallmark of acute circulatory failure. [sup][8] We hypothesized that P(v−a) CO [sub]2 /C(a−v)O [sub]2 can be used as an index of global tissue hypoxia in cardiac surgery patients.
The mortality rate was found to be 26% in the patients who had ductus dependent circulation and received only prostaglandin, 52% in the patients who received vasopressor medication because of circulatory failure and 57% in the patients who had ductus dependent circulation and received vasopressor treatment together with prostaglandin because of circulatory failure.
Majority of Children who presented after 8 hours had complications like Myocarditis, CCF and Pulmonary edema in addition to Peripheral circulatory failure while children who presented between 4-8 hrs had predominantly peripheral circulatory failure.
The primary clinical outcome was the incidence of one or more complications, such as aseptic meningitis, brainstem encephalitis, encephalitis, purulent meningitis, encephalomyelitis, acute flaccid paralysis, autonomic nervous system dysregulation, pulmonary edema/hemorrhage, respiratory failure, circulatory failure, cardiorespiratory failure, or any other serious adverse events.
The physical evidence of this: heart, respiratory, and circulatory failure, after all resuscitation measures have been taken, was the traditional criteria for death.
Although neurohumoral activation in CHD patients with circulatory failure is very similar to patients with acquired heart disease, causes of circulatory failure in CHD are more diverse [17].
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