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complication

 [kom″plĭ-ka´shun]
1. one or more disease(s) concurrent with another disease.
2. the occurrence of two or more diseases in the same patient.
3. an injury or disorder occurring in a patient with a pre-existing condition.

com·pli·ca·tion

(kom'pli-kā'shŭn),
A morbid process or event that occurs during the course of a disease that is not an essential part of that disease, although it may result from it or from independent causes.

complication

(kŏm′plĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Medicine A secondary disease, an accident, or a negative reaction occurring during the course of an illness and usually aggravating the illness.

complication

1. Any adverse medical response to a procedure or therapy; in drug therapy, aka, adverse–side effects, see there.
2. The simultaneous presentation of 2 or more diseases Patient management Any adverse or undesired result of disease management. See Contraindication, Indication.

com·pli·ca·tion

(kom'pli-kā'shŭn)
A morbid process or event occurring during a disease that is not an essential part of the disease, although it may result from it or from independent causes.

complication

An additional disorder, or new feature, arising in the course of, or as a result of, a disease, injury or abnormality.

com·pli·ca·tion

(kom'pli-kā'shŭn)
Morbid process or event that occurs during course of a disease but is not an essential part of it.

Patient discussion about complication

Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity? Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?

A. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.

Q. What Are the Complications of Alcoholism? What is the damage and complications cause by alcoholism?

A. the complications very by each individual,everyone is different,but alcoholism it not only hurts you, but it hurts everyone around you also,your playing with a loaded gun.

Q. What are the complications of osteoarthritis? I have been suffering from osteoarthritis for over a year now. What are the complications of this disease?

A. Osteoarthritis, as other chronic arthritic diseases, has a very debilitating influence, due to the great pain people often suffer from. It sometimes becomes impossible to walk or stand up, and thus it lead to less movement, weight gain, development of blood clots and venous stasis. The emotional stress can be very debilitating as well.

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As a late complication, there was a significant correlation between an intubation time of 21 and more days and stomal-tracheal granulation in children (p<.000).
Though youth with type 2 diabetes showed signs of complications more often in nearly every measure than their peers with type 1, many youth in both groups developed complications.
Srivastava A, Kumar J, Sharma S, Abhishek, Ansari MS, Kapoor R.Vascular complication in live related renal transplant: An experience of 1945 cases.
Post-operative surgical complications weaken the outcomes of treatment and lead to increased costs.
In both robot-assisted and pure laparoscopic surgeries, reviewing the video records after the operation was reported to increase the surgical quality and decrease complication rates (20,21).
If you suffer from diabetes and fail to control your blood glucose levels as you get older, there is a higher likelihood of suffering from complications. Common complications include issues with your eyesight and loss of sensation in areas such as your feet.
Microvascular complications arise from damage to small blood vessels caused by high blood sugar levels.
There is controversy regarding the overall effects of preoperative anti-TNF[alpha] treatment on postoperative complication rates.
Perforation is an uncommon complication of ERCP and the management of these perforations is variable, with some patients requiring immediate surgery and others only conservative management.5
The overall complication rate related to trocar chest tube placement was 48% as against blunt chest tubes (12%).
Postoperative pneumonia is the most common pulmonary complication. In our study patients who had postoperative pulmonary complications 31.27% of patients suffered from pneumonia, 28.23% of people suffered from atelectasis and 24.70% of people suffered from pleural effusion.
The feasibility of performing surgery in elderly patients has increased, but this has resulted in a greater frequency of postoperative complications because the functional capacity of such patients' organs is impaired [2].