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fluid overload

Hypervolemia, plethora Medtalk A systemic excess of fluids. Cf Volume depletion.
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To exceed the capacity of a cell, physiological process, organism, or system, causing it to fail. overload

circulatory overload

Volume overload.

fluid overload

Volume overload.

iron overload

Organ failure caused by excessive accumulation of iron in the body, usually from frequent transfusions or hemochromatosis.

pressure overload

Demand placed on muscle, esp. heart muscle, in response to high blood pressure or stenotic valves. Over time pressure overload results in cardiac hypertrophy and, eventually, heart failure.

sensory overload

A condition in which sensory stimuli are received at an excessive rate or intensity. Sensory overload can produce increases in heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, confusion, anxiety, mental distress, and/or erratic behavior.

stress overload

Excessive amounts and types of demands that require action.

volume overload

An excess of blood or body fluids in the circulation or extracellular tissues. It is usually caused by transfusions or excessive fluid infusions that increase the venous pressure, esp. in patients with heart disease, and it can result in heart failure, pulmonary edema, and cyanosis.
Synonym: circulatory overload; fluid overload; hypervolemia
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Its first product, for the treatment of fluid overload (edema) in patients with heart failure, is currently under development following a plan that has been reviewed with the US-FDA.
Our recent previous study showed that the loss of residual renal function related to fluid overload was associated with cardiovascular outcomes in dialysis patients, due additionally to the coexistence of increased levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), a chemokine, which may reflect a progressive inflammation/oxidative stress condition [14].
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Second most common cause of death reported in our study was fluid overload. This was related to overuse of IV fluids including blood and blood products with contribution of renal and liver dysfunction.
A previous study demonstrated that up to 70% of critically ill patients in the ICU have fluid overload.[sup][16] In critically ill patient immediate reverse resuscitation is required for those with fluid and volume overload.
It is important to note, however, that despite the inherent safety features of Symphion to volumetrically limit fluid overload, the physician must fully understand and carefully follow guidelines set forth by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
My daughter's kidneys and other organs shut down and, since food or water would cause worse fluid overload, Karen was not given extra fluid and her heart gave out a short time later.
The Aquadex system is indicated for temporary (up to eight hours) ultrafiltration treatment of patients with fluid overload who have failed diuretic therapy, and extended (longer than eight hours) ultrafiltration treatment of patients with fluid overload who have failed diuretic therapy and require hospitalization.
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