organ failure


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organ failure

Inability of one or more of the body's organ systems to perform the tasks of preserving health or homeostasis. The failure may be acute or chronic. Examples include blindness, chronic kidney disease, cirrhosis, dementia, fulminant hepatic failure, hearing loss, heart failure, hypothyroidism, menopause, respiratory failure, and shock.
See also: failure
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ACLF-1: renal failure or a nonrenal organ failure associated with creatinine 1.
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iv) Assess severity of illness by APACHE II score, Organ failure Score and SOFA Score.
A post-mortem examination found a 17cm-wide blood clot, internal bleeding, pancreatitis and organ failure and the problems could all be related back to complications suffered after his operation, consultant pathologist Dr Ivan Robinson told the hearing.