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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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The Directors of Faron consider that data seen to date support the rationale for extending the use of Traumakine in similar conditions to potentially treat single, and multiple, organ failures.
Yesterday while the Senate was unearthing facts to sort out the #dengvaxia debacle, I prayed hard so that a 7 year old girl I visited in a hospital will recover from organ failure due to severe #dengue,' he wrote.
Washington DC [USA], November 19 ( ANI ): Hollywood star David Cassidy has been hospitalised in Florida and is reportedly in a critical condition due to multiple organ failure.
The increased alcohol consumption, unhealthy lifestyles and food habits, and drug intake are the leading causes of organ failure.
Dr Ali stressed that the solution was not only focusing on transplantation but also on prevention of organ failure to decrease the number of patients needing transplantation as prevention is always better than cure and many forms of organ failures could be successfully prevented.
The phase II study (EudraCT 014-000899-025) will evaluate the efficacy and safety of FP-1201-lyo compared against placebo to prevent multiple organ failure (MOF) following open surgery for ruptured abdominal aorta aneurysm.
Mr Gittins said that a post mortem was not required as a cause of death was provided by doctors as multiple organ failure.
DANGERS He was left on life support with organ failure
Following treatment at the Canaries University Hospital, Mrs Charles was transferred to a burns unit in Madrid on February 9, where she died of organ failure at 1.
Despite responding treatment well in the first period of the illness, a resistance developed against cancer and he died of multiple organ failure.
Moreover, the 1992 Atlanta classification has been the subject of criticism concerning the severity of acute pancreatitis, the interobserver variability of local complications and the concept of organ failure, among other topics (5).
He highlighted the magnitude of end-stage organ failure in Pakistan, where each year around 150,000 people die of failure of kidneys, liver, heart, lungs and other organs.