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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Proosothaman was only brought to Sungai Buloh Hospital on May 21 and died four days later from multiple organ failure due to TB.
DOD is an established medical procedure-it means acquiring organs from a person after death to be transplanted into other persons who are dying from organ failure, in order to save their lives.
This will improve the chances of a normal life for patients with organ failure on the national waiting list.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Nov 20 ( ANI ): The post-mortem report of Tiger Mahavir confirmed that he died due to infection and multiple organ failure, caused due to wound on his neck.
The tweet said: "Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning."
"Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer recently, Chas suffered organ failure and passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning."
Every year two hundred thousand (200,000) people in the country die on account of organ failure he pointed out.
Dr Al Obaidli stressed that by maximising the importance of organ donation and prevention of organ failure, the UAE is serving as many people as possible.
However, among admissions with in-hospital cardiac arrest, acute respiratory failure, acute renal failure, and septic shock, patients at high-DNR-rate hospitals tended to have lower comorbidity and acute organ failure indices.
Many people in Pakistan suffer from organ failure which results in lifelong pain and medical treatment.
I hope I can use my profile in this international competition to raise awareness about the plight of people in organ failure and the undisputable benefits of organ donation and transplantation while honouring the memory of my grandfather Paddy from Ballybeg, near Ballina, Co Mayo."
Thousands of lives are lost every year on account of organ failure and scarcity of potential donors.