What does it mean to be in septic shock? Sepsis is when the body’s response to a serious infection gets out of control.
Signs include: fevers, shaking chills, flushed skin, racing heartbeat, and confusion, among other things. As the illness progresses, the blood pressure drops dangerously low, and organs can stop functioning correctly. This can take hours or days, depending on the individual. If sepsis is at all suspected, the patient should be brought to medical attention as quickly as possible. Remember, sepsis is a medical emergency and rapid treatment can make all the difference in whether or not a person recovers.
Read more: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/seps … ;ml=258807
Cholangiocarcinoma patients are prone to infections. Most are related to stent occlusion (blockage) which in tun can causes cholangitis, a bacterial infection of the biliary system which may lead to sepsis. However, all patients with cholangiocarcinoma are at risk for ascending cholangitis, which must be treated immediately.
Cholangiocarcinoma is rare. This means that community doctors outside of your specialized treatment team may not be familiar with the management of specific complications that may arise during your treatment. This card will provide medical personnel with information on how to contact your doctor(s) should it be necessary. If your doctor(s) cannot be reached, it will direct medical personnel to specific guidelines for your treatment.
We recommend the click print card, keep with you at all times, and show to any medical personnel who may be treating you.
Follow this link:http://cholangiocarcinoma.org/biliary-emergency-information-card/biliary-information-card/
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http://cholangiocarcinoma.org/biliary-e … tion-card/