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30 SHOCK

30 SHOCK Harrison’s Manual of Medicine 30 SHOCK Definition Clinical Manifestations Physical Examination Laboratory Bibliography Definition Condition of severe impairment of tissue perfusion. Rapid recognition and treatment are essential to prevent irreversible organ damage. Common causes are listed in table 30-1. Table 30-1 Common Forms of Shock Clinical Manifestations Hypotension (systolic bp <90), tachycardia, tachypnea, […]

29 CARDIOVASCULAR COLLAPSE AND SUDDEN DEATH

29 CARDIOVASCULAR COLLAPSE AND SUDDEN DEATH Harrison’s Manual of Medicine 29 CARDIOVASCULAR COLLAPSE AND SUDDEN DEATH Management of Cardiac Arrest Follow-up Bibliography Unexpected cardiovascular collapse and death most often result from ventricular fibrillation in pts with underlying coronary artery disease, with or without acute MI. Other common causes are listed in Table 29-1. The arrhythmic […]

28 LYMPHADENOPATHY AND SPLENOMEGALY

28 LYMPHADENOPATHY AND SPLENOMEGALY Harrison’s Manual of Medicine 28 LYMPHADENOPATHY AND SPLENOMEGALY Lymphadenopathy Splenomegaly Bibliography LYMPHADENOPATHY Exposure to antigen through a break in the skin or mucosa results in antigen being taken up by an antigen-presenting cell and carried via lymphatic channels to the nearest lymph node. Lymph channels course throughout the body except for […]