Category: Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Myxedema Coma

Myxedema coma

Myxedema coma is a life-threatening condition in which patients with underlying throid dysfunction exhibit exaggerated manifestations of hypothyroidism. Precipitating factors may include (but are limited to) infection, trauma, surgery, heart...

Sudden Cardiac Death

Sudden Cardiac Death

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is unexpected cardiopulmonary collapse. SCD can occur as a primary manifestation of ischemic heart disease. Risk factors mirror the risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD);...

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Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an inflammation and/ or infectious process of the pericardium, the sac that contains the heart. It may be an acute or chronic (constrictive) condition that can lead to...

Acute Peritonitis

Acute Peritonitis

Acute peritonitis is an inflammatory process within the peritoneal cavity most commonly caused by a bacterial infection. Types of acute peritonitis include primary and secondary. Primary peritonitis, otherwise known as...

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Endocarditis

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the endocardium; it is usually limited to the memrane lining and the valves. The cause of endocarditis may be viral, fungal, or most commonly, bacterial....