Cortical Necrosis

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Cortical Necrosis is a rare type of dead kidney tissue, that affects all or some of the outer kidney part (called Cortex), but not the medulla (inner part). Cortical Necrosis is caused by small artery obstruction to the outer part of the kidney (cortex), which may be resulted from many conditions. Cortical Necrosis may happen […]

Septic Shock

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Septic Shock is a medical condition, where blood pressure falls to life-threatening levels, caused by sepsis. Septic shock happens most frequently in individuals over the age of 50, with impaired immune systems, and in newborns. Septic Shock may be life-threatening in people with low white blood cell counts (for example, in people with cirrhosis or […]

Bacteremia and Sepsis

Friday, March 25th, 2011

What is Bacteremia and Sepsis? Sepsis is a bloodstream infection, while bacteremia is the bacteria presence in the bloodstream. Temporary, very mild bacteremia can happen when an individual clenches their jaw, because bacteria on the gum around the person’s teeth are forced into the blood. Bacteria frequently enters the blood from the intestines, but they […]

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