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252 Possible Causes for Confusion, Digitalis Toxicity, Hypertension

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    Hypertension Hypertension is generally controlled with benzodiazepines; refractory hypertension may require the antihypertensives nitroprusside or phentolamine.[brainprotips.com] Toxic concentrations of digitalis can cause nearly every known arrhythmia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] chills; nausea or vomiting; evidence of weight loss; psychomotor agitation or retardation; muscular weakness, respiratory depression, chest pain, or cardiac arrhythmias; and confusion[dsm.wikia.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    On hospital day 8 the patient developed hypertensive emergency and was taken to the operating room for exploratory laparotomy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] What you will feel is probably: shaky, a bit confused, a little uncoordinated, sweaty, some peoples eyes go funny.[web.archive.org] Hyperinsulinemia can also result from in utero or perinatal stress (eg, maternal hypertension, prematurity, small for gestational age, hypoxia, Caesarian delivery). [5] These[emedicine.com]

  • Acute Renal Failure

    Author information 1 Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Georges-Köhler-Haus, Fleckenstr. 4, 24105, Kiel, Germany[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] More than 30 different definitions have been used in the literature, creating much confusion and making comparisons difficult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] More severe cases may present with lethargy, fatigue, confusion, anorexia, nausea, and weight gain.[symptoma.com]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    Anemia, progressive bone loss, cardiovascular pathologies such as hypertension and heart failure, as well as dyslipidemia are the most important long-term complications of[symptoma.com] Before then, conflicting classifications had created a state of confusion as to how many Americans were afflicted with this progressive, life-threatening condition.[lifeextension.com] The waste buildup can make you sick and you may have these symptoms: swelling of the ankles, face or belly, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, confusion and headaches[heart.org]

  • Myxedema

    […] to prevalence of the effect of alpha-adrenergic receptors, increased catecholamines, and increased systemic vascular resistance, causing some patients to have diastolic hypertension[emedicine.com] A 56-year-old woman, who had not received medical care for 30 years, presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening fatigue and confusion.[nejm.org] I have seen stuff about coma, death and brain damage from myxedema and now I am confused and wondering if I should be calling emergency...?![healthunlocked.com]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    The possible synergistic effect of poor adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MD) and other risk factors for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) such as hypertension, cholesterol[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The etiology of published BVT cases is most commonly digitalis toxicity and, rarely, herbal aconitine poisoning, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, catecholaminergic polymorphic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This anomaly, because it is rare, can be a source of confusion to clinicians, especially when acute coronary syndrome is present.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Insulinoma

    The possible etiology of hypertension induced by an insulinoma is catecholamine release in response to hypoglycemia, which may cause acute hypertension through activation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pediatricians should be aware of confusing and nonspecific symptoms, especially when children with insulinoma present mental or neurological retardation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] case of sporadic insulinoma in an exceptionally very young 10-year-old boy who presented with a 1-month history of episodic tremulousness, diaphoresis, increased hunger, confusion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypokalemia

    Two middle-aged Chinese females were admitted to our emergency department for muscular weakness and limb pain, and both have the history of early onset hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Susceptibility to digitalis toxicity is increased when a patient has hypokalemia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Signs & Symptoms (tricks on how to easily remember) Nursing Intervention…things that NCLEX and lecture exams look for Hypo low Kal root word for potassium….. don’t get it confused[registerednursern.com]

  • Cocaine Abuse

    Clinically, although cocaine abuse is associated with elevated blood pressure, persistent accelerated hypertension reaching levels diagnostic of malignant hypertension is[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You have a severe headache, confusion, or feel very nervous. You have weakness on one side of your body. You have chest pain, sweating, or shortness of breath.[drugs.com] […] weight loss Severe tooth decay Auditory and tactile hallucinations Sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women) Disorientation, apathy, confused[drugfreeworld.org]

  • Hypercalcemia

    Exact pathophysiology remains unclear but is commonly associated with hypertension, renal failure, sepsis and use of immunosuppressive therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CASE REPORT A 58-year-old male with a past medical history of CML diagnosed six years earlier, presented to the emergency department with one week of acute confusion, disorientation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A previously well 14-year-old Caucasian boy was admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, for hypertension and renal failure following work-up by his family physician[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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