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4,348 Possible Causes for Confusion, Hypotension, Tachycardia, Tachypnea

  • Pneumonia

    A 23-month-old girl visited the emergency department with high fever, cough, first wheezing episode, chest retraction and tachycardia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Oral flora and/or gastric contents in the lung space can lead to tachypnea, pulmonary edema, spasm and a diffuse pneumonitis picture on chest X-ray.[clinicaladvisor.com] A patient's mental state may be confused or delirious.[lung.org] Consider administering IV fluids to suspected pneumonia patients who are hypotensive, feel weak, have dry mucus membranes or poor skin turgor. 3.[ems1.com]

  • Influenza

    There can also be tachycardia and dyspnea but with hypotension. Vomiting and diarrhea may also occur, but are rare findings associated with the disorder.[symptoma.com] We present a case involving an 85-year-old man with acute confusion and new onset seizure following a 1-week history of respiratory prodrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The main clinical manifestations found in the included patients were fever, cough, intercostal indrawing, wheezing, tachypnea and pulmonary crackles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Upon examination, patients may have some or all of the following findings: Fever of 100-104 F; fever is generally lower in elderly patients than in young adults Tachycardia[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Sepsis

    A 63-year-old woman presented with fever, tachycardia and tachypnoea, with right sided chest and hypochondrial pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] cancer, and kidney or liver disease People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma Common symptoms of sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion[medlineplus.gov] The infant was managed with respiratory support and gradually infant improved and diagnosis of transient tachypnea of newborn was made.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Septic shock is defined as hypotension with a mean arterial pressure less than 65 mm Hg, requiring vasopressors despite adequate fluid resuscitation and/or lactic acid levels[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Malignant Hyperthermia

    Characteristic signs of malignant hyperthermia (MH) include unexplained tachycardia, increased end-tidal carbon dioxide (Etco₂) concentration, metabolic and respiratory acidosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs of an MH reaction are non-specific and may be confused with the presentation of other problems such as sepsis and overheating of a patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Many features of a typical malignant hyperthermia episode were present, including tachydysrhythmia, tachypnea, and fever in association with metabolic acidosis, hyperCKemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After 10 minutes of halothane anesthesia, the patient became tachycardic, hypotensive, hypoxemic, and hyperthermic, and the halothane was discontinued.[newswise.com]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    On arrival to the emergency department (ED) the patient was noted to be febrile with tachycardia, tachypnea, and hypoxia and was intubated for respiratory failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of ARDS Symptoms of ARDS can include: severe shortness of breath rapid, shallow breathing tiredness, drowsiness or confusion feeling faint When to get urgent medical[nhs.uk] It is feasible that severe acidosis, hypotension, azotemia, hypoalbuminemia and the superimposed aggressive intravenous fluid administration were important risk factors for[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The symptoms usually appear shortly after birth and may include tachypnea, tachycardia, chest wall retractions (recession), expiratory grunting, nasal flaring and cyanosis[orpha.net]

  • Metabolic Acidosis

    Commonest signs were tachycardia (100%) and moaning (73%). At presentation 52% were in cardiogenic shock.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During the initial examination by the physician at our hospital, the patient presented with tachypnea, a precordinal burning sensation, nausea and metabolic acidosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You become weak or confused. You cannot be woken easily. Care Agreement You have the right to help plan your care.[drugs.com] Clinical presentation is heterogeneous, usually characterised by repetitive vomiting and diarrhoea, lethargy, failure to thrive until to dehydration with hypotension and shock[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Septicemia

    […] man with past medical history of myocardial infarction and hypertension was rushed to the emergency room after sudden onset of fever, chills, severe rigors, hypotension, tachycardia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms include chills, high fever, and rapid breathing and heart rate, and it can progress quickly to confusion, altered mental state, and shock.[alabamapublichealth.gov] Fever, chills, tachycardia (rapid heart beat), and tachypnea (rapid respirations) are common acute symptoms of septicemia.[healthcentral.com] Septic shock• Sepsis with– Hypotension, for at least 1 h, despite adequate fluidresuscitation– Need for vesopressor9 10.[slideshare.net]

  • Asphyxia

    Early identification and management of ventricular tachycardia in neonate with perinatal asphyxia can be life-saving.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms include cyanosis, nasal flaring, tachypnea and crackles on exam. Treatment includes oxygen supplementation, ventilation and addressing cardiac dysfunction (11).[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] It should not be confused with do-osae , which is a colloquial term for the guard position . International Judo Federation.[en.wikipedia.org] Troponin-T concentration was significantly higher in babies with hypotensive shock and hepatic injury, but not acute kidney injury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypovolemic Shock

    Symptoms include: Anxiety Low or no urine output Profuse sweating Dizziness Confusion Loss of consciousness Chest pain Tachycardia with weak pulse Hypotension Decreased urine[symptoma.com] A confused patient presented with hypovolemic shock and signs of arterial and venous obstruction of the left lower extremity; the correct diagnosis of urinary retention was[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The shock bowel sign and the CT hypotension complex are frequently associated with hypotension from causes other than trauma-induced hypovolemic shock, such as severe head[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This finding should be recognized so as to avoid confusion with thyroid or vascular injury or other incidental etiology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypokalemia

    A 38-year-old obese woman presented with recurrent polymorphic ventricular tachycardia secondary to persistent hypokalemia necessitating more than 40 DC shocks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Polyuria, nocturia Excessive thirst Fatigue Palpitations Assessment-Physical Findings Hyporeflexia (See Clinical effects of hypokalemia) Weak, irregular pulse Tachycardia, tachypnea[quizlet.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] Intravenous fluid boluses of normal saline (10.5 L in about 24 h) and vasopressors were started with rapid correction of hypotension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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