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20 Possible Causes for Fluctuating Level of Consciousness, Hypertension, Variable Hypoglycemia

  • Hypoglycemia

    On hospital day 8 the patient developed hypertensive emergency and was taken to the operating room for exploratory laparotomy.[] Glycemic variability portends increased risk for hypoglycemia and should be a focus of further research.[] Hyperinsulinemia can also result from in utero or perinatal stress (eg, maternal hypertension, prematurity, small for gestational age, hypoxia, Caesarian delivery). [5] These[]

  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy

    The definition of hypertension has continuously evolved over the last 50 years. Hypertension is currently defined as a blood pressure greater than 140/90mmHg.[] This highly variable prognosis is exemplified by patients that get encephalopathy from hypoglycemia.[] The case report of a patient with hypertensive encephalopathy is presented here.[]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    A 22-year-old woman presented with lump in the left hypochondrium, refractory high-protein ascites and evidence of left-sided portal hypertension.[] PNETs are functional or non-functional tumors and represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with extremely variable clinical behavior.[] Patient's history of hypertension was also associated with hypertension AEs.[]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    […] encephalopathy 2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code Type 1 Excludes alcoholic encephalopathy ( G31.2 ) encephalopathy in diseases classified elsewhere ( G94 ) hypertensive[] This highly variable prognosis is exemplified by patients that get encephalopathy from hypoglycemia.[] level of consciousness.[]

  • Encephalopathy

    […] past because of hypertensive crises.[] This highly variable prognosis is exemplified by patients that get encephalopathy from hypoglycemia.[] Symptoms: changes in mental state, consciousness, behavior, personality forgetfulness confusion, disorientation delirium (acute, severe confusion with fluctuating level of[]

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    A significant hypertension can occur in children and adolescents admitted for severe DKA despite the presence of dehydration.[] PURPOSE: To compare one vs. two bag system with respect to blood glucose variability (BGV), time for resolution of acidosis and incidence of hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, and[] Headache and fluctuating level of consciousness herald this complication in some patients, but respiratory arrest is the initial manifestation in others.[]

  • Cerebral Malaria

    Here we present a model in which the ultimate cause of death from CM is severe intracranial hypertension.[] Autopsy findings are highly variable. 5, 12 The parasite produces an iron-based hemoglobin by-product, hemozoin, which often discolors the brain surface.[] The level of consciousness may fluctuate over a period of hours.[]

  • Septicemia

    A previously healthy, 67-year-old, man with past medical history of myocardial infarction and hypertension was rushed to the emergency room after sudden onset of fever, chills[] This conclusion is supported by the wide variability in hypoglycemia rates reported with protocols [ 205, 206, 207, 212, 213 ].[] Following a 48-hour propofol-induced coma, during which antiepileptic therapy was titrated, her level of consciousness began to improve on ICU day 32.[]

  • Hypothermia

    OBJECTIVE: To better understand the impact of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) on brain oxygenation in term asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia.[] […] is variable.[] Effect of mild hypothermia on uncontrollable intracranial hypertension after severe head injury. J Neurosurg 1993 ;79: 363 - 368 18.[]

  • Drug-induced Hypoglycemia

    Beta-blockers may be prescribed to treat conditions such as: Angina Heart disease Hypertension (high blood pressure) Beta-blockers can however reduce sensitivity to insulin[] […] techniques, variable intensity of exercise, alcohol use, gastric motility disorders, and variable rates of carbohydrate absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. 3) Hypoglycemia[] She also has hypertension, diabetes type 2, and mild dementia.[]

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