necrosis

Medicine Surgery

A Review Of Acute Pancreatitis

Definition: Inflammation of the pancreas due to parenchymal autodigestion by proteolytic enzymes The clinical definition of acute pancreatitis, whether in the presence or absenceĀ of underlying chronic pancreatitis, requires atleast 2 of the following 3 features: Clinical assessment: Abdominal pain suggestive strongly of acute pancreatitis. Enzymes: Serum amylase and/orĀ lipase activity at least 3 times greater than […]

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Endotoxic Shock
Pathology

Pathogenesis of Septic Shock

Shock (Cardiovascular collapse) It is the final common pathway for a number of potentially lethal clinical events, including severe hemorrhage, extensive trauma or burns, large myocardial infarction, massive pulmonary embolism and microbial sepsis. Regardless of the underlying pathology, shock gives rise to systemic hypoperfusion caused by reduction either in cardiac output or in the effective […]

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