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 Diaphoresis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Recognition of diaphoresis is expected of (additional info and facts about EMT) EMTs.
Normal physical causes of diaphoresis include exercise, (The time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends) menopause, fever, spicy foods, and high environmental temperature.
Diaphoresis may associated with some abnormal conditions, such as (An overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones) hyperthyroidism and shock.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/di/diaphoresis.htm   (149 words)

  
 * Diaphoresis - (Disease): Definition
Diaphoresis is a medical term for profuse sweating.
It can be normal (physiologic) -- brought on by physical activity, emotional response, or high environmental temperature -- or a symptom of an underlying disease (pathologic)...
It can be normal (physiologic), brought on by physical activity, emotional response, or high environmental temperature, or a symptom of an underlying disease (pathologic)...
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 diaphoresis in TutorGig Encyclopedia
Diaphoresis can also be caused by many types of infections, often accompanied by fever and/or chills.
Most infections can cause some degree of diaphoresis and it is a very common symptom in some serious infections such as malaria and tuberculosis.
Once pathological and environmental causes of diaphoresis are ruled out by a physician, it is more accurately referred to as hyperhidrosis.
www.tutorgig.com /ed/diaphoresis   (325 words)

  
 Diaphoresis - Adverse Reactions Table
Diaphoresis is a sign of shock in the hemodynamically unstable patient, but what physiological mechanism is going on to cause diaphoresis?
Normal physical causes of diaphoresis include exercise, menopause, fever, When diaphoresis is pathologic, the underlying cause should be treated.
Dr Haines describes a case in which diaphoresis was caused not by a conventional medication or illness but rather by a life-style change in which the
www.hispider.com /?q=diaphoresis   (350 words)

  
 Journal of Family Practice: Complications occurring from diagnostic venipuncture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Patients who experienced lightheadedness, diaphoresis, or syncope were instructed to lie down and elevate their legs.
The following were considered to be serious complications: diaphoresis and near syncope (evidenced by the patient having diaphoresis and poor facial coloring); syncope (resulting in unconsciousness); and convulsive syncope (syncope with tonic-clonic movements).
Diaphoresis with near syncope was the most commonly observed serious reaction (2.6%).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0689/is_n5_v34/ai_12216494   (1081 words)

  
 Land of Vedas - AYURVEDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A person undergoing this therapy is given heat either by using a decoction of medicinal herbs or by applying indirect heat to the body, in the form of warm clothing or keeping the patient in a warm cabin or partially open box.
Local diaphoresis is given by applying a poultice (paste) of medicinal herbs or by kettle steam diaphoresis.
In chronic diseases, whole body diaphoresis is given either by giving steam bath of medicated decoctions, or by making the patient lie down on a specially designed table.
www.landofvedas.com /ayurveda/pk_pt_fomentation.html   (416 words)

  
 The Serotonin Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In humans, the association of myoclonus, diarrhea, confusion, hypomania, agitation, hyperreflexia, shivering, incoordination, fever and diaphoresis, when patients are treated with serotoninergic agents, could constitute a "serotonin syndrome".
Serotonin-related symptoms are the physical and objective expression of the antidepressant-induced increase in serotonin.
The specificity of serotonin-related syndrome also needs to be discussed since most of the symptoms, such as tremor and diaphoresis, are not in all cases related to an increase in serotonin.
www.biopsychiatry.com /sersynd.htm   (294 words)

  
 Agromedicine Case Studies - 31
A 30-year-old, comatose male with miosis, diaphoresis, and incontinence
You are alerted that a 30-year-old, unconscious male is being brought by ambulance to the Emergency Department where you are on duty.
When the patient arrives at the Emergency Department, you note that he has fixed pinpoint pupils, generalized paralysis, fasciculations, and is unresponsive to deep pain.
www.hmc.psu.edu /agromedicine/studies/case31.htm   (682 words)

  
 Journal of Family Practice: Case report of a needle phobia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In contrast, blood-injury phobia victims typically experience a diphasic cardiovascular response of an initial tachycardia, followed by bradycardia, hypotension, shock, vertigo, syncope, diaphoresis, nausea, and occasionally even coma, asystole, and death.
He had had a strong sense of dread, with near fainting and diaphoresis, when using needles on others at the start of his medical training.
A maternal uncle, a family physician, reported that he experienced near syncope, diaphoresis, palpitations, and tachycardia with any needle procedure, and that his five offspring, two of whom are physicians, are all deathly afraid of having needle procedures.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0689/is_n4_v32/ai_10678524   (1320 words)

  
 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Diaphoresis
Diaphoresis is a fancy medical term for perspiration or sweating.
The FDA's press release announcing the approval of Botox to treat underam sweating.
The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Medline has an extensive entry on diaphoresis that discusses other physical causes and more.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/diaphoresis.html   (268 words)

  
 Differences in symptom presentation by sociodemographic characteristics among emergency department (ED) patients with ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Patients in the two oldest groups were less likely than younger patients to report classic heart attack symptoms such as chest pain, chest pressure, diaphoresis, and arm pain or numbness.
Whites had more arm or jaw pain, chest pressure or discomfort, and diaphoresis compared with non-whites.
Hispanics were less likely to report indigestion, chest tightness, dyspnea or diaphoresis than whites or African-Americans.
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 diaphoresis - OneLook Dictionary Search
Diaphoresis : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
Diaphoresis : MEDLINE plus Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia [home, info]
Words similar to diaphoresis: hidrosis, perspiration, sudor, sweat, water, diaphoreses, more...
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 Kongressberichte: ACUTE OPIATE WITHDRAWAL AFTER CONSUMPTION OF NALTREXONE-TAINTED COCAINE.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He suffered from agitation, hallucinations, vertigo, nausea, abdominal pain, diaphoresis, massive diarrhea, and shortness of breath.
He was severely agitated and showed nausea, emesis, diaphoresis, and massive diarrhea.
His symptoms were controlled by intravenous midazolam and three oral doses of methadone (total 110mg).
www.toxi.ch /ger/congres_1086160430_21128.html   (445 words)

  
 Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa [L.] Nutt.)
Black cohosh is popular as an alternative to hormonal therapy in the treatment of menopausal (climacteric) symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disturbances, diaphoresis, palpitations, and vaginal dryness.
Subjects were randomized to receive either an unidentified fl cohosh preparation or placebo for two months, after which time both groups were reported to experience significant reductions in hot flashes, with no advantage of fl cohosh over placebo in the 81% of subjects that completed the study.
The weaknesses of this study include the short duration, which may not be adequate to assess menopausal symptoms, concomitant use of tamoxifen, which induces hot flashes which may require a different treatment approach than menopausal hot flashes, unclear fl cohosh product used, and large dropout (19%) without adequate analysis of dropouts.
www.naturalstandard.com /naturalstandard/demos/blackcohosh.asp   (6820 words)

  
 Peoria Area EMS Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Initiate ALS intercept if the patient's chest pain is not eliminated after initial nitroglycerin and oxygen therapy.
Quick Combo or Fast Patch pads should be applied if the patient has an altered level of conscious, significant diaphoresis, signs of hypoxia, or hypotension.
Consider the patient to be in cardiogenic shock if the patient has dyspnea, systolic blood pressure less than 100, signs of congestive heart failure or diaphoresis.
www.paems.org /pcm/routine_cardiac_care.htm   (651 words)

  
  Delirium Tremens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
During withdrawal from alcohol, the loss of GABA-A receptor stimulation causes a reduction in chloride flux and is associated with tremors, diaphoresis, tachycardia, anxiety, and seizures.
Withdrawal seizures (rum fits) occur within 6-48 hours of alcohol cessation and are characterized by major motor seizures that occur during withdrawal in patients who normally have no seizures and have normal EEGs.
However, DTs often presents with a coexisting illness, so a careful physical examination should be performed in order to uncover any potentially serious illness that may be present.
www.perioperativemed.jeeran.com /Delirium.htm   (3319 words)

  
 Emergency Medicine
Angina pectoris is considered unstable if it is new in onset and severe (at least Canadian Cardiovascular Society class III), if it occurs at rest and usually lasts more than 20 minutes, or if previously diagnosed angina is increasing in frequency, duration, or severity.
Chest pain and diaphoresis are the two most common symptoms of acute myocardial infarction (MI).
One study evaluated the frequency of symptoms among 88 patients who presented with acute MI and found that 78% reported diaphoresis, 64% reported chest pain, 52% reported nausea, and 47% reported shortness of breath.
www.emedmag.com /html/pre/cov/covers/021504.asp   (2170 words)

  
 Drug and Alcohol Dependence - New Treatments, October 2, 2005
Elevated blood pressure, pulse and temperature, hyperarousal, agitation, restlessness, cutaneous flushing, tremors, diaphoresis, dilated pupils, ataxia, clouding of consciousness, disorientation
Increased psychomotor activity, agitation, muscular weakness, tremulousness, hyperpyrexia, diaphoresis, delirium, convulsions, elevated blood pressure, pulse and temperature, tremor
Drug seeking, mydriasis, piloerection, diaphoresis, rhinorrhea, lacrimation, diarrhea, insomnia, elevated blood pressure and pulse
www.ccspublishing.com /journals2a/drug_alcohol.htm   (384 words)

  
 Prentice Hall Drug Guide open access: Drug–Related Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
excessive allergic response manifested by wheezing, chills, generalized pruritic urticaria, diaphoresis, sense of uneasiness, agitation, flushing, palpitations, coughing, difficulty breathing, and cardiovascular collapse.
stimulation of the parasympathetic response manifested by lacrimation, diaphoresis, salivation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
any disease or abnormal condition of striated muscles manifested by muscle weakness, myalgia, diaphoresis, fever, and reddish-brown urine (myoglobinuria) or oliguria.
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 Treatment of Delirium Tremens
Signs and symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, tremulousness, hyperreflexia, hypertension, tachycardia, diaphoresis, nausea, vomiting and craving for alcohol.
At the early stage of alcohol withdrawal, patients may be overhydrated secondary to increases in antidiuretic hormone as alcohol levels fall.
Correction of water deficiency is therefore important, and the infusion of fluid is generally clinically required.
www.uspharmacist.com /oldformat.asp?url=newlook/files/Feat/ACF2F4F.cfm&pub_id=8&article_id=70   (2328 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Excessive Sweating (Diaphoresis, Excessive Perspiration, Profuse Sweating)
Healthopedia.com - Excessive Sweating (Diaphoresis, Excessive Perspiration, Profuse Sweating)
It is usually noticed by a person or by the healthcare provider.
Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.
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 Pharmacy Inservice - HIT
A white 52 yo male presented to emerg after experiencing exercise-induced substernal chest pain and diaphoresis without shortness of breath or palpitations.
An anterior wall myocardial infarction was diagnosed; treatment included thrombolysis and intravenous heparin and nitroglycerin.
Chest pain and diaphoresis continued and he was admitted to the coronary care unit.
www.amsect.org /ce/HIT/phrmni.htm   (521 words)

  
 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses - Riding Out the Storm: Sympathetic Storming After Traumatic Brain Injury
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tachycardia, hyperthermia, dystonia with posturing, hypertension and diaphoresis.
A common nursing intervention that is aimed at decreasing the intensity and duration of the storming episode is:
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 Posterior Mediastinal Pheochromocytoma -- Chao et al. 176 (6): 1408 -- American Journal of Roentgenology
—19-year-old man with labile hypertension, headaches, palpitations, and diaphoresis.
Coronal T1-weighted MR image shows characteristic salt-and-pepper appearance of paraspinal mass, confirming diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.
Photomicrograph of specimen shows round nests of large regular polyhedral cells separated by congested capillaries.
www.ajronline.org /cgi/content/full/176/6/1408   (484 words)

  
 Diaphoresis - Appendix 2: Characteristic Signs and Symptoms for Several   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Diaphoresis - Appendix 2: Characteristic Signs and Symptoms for Several
Sweating is a very non-specific symptom, and may be physiological or
Sweating - excessive - SWMC serving Vancouver Washington Portland
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 Diaphoresis - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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Diaphoresis is also seen in an acute myocardial infarction, from the increased firing of the sympathetic nervous system.
A case of uremia in an alcoholic patient with visceral complications successfully treated by venesection, diaphoresis, and nitroglycerin: Philadelphia Hospital : service of S. Solis-Cohen, M.D
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /diaphoresis.htm   (191 words)

  
 Diaphoresis, santa suits - diaphoresis - yourDictionary.com - American Heritage Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Diaphoresis, santa suits - diaphoresis - yourDictionary.com - American Heritage Dictionary
In ancient texts of Chinese medicine, perspiration (diaphoresis) is Inducing diaphoresis was one of the original three methods of therapy (with emesis
hyperreflexia, shivering, confusion, agitation, restlessness, coma, autonomic instability, low-grade fever, nausea, diarrhea, diaphoresis, flushing.
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 What is the mechinism behind diaphoresis as it relates to shock?
Subject: What is the mechinism behind diaphoresis as it relates to shock?
I have asked many physicians and other health care professionals and have yet to come with an answer.
Re: What is the mechinism behind diaphoresis as it relates to shock?
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/2001-02/982606870.Me.q.html   (113 words)

  
 Acute responses to ampligen infusions in HIV-infected people.
OBJECTIVE: To report our clinical and laboratory observations in HIV-infected persons associated with acute reactions during intravenous infusions of synthetic mismatched double-stranded RNA (Ampligen).
METHODS: Ten acute reactions (flushing, diaphoresis, sHIVering, chills, fever and chest tightness) occurred in 3 of 17 persons receiving twice weekly infusions.
Infusions were stopped temporarily during reactions then finished at a slower rate.
www.aegis.com /aidsline/1990/sep/M9094195.html   (427 words)

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