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  1. Definition. Septic shock is a subclass of distributive shock, a condition in which abnormal distribution of blood flow in the smallest blood vessels results in inadequate blood supply to the body tissues, resulting in ischemia and organ dysfunction. Septic shock refers specifically to distributive shock due to sepsis as a result of infection.

    Septic shock - Wikipedia

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    sep·tic
    /ˈseptik/

    adjective

    • 1. infected with microorganisms, especially harmful bacteria: "his feet had gone septic"
    • 2. denoting a drainage system incorporating a septic tank.

    noun

    • 1. a drainage system incorporating a septic tank. North American

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  3. Jan 10, 2020 · Septic shock describes a catastrophic situation where infection overwhelms the body's immune system and potentially causes organ failure and death.; By definition, blood pressure is low, organs like the heart, lung, kidney, and liver fail to work properly, and medications are required to support and maintain blood pressure in a normal range

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Septic_shockSeptic shock - Wikipedia

    Definition. Septic shock is a subclass of distributive shock, a condition in which abnormal distribution of blood flow in the smallest blood vessels results in inadequate blood supply to the body tissues, resulting in ischemia and organ dysfunction. Septic shock refers specifically to distributive shock due to sepsis as a result of infection.

  5. Definition of Septic Shock Quiz Ref ID Septic shock is defined as a subset of sepsis in which underlying circulatory and cellular metabolism abnormalities are profound enough to substantially increase mortality ( Box 3 ).

  6. Nov 09, 2018 · Apart from an increased level of alertness and rapid diagnosis, septic shock requires treatment to support the circulation by the infusion of balanced crystalloid solutions (recommendation grade: A), administration of vasopressors (norepinephrine, vasopressin if needed), in some cases also inotropic drugs (e.g., dobutamine), and organ ...

  7. www.dhhs.nh.gov › dphs › holuSEPTIC SYSTEMS

    SEPTIC SYSTEM FAILURE: The legal definition of septic failure is: “The condition produced when a subsurface sewage or waste disposal system does not properly contain or treat sewage, or causes or threatens to cause the discharge of sewage on the ground surface or into adjacent surface or groundwaters (RSA 485-A-2:IV).”

  8. Septic shock is defined as a subset of sepsis in which particularly profound circulatory, cellular, and metabolic abnormalities substantially increase mortality. The new definitions for sepsis and septic shock – the first revisions since 2001 – reflect considerable advances made in the pathophysiology, management, and epidemiology of sepsis.

  9. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting the perfect clinical definition that has both high sensitivity and specificity for severe sepsis and septic shock. For example, if you believe the patient has an infection AND meets the SIRS criteria, then the patient may be septic. Infection is likely its most useful application.

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