Anasarca

Anasarca Anasarca Definition: A condition where the skin becomes swollen due to excess fluid in the skin’s tissues.

Anasarca: A condition where the skin becomes swollen due to excess fluid in the skin’s tissues. There are several causes of anasarca, but it is most commonly a result of kidney disease, liver failure, congestive heart failure, malnutrition, or hookworm infestation.

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What Type Of Consent Is Most Commonly An Issue In A Medical Malpractice Case?
31 jan
What Type Of Consent Is Most Commonly An Issue In A Medical Malpractice Case?

Informed consent is the type of consent that is most commonly an issue in a medical malpractice case. Before performing a medical procedure, a doctor or healthcare provider has a duty to warn the patient of the known risks involved. They must also make the patient aware of alternative treatment options if they exist. This

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What’s The Difference Between Locked In Syndrome And A Vegetative State?
22 jan
What’s The Difference Between Locked In Syndrome And A Vegetative State?

The difference between locked-in syndrome and a vegetative state is that a person with locked-in syndrome retains their full mental faculties, whereas a person in a vegetative state does not. However, because locked-in syndrome causes the loss of all physical capabilities and all muscle movement other than the eyes, people can easily mistake it for

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Anasarca - News Articles

Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000
19 jul
Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000

Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000 Lisa Ewing was 40 weeks pregnant in 2004 when she noticed that her baby was not moving nearly as much as he had been. Upon the discovery she immediately went to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be evaluated. But according to a

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Maryland Family Agrees To Settlement With Anesthesiologist, Oral Surgeon, and Others After Daughter Dies From Brain Injury
01 oct
Maryland Family Agrees To Settlement With Anesthesiologist, Oral Surgeon, and Others After Daughter Dies From Brain Injury

On March 28, 2011, 17-year old Jennifer Olenick underwent a routine wisdom tooth extraction procedure. While that sounds typical and seemingly ordinary, Jennifer wound up entering a coma and dying ten days later. According to the Baltimore Sun, “[a]n autopsy report showed she died because of a lack of oxygen to her brain during surgery.”

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