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Major Complication/co-morbidity conditions

Abscess Skin wound/infection, occur more in people w/ poor circulation;treatment:antibiotics
Abscess of Bartholin's gland Localized pain in region of duct; treatment: antibiotic therapy
Acidosis, repiratory/metabolic/lactic Retention of CO2, hypoventilation, dyspnea, drowsiness, malaise, nausea
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Delirium tremens, nausea, vomitting; treatment: Benzodiazeprines-lithium
Alkalosis, metabollic/respiratory WEakness, respiration slow & shallow, uremia, parethesias of extremeties
Anemia due to acute blood loss Sudden blood loss ff rupture of ulcer, truama, hemophilia
Aneurysm of aorta with rupture Fatal, pain in lower back, groin
Angina Pectoris heaviness in chest
Anorexia Nervosa Fear of obesity
Arrest Cardiac Cessation of cardiac action
Ascites, Malignant other Serous fluid effusion and accumulation
Atelectasis Lung collapse
Bacteremia Bacteria in the blood
Brochiectasis w/ acute exacerbation irreversible dilatin of bronchi due to chronic infection
Bronchtis, obstructive chronic Bronchitis with airway obstruction
Cachexia Malnutrition & general ill health marked by emaciation & weakness
Cardiomyopathy Palpitations and/or dyspnea; treatment: digoxin, diuretics
Cellulitis Skin/wound infection secondary to DM;treatment- antibiotics
Cholangitis Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, prolonged, anorexia
Convulsion, febrile sudden violent involuntary contraction of group muscles;treatment may include neurontin, dilantin, anticonvulsant drug
Cor pulmonale, acute Progressive dyspnea, results from COPD;treatment-broncho dilators - digoxin,vasodilators
Cystitis, acute Inflammation of urinary bladder & ureter characterized by urgency, pain , hematuria; treatment: Cipro,
Disease Addison Anorexia, headache weakness;treatment- glucocoticoid
Disease, hypertensive heart & kidney, malignant history of kidney disease, headache, fatigue; treament- Nitrostat
Disease, hypertensive heart, malignant w/ heart failure Atherosclerosis; hx of uncontrolled blood pressure & oliguria
Pleural effusion Fluid in the pleura,treatment: lasix or digoxin
Endometritis (acute) Salpingitis and vaginal discharge;treatment antibiotics
Fibrillation, ventricular Life threatening cardiac emmergency; loss of pulse, respirations & BP; treatment- Lidocaine, Calan, Cardiaem and Digitalis
REnal Failure, acute REnal Failure Chronic Stage IV/V ESRD Lethargy, fatigue, anorexia, nausea, dyspnea, weakness, thrist
Acute Respiratory Failure Increase sputum production, cough and SOB
Fistula of bladder Urinary incontinence, dysuria and vaginal irritation
Atrial Flutter Palpitation, weakness, dizziness;treatment: digoxin, quinidine, calan, cardizem, digitalis
Pathological Fracture Fracture due to: osteoporosis, neoplasm& osteomalacia
Hamatemesis Vomitting of blood or "coffee ground material";treatment- vassopressin
GI Hemorrhage Vomitting of blood, black and tarry stool
Infected hydrocele Inflammation of spermatic cord or testis
Hydronephrosis Colicky, dull aching flank pain, hematuria in 10% of cases, pyuria, fever
Hyponatremia Loss than normal soium in the blood, due to inadequate excretion of water
Paralytuc/adynamic ileus Vomitting, cramps, pain, abdominal distention
Infarction, acute myocardial any site Deep severe substernal pain with radiation to back, jaw or left arm; treatment:lidocaine, calan, quinidine
Urinary tract infection Dysuria or burning pain on urination
Ischemia, coronary acute & sub acute Arteriosclerosis heart disease, elevated cholesterol, treatment: nitroglycerin, lidocaine, pronestyl, digoxin, quinidine
Malnutrition Emaciation
Melena Black tarry stools with digested blood
Myocarditis, acute Inflammation of the myocardium caused by viral, bacterial or fungal infection
Myositis, infective Pain in muscles, possible fever and chills w/ muscle swelling
Orchitis with abscess Inflammation and infection of testes
Pericarditis, acute Sharp precordial or substernal pain, radiating to the neck; treatment - aspirin
Pancreatitis, acute Dammage to the biliary tract by alcohol, infectious disease, trauma or certain drugs
Peritonitis Inflammation of the peritoneum; treatment - doxycycline, cefoxitin, clindamycin
Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of femoral vein Inflammation of the vein generally followed by a clot
Pneumonia,unspecified Lung infection
Pneumothorax Collapse of lung
Prostatitis, acute Inflammation of the prostate gland
Petit mal seizure w/ intractable epilepsy Momentary loss of memory w/ twitching
SEpticemia Chills, skin eruptions, fever, nausea, leukocytosis, vomitting, diarrhea
Shock, cardiogenic REsulting from a myocardial infarct, end stage cardiomyopathy or a malfunction pof a mitral valve
Septic shock Onset of abrupt chills, nausea, vomitting & diarrhea
Tachycardia, paroxysmal, ventricular Associated with ischemic heart disease
Ulcer decubitus Bedsore or pressure ulcer
Esophageal varices Hematemesis can sometimes be an indication of an esophageal bleed
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