hypovolemic shock


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Related to hypovolemic shock: obstructive shock, distributive shock, cardiogenic shock, hemorrhagic shock

hypovolemic shock

[¦hī·pō‚vä¦lē·mik ′shäk]
(medicine)
Shock caused by reduced blood volume which may be due to loss of blood or plasma as in burns, the crush syndrome, perforating gastrointestinal wounds, or other trauma. Also known as wound shock.
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A CD-ROM was developed for this study that allowed participants to view PowerPoint slides that covered the pathophysiology of 3 types of combat injuries: cardiac tamponade, pneumothorax and hypovolemic shock, the same three scenarios developed for the HPS.
He was given treatment in ICU of emergency deptt for Upper Gastroenteritis Track (GIT) Bleeding, Gastroenteritis and Hypovolemic Shock and was late shifted to East Medical Ward where the patient was diagnosed as an old patient of pre-existing liver disease.
The coroner last Friday found that Ronald Tatchell died of hypovolemic shock as a result of a retroperitoneal haemorrhage following spinal surgery.
But Mr Stephens, of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, suffered crush injuries to his chest and died of hypovolemic shock, an inquest heard.
His death certificate stated that the cause of his death was hypovolemic shock resulting from several traumas.
Symptoms can range from slight abdominal pain to hypovolemic shock.
He said the injury caused Josh to go into hypovolemic shock.
It can manifest with a life-threatening presentation of fulminant hypovolemic shock.
Morever, bleeding could not be controlled during splenectomy which led to a fatal hypovolemic shock, making us think what would happen if the patient had not undergone surgery.
For subgroup analyses, the population in this study consisted of patients with septic shock (n = 1044; 62%), hypovolemic shock (n = 280; 16%) and cardiogenic shock (n = 263; 17%).
The other two would be found in their beds clearly having suffered from hypovolemic shock.