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The deterioration of existing defense mechanisms, leading to an exacerbation of pathologic behavior.



disturbance of the activity of an organ, a system of organs, or the entire organism, as a result of exhaustion or disruption of its adaptive mechanisms.

Harmful influences that cause significant changes in the organism disturb the constant equilibrium between the organism and the external environment. After some time, the organism adapts itself to the new conditions of existence (for example, the heart muscle hypertrophies when there are heart defects) and equilibrium is restored—that is, compensation occurs. When there is compensation, the organ (or system) works under an increased load, as a result of which it succumbs more readily to harmful influences.

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A clinical diagnosis of sputum retention contributing to decompensation was made by the attending intensivist who decided to perform a bronchoscopy to clear retained secretions before starting noninvasive ventilation and to avoid endotracheal intubation.
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He deteriorated markedly, and was hospitalized with decompensation and acute exacerbations of symptoms, including Hypotension (70/40).
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These findings may be important with regard to prevention of progressive metabolic decompensation and cardiovascular disease associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
They consider the anatomy and physiology, intracranial pressure, pathogenesis, decompensation, paraclinical explorations, an intracranial hypertension classification, differential diagnosis, evolution (course) and prognosis, treatment, and intracranial hypotension.
Serious cardiac events during pregnancy included two cases of decompensation, and two other decompensation episodes that required resuscitation during delivery Right ventricular dysfunction progressed in five patients.
Knowing this, there are many confounding variables that may have led to the altered potassium level such as dehydration from vomiting (leading to potassium loss through the stomach), that can cause bradycardia as decompensation from shock; or over-replacement of potassium-rich IV fluids that would lead to tachycardia from volume overload.