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Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic shock occurs rapidly and is life-threatening. It is a systemic, type I hypersensitivity reaction that often has fatal consequences. Anaphylaxis causes the immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause a person to go into shock.
Osteoporosis Nursing Care Management and Study Guide

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is classified as a metabolic bone disorder. It occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone. It also causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.
Deep Vein Thrombosis Nursing Care Management

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs.
Contact Dermatitis Nursing Care Management

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis, a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction, is an acute or chronic skin inflammation that results from direct skin contact with chemicals or allergens.
Hepatic Cirrhosis Nursing Care Management and Study Guide

Hepatic Cirrhosis

Hepatic cirrhosis is a chronic hepatic disease characterized by diffuse destruction and fibrotic regeneration of hepatic cells.
Hypovolemic Shock Nursing Care Management

Hypovolemic Shock

In hypovolemic shock, reduced intravascular blood volume causes circulatory dysfunction and inadequate tissue perfusion.
Cardiogenic Shock Nursing Care Management

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock is a condition of diminished cardiac output that severely impairs cardiac perfusion.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Nursing Care Management and Study Guide

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease of unknown origin. Here's the nursing care management for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Nursing Care Management and Study Guide

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta is characterized by bones that break easily often from little or no apparent cause.
Cholecystitis Nursing Care Management and Study Guide

Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis is the acute or chronic inflammation of the gallbladder.

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