IThe moment a motionless person is seen, it is necessary to test the person ‘s sensitivity by shaking the body slightly and giving small blows. Immediately afterwards, it is important

Closed head trauma

In the case of closed head injury, loss of consciousness may not be immediate; in fact, several minutes may elapse between the time of injury and the appearance of neurological

Injury of the fingers and toes

FRACTURE/LUXATION For detect a fracture it is necessary for the patient to test the percussion, holding the fingers in full extension on a solid surface. Firmly strike the fingertips, and

What is the intragastric balloon?

The intragastric balloon is inserted through endoscopic intervention into the stomach. It induces a partial filling of the stomach, causing the subject to feel full, which turns him or her

Poisoning by anticoaugulants

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Main types of poisoning: ethylene glycol

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The cardiovascular system during poisonings

Poisoning can also cause cardiovascular collapse; in fact, antidepressant drugs can trigger cardiac arrhythmias, consequently altering cardiac output. It is necessary, therefore, to measure blood pressure and heart rate at

Coma: what to do?

The Coma is the morbid condition characterized by loss of consciousness with reduced o absent responsiveness to sensory stimuli and preservation of function vegetative. Four levels of coma are distinguished:

Arsenic Poisoning

Although arsenic is not a metal but a metalloid, it is widespread in nature and prolonged exposure causes a carcinogenic effect. Arsenic derivatives are used within industries as pesticides or

Bronchial asthma in children

Asthma bronchial is due to mucosal edema and stagnation of sputum. To evaluate the severity of asthma it is necessary to reconstruct the patient’s life through previous hospitalizations, feeding and

Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy


Coagulopathy is related to different clinical pictures, involving the activation of the process of coagulation resulting in thrombus deposition in the microcircle and consumption of coagulation factors and platelets.

The triggers are. bacterial sepsis, viral infections, trauma, burns, shock, injury cranial, tumors, hemangiomas, and intravascular hemolysis. The typical signs of coagulopathy are bleeding, thrombosis, and possible complications to the system gastroenteric. DIC-specific therapy may be necessary if the trigger is not controllable or if there is severe bleeding in progress. Yes based on the use of clotting factors, platelet concentrates or apheresis, concentrated hematins and heparin.

Some laboratory tests such as CBC, peripheral blood smear and coagulation tests should be followed.

Source: Mediserve‘s Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics.


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