Month: May 2020


Hemiarthroplasty: Procedure | Recovery | Complications

What to Expect from Hemiarthroplasty Overview A hemiarthroplasty is a surgical procedure that involves replacing half of the hip joint. Hemi means “half” and arthroplasty refers to “joint replacement.” Replacing the entire hip joint is called total hip replacement (THR). A hemiarthroplasty is generally used to treat a fractured hip. It may also be used to treat a hip damaged by …

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Septic Shock

Septic Shock: Symptoms | Causes | Diagnosis | Treatment

Septic Shock What is septic shock? Sepsis is the result of an infection and causes drastic changes in the body. It can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening. It occurs when chemicals that fight infection by triggering inflammatory reactions are released into the bloodstream. Doctors have identified three stages of sepsis: Sepsis is when the …

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Blackouts: Causes | Side Effects | Prevention

Understanding Why Blackouts Happen What makes a blackout a “blackout?” A blackout is a temporary condition that affects your memory. It’s characterized by a sense of lost time. Blackouts occur when your body’s alcohol levels are high. Alcohol impairs your ability to form new memories while intoxicated. It doesn’t erase memories formed before intoxication. As …

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