Malignant hyperthermia

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    Silent, but Deadly 2 Abstract Malignant hyperthermia is a very rapid onset crisis that happens during a surgical procedure. It is unnoticeable and is an adverse reaction to anesthesia that was given in either form of volatile agents or succinylcholine. It is undetected in most cases unless having been tested for this particular type of reaction either through muscle biopsy or genetic testing. The reason for the absence of detection in most cases, is that the only way to trigger malignant hyperthermia is inducing in the patient via the triggering anesthetics. Treatment for malignant…

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    This condition was in one of the clinical correlations which I thought was interesting how the body’s energy processes worked against themselves. Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare, inherited life-threatening condition that is induced by general anesthetic drugs such as halothane. Generally, most cases show no signs or symptoms until individuals are exposed to anesthesia. However, there are cases where an individual with MH goes under anesthetics and will not react. The reaction includes a…

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    There are many definitions of thermal comfort, which depends on the aims and expectations of those who defined it (Chappells, and Shove, 2004). Jiao (2010) stated that, the rate at which human body gain and lose energy, and also the state of comfort is satisfactory once all heat flow in and out of the body are in equilibrium. Also, (ASHRAE 2004), described it as “the state of mind that expresses satisfaction with the surrounding environment.” This definition highlights subjective and…

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    The article that I choose was called “Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest”. The objective of the article was to find at which temperature was it better to induce hypothermia on a patient who had gone into cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital scenario to prevent neurological damage and the. The researchers hoped that if by inducing hypothermia early on after the cardiac arrest and loss of consciousness there would be little to no brain damage. The researchers…

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    However, many athletes practice in hot and humid weather conditions which intensify the test that physical exercise places on the thermoregulatory processes. The hot and humid setting weakens the heat exchanges between the body and the environment considerably. The struggle between the body and environment can lead to serious heat illnesses in athletes, such as, heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion (Wendt, 2007). When an individual exercises, their core body temperature increases from…

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    Depolarizing relaxants are associated with life threatening hyperkalemia and non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs may lead to a prolonged effect (3). Some controversy about the use of volatile anesthetics and their potential to cause a malignant hyperthermia-like syndrome or rhabdomyolysis exists (4). Therefore, regional anesthesia may offer advantages for avoiding many of these problems with reduced drug doses, avoidance of tracheal intubation and decreased postoperative opioid…

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    Malignant hyperthermia is an acute life threatening complication. This is caused by certain drugs that are used for general anesthesia. This begins when the skeletal muscle is exposed to certain agents which increase calcium levels in the muscle cells and increase levels of metabolism. Many things begin to increase such as serum calcium, potassium and metabolic rate. This problem can lead to acidosis, cardiac dysthymias, and high body temperature. Signs of malignant hyperthermia include,…

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    attached to nanoparticles without damaging non-targeted tissues. Also, with the level of focused radiation emitted from the CT scan, GNRs are ideal contrast agents for hyperplastic tissue/cancer detection. Research Question 4 Q: What prompted your decision for picking Hexokinase II for identification of dyplastic hepatocytes? A: With the distinct attractence of anti-hexokinase II antibodies to hexokinase II, you will achieve an accumulative effect to areas that overexpress hexokinase II. HCC…

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