A recent report published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology calls medical professionals to watch for encephalitis in patients diagnosed with other neurological disorders, like Parkinson disease.
Sepsis is not an infection, per se, it's your body's reaction to the infection. Your body will try to fight the infection by flooding your body with toxic chemicals.
Most people go to medical professionals for care because heath care providers are generally understood as being the people who are most capable of making sound judgments regarding a person's health. The specialization within the medical world often means that certain health care providers are even more qualified than others to prescribe treatment for particular issues.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can be life threatening and is often misdiagnosed. In fact, 1 in 3 patients presenting symptoms in an emergency room will be misdiagnosed. PE is a condition that occurs when there is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. A common cause for the blockage is a clot that travels up to the lung from another part of the body.
It's not something most of think about. Sure, we've heard horror stories about people having the wrong breast removed during a mastectomy, or someone having the wrong kidney removed. But these seem like very unusual occurrences. They can't possibly be common or no doctor would be able to practice medicine, right? Maybe not.
In Arizona, patients must be given all information regarding their health and the treatment options that are available to them before choosing a course of action. This is called informed consent. To meet the required threshold of informed consent, patients must be given certain types of information and explanations. In addition, the patient must then be able to make a decision about his or her care and consent to that care being provided.