Intestinal Injury in Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a life-threatening syndrome that is characterized by its severe clinical symptoms, rapid progression, and high rate of mortality. Recently, research has indicated that a dysfunctional intestinal epithelia barrier plays an important role in the pathophysiology of heat stroke. Protecting the intestines from heat stress had been identified as a potentially effective treatment for patients with heat stroke and may reduce the innate immune response caused by endotoxins in circulation.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Review Source Type: research

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Heat stroke is an emergent condition characterized by hyperthermia (>40  °C/>104  °F) and nervous system dysregulation. There are two primary etiologies: exertional which occurs during physical activity and non-exertional which occurs during extreme heat events without physical exertion. Left untreated, both may lead to significant morbidity, are considered a special circumst ance for cardiac arrest and cause of mortality.
Source: Resuscitation - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractHeat stroke (HS) is a fatal disease caused by thermal damage in the body, and it has a very high mortality rate. In 2015, the People ’s Liberation Army Professional Committee of Critical Care Medicine published the first expert consensus on HS in China,Expert consensus on standardized diagnosis and treatment for heat stroke. With an increased understanding of HS and new issues that emerged during the HS treatment in China in recent years, the 2015 consensus no longer meet the requirements for HS prevention and treatment. It is necessary to update the consensus to include the latest research evidence and estab...
Source: Military Medical Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Hirayama I, Inokuchi R, Ueda Y, Doi K PMID: 31915313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This nurse-driven technology offers a new means to rapidly deploy cooling to critically ill patients without needing to implement advanced surgical approaches or obstruct access to the patient, freeing the provider to continue optimal care in high-morbidity conditions.
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research
(University of Missouri-Columbia) One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield -- preventing heat stroke or exhaustion -- by using 'wearable air conditioning,' an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device, which provides approximately 11 degrees Fahrenheit of cooling to the human body, includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Exertional heat illness, including muscle cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, occur each year in athletes and military soldiers. Exertional heat stroke, the most concerning type of exertional heat illness, is a life-threatening condition defined clinically by a core body temperature greater than 104° F (40°C) and central nervous system dysfunction. Heat stroke may lead to multiorgan failure and death and is one of the leading causes of nontraumatic death in athletes participating in outdoor activities. Current recommendations are discussed regarding prehospital and first responder care of exerti...
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Special Focus: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Title: Heat Stroke (A Very Serious Condition)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - Category: Podiatry Source Type: news
ConclusionConsidering the high temperatures in the Gulf region, the prevalence of vehicular heat stroke secondary to locking children inside vehicles is nontrivial. Awareness programs for parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged.
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionConsidering the high temperatures in the Gulf region, the prevalence of vehicular heat stroke secondary to locking children inside vehicles is nontrivial. Awareness programs for parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged.
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
We present a case of heat stroke resulting in acute liver injury (ALI) successfully treated with intravenous N-acetylcysteine (NAC).
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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