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Heat Stroke (Heatstroke) Summary

Description: A condition caused by the failure of body to dissipate heat in an excessively hot environment or during PHYSICAL EXERTION in a hot environment. Contrast to HEAT EXHAUSTION, the body temperature in heat stroke patient is dangerously high with red, hot skin accompanied by DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly.

Also Known As: Heatstroke; Heatstrokes; Heat Strokes; Stroke, Heat; Strokes, Heat

Networked: 463 relevant articles (55 outcomes, 63 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Heat Stroke

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Dantrolene (Dantrium) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 16 results : FDA 5 Generic
  2. Protein C : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 11 results : IBA
  3. Hydroxyl Radical : 3 outcomes in 9 results : IBA
  4. platonin J (platonin) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 4 results : IBA
  5. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 32 results : IBA
  6. Oxygen : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 16 results : IBA
  7. Urethane (Ethyl Carbamate) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 20 results : IBA
  8. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : FDA 80 Generic
  9. Naltrexone (ReVia) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 7 Generic
  10. Cytokines : 1 outcome 5 studies in 35 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Heat Stroke

  1. Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
  2. Shock
  3. Brain Ischemia (Cerebral Ischemia)
  4. Inflammation
  5. Fever (Fevers)
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Key Therapies for Heat Stroke

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  1. Resuscitation : 8 outcomes 1 study in 17 results
  2. Induced Hyperthermia (Thermotherapy) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 21 results
  3. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 1 outcome in 8 results
  4. Hemodilution : 1 outcome in 4 results
  5. Catheters : 1 outcome in 3 results
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