- Abactal - A synthetic broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent active against most gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
- B Testing Post -
- Abandonment, Patient - Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.
- AB Variant Gangliosidosis GM2 - Inherited diseases characterized by the accumulation of G(M2) GANGLIOSIDE in central nervous system lysosomes and variably in other tissues. Subtypes include TAY-SACHS DISEASE and SANDHOFF DISEASE, as well as an AB variant of BETA-N-ACETYLHEXOSAMINIDASE deficiency and an adult onset form of GM2 Gangliosidosis.
- Abattoirs - Places where animals are slaughtered and dressed for market.
- Abactrim - This drug combination has proved to be an effective therapeutic agent with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. It is effective in the treatment of many infections, including Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS, but is the drug of choice for urinary infection.
Severe sepsis is caused by a severe infection of some type, and it is the underlying infection process and the fact that one or more internal organs are not functioning properly as a result of the infection and the body’s response to it. A body wide inflammatory response and organ dysfunction or failure can lead to septic shock if not treated immediately. Many people die every single year as a result of severe sepsis. Severe sepsis may also be diagnosed when a severe infection causes tissue hypoperfusion as well. If sepsis is not treated immediately or the treatment is not effective this can lead to severe sepsis, and the kidneys, heart, and other internal organs may fail. Eventually septic shock can set in, and this complicates treatment even further. Even after the cause of the infection is eliminated the sepsis process can continue. The organ dysfunction that occurs during severe sepsis can cause permanent organ damage or even complete organ failure and death.