Thursday, 24 February 2011

More NS "Success" stories- Trainee's "Sudden Death"

NS trainee collapses, dies

(Bernama) - KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — A National Service (NS) trainee collapsed while performing the Zohur prayers at the Temasya Rimba Templer National Service Training Camp in Rawang, and later died at the Selayang Hospital, yesterday.

Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Ahmad, 17, from Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, was rushed to the Selayang Hospital at about 1.50pm but was pronounced dead about 50 minutes later.

“Medical record checks revealed that Syed Abdul Rahman did not have any medical problems and was active. He was always active in training at the camp,” said the National Service Training Department (JLKN) in a statement today.

According to JLKN records, the victim was only treated once for cough.

“The department will fly over his parents from Kuching, Sarawak and his body flown to Sarawak,” said the statement.

The incident has been classified as sudden death**.

— Bernama

**(emphasis, mine)


sudden death

Etymology: ME, sodain, to come up; AS, death

death that occurs unexpectedly and from 1 to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms, with or without known preexisting conditions.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.

sudden death

Forensic medicine: Precipitous demise, most commonly due to cardiovascular disease

Etiology:- Ischemia, arrhythmia, shock, aortic dissection, CHF, accompanied by hypoxia, polycystic disease of heart, familial endocardial fibroelastosis, Kawasaki's disease, anaphylaxis, 'cafe coronary,' carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, cyanide, nicotine, organophosphate pesticides, gastric rupture due to Mallory-Weiss syndrome, ulcers, septicemia, obstruction, bezoars, cerebrovascular lesions; SD is more common in alcoholics, smokers, nulliparous ♀, Pts with major psychiatric disease.

Most common autopsy finding- Pulmonary edema.


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