Le malade est réanimé, rempli, calmé et mis aux antibiotiques
English translation: The patient was resuscitated and given fluid replacement, sedatives and antibiotics
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01:09 Jul 8, 2003
French to English translations [PRO] Medical
French term or phrase:Le malade est réanimé, rempli, calmé et mis aux antibiotiques
This is an account by a doctor (in a letter) of how this patient died. He had just finished chemo then went into bone marrow failure and a variety of other symptoms. The previous sentence says how his Hb and platets were low in spite of platelet transfusion.
My problem is one of interpretation. I do not know whether the patient is revived, i.e. feeling better at this time or whether it means the patient had to be resuscitated (though there is no mention at this stage that he was unconscious). I do not know what rempli is either (top-up transfusion perhaps, though I would have expected them to be more specific about what was given). Finally would calmé be calmed down (they mention he was agitated and anxious) or does it mean more specifically that he received sedatives - I doubt that because all the drugs he was given are stated in capital letters on the letter.
Explanation: Here "remplir" refers to volume/fluid replacement/repletion.
I would normally expect "calmé" to mean sedated, but if there are no sedatives included in the list of medicinal products then maybe "reassured" might be intended. In that case you'd have to say "The patient was resuscitated and reassured, and given fluid replacement and antibiotics."
Both versions of rempli could work in the context (the patient was only a day patient for his chemo), but I've gone for this one as more people agreed. Thank you to all who participated. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer