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Dr. William Goldsmith

Critical Care
Pensacola, FL

Locations

Panhandle Anesthesiology Associates

Pensacola, FL

Address

4901 Grande Drive, Pensacola, FL
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Critical Care

Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

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25 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Yes: Epidural anesthesia or analgesia can be administered as a single shot or continuous infusion. Either way, once the medicine is no longer being adminis... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Potentially: Hypoxia means an inadequate amount of oxygen in the blood. Is can lead to vital organs not receiving enough oxygen to survive. If the heart is starved... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Usually unexplained: To die of natural causes usually implies that no artificial cause, accident, homicide, etc, or that no obvious disease process was the cause of death.... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
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It depends: Depends on the reason the patie t needed to be started on dialysis. Acute renal failure potentially can be recovered from, in which case dialysis is s... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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No: One is not dead until the brain is dead. In addition we say you're not dead until you are warm and dead. During heart surgery the heart is stopped a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Yes: There is a condition called sleep apnea which can be due to the anatomy of the upper airway or can be caused by abnormalities in the brain. The latter... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Start CPR: A witnessed cardiac or respiratory arrest is an indication to begin CPR and rescue breathing, while waiting for additional help. See the american hear... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
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Vagal reaction: The stomach is controlled by the vagus nerve. This nerve is a parasympathetic nerve. Parasympathetic nerves release acetylcholine which can cause the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Yes: Any break in the skin can allow bacteria to enter the blood stream. As the bacteria multiply and cause signs of infection this is referred to as septi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Yes: Dental cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. This same bacteria can get into the blood steam through breaks i'm the gums even when you brush y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Not very long: The brain is extremely sensitive to anoxia (being without oxygen). Depending on other medical issues, after approx 5 minutes brain damage can occur, w... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Both are dangerous. When taken in high enough dose, the narcotic can lead to respiratory depression. However, the tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Potentially: Lymph nodes in the neck can make it hard to swallow or breath if severely enlarged. The tonsils are lymphatic tissue in the throat that are a cause of... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Close monitoring: Dopamine is an older vasopressin that acts on dopamine, alpha, and beta receptors. It was thought, although not supported by literature, that a low do... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Critical Care unit: The critical care unit is another name for the intensive care unit.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Sudden death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a thickening of the wall of the heart ventricle. As the wall becomes thick the interior of the muscle is predisposed t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Many things: Cardiac arrest can be caused by many problems with the heart. The most common is a heart attach which can cause fatally abnormal rhythms when the hear... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
No: By "stopped" it is implied a complete absence of any rhythm or electrical activity, other wise known as, asystole. Defibrillation is the application o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Delerium: Aggitation like you describe is very common with elderly patient in the icu. It is referred to as delerium which is an acute state of confusion and ag... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Critical Care
Inflammatory respons: Several people died of respiratory failure related to swine flu. Interestingly many of these patients were otherwise healthy patients. On bronchoscopy... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Pulse Oxymeter: The are two machines that are used to monitor heart rate. The electrocardiograph displays the electrical impulses through the heart which depict both ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
No: When patients present with sepsis the goal is early antibiotic therapy with broad spectrum antibiotics. If cultures are not drawn before the antibioti... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Occlusion: The high pressure alarm means there is an occlusion somewhere along the system of tubes that lead to the air sacs in the lungs. High pressure can be c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Increased usage: With activity your metabolism increases and therefore you utilization of oxygen. If you extract more oxygen than is replaced your saturation will decl... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
Inadequate pump: The heart is actually 2 pumps. The right side pumps blood to the lungs. This is generally low pressure system so unless there are other reasons the ri... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldsmith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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