Doctor Q&A for Dr. Kenneth Joel

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Duragesic Allergy: An allergy is caused by your immune system and can be of varying degrees. An allergy to Fentanyl, the narcotic in Duragesic, can cause itching and or ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Definition: I think what your doctor was trying to say was "exacerbation" which means an increase or a worsening of your asthma.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Potency of two drugs: Promethazine and hydrocodone are two different classes of drugs. Promethazine or Phenergan (promethazine) is a neuroleptic used primarily for nausea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Oxycodone dose: The dose of opioid given depends on the type of pain being treated, whether acute or chronic, the age, size and tolerance of the patient as well as wh ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Propofol safety: Propofol is generally a safe medication when used appropriately. If a patient is given too much, given the medication too rapidly, or if the patient i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Lumbar puncture: The spinal cord has three layers, the dura, arachnoid and the pia. The cerebrospinal fluid is sub arachnoid. A "lumbar puncture" is placing a spina ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Blood patch: Sometimes an epidural blood patch can cause meningeal irritation which results in low back or neck pain which will resolve with time. If the pain inc ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Low risk: Tramadol and hydrocodone are class iii narcotics that are moderate potency. They are safe to take together if effective pain control is not reached w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Minimal risk: Generally, it is thought that anesthesia carries minimal risk to a developing fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy. Exposure to the newer anesth ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
37 years experience Anesthesiology
No age range: Pain pumps are an intervention used to treat chronic intractable pain. The use of this treatment is not associated with an age range but reserved for ... Read More
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