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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec

Pulmonary Critical Care
Staten Island, NY
37 years experience male

Locations

Medical Practice Associates

Staten Island, NY

Address

235 Dongan Hills Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305
Directions

Fax

7186677757

About

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.

Pulmonary Critical Care

Languages spoken

Polish

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Probably nothing: Urine looks and smells often depend on what food you eat and what and how much fluids you drink. It also change with medications you are taking. If it... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Possible: It is possible but very difficult. There are many factors influencing outcome. Mental status, nutrition, extend of lung disease, cause of lung disease... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
No it Cannot: Otc anti-inflamatory medication cannot prevent sepsis. Sepsis has a causing agent which is usually very serious bacterial infection and it need to be ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
It's chronic disease: Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease. It could be idiopatic, or as a result of other diseases like scleroderma, lupus.... No diet can heal your di... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Several days: Some research laboratories suggest that the virus may survive in the environment for several days. The length of time that the virus survives likely d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Asthma: Abietic acid is found in colophony, a derivative of pine trees also called rosin. Colophony has a number of industrial applications including solder ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Most likely not: This is a common start to developing fever in response to infectious agent ( bacteria or virus ). For sepsis you need constellation of other signs and... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Talk to a doctor: Having a heart attack in your are is almost impossible. You should see your doctor to review your symptoms, risk factors and blood test to see if you ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Laymen terms: Heart attack and heart seizure are general laymen terms. Heart attack refer to the injury of heart muscle due to blockage of one of the vessels in th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Yes you do: It is viral illness ( coronavirus ) causing severe illness with fever, cough, chills, muscle pains, difficulty breathing and headaches, diarrhea and o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
It is an infection: Caused by Yersinia pestis. Primary pneumonic plague can be acquired by inhalation of respiratory secretions or aerosolized droplets from infected anim... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Review process: Accually duxil is a mixture of two drugs - almitrine and raubasine. Use as a respiratory stimulant in COPD patients leading to increase of oxygen and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
9.6%: 2003 outbreak of SARS (coronavirus respiratory illness) had 8096 patient sick with 774 deaths - 9.6 % mortality rate. This percentage was much higher ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
NO: Singulair ( montelukast ) in indicated for asthma prophylaxis and chronic treatment, for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, for prevention of e... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
See you doctor: I do not know why and for how long did you have chest tube placed. If there is no drainage it is possible that you have localized infection - abscess ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Could be serious: Cardiac asystole leads to cardiac arrest which if unsuccessful leads to death and mydriasis, if successful but prolong can lead to brain injury presen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Very unlikely: In you age - it would be very unlikely. Pain is also not typical. Women most commonly present with shortness of breath. If there is a pain it is more ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
You are correct: You are correct that both of these conditions can give you chest pains - non cardiac, but usually they are located in different place and they stronge... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
It is positive: Blood pregnancy tests ( HCG level) can detect HCG earlier in a pregnancy than urine or home pregnancy tests can. These tests can confirm a pregnancy a... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Fluids: Keep drinking fluids, use Guaifenesin (mucinex). You should visit your doctor to see if you need antibiotic, bronchodilators or some other treatment... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Not exactly : Antibiotics are ineffective. Treatment of sars so far has been largely supportive with antipyretics, supplemental oxygen and ventilation support as ne... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Yes: Typically, patients are in their forties and fifties when diagnosed. Pulmonary fibrosis could be idiopathic (unknown cause), or due to asbestosis, sil... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
More of Asthma: In 9/11 workers researchers found increased incidence of sinusitis, asthma, cough and ptsd. Fdny researchers found increased rate of copd/emphysema i... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
10 %: World wide estimate is 10% - due to cigarette smoking and due to use of biofuels - like wood and others. In usa incidence is 16.3 new cases per 1000 ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Unusual : Rarely in presence of connective tissue disorders, after certain medications, after chest radiation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Who has it: If you had pulmonary embolism (pe) while pregnant it could affect your baby development. The higher oxygen level is and shorter time of low oxygen in ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
NO: At this time, cdc is not recommending that the general public avoid travel to any of the countries where there is bird flu in poultry or other birds. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Over the barrel : It is not used for many years. It was thought to help to remove water from the lungs but mostly it did regurgitation of gastric juices and possible as... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Possible: In you age it is rather unusual to have coronary artery disease. If you have strong family history of heart attack, very abnormal levels of cholestero... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Other factors: Magnesium sulfate by itself do not cause pulmonary edema. It is use for preeclampsia - condition during pregnancy which can cause kidney or heart dise... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
By itself - NO: Cardiac arrest leed to stoping in blood flow and this result in unconsciousness. There can be pain just before depending on the cause of cardiac arres... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Yes: Emphysema is a progressive disease. How fast is progressive - depends on you. Smoking is a big part but not only one. Do not forget about second hand ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Yes, but very low: In your age it is extremely unlikely. Only if you would have certain forms of abnormal lipids in the blood due to genetic mutation, anatomic abnormali... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Probably safe: As you know we try to avoid most of medications, now in review of this elixir it is made on the base of tyme, which is fairy safe. If possible i woul... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Low Oxygen Supply: Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Amount of oxygen : Oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen the blood is carrying as a percentage of the maximum it could carry.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Observe: If you will observe you body closely, you will find that we are not very symmetric. Your shoulder level could depend on your posture, the status of yo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Difficulty breathing: It can lead to restrictive lung pattern with progressive worsening of dyspnea with pulmonary hypertension and secondary right sided heart failure.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Blood thinners: Imperative to continue blood thinners and to do extensive hematologic and genetic testing to find the cause of thrombus formation in young age.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Variable: Recovery period depends on age, nutrition, kidney injury or disease, heart function, lung disease and many more. It can take from few weeks to several... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
It is low: If you are asking about oxygen saturation the level should be above 90%. Normally it it is 97 - 99%. If the levels are in the low 80s - the person sho... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
High risk: You probably referring to pft test for fvc, fev1 - which correspond to severe disease. You have increased risk of progressive worsening of lung funct... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Severe impairment : Dlco bellow 40% is considered as severe respiratory impairment ( ats definition ). So your prognosis is not great but can be improve by healthy leavi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Very unlikely: Hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertention can have pulmonary hypertension with GI bleeding which would be secondary to liver cirrhosis ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
It varies : Among people with severe emphysema about 50% are alive after four years. Emphysema life expectancy varies widely, even between people with the same pu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Vaccine: Get vaccinated. Avoid contact with sick or dead birds.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Yes: Yes in person with kidney disease or a heart failure. You do have to follow you weight daily which reflect your fluid balance.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Skrzypiec is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Skrzypiec is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Im gettibg funny lameless feeling in my face. Arms. And legs it feels like i want to colapse the whole time and im always very tired
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. My daughter & I still suffer from hypoxia after CO exposure
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Dear doctor. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical Academy of Warsaw, Poland
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Staten Island Univ Hosp-North
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