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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Monitoring: Hospitalization is necessary when one's condition is serious enough to warrant 24/7 monitoring of a particular health issue. This will depend on the ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
If acute and serious: There are many causes for delirium. Most common would be drug toxicity. This can be very serious and need acute medical care. Withdrawal from alcoh ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: It depends on the illness, if your child can get out of bed, and if your child is being isolated due to infection. Many children's hospitals have game ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: It depends on the cause of dehydration. Some will cause ongoing fluid loss, so correction of dehyration will take longer . Others are more simple and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES!: In short, active suicidal ideation should prompt medical evaluation and probably hospitalization.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Not generally. There are excellent antibiotics on the market..Zyvox (linezolid) being one of my favorite. It is a twice a day antibiotic that is exc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
"Food poisoning": This possibly could require hospitalization if you have significant dehydration leading to kidney failure. If you are unable to keep down any liquids ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
YES: And likely some sort of revascularization procedure unless one's anantomy is not amenable to stenting or bypass.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually: People with somatization disorder don't usually need to be hospitalized unless associated conditions, such as depression, become severe enough to requ ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Intensive treatment: Partial hospitalization is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment setting for depression. A person goes to the partial hospital (php), also c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Generally not: If hospice patient needs to be admitted to the hospital for unrelated condition, patient gets the care, even though terminally ill.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Keep safe: First priority is to prevent self-harm. Second is to figure out cause of depression and start treatment. Encouragement to stay socially active and par ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience in Cardiology
V-Fibrillation: Ventricular fibrillation is not compatible with life.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Simmons
21 years experience in Critical Care
Depends why in ICU: It all depends on why they are in the intensive care unit. Most patients do recover, but certainly there are very ill patients that do not recover a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Hospitalization: Too many to answer. Can you please be a bit more specific.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Unclear: ARDS can occur in any hospital. Hysterectomies are performed in many, but not all hospitals. The two are not related.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Mental illness: Chronic schizophrenia and other chronic mood disorders are few
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar: That depends on the frequency of relapses, the duration of the episodes, how long the person has been diagnosed with bipolar illness, what medications ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use m ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Kundler
Specializes in Psychiatry
Hi Pat: An asylum is an old term for a psychiatric hospital and isnt used anymore. A mental hospital is just a generic term for a free- standing psychiatric h ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
21 years experience in Critical Care
It happens: Pneumonia, heart failure, stroke, & serious injury are some of the more common reasons; it's important to consider the goals of care & realistic expec ... Read More
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