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what alternatives are there to amniocentesis for lung function?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Good dates, U/S!: A first half of pregnancy sonogram can obviate the need for flm amniocentesis and is the best option to accurately date your pregnancy! other markers of fetal maturity include the proximal humeral epiphysis, which appears after 38 weeks.

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Short answer is poor: There are many things you need to be aware of, and much of the literature or media-fueled "information" is based on a broad cross-section of surgeons (not all abps-certified plastic surgeons experienced in breast augmentation surgery). For more information you can go to http://www.Realself.Com/article/dr-tholens-comprehensive-guide-breast-augmentation.
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WWW.plasticsurgery.org is an excellent resource site for all types of cosmetic surgery
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about a hard pea-sized lump in my nipple off to the side?

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Dr. Jagdish Mishra
Cardiology 38 years experience
Mammogram please: Needs further evaluation. See your family doc and have a mammogram 1st.
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What's the correct projection and position for a posteroanterior erect chest radiograph?

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90: Sitting upright at 90 degrees. Machine parallel or slightly upward to the plain of the floor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How would you treat a punctured lung?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Negative pressure: You can die from collapsed/punctured lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. First responders, emt and trauma providers are trained to recognize and release the pressure associated with a collapsed lung, to prevent tension pneumothorax. A chest tube is inserted into the space between your lung and chest wall. The tube is put to negative pressure, so lung can re-expand.
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What could cause a sharp/shooting/dull-ish chest pain?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to cardiac or no cardiac causes.

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