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You betcha!: Plastic surgeons are the experts on skin grafting because we use this technique all the time to close wounds created under a variety of circumstances: injuries like burns, skin cancer removal, etc. Any time there is too much skin missing to just pull the edges together with stitches, a skin graft is an option. The skin is removed from a hidden area and transferred to the area where it is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune disease : Scleroderma literally means, "hard skin" which is a prominent feature. It is an autoimmune disease that results from cells making excess collagen which hardens and tightens the skin and blood vessels and sometimes internal organs. The severity can vary greatly from person to person. Fortunately, it is a rare disease. A rheumatologist is the best doctor to evaluate and treat this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor prognosis: Primary peritoneal cancer is rare. Primary tumor may be mesothelioma or an ovarian cancer like lesion. Almost any metastatic tumor can spread to the peritoneum, common ones being ovary, pancreas, colon, stomach. Either primary or metastatic, peritoneal cancer is incurable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Human monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs primarily in remote villages of central and west africa near tropical rainforests where there is frequent contact with infected animals. Usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Human monkeypox can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox or chickenpox. ...Read more
Fills you up: The ingredients are unproven. Essentially this works by drinking water and swallowing fibers that expand in your stomach. The result is less volume for food & hunger/portions are reduced. The best part of "skinny fiber" is their weight loss tips. These are better for you than pills or silly ingredients. See: http://www.Newyouwithskinnyfiber.Com/weight-loss-tips.Html. ...Read more
MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. You can pick up MRSA almost anywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort only: Treatment is directed at assuring proper hydration, nutrition and rest.These kids can be quite unhappy for the 3-7 days f this illness and the fever can be unresponsive to meds. As long as they can make pee every 6-8 hours and take in some nutrients, this will pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PXE: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, pxe, is an inherited disorder that causes select elastic tissue in the body to become mineralized, that is, calcium and other minerals are deposited in the tissue. This can result in changes in the skin, eyes, cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal system. Pxe was recognized over a hundred years ago. A number of significant advances have been made. ...Read more
Common & easy: In the common form, the gut absorbs iron too well -- something of a plus, but too much iron will ruin the liver, pancreas, adrenals, heart, sex drive, and joints (base of thumb especially) and turn you gray. Easy to test for by labs, and easy to treat by draining a pint or two of blood every week. Maybe one person in 200 has the genes to get it, and some still get missed. ...Read more
Sure, lots.: Next question? Seriously, it depends what you want to know. A piece of skin is taken from a "donor" area and grafted onto the treatment area, usually when skin can't be stretched enough to close a wound primarily. They are also used to treat severe burns, where lots of skin area has been destroyed. Grafting should only be done by someone with special training and expertise. ...Read more
Microdialysis: This typically refers to a laboratory technique of assaying chemicals from a small sample of plasma. It typically does not refer to traditional hemodialysis that a person with kidney failure requires. Hemodialysis is evolving though with new machines and cartridges that are smaller, but not micro as yet ...Read more
Chronic Problem: Lymphedema is usually a chronic problem and can have many causes. Often times the primary cause may be unknown and this is called idiopathic. Primary lymphedema can be congenital, can occur in the teen age years or can occur in the over 40 year old group. Secondary lymphedema is often related to surgery, skin infections or, commonly, in relation to chronic venous insufficiency and leg swelling. ...Read more
Unless: Unless the arthritis is caused by a bacterial infection (septic arthritis), arthritis cannot be cured. That includes most arthritides such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, traumatic arthritis, etc. However, many of these conditions are very treatable with lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, medications, therapy, injections, and surgery. ...Read more
Great when indicated: statins have been revolutionary in the treatment of vascular disease; in general the popular press and internet have greatly exaggerated their risk/benefit profile. for example, if you've had a heart attack, taking a statin will decrease your yearly risk of heart attack by 10% - 1 in 10. the risk is a 1 in 10,000 chance of severe muscle issues, a 1 in 50,000 chance of severe liver issues ...Read more
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