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Hospitalization - when and why is it necessary?

Hospitalization - when and why is it necessary?

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 seriousness of the problem, the ability or inability to care for this problem at home, and the probability of worsening of the condition. ...Read more

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Are people generally hospitalized for delirium?

Are people generally hospitalized for delirium?

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 alcohol produces delirium that can cause serious medical complications. Infections of the brain can present with delirium and progress to coma. Patients with long standing psychiatric disease or dementia do not need hospitalization. ...Read more

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Hospitalization (Tip)

Decrease to less than 500 neutrophils needs protective isolation and hospitalization venous antibiot. ...See more

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How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

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 games and other activities for the kids. If your child is confined to bed for now, books, music, games, and craft projects can help. Talk with the hospital staff as well to find out what might be available- videos, visiting volunteers, etc. ...Read more

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How long are you hospitalized if you get dehydration?

How long are you hospitalized if you get dehydration?

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 can be corrected over 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Does a donor need to be hospitalized for pre-evaluation?

Usually not: Usually all pre-donation tests are done on an outpatient basis. Unless if any tests were positive and they need to be taken care of that will preclude donation at this point. ...Read more

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Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

No...: Mild atelectasis, especially without symptoms, can be treated as an outpatient. The most important treatment is deep breathing and an incentive spirometer can help with this. Ask your doctor for one if you don't have one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a sociopath have a breakdown and be hospitalized for it?

Could a sociopath have a breakdown and be hospitalized for it?

Yes.: Sociopaths can and often have other conditions like bipolarity that may lead to 'breakdowns'. The will get depressed often after being 'caught' or exposed for their misdeeds.

Depressions are often short-lived and not deeply felt or experienced given the nature of their sociopathy. ...Read more

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Do you have to be hospitalized for a verymild case of tetanus?

Do you have to be hospitalized for a verymild case of tetanus?

Yes: Until it is clear that the case of tetanus is, "very mild" and is not. In fact, progressive a person with tetanus should be hospitalized and treated with anti-toxin, antibiotics, and placed in a quiet, dimly lit environment, usually in an intensive care setting. If the disease is not progressive the patient can then be treated on a regular unit until recovered, . ...Read more

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Do you end up hospitalized if you start having brown-colored urine?

Do you end up hospitalized if you start having brown-colored urine?

Blood: Need to see a doctor but unlikely need to stay in hospital...This is an office evaluation. ...Read more

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Will I have to be hospitalized if I join a study on mood disorders?

Will I have to be hospitalized if I join a study on mood disorders?

Depends: It depends on the study...Most studies are out paient but some may require hospitalization...You have to check what the study design is, contact the people running the study. ...Read more

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How do you know when to be hospitalized when you have influenza type b?

How do you know when to be hospitalized when you have influenza type b?

When your doc says: When to be hospitalized is a decision that only your doctor can make based on not only your symptoms but also your overall history and health. In this case, the reasons for hospitalization would likely revolve around supporting your respiratory function. Don't try to be your own doctor. If you're having problems, go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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Is hospitalization for bipolarism necessary, or only in the most worse cases?

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Is hospitalization for bipolarism necessary, or only in the most worse cases?

Bioolar: Criteria are dangerousness to self or others, poor compliance with treatment, acuity level, inability to care for self, lacking insight, or legally mandated such as court ordered. ...Read more

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How long will the donor need to be hospitalized and when can they return to work?

How long will the donor need to be hospitalized and when can they return to work?

Depends...: That depends what they are donating; surgical procedures would obviously require hospital stay for a few days. Check with your physician to get all the specifics. ...Read more

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My child was diagnosed with human pneumovirus and is hospitalized. Will they be okay?

My child was diagnosed with human pneumovirus and is hospitalized. Will they be okay?

Resp virus: Human metapneumovirus is a newly diagnosed, yet very common contagious viral upper respiratory infection. It basically is a sister virus to RSV (respiratory synctial virus), but usually not as severe. Can use wheezing and labored breathing. Some kids can be hospitalized from it. No meds for the infection but Albuterol/Xopenox can be given for the wheezing. Hope they feel better! ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend has been hospitalized because of an overdose. Can i visit her?

What can I do if my friend has been hospitalized because of an overdose. Can i visit her?

Yes: Friends are typically able to visit however the intensive care unit will likely have regulations on visiting hours and on what information can be divulged to non-family members. ...Read more

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What are some gallbladder issues that will cause hospitalization? I have a gallbladder sludge

What are some gallbladder issues that will cause hospitalization? I have a gallbladder sludge

A severe: Infection involving the gall bladder can lead to hospitalization. Rarely a stone can block the duct. That is also serious. Sludge usually is not. ...Read more

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Do a diagnosis of acute pneumonia require hospitalization to a otherwise healthy 43 year old female?

Do a diagnosis of acute pneumonia require hospitalization to a otherwise healthy 43 year old female?

Not necessarily: If your pulse isn't too high, and you can drink fluids, and followup can be obtained, and you don't have chronic immune system issues, then acute pneumonia can often be treated successfullyas an outpatient. ...Read more

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My child was hospitalized for bronchiolitis at 3 months of age; are there long-term problems from it?

My child was hospitalized for bronchiolitis at 3 months of age; are there long-term problems from it?

Many with temp issue: I find most of these kids have a bit of wheeziness & more symptomatic coughing for about a year. By their third birthday they are more or less the same as other kids unless they have a family history of asthma or other intervening illnesses. ...Read more

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When I was two, I was hospitalized with poly nephritis. What is it, how did I get it & should I expect complication in the future from it?

When I was two, I was hospitalized with poly nephritis. What is it, how did I get it & should I expect complication in the future from it?

"poly" vs "pyelo": I am willing to bet that the condition was "pyelonephritis" (an infection of the collecting system of tubules in your kidney, rather than "poly nephritis." at the age of 2, it is easier for a bladder infection to spread up to the kidney. Having a bladder infection at 2 usually means your predisposed to have more. But, if you didn't, and are now grown, you are probably fine. Blood tests can tell. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have migraines for 4 months and have tried many medication and ruled out other problems. What can i try now? Should I be hospitalized?

I'm 16 and have migraines for 4 months and have tried many medication and ruled out other problems. What can i try now? Should I be hospitalized?

Some approaches: Easiest was to help migraine is to break up pattern, and OTC remedies have worked very well in my experience. Using riboflavin, Co-Q10, butterbur, feverfew, or rarely magnesium on regular basis may prevent the HA's. I doubt your doctor would be interested in placing you within hospital environment, as a good headache specialist can truly create an impact as outpatient. ...Read more

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I had pancreatitus about 5months ago and was hospitalized. But still in pain. Have lost 35 lbs.What should I do and medicine I should take to help it?

I had pancreatitus about 5months ago and was hospitalized. But still in pain. Have lost 35 lbs.What should I do and medicine I should take to help it?

Depends on: Cause of pancreatitis. If it was gallstone induced, you need to have an operation. If it was alcohol or medication, you need to stop it. Consult a GI specialist, but you cannot go on losing weight this way. ...Read more

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What is it like to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility?

What is it like to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility?

Individual experienc: Because each person is unique, being hospitalized in a psychiatric facility would be a little different for each one. But generally the person would be in a protected space where a good evaluation of his/her difficulties could happen, and where an effective treatment plan could be developed. A team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, aides, etc would care for the person. ...Read more

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What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

This is intensive: Psychiatric treatment program which may be daily and last for much of each day. The participant is able to return home at the end of each day. ...Read more

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Od procedures--what happens when someone is hospitalized for an od?

Od procedures--what happens when someone is hospitalized for an od?

That depends: There are different protocols depending on the type of overdose. Some types of overdose may require activated charcoal. A nasogastric tube may be necessary. Sometimie emesis is induced. Inraveonous fluids are usually provided. ...Read more

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Can a person be hospitalized for a uti?

Can a person be hospitalized for a uti?

Not often: An uncomplicated UTI is typically treated with antibiotics as an outpatient. If the infection is severe, has failed outpatient treatment or has spread to the kidneys, then inpatient treatment is sometimes necessary. ...Read more