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Objective mediator: First, one should speak to a doctor or counselor. It helps to have a neutral person, whom everybody trusts and respects, mediate the situation. Ultimately, everyone involved must agree on a single goal that is in the best interests of the person receiving the intervention, not just imposing someone else's will on that person. Offer that person the chance to choose between reasonable alternatives. ...Read more
Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more
Will a child that is socially behind catch up on their own or do they require special intervention? He is now at least two years behind socially.
No: It depends on why he is socially behind but in general a child who is 2 years socially behind has some subttle but significant impairment interfering with his ability to learn social skills. Seek out an evaluation by a developmental & behavioral pediatrician or a psychologist who does such evaluations. Other parents or your pediatrician are often the best sources for a referral in your area. ...Read more
My family appear to be suffering from persuttis. We are 8 weeks into this process. Symptoms are getting better. What is best intervention at this late?
Pertussis: Advised to continue to treat symptoms and make sure the appropriate antibiotics have been prescribed for the entire symptoms. ...Read more
Voluntarily stopping: An "alcohol intervention" involves placing the person in question into treatment but only with their consent. Typically done with help of family and friends. The mission is to achieve complete abstention but integral to this is the ultimate agreement from the individual. This is important for success. It usually involves admission to an inpatient treatment program, of which there are many. ...Read more
Branch of Cardiology:
It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses
It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures
Valvuloplasty dilation of valves
Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD, VSD&PDA
Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement
Vast Scope ...Read more
Many: It may be difficult to effectively perform an "intervention" if one does not have the proper training. Generally, all of the person's family and friends gather around and tell the person how his or her drinking has affected them. This may help or may lead to adverse consequences for which those who are gathered, are ill equipped to handle. The person may actually become suicidal or dangerous. ...Read more
Gains outweigh risks: If you are referring to a substance abuse intervention for your teen then the gains probably outweigh the risks. The risks would be your teenager will reject the intervention and use it as an excuse to further escalate their use, run away, or take other risks. However, as a parent and provider you have more leverage than you will have when your teen becomes an adult. Intervene for their sake! ...Read more
Usually give sugar: Diabetics can suffer from very low or very high sugar levels. High usually comes on over time (hours to days), and causes a groggy-type fade of consciousness. Low sugar is the quickly life-threatening emergency that can come on over several minutes. If patient can take sugar/juice by mouth, it is given. If not, glucagon shot in muscle given or an IV started and glucose solution infusion by ems. ...Read more
Needs Med Rx: Use of preventive vaccines decrease the need for rx. If unvaccinated, you need the antitoxin, vaccine and antibiotics to kill the germ growing in what may be a minor wound. Even a small infestation of the tetanus germ can generate enough toxin to kill you. ...Read more
I'm afraid of medical interventions. Alot of times dr's say this is riskless and then people tell me they had huge side effects from it. Who to trust?
See below: Nothing in life (including medicine) is without risk. As an example, there are more serious and fatal overdoses from tylenol (acetaminophen) than any other medicine. Having said that, every treatment prescribed or administered has its benefits weighed against the potential harm. If you are likely to get seriously ill or die from not doing a procedure or taking a med, then obviously it's better to do it. ...Read more
In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.
Please define the terms "care decisions" and "interventions" as it applies to giving health care. I was told to not be involved but no one clarifies?
Advance care plannin: "Intervention" refers to anything that can be done in an attempt to improve your health, be it drugs, tests, surgery, etc. We also include IVs, tube feeding, artificial ventilation (breathing machine w/tube down your throat), etc. And of course, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) where ribs may be broken & we may need to shock you. "Care decision" means deciding whether any of above are for you ...Read more
Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more
Special heart doc.: An interventional cardiologist is a specialized cardiologist. He or she has met all the requirementsfor general cardiology and passed the general cardiology boards. Then a special fellowship requiring several years is spent to lend expertise in the ability to open and dilate blood vessels with things like stents, or do procedures involving heart valaves or other complex, invasive treatments. ...Read more
Pain specialists.: American society of interventional pain physicians defines interventional pain management as a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis/treatment of pain disorders." interventional pain medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals works together, providing a full range of treatments/services for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain. ...Read more
Usually not: I assume you are referring to cortical renal cysts. If so, they are rarely treated. Only when symptoms (usually pain) persist, and all other causes have been ruled out, do we consider aspirating the fluid or abating the cyst. ...Read more
Several: Mcl injury is a planting, cutting injury. Most people experience a "pop" pain swelling and gradual stiffness over the next several hours. Mcl injuries can be associated with injury to the meniscus and other ligament injuries. Ice, elevate and maintain motion the best you can. A mild injury should loosen up in a few days to weeks. More severe injuries take longer and rarely surgery. Get it checked. ...Read more
Alzheimer's?: You're not going to get what you need on the internet. You need to see your doctor pronto! It could be alzheimer's disease, but lots of other things too. Some of them are treatable! Go now! That's what doctors are for! ...Read more