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Move teeth: Rubber bands are used to move teeth. Braces are kind of like a railroad track. The bands are the force that move the teeth along the track. They are also used to change the way the teeth fit together. Teeth should come together like gears, so they mesh properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2.8 oligoclonal bands IgG in CSF. Zero serum bands in CSF. Why does Mayo Clinic standards require 4 oligoclonal IGg CSF for MS diagnosis?
Other causes: Oligoclonal bands can be present in some other conditions such as infections and inflammation of the central nervous system. Increasing the threshold for diagnosing MS by requiring at least 4 oligoclonal bands, allows to exclude these other causes and diagnose MS with greater certainty. ...Read more
I had a spinal puncture done and the results said CSF/serum oligoclonal bands negative and CSF Oligoclonal bands 0 bands. does that mean i have ms?
Multiple sclerosis: Presence of CSF oligoclonal bands is consistent and normally diagnostic of multiple sclerosis in the right circumstances. The absence does not rule out MS and the diagnosis has to be based on clinical findings and MRI results. There may also be some ethnic differentiation of oligoclonal bands present in patients with MS. you can review the article below http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/217961 ...Read more
Lumbar puncture results:
Multiple IgG oligoclonal bands detected in CSF and serum, most bands unique to CSF.
IgG value 9.43, range 6 - 15
Is this MS?
Consistent: But diagnosis of MS should be based on history, physical exam, results of MRI films, and spinal fluid is useful in ambiguous cases. However, elevation of oligoclonal bands can be seen in several disorders and NOT definitive on its own. Have your doctor now put the whole picture in place. Most likely MS, but other possibilities exist. ...Read more
Orthofill elastic bands to close minor gaps in teeth. Says they are orthodontist approved? What is your opinion of those?
Relapse, will invisalign or a removable appliance move my teeth back? Pics w/ phone - webcam
Not diagnostic: Your picture indicates upper and lower anterior crowding. What is not discernible is the amount of bone support. Straightening teeth with inadequate bone support is doomed to failure. Fixed appliances may be necessary. With your history once a solution is found, aggressive post-correction retention will be mandatory. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Partially: Sahrmann exercises can help build abdominal strength (especially in abs below the belly bottom), and have been shown to partially correct the distasis recti that is caused by pregnancy, but they typically do not completely correct it. Women that have significant stretching/separation of the abdominal fascia post pregnancy usu. require abdominoplasty to completely correct. ...Read more
Ask: Ask your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist. Elastic provide reciprocal force. Intensity, duration, and configuration must be determined by the professional providing your treatment, the person most familiar with your malocclusion. Don't try to second guess his/her instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which plan is better and why for 8yr old Class II overbite w/ mild crossbite? Expander, 12mo of headgear, partial braces or braces 3-6mo & KOI
Need to calculate ANC for a patient, and the CBC w/ diff provided %polys but not %bands. Can I substitute %immature granulocytes for %bands?
Yes: Your teacher should have explained this to you. Immature granulocytes include bands, metamyelocytes, myelocytes, and promyelocytes. Usually there are none of the last three on board. ...Read more
Wb-band 41 positive, dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis-negative.Can it be Lyme with only band 41 positive?Got inactive demyelination lessions
Possibly- more tests: A 41 band alone could signify lyme but is not enough to make the diagnosis. Unfortunately most labs don't do an adequate WB test- it's crucial to test the highly specific 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't. Ignenex does the best test. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html consider the controversial culture from advanced laboratory services: http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/778482. ...Read more
Completely torn ankle superior extensor retinaculum - read case where fascia lata used to replace. What else can be used - auto, allo or synthetic?
Hi. Just receved these results. Is this cause for alarm? Neutrophil 70.1%, Immature Granulocytes Abs 0.04 k/cu ANC-Neutrophil Absolute 6.08 K/cu mm?
Lab results: Your doctor should NEVER neglect to discuss all of your lab results with you! Please call her/him and demand that you must be carefully informed of the lab data and what needs to be done! If the doctor is in a private office you are stuck and you must see someone else. If your doctor is working in a hospital you should report the issue to the head doctor. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more