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Why should I get a chronicity scan?

Why should I get a chronicity scan?

If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read more

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Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more

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What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an actual, easy to understand definition of graves disease?

I need to know what's an actual, easy to understand definition of graves disease?

The "On" button: The "on" button on the thyroid cells won't turn "off." normally your body tries to keep everything in balance, but in graves' disease, the thyroid cells stay "on" all the time, producing too much thyroid hormone, beyond what your body needs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chronic granulomatous disease?

What is the definition or description of: Chronic granulomatous disease?

Immune dysfunction: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited disorder. In CGD, immune cells called phagocytes are unable to kill some types of bacteria and fungi. This disorder leads to long-term (chronic) and repeated (recurrent) infections. Recurrent infections should be worked up by a physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with legionella?

What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with  legionella?

Pneumonia: Legionella is a relatively common cause of community-acquired and hospital acquired pneumonias. Legionnaire's disease is a syndrome of pneumonia caused by legionella species. One acute, febrile, self-limited infection caused by legionella is pontiac fever. I am unaware of any chronic infections involving legionella species. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between an acute, chronic, or immune related disease?

How do you know the difference between an acute, chronic, or immune related disease?

Acute chronic: That is why a doctor goes to school so long. The history annd physical gives you the proper clues and lab tests confirm what you suspect. ...Read more

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Why articles about disorders on the internet don't distinguish between acute and chronic symptoms? Is this not important to diagnose?

Spectrum: Usually they provide a spectrum of signs and symptoms (s/sx) from early to late, as that is how patients present--anywhere in the course of a disease, from early to late. Can usually find specifics within articles as to which s/sx come at which stages of a disease. May not be examining high-quality articles on internet which is a potential drawback to access-be sure has academic merit. ...Read more

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Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No: This is an awful and fortunately extremely rare form of a deadly disease. Cjd is thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. The long and short of it....There is no cure. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Chronic is Typical: Artery disease, especially in the heart arteries, is dominant human behavior, typically starts in childhood yet is typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures release debris, triggers clots & suddenly blocks blood flow. These plaque ruptures are the basis for acute symptomatic disease. Thus best to treat the driving factors early, not wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are there no symptoms between chronic and acute chagas disease? Do people fine fine in that period?

Why are there no symptoms between chronic and acute chagas disease?  Do people fine fine in that period?

Mutualism-Oarasitism: This the way of life of parasitism. It does not cause symptoms in the host, and thusly avoids defensive attacks from the host. Then the parasite can survive longer, reproduce more, and spread the disease. ...Read more

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Will chronic mylolid leukemia progress to acute and blast stages will it cause kidney disease?

Will chronic mylolid leukemia progress to acute and blast stages will it cause kidney disease?

Unlikely: In the absence of other disease or treatment emergent complications CML is not associated with kidney injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could one know whether a person has chronic kidney disease or acute kidney disease?

Can you tell me how could one know whether a person has chronic kidney disease or acute kidney disease?

History ...: History and serial review of lab to verify the course and sequence of events will surely know if kidney disease is acute or chronic. In expert's hands, that should not be difficult. ...Read more

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In terms of acid base disorders, why does metabolic have an acute syndrome compared to respiratory having an acute and chronic phase?

In terms of acid base disorders, why does metabolic have an acute syndrome compared to respiratory having an acute and chronic phase?

Compensation: When you have a metabolic acid/base disorder, you compensate rapidly by changing your respiratory rate. When you have a respiratory acid/base disorder, it takes several days for your kidneys to compensate. ...Read more

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Can acute heart failure turn into chronic heart failure, or are they completely different disorders?

Can acute heart failure turn into chronic heart failure, or are they completely different disorders?

Heart failure: Acute heart failure is usually an exacerbation of chronic heart failure. That said there's pretty much always a first presentation of heart failure and that can be acute. They are part of a continuum in general. ...Read more

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Is there a link between dissociative identity disorder and acute chronic Lyme disease? Can a person have both & can did be misdiagnosed?

Is there a link between dissociative identity disorder and acute chronic Lyme disease? Can a person have both & can did be misdiagnosed?

No link, but...: Lyme disease, late, can have neuropsychiatric manifestations that may mimic other psychiatric disease. But this is not "early" lyme, which, if diagnosed, is easily treated! ...Read more

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How do you code "acute on chronic kidney disease"?

How do you code "acute on chronic kidney disease"?

Sudden change: One can have chronic kidney disease (diabetes, trauma, glomerular disease, etc.) stable for years, and then something acute happens; like a passing kidney stone or an infection can make the function even worse. ...Read more