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Acute And Chronic Diseases Definition
Is it likely that the chronicity of overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder would by itself cause this rising CRP (30.5 mg/L 37.8; 54.3 ; 66.0; 110.0; 126.9; 148.5; 89.6; & 147.3)? It will be investigated bit I still desire an opinion now
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Almost any condition can be associated with renal disease "rarely". ...Read more
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
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
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