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Acute Phase Reactants
The question is not about me I understand that an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodyplastictiy disorder is the terminal phase of the disorder But what is a blastic transformation of the disorder? Is it the same thing as an ac?
Acute vs blastic?: In the chronic and dysplastic hematologic malignancies that you mention (CMML and MDS), the term "acute" transformation means an evolution to acute leukemia. This is defined as more than 20% "blast" cells microscopically. Therefore acute and blastic transformation are the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im embarrassed to ask - but constant feelings of hopelessness. Meds and new therapist help only minorly. Pl help im going thru a bad acute phase. Ty?
Don't lose hope: Meds and therapy do help, but it may take some time. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing which meds will help for who so it is often a matter of trial and error to find the most effective with fewest side effects. As far as therapy, let your therapist know you are frustrated with your lack of progress so (s)he can best help you. Hang in there. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not: It depends upon whether you are referring to the symptoms associated with early HIV disease, or the immunologic phenomena. Symptoms may or may not be transient and clear within several days, but the severe effects on the immune system are not reversed without therapeutic intervention. ...Read more
2-3 wks, then things: change somewhat. Initially the nerve root takes a hard fast hit,& is not happy. Pain, numbness. Muscle weakness is urgent. As the swelling from the herniation decreases symptoms are less. If the herniation is large you may never get out of the acute phase due to the large space it take up in a small space.Rx with NSAIDS help. B sure you are seeing a fellowship trained spine surgeon. ...Read more
Is it normal excess insulin is released from pancreas during acute phases of pancreatitis, glucose plunge, and you feel acute hunger?
How does serum glucose normally fluctuate during activie phases of acute or chronic pancreatitis? Does glucose get elevated AFTER pancreatitis ends?
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
How risky is dried blood? I'm in acute phase and my sis. used nail clipper 24 hours after me and she had a cut next to the finger.
Acute phase of WHAT?: Acute phase of WHAT disease? If the dried blood is your own then, I don't see what the problem would be if it were in contact with a fresh cut or wound on yourself. DRIED BLOOD usually doesn't present a risk to patients, only fresh blood when it's contagious. Please send further questions to me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR. I'd be happy to help with other concerns. ...Read more
Is there a correlaton between Iron and recently HIV infection? Can Iron drop during acute phase? Thank you.
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