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What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

Elder safety: If you are asking about fall prevention, then it is not technology that helps. Try balance training exercises, maintain optimal eyesight & hearing, avoid drugs that cause dizziness or low blood pressure, ensure a safe home environment, treat problems that interrupt sleep and force you to get up at odd hours and so on & on.....! ...Read more

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67 yr old veteran ptsd+depression 1999 (no ihd symptoms). Ist stent 2003, 2nd 2006 +pacemaker. Is it possible for ihd to develop 1999-2003 (31/2 yrs)?

67 yr old veteran ptsd+depression 1999 (no ihd symptoms). Ist stent 2003, 2nd 2006 +pacemaker. Is it possible for ihd to develop  1999-2003 (31/2 yrs)?

IHD: You had asymptomatic heart disease before 2003 ihd develops over long period of time the symptoms just show up suddenly for a ulcerated plaque in the coronary arteries take your medicine to slow the progression of heart disease. ...Read more

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Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read more

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Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

Relatively high risk: You mean Berry ' cerebral aneurysm surgery risk is getting much better , but still is relatively high risk procedure due to your mom's associated problems, if neglected will have much worse out come than cure by surgery. You need help to over come your grief, speak to your family members ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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100% blockage in (lad) & (100% in oy but it has collaterals).Do you recommend regular open heart CABG or robotic assisted bypass, cones&pros please. ?

100% blockage in (lad) & (100% in oy but it has collaterals).Do you recommend  regular open heart CABG or robotic assisted bypass, cones&pros please. ?

Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing the catheterization films. Robo CABG can bypass lad, diagonals, and high obtuse marginals or ramus. In order to know which is best one has to evaluate the films, targets, all around anatomy, etc... ...Read more

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Dementia pt 1st in assisted living, then memory care unit but evict due to assaults, in psych unit, then again assisted living unit (not locked). Y?

Dementia pt 1st in assisted living, then memory care unit but evict due to assaults,  in psych unit, then again assisted living unit (not locked).  Y?

Dementia & assaults: There are many possible causes for violent behavior in people with dementia, including delirium from occult infection, & conflict with staff. It requires urgent evaluation. I'm sorry, but I have no way of knowing how placement was selected for this person after discharge from inpatient psychiatry. Please ask the physicians and staff involved about this, and for any recommendations they may have. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation.What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially?How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same ?S reversal?

Tubal ligation.What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially?How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same ?S reversal?

Reversal vs IVF: Depending how menu children you desire. Procedures are not covered by insurance. Cost for ivf varies from clinic to clinic. Some clinics have payment plan. Cost is $7000 to 10.000 per cycle . Reversal is less expensive in the long run. Cost varies from $5000 to to $8000 and is one time expense. A hope around. Always ask for success rate of the facilities (take home babies) good luck. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

Absence of symptoms: Systolic pressure of 190 in the absence of symptoms such as headache nausea shortness of breath does not require hospital admission and can be treated as outpatient. ...Read more

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Cardiac catherization showed100% blockage in LAD & other(oy has collateral). Do i need immediately cabg, robotic assisted bypass, or just medicine now?

Cardiac catherization showed100% blockage in LAD & other(oy has collateral). Do i need immediately cabg,  robotic assisted bypass, or just medicine now?

It depends: CABG gives good revascularization with durable, dependable results for most. The risks are dependent on other factors heart and lung and kidney function. If you are stable, work with your doctors to be in the best shape before procedures. The specific coronary anatomy, distal target sites help us guide the choices. ...Read more

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Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!

Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!

Sleep Disorder: This sounds like a night terror or rem related sleep disorder which absolutely requires treatment before you injure yourself or someone else further. Please see a board certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Are paper medical records more secure than electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more

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Do infrared cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Do infrared  cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

No: Infrared cameras record light in the beyond red end of the visible spectrum. Fires, heat lamps and the sun put out far more infrared than such cameras and many of them emit no light at all but only record the image. It is the short wavelength end that is a problem such as uv light. ...Read more

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Is cognition affected by open heart surgery? 2.5 year old operated on at 6 weeks old. Angry, frustrated, slow speech, poor attention. - Connection?

Is cognition affected by open heart surgery? 2.5 year old operated on at 6 weeks old. Angry, frustrated, slow speech, poor attention. - Connection?

Possible: cardiopulmonary bypass, anaesthesia, blood transfusions may all have cognitive consequences. Your child is still young enough that the brain should have the opportunity to heal. I would encourage you to get a neurologic evaluation as soon as possible, as well as seeing a pediatric behaviour specialist to assess the extent of the problem and treatment options ...Read more

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Developed panic 12 years ago. Turned into agoraphobia. Hospital area is safe zone.Panic from attempt to go outside of safezone. Realistic to recover?

Developed panic 12 years ago. Turned into agoraphobia. Hospital area is safe zone.Panic from attempt to go outside of safezone. Realistic to recover?

With therapy, yes: Yes, it's possible to recover from panic and agoraphobia. Concerns re: "safe zone" are very common with this problem. Working with a good therapist can help you gradually expand your boundaries. You'll first need a comprehensive assessment to see what's happening in much more detail than diagnosis alone. Medications may certainly help also, yet i've seen some not use them and still get well. ...Read more

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Resources for 20 year old open heart patient?

Resources for 20 year old open heart patient?

Several : First i would start with your heart doctor but online there are many resources including webmd and others where you can find lots of information. Google this topic and see what comes up and make sure that these are approved sites that are backed by health organizations. ...Read more