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Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lap = gastric: Lap band and gastric band are the same. Band over bypass is done when some doctors place the band around the gastric pouch after a gastric bypass. Our group has stopped offering band over bypass due to high rate of erosion and the fact that the bans can't be placed between the pouch and the small intestine. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ears pierced w/piercing gun & sterile studs in sealed box. parts of gun that touches skin wiped w/ alcohol, h2o, Benzethonium chloride solution. HIV?
Fluid: You may have some fluid trapped in the ear canal. Try gently using a q-tip to see if it gets fluid on it when you put it in the canal. If this does not work and it does not resolve then see a doctor for an ear exam. ...Read more
Chances for paper patch to help heal a 60% perforated tympanic membrane? Timeframe? 26yo. Is fibroblast growth factor offered in the US for TMP? Where
Faster than without: For a medium sized perforation like yours, a paper patch has about a 43.5% success rate, and repeat patches may be necessary. Fibroblast growth factor also has fairly good success rates in healing perforations, but you'll have to call around to various ENT doctors to see if they offer that at at let alone concomitantly with a paper patch. Most perforated TMs heal within 2 months. ...Read more
Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium? I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?
Minimal risk at most: If anything, underlying allergies and/or asthma will leave you at greater risk to develop infections. The anti-inflammatory treatment your referenced can theoretically reduce the inflammatory response, but they intend to do just that. Patients with allergic conditions have high inflammation levels that benefit from such treatment. ...Read more
Lap band: Slower weight loss, lower total weight loss, high failure rate, 20-30% lifetime re operation rate, it can cause reflux (the gastric bypass cures this), it can cause esophageal dysmotility, the band can slip/prolapse, the band can erode or cut into the stomach, the band can leak, the port can flip. It is however, the safest weight loss operation, and it is reversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mesothelioma induced pleural effusion, chemo failed,surgical given to adhese the gaps between mesothelium tissue to improve pleural effusion.
Asbestos toxin: Any toxin such as asbestos should not be in an open wound; if it winds up there,please flush out the material with copious amounts of saline to clean out the wound. Afterwards disinfect the wound with a topical antiseptic spray then apply a clean, sterile bandage. Go to your Podiatrist or Primary to get an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Hi, if a person has scalp & genital myiasis, what is the protocol? Concern for intestinal infestation. Success w/ occlusion & Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not ivermectin.
Not invasive: Fly larvae need to be surgically removed by a medical profession. After removal, the wound is left open and should be cleaned well at least daily. Proper hygiene of wounds is very important when treating myiasis. Sometimes medication is given, depending on the type of larva that causes the problem. The fly larvae of myiasis remain just under the skin and do not move into other areas in the body. ...Read more
Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers