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Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

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 more

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Which was generally more successful in 2013: the lap band or gastric sleeve?

Which was generally more successful in 2013: the lap band or gastric sleeve?

Sleeve - any year: However, which weight loss operation you have is an individual decision. Weigh the pro's and con's of each procedure, and choose what seems the best fit for you, based on eating habits, BMI, medical problems, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

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 more

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Is ozone gas effective against tuberculosis bacteria?

Is ozone gas effective against tuberculosis bacteria?

TUBERCULOSIS: The conventional TB treatment does not include ozone gas.They are inh , rifamfin, pza and emb. ...Read more

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Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Yes: Currently, the most widely performed procedures in adolescents are the roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the adjustable gastric band. Sleeve gastrectomy has also been increasingly performed in adolescents. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

Vaccine available: A vaccine is available and you should consult your doctor to determine need for it and your suitability as a recipient. Please note that you are more likely to get hit by lightening than get anthrax from a terrorist attack. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Prevent- vaccination: Biothrax is an acellular anthrax vaccine which is used in the United States for prevention of anthrax. ...Read more

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Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Depends: It depends on the insurance company and the physician and hospital it would be performed at. ...Read more

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How effective are rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids?

How effective are rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids?

Depends: For the right kind of hemorrhoids they can be very effective. Works best for moderate sized vascular internal hemorrhoids which have a main symptom of bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes a rubber band snapping sound in one ear?

What causes a rubber band snapping sound in one ear?

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

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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

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

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Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium? I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?

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

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Please describe the down side to lap band surgery?

Please describe the down side to lap band surgery?

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 more

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Asbestos in open wound cause infection?

Asbestos in open wound cause infection?

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

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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.

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

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What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

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 more

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Can a permethrin 1% solution beeffective against scabies?

Can a permethrin 1% solution beeffective against scabies?

Scabies: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. ...Read more