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Can we diagnose ileocecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy?

Can we diagnose ileocecal tuberculosis by colonoscopy?

Depends: If the scope can be navigated to the cecum and a biopsy taken of the affected tissue and examined by a pathologist, TB can be diagnosed. Not finding TB on the biopsy will not exclude the disease if the affected tissue was not biopsied, e.g., if the lesion is in the ileum and not the cecum. ...Read more

Discography (Definition)

Discography is a very speciļ¬ c tool that may help your health care provider determine if the abnormal disc is causing your pain. It is MRI tests ...Read more


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Is the anthrax vaccine safe?

Is the anthrax vaccine safe?

Anthrax vaccine: Although much has been written in the lay press about it, the current anthrax vaccine is safe. The most common side effect, like most vaccines, is injection site pain. ...Read more

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What is directly observed therapy for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

What is directly observed therapy for latent TB infection (ltbi)?

DOT: When someone from the health authorities checks regularly that the person is taking the prescribed medications to ensure compliance. ...Read more

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Low-level ionizing radiation from noninvasive cardiac imaging: can we extrapolate estimated risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

Low-level ionizing radiation from noninvasive cardiac imaging: can we extrapolate estimated risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

extrapolation: Your question remains a subject of controversy today. We assume that total exposure to ionizing radiation is a correlate of risk of complications from all kinds of testing exposures. This is why we try and limit radiation testing procedures to use when the data is really needed in decision making. ...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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How do clinicians distinguish between someone with unknown BCG vaccination vs latent TB?

We do not: Unless clear lesions on chest X-Ray or active symptoms: cough, fever, weight loss, we cannot distinguish. The recommendation for treatment is made mostly to prevent transmission of possible latent TB in the community. ...Read more

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What is computerized tomography (ct)

What is computerized tomography (ct)

Imaging...: A 'ct' scan is a very sophisticated imaging procedure designed at taking detailed pictures of one's bodies; to help the doctors better pinpont the causes of what ails you. ...Read more

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CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?

CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?

Caseating granulomas: This sounds like tuberculosis, but may conceivably be systemic fungal infection like Histoplasmosis, rarely lymphoma or sarcoidosis. In India this is probably TB and either should be treated empirically or wait for the results of the biopsied lymph nodes. Sounds as if your doctor is very astute and would heed their advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is neisseria gonorrhoae induced meningitis?

What is neisseria gonorrhoae induced meningitis?

Clap clap: Gonorrheal meningitis is a rapidly progressive infection in the spinal fluid affecting brain and spinal cord, usually transmitted by sexual contact. Highly lethal unless treated rapidly but often quite sensitive to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is lumbar puncture performed?

How is lumbar puncture performed?

Carefully :): Lp is typically performed in the office. You will lie on your side curled up into a tight ball. After sterilizing the area, local anesthetic is injected into the skin at the small of the back, and then a spinal needle is advanced between the vertebrae into the spinal canal. Once in the canal, the fluid pressure is measured and fluid is removed for analysis. Total time is typically 20 mins. ...Read more

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Ct scan.Minimal air trappin at lung bases.mild pectus enteric assessment.Bladder wall thickening.L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4 .plz Explaination drs.

Ct scan.Minimal air trappin at lung bases.mild pectus enteric assessment.Bladder wall thickening.L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4 .plz Explaination drs.

Nothing acute : Air trapping indicates something like asthma or COPD. Pectus implies a curve in sternum or breast bone. Bladder wall thickness may be due to partially distended. Small ovarian cyst normal for women your age. Enteric assessment evaluate stomach. Should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Is the anthrax vaccine available to the public?

Is the anthrax vaccine available to the public?

Well, yes, but...: Not on any voluntary basis that just any one can get. People at high risk may get it, such as vets, farmers or researchers who handle anthrax, or military personnel. ...Read more

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Broad based disc osteophyte complexes at levels c3-c7, efface the dural sac.Mild reversal of curvature.Conservative treatment hasn't helped..Severe pain? Please help! only 28yo. Ultrasound tech.

Broad based disc osteophyte complexes at levels c3-c7, efface the dural sac.Mild reversal of curvature.Conservative treatment hasn't helped..Severe pain? Please help! only 28yo. Ultrasound tech.

Injections w/ PT: Sorry to hear about your pain. If conservative treatment had already failed, i would consider epidural steroid injections along with physical therapy. It may free you up to get more out of pt. Avoid high velocity manipulation w those osteophytes. Also avoid surgery as long as possible. If epidural does not help at all, may be facet related, blocks with subsequent rfa may benefit from well. ...Read more

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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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What is MRI report L5 s1 broad based disk expansion with small annular tear?

What is MRI report L5 s1 broad based disk expansion with small annular tear?

Bulging disc: As discs age they lose water and become less resilient. This causes broad based bulging of the disc. The ligament on the outer part of the disc (annulus fibrosus) is stressed more when the disc bulges and small annular tears can result. ...Read more

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Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

multiple: The treatment of chronic thoracic pain can range from the conservative, to the much more aggressive. Conservative options, which presumably yo have done can include medications, activity restrictions, and non -invasive treatments such as therapy. More aggressive options usually fall under either interventional pain management or surgical approaches. Sitting down with a spine specialist can help. ...Read more

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Is anthrax severe?

Can be: Pulmonary anthrax can be deadly within days. Other forma, not so problamatic but worthy of agressive treatment. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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