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Anthropometric Assessment Of Nutritional Status
Test exam: A full exam by a qualified expert in the field; MRI or ct of the brain often done; lab work to r/o reversible causes; consideration of depression as a cause or contributing; a full review of medications; avoidance of alcohol; consider full neuropsychol testing as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what areas of medicine is personal genetics testing a routine part of disease diagnosis and treatment?
Confusion/Lethargy: Several types of shock: cardiogenic, septic, hypovolemic etc. Patients with any of these will be treated in the ICU and are treated diffirently depending on the type. These patients have decreased awareness may hallucinate, aggitated and pulling lines out etc. They can be on and off to with signs such as deliuium, decreased cognition. Many different symptoms depending on the nature of the shock. ...Read more
What kind of immunologic laboratory investigations(blood count..)can be done inthe case of recurrent respiratory problems?(suspicion of IgA deficiency
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Way too broad: The range of dementia severity is from barely noticeable unless you knew the person before it began thru a vegetative state - almost a coma. Clearly the needs are different! what might be said is they could benefit from the care of an expertised geriatric neurologist. They need to have interventions designed for their individual status - neither too much nor too little. A better ?, a better reply. ...Read more
Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron,thyroid,Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?
Chronic telogen: By definition telogen effluvium is hair loss after significant stress to the body (ie pregnancy, bad infection). I would be looking for the cause of the stress on the body that is leading to the hair loss. The blood tests you described are appropriate. Is the diagnosis appropriate? Link below from webMD with good info. Hope this helps.http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums ...Read more
Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL . Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation(MRI), drugs advised?Cavinton ?
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional details need to be provided. As for Vinpocetine (Cavinton) there is anecdotal evidence of improvement of blood flow, but there is less experience with that drug in regulated markets (eg US FDA) to comment on usage. ...Read more
Careful monitoring: A balanced diet with plenty of protein, dark leafy vegetables, and variety the loved one prefers. Keep in mind the signalling center of the brain may also be effected by the same pathology thus reducing the hunger/thirst drive. It's often subtle. More stimulating food smells(fresh baked bread?) and tastier foods are often better. Watch for choking. This may represent a need for a swallowing study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mgt: FeNO reflects activation of a type of cell associated with allergic lung disease. It can be falsely elevated in some situations. If you have no symptoms, discussing why you had this test with your PCP is advised. If your doctor suspects that you have asthma, I would suggest having a lung function test performed. ...Read more
Many factors: Choice of treatment depends on many factors. Research on which treatments work for which disorders is a key factor. For example, forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (e.g., prolonged exposure) have been shown to be best for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Some other factors include the chronicity and nature of the disorder and the motivation of the patient to change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development & maintenance of generalized anxiety disorders?
I'm not sure: What you mean by safety signals. Please clarify and then we will be able to answer your question. ...Read more
Many things: See your md as soon as possible and have further evaluation. It can be from many condition- but it could be serious. Altered mental status can happen as the result of dehydration that can be caused by increase urination; however it also could be caused by low serum sodium, diabetes, high serum calcium, infection etc also have to be ruled out. You should not delay any more-see your md. ...Read more