Top
20
Doctor insights on: Anthropometric Assessment Of Nutritional Status

Share
1

1
What is required for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond the signs of dementia?

What is required for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond the signs of dementia?

Medical examination: It is important to exclude the possibility that the signs of dementia are caused by some reversible condition, e.g. Vitamin B12 deficiency, . ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


2

2
What is necessary for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond signs of dementia?

What is necessary for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond signs of dementia?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What sort of problem is altered mental status?

What sort of problem is altered mental status?

Confusion: Altered mental status is just a medical term for "confusion" which can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from an infection, to drugs, to electrolyte imbalances and organ failure can all cause altered mental status. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

What are the benefits of medical model of dementia?

Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, all of which can be cured. ...Read more

6

6
What are the signs of altered mental status 2 shock?

What are the signs of altered mental status 2 shock?

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

8

8
Are there new techniques used in assesing nutritional status, or vitamin analysis?

Are there new techniques used in assesing nutritional status, or vitamin analysis?

Yes: But they need to be developed. Red cell Transketolase activity evaluates for vitamin B1 but is available only at a rare laboratory. The trouble is that vitamin therapy has not yet gained the attention of the majority of physicians. ...Read more

9

9
What characteristics of an infant's physical condition are assessed by the apgar test?

What characteristics of an infant's physical condition are assessed by the apgar test?

APGAR: The apgar score stands for: Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration. more details on the apgar score (usually give twice after birth, at 1 and 5 minutes of age) can be found here: http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_center/q_a/apgar.html ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What are the overall needs of an individual with dementia?

What are the overall needs of an individual with dementia?

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

12

12
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?

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

13

13
Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL . Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation(MRI), drugs advised?Cavinton ?

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

14

14
Whats the current status of nerve transplant experimentation?

Whats the current status of nerve transplant experimentation?

Advancing quickly: Though very few nerves have been transplanted in isolation, about 100 hands have been transplanted; nerve function in these cases has been very good. ...Read more

15

15
What ar ethe specific nutritional needs of dementia patients?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Are intermediate FeNO levels an accurate indicator of asthma in the absence of clinical signs?

Are intermediate FeNO levels an accurate indicator of asthma in the absence of clinical signs?

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

17

17
What factors are involved in the choice of treatment for mental health disorders?

What factors are involved in the choice of treatment for mental health disorders?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
5 doctors agreed:
20

20
Frequent urination and altered mental status are signs of what conditions?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
5 doctors agreed:
Frequent urination and altered mental status are signs of what conditions?

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