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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
339 doctors shared insights

Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, increase risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for developing dvt?

What risk factors are there for developing dvt?

DVT: read this for lots of information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/definition/con-20031922 ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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Are there any risk factors during ACL surgery?

Are there any risk factors during ACL surgery?

Absolutely: Just as they are with any surgery risks are inevitable. These may include but not be limited to bleeding, pain, scars, loss of motion, injury to surrounding structures, failure to provide the intended benefits which is to reconstruct your anterior cruciate ligament. There are also risks of anesthesia including heart attack stroke pneumonia and death. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for heart disease chd?

What risk factors are there for heart disease chd?

Multiple: High blood pressure, high lipids (cholesterol/triglycerides), genetics, sedentary lifestyle ...Read more

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Are there any personality traits that are predictive of coronary heart disease?

Are there any personality traits that are predictive of coronary heart disease?

Type-A: Type A personalities are often thought to be at higher risk for coronary problems, most notably those who are not only aggressive and domineering but also prone to anger. ...Read more

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Since everybody has headaches, what are some unique brain aneurysm risk factors?

Since everybody has headaches, what are some unique brain aneurysm risk factors?

Sudden & severe: Headache that is sudden and severe can indicate a leak from a brain aneurysm. If previously undiagnosed such headaches need immediate evaluation. Smoking, high blood pressure, excess alcohol use and Cocaine are avoidable risk factors. Screening may be recommended if two family members have brain aneurysm. ...Read more

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Are there any risks of a cisternogram?

Are there any risks of a cisternogram?

Talk w/radiologist: There are risks in any procedure, both diagnostic and therapeutic. Prior to the procedure, you should discuss this with the physician doing the cisternogram, whether through radionuclide, CT or both modalities. ...Read more

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Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Multiple: Some things you can do something about are taking birth control pills for 5 years or more, maintain a normal weight, eat a diet with plenty of vegetables, bear children, breastfeed, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, avoid taking fertility drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) not doing hormone replacement therapy (estrogen only) for menopause. ...Read more

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Are there any fatal complications tocarotid endarterectomy?

Are there any fatal complications tocarotid endarterectomy?

Yes: The two most feared are heart attack and stroke. Your heart should be worked up completely first and stroke can occur during the operation. If stroke is a concern special planning should go into the operation. ...Read more

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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of cerebral aneurysm?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of cerebral aneurysm?

BP control: Cerebral aneurysms are caused by defects in the wall of the cerebral arteries usually at bifurcations and branch points. Approximately 90 %of the ruptured aneurysms are in the anterior circulation. Poorly controlled blood pressure is the most common trigger that initiates rupture. Not all aneurysms rupture, small aneurysms less than 5 mm typically do not need surgery/coiling, but must be followed. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for diabetes?

What risk factors are there for diabetes?

Most important: Family history and in those- weight gain, obesity, inactivity, eating sweets. ...Read more

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What would you say are modifiable risk factors of heart disease?

What would you say are modifiable risk factors of heart disease?

Several: The most important is smoking. If you smoke - quit. If you don't - then don't start. Diet and exercise are also important. More for some people than others. The classic is a low fat diet, but recent studies point to a mediterranean diet which is not technically low fat but uses nuts and olive oil. Exercise should be balanced between aerobic (cardio) and strength training. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for cerebral palsy?

What are the risk factors for cerebral palsy?

Multiple: The risk of CP is higher in several groups: premature (<32 wks);small for dates (<2kg); brain hemorrhage;multiple birth;low oxygen levels at birth;shaken baby syndrome; meningitis; intrauterine infection; near-drowning; carbon monoxide poisoning. All settings where the developing brain can be injured. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more