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Are There Any Succesful Treatment For Aults With Odd From Childhood
My son has had seizures for 4 years. We have tried several of the special diets (keonetic). Are there any other effective treatments?
Is there a straight forward guide for heart disease patients to follow? I'm young, but there are so many misconceptions with diets.
I suffer from alopecia totalis. Recently, there have been many reports of successful treatment with JAK inhibitors. What are the risks?
Serious risks: There are serious FDA warnings due to the concerns for the development of serious life threatening infections with Janus kinase inhibitors(20% of patients will develop some sort of infection not necessarily serious). There are reported increases in malignancies too. The JAK inhibitors benefit in alopecia have been noted in case reports and very small(3 patient) studies and mouse models. ...Read more
Still non-verbal, been using B23 for some time now, hearing test normal, I've heard of developmental pediatricians, are there any other suggestions?
Early Childhood Prog: Most towns of any size have an early childhood intervention program.They most often serve the needs of premi infants, but also have staff that assesses speech and language development problems. A rehab facility with a speech and language professional would be an alternate source of care. ...Read more
Are there any treatments for acute transformation of overlap myelodysplascity/myeloproliferative disorder in an elderly patient If so, what are they?
Try hypomethylating: CMML is common form of overlap syndrome, can be treated with hypomethylating agent (VADAZA) as MDS. Efficay? If acute transformation to acute leukemia (AML), then should treat leukemia. If pt is older and not a candidate for intense induction, hypomethylating is also an option. For other acute transformation, treat them accordingly. Sometime, just supportive care or clinical trial consideration. ...Read more
Are there any documented cases of any children in the world that have actually survived DIPG (5+ years) or been cured? or is there no such thing?
Are there alternative treatments for people that have DVT quite often and have a genetic disposition?
RECURRENT DVT: If you have recurrent DVT and a genetic predisposition to develop DVT then your only option would be indefinite oral anticoagulation. This used to be a major problem in the past because the only oral anticoagulant was coumadin which required frequent blood testing. Now there are many alternatives which do not require frequent blood testing and work efficiently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nephew is in advanced stages of Crohn's disease. He has had many treatments including ramicade. Are there any new medications for him?
Several: There are several other drugs beside remicade (infliximab). However the first question is whether he needs his Remicade (infliximab) dosing optimized. Sometimes adding a second medicine on top of the Remicade (infliximab) can be beneficial. Finally there are several alternative drugs including adalimumab, certulizumab, mercaptopurine, and methotrexate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any surgical procedures out there than help cure depression. With medical technology being so advanced these days, I was wondering. Thanks?
Brain Stimulation: Deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure that has been found helpful in cases of depression that are unresponsive to all other therapies -- including ECT and transcranial stimulation. It is very invasive though, and that's why it's reserved for the most resistant cases. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=deep-brain-stimulation-found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any natural solutions for somebody who completely refuses any conventional medications and is hearing voices in their head?
No natural....: Need to see your doctor to discuss the possibilities. ...Read more
What's the research data in dry needling for a 14 year old? Currently having physical therapy for his shoulder pain. They are suggesting this. Risks?
Few: To none. But, I would get a second opinoin with a pediatric orthopedist. ...Read more
Hypnosis: There have been studies with children blowing pinwheels to decrease anxiety and pain response related to injections and blood draws. Medication can also be very helpful for traumatic experiences. Studies have shown that combat vets administered morphine as soon after trauma have less ptsd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there now any preferred treatments for unilateral pellucid marginal degeneration. Two specialists have diagnosed this for me.
There are about 15 types of cancer. How many of them can a person be pre-screened for before there is any patient detected pain or visible problem?
15?: There are way more than 15 types of cancer. You can potentially get cancer from every kind of cell or organ that's in your body. There are screening tests for some but not all, which I'm sure you are aware of. Mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colon cancer, annual visual inspection for skin cancer, PAP smears, prostate exams, dental exams for oral cancers, are some that come to mind. ...Read more
What are options for replacing ssris for treatment of depression? They are preventing me from having sex and i believe they may also be the cause of azoospermia. My preference is non-pharma therapy.
I have epididymitis and I read a lot about failed treatment, are there any cases where treatment is actually successful?
Yes: Epi occurs mostly after heavy lifting with a full bladder..resulting in chemical epi. Get it once, about 30% chance of getting again. Get it 2x. ..about 100% of getting it again. Treat with antibiotics, hot sitz baths, pain meds, scrotal support and empty bladder before straining at work or play. Close to 95% chance of cure the first time. ...Read more
Please, clarify: In order to give you the right answer, please clarify; What is NPPV ? What is trachs? ...Read more
Are there different sorts of infections that elderly people may suffer for 2 wks without an acute decline in physical symptoms? If so, examples please
My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour.What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting?Should we worry for this latency?!
Consider acupuncture: The cochrane review looks at all studies about a topic - their latest review on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for the induction of labor stated acupuncture "appears safe, has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective. However, the evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited." 41 weeks is common, but check with your OB about concerns. ...Read more
When someone is diagnosed with "flat affect, " are there any treatments other than psychotherapy?
Flat Affect: "flat affect" is not something you diagnose someone with, but it's an observation that might go in one's mental status exam. Treatment depends on why the affect is "flat." it can be from depression, schizophrenia, medication side effects, and other possibilities. The most helpful treatment stems from understanding the problem first. Psychiatric evaluation should help discern this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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