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Why's intravenous therapy given to mi patients?

Why's intravenous therapy given to mi patients?

To break up clots: Intravenous therapy in acute mi often is a drug to break up clots. Also IV access is needed if needed to help resuscitate a patient with acute mi, by giving fluid for low blood pressure and rhythm drugs for arrhythmias. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What is therapy for stroke patients called?

What is therapy for stroke patients called?

Stroke: Stroke rehabilitation program - can involve - physical, manipulative, speech etc.. ...Read more

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Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Hyper-baric oxygen: We use for ischemic limbs to prevent amputation, and find some utility in bad infections. Some research has been done in stroke, and occasional acute cases have responded, but oxygen treatment for stroke remains controversial and so far, not in main stream. ...Read more

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What is best statin therapy for elderly patients?

What is best statin therapy for elderly patients?

Pravadtatin: A cost-effectiveness analysis of the lipid trial suggests that pravastatin therapy was more cost-effective for older coronary patients (65 to 74 years of age), despite their shorter life expectancy, because of their higher baseline risk and greater cost offsets from lower rates of hospitalization resulting from preventive treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is harmonica therapy in COPD patients?

How effective is harmonica therapy in COPD patients?

Breathing Exercises.: Any breathing exercises, playing the harmonica or otherwise, could help improve some symptoms of COPD. ...Read more

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How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

Yes it is good: Once osteopenia or osteoporosis has been identified through a bone density test, referral to physical therapy for appropriate exercise should be part of a therapeutic plan. That could inculd aquatic therapy. ...Read more

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What is steroid therapy and which patients can be provided this therapy.

What is steroid therapy and which patients can be provided this therapy.

Antiinflammatory: Used in many medical conditions: severe asthma or rhematologic conditions, severe inflammatory conditions, etc.- Too complex to list all medical conditions. ...Read more

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What kinds of therapies are available for patients in a psychiatric ward?

What kinds of therapies are available for patients in a psychiatric ward?

Psych. ward: Milieu therapies include Supportive counseling, Group therapy, Recreational & Activities therapies, Educational, Art therapy, Medication management if prescribed medications. ...Read more

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What's other proven methods to reduce pain, in cps patients besides drug therapy ?

What's other proven methods to reduce pain, in cps patients besides drug therapy ?

Diet, exercise, more: Chronic pain syndrome can have a number of potential causes. It may be important to understand the specific cause of your pain before recommending non-medication approaches to obtaining relief, though in my experience, many benefit from gentle, regular exercise, healthy diet, mindfulness training, vipassana meditation, healing touch, psychotherapy, and tapping therapy, among other approaches. ...Read more

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What could happen if a patient wasn't sedated before being given electroshock therapy?

What could happen if a patient wasn't sedated before being given electroshock therapy?

Discomfort and: possible injury due to vigorous muscle contractions, since beside the sedation small dose of muscle relaxant is also used ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

Not sure what u mean: By "homeopathic anti-spasmodics" for a post ECT patient? Dr. Kwok is right that homeopathic remedies over 12c potency contain no molecules of material substance. Remedies are an energy medicine made to interact with an energy part of you: your healing system. Many remedies can help with seizures, etc, but the single one needed is picked by matching to your specific experience & how it affects you. ...Read more

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Could you think that animal -assist therapy will help an asperger's syndrome patient?

Could you think that animal -assist therapy will help an asperger's syndrome patient?

Yes, it could: Someone with asperger's syndrome might connect with an animal and do well with that as a therapeutic tool. If they like animals, it wi worth a shot. There are programs using horse back riding and dogs that have been beneficial with various emotional disorders. ...Read more

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In your opinion which therapy is most useful for the patient suffering from mood disorder?

In your opinion which therapy is most useful for the patient suffering from mood disorder?

Meds & therapy: In general medicine & cbt but each must be tailored to the individual & particular circumstances. ...Read more

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Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Surely: Use of physical therapy, and occupational therapy highly beneficial for post-stroke rehabilitation, and should be continued as outpt, at least twice weekly for about 3-4 months ideally. Orthotic devices to enhance function may be needed, so enquire about these. Botox may help limb spasticity. Pool assisted exercise might be an approach if patient very weakened. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more