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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,357 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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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

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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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Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Extremely: Most healing occurs in the first 12-18 months. Rehabilitative efforts are most effective during this time as well. ...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