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Average Life Expectancy
Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more
Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more
The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic.
You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more
According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more
Yes: The major funder of basic research in the usa is the nih. Many useful medical and scientific discoveries originate there and with their fund recipients. This includes a number of research pathways designed to increase health and longevity. As long as the budget is not cut by congress, this work can continue. ...Read more
At the age of 61 just diagnosed with i.P.F. What is the average life expectancy if I do what drs. Says?
Read this: If it is true, please read further... Best wishes! Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/printall-index. Html. ...Read more
Life after LVAD: A study in the new england journal of medicine, n engl j med 2007; 357:885-896, august 30, 2007, overall survival among all enrollees was 52% at 1 year, vs 25% on medical therapy alone. Survival for patients still awaiting transplant or not elegible and continuing to receive pump support was 89% at 1 month, 75% at 6 months, and 68% at 12 months. Lvad. ...Read more
Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications, which can extend life. Many of my patients who have had full-blown aids are still living 20+ years, but some have also died soon after diagnosis. It ultimately depends on one's immune system and how quickly they can recover before getting sick. ...Read more
Undetermined: Potential depends on the severity of the defect and associated features. Many die before birth and most have a brief existence. The defect involves a great range from very major to minor, with longevity matching the degree of defect. See www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/holoprosencephaly for more information ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy for people having bronchiectasis these days? [diagnosed at age 35]
Unknown: There have not really been longitudinal studies looking at the natural history of bronchiectasis overtime in patients without cystic fibrosis. A lot of the prognosis depend on the severity of your lung function and your level of lung function. I think it is very difficult to give the patient with bronchiectasis a definitive lifespan estimate. ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy for a 63 year old male who has smoked and drank for all his adult life?
I have MRSA ands it just spread through out my body what is the average life expectancy of living with mrsa?
Depends: If treatable then life expectancy good if not you could die quickly. ...Read more
My daughter has 22q11 deletion. One of the questions on here said that 38 was old for someone with di george. Is there an average life expectancy?
For genetic syndromes, things are changing rapidly. A child with a chromosomal disorder born 30 years ago would not have the life expectancy of a child born today with the same genetic disorder. There were many reasons children with 22q11.2 syndrome may have died in the past and most of these conditions are managed much better now and into the future. Life expectancy is constantly
improving. ...Read more
Up to >14 years.: The answer to this question differs with the affected individual, as no two cases are alike. However, it has been determined that the mean life expectancy after diagnosis is 7 years, with few cases (3%) living more than 14 years. It is still hard to be clear on this since individuals may have had alzheimer's for some time before diagnosis. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: Rare disorder multiple systems involved apearance of face and body demonstrates poor developement. Loss of hearing, diabetes, heart failure, aortic valve abnormalities, high blood pressure, just to name a few issues. Life expectancy depends on early diagnosis and intense treatment and follow up. It can be normal except if there heart defect that is serious. ...Read more
Are there statistics on how much average life expectancy is shortened by loss of the spleen? The person is a sixty-year old female who lost her splee
Should be normal: A small study showed that life expectancy after splenectomy is normal. That of course depends on the underlying illness dictating the need for splenectomy. Be sure that pneumonia vaccine, meningitis vaccine are taken. These vaccines help prevent severe infections which can occur after seen removal. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on whether we are talking about spinabifida occulta, meningocele or myelomeningocele. If we are talking about myelomeningocele it depends on how high the lesion is and whether or not there is an arnold-chiari malformation in the brain. ...Read more
Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more
About 8 years: Alzheimer's disease progresses differently in different people but the duration on the average is 8 years from diagnosis to death. Of course, if somebody is diagnosed late in life the survival is shorter. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of device (the newer devices heartmate ii and heartware) have longer life expectancies and fewer complications than 1st generation lvads. If an lvad is placed as destination therapy people have lived as long as 7 years without having device replace or a complication...However this is the exception no the rule. Newer devices quote averages of about 5 years. ...Read more
Depends: When a person needs a vad, life expectancy without it is short unless the VAD is placed. It all depends on the indication for the vad, the status of the other ventricle and the lungs and if it is a bridge to transplant or destination therapy, or a bridge to a bridge to transplant. The 5 year survival for a heart transplant is about 70%.Vad recipients may suffer complications like stroke, bleeding, . ...Read more
Depends upon health: Very variable. Current medical literature quotes 22% annual mortality rate which suggests 5 year survival rate. However, younger and otherwise healthy subjects can live 10 -20 years on dialysis. Kidney transplantation has a much better prognosis if and when there is choice. Some subjects only need tdialysis on temporary basis on temporary and recover kidney function. Others are 2 sick for transpl. ...Read more