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Bone Infarction Treatment
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Here are my thoughts: Placental infarcts, if they occur in an ongoing pregnancy, would lead me to have concern for the well being of the fetus. So addressing the underlying disease that caused the infarcts is important. In addition testing of the fetus for its well being should occur. I might also treat the mom so that the fetus received the best placental function possible, examples: rest, hydration & possibly oxygen. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Delay=bad: The longer the delay, the higher the incidence of death. Hence the expression, "time is myocardium". ...Read moreGet help now ›
Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Friend has had cerebellar infarction, MRI is: pundate hyperintense area in bilateral inf. Cereblr region, hypointense on t1, hyperintense on t2, retriction on div i s/o aorta enfarct. Best treatment?
Time: This means the tissue has recently died in small areas (punctate) of the cerebellum. It is hard to tell (without examining, watching the changes, and knowing the history) to predict the outcome. ...Read moreGet help now ›
To stop it!: It treated soon enough, a clot-based coronary artery obstruction can be dissolve with this medication before signifcant to the heart muscle can occur. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?
Mastoiditis: Yes, ct head would show an infection of the mastoid and temporal bone. It is not possible to mistake this for an old infarction of the brain . The two are completely different on imaging. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Rare but occurs: Omental infraction ( cutting off blood supply ) is rare, mistaken for appendicitis, if small area is involved will recover with non operative management , larger area will need surgical excision of necrotic tissue for early recovery. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Several: Depending on exact findings some coronary dilation stents are suitable. Many with coronary artery bypass grafts some with resection of dead area- aneurysm or valve repair if leaking caused by damage. ...Read moreGet help now ›
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more
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