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Yes: Unna boots can cause a slight decrease in circulation due to their constricting nature when placed. When patients are bedridden and wheelchair bound, they may have a decrease in circulation which may be additive to the unna boot constriction and cause ischemia to the lower extremity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nondisplaced broken 4th metasaursal wearing boot. Prefer shoe but Dr said patients limp in a shoe & can cause back problems. Opinion on shoe v. boot?
Denis-Brown Shoe: is an open toe , lace up shoe/boot that is used with Foot Abduction Brace- which is an adjustable metal bar that is attached to the shoes. ...Read more
Can you recommend a boston ma md who can provide a second opinion of a patient with a floor orbital fracture with inferior rectus nerve entrapment?
Orbital fracture: If you are in or near boston, contact the hospitals for names of maxillo-facial, ear/nose/throat, plastic, or ophthalmologist surgeons, get name and number, then call starting with ophthalmologist surgeons to see if this is a procedure that they do, and how many. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain scales...: There are different ways to measure pain. If the patient is alert/able to speak coherently, etc. , they are asked to rate their pain on a scale of 0-10 where 0 is no pain and 10 is the worst pain you've ever had. If a person is unable to do this, a behavior scale can be used which is based on facial expressions like grimacing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None whatsoever: Current studies and data analysis show that EMRs do not improve disease outcomes. There seems to be no positive effect of these computer systems on health. They are good for data mining which might help in the future but the data mining currently is by regulators and insurance companies trying to save money. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?
Communication: In this day & age, we don't listen & we don't check to find out if you understand what we tried to convey or if we even understood you in 1st place. Another facet of communication is medication adherence. Did you take meds as directed. Did you tell us about all meds & dietary supplements? Also we can't overemphasize need to communicate your health goals. Maybe you don't want more testing/procedure ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not from diagnosis: It is unlikely that the diagnosis itself of wilson's disease (inherited tendency to accumulate and deposit copper in organs including liver and brain) carries a social stigma, but the psychiatric disturbance and neurologic signs that can accompany wilson's unfortunately may. I am hopeful that our society is moving towards the point at which psychiatric illness no longer carries a stigma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You own your body: I always tell my patients, "you own your body. My job is to tell you your options and then to make your choices happen, if possible." another term for patient autonomy is self-determination. Unwanted medical care may be chosen for you, should you lose this ability to make decisions for yourself (ex: coma or stroke) and you have not written your medical wishes in the form of advance directive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?
Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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