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Can someone at the hospital explain the autopsy report?

Can someone at the hospital explain the autopsy report?

Pathologist: The pathologist who conducted the autopsy would likely be the best person to contact to ask questions about the report. In some cases the family doctor or hospitalist can also answer those questions. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Autopsy (Definition)

An autopsy is an examination of an individual after death to ascertain the cause of death. It can be a complete examination of all organs or a focussed examination of one (or several) organ(s). It may involve gross examination (features obvious to the naked eye) as well as microscopic examination of dissected tissues. The results are often released in the form ...Read more


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Could an autopsy be done if the patient died when being transferred from hospital to hospital?

Could an autopsy be done if the patient died when being transferred from hospital to hospital?

Yes: Either hospital may choose to a medical autopsy. If you suspect foul play, contact your local medical examiner/coroner for assistance. ...Read more

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Can Mad Cow Disease be transmitted during an autopsy? A hospital is blocking an autopsy because a Korean vet "may have contracted it," so I'm curious.

Can Mad Cow Disease be transmitted during an autopsy? A hospital is blocking an autopsy because a Korean vet "may have contracted it," so I'm curious.

Variant CJD: carries the same contact risks as CJD. Extreme care is used in handling tissues (double gloves / face masks etc) Is this a hospital in Korea ? Autopsy is done in the US at research centers (USF / USA / UCLA / MGH / etc) where neuropathologists take special precautions (these centers are actually seeking presumed cases) ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I read my treadmill report i got from the hospital?

Maybe but: I could probably teach you how to read the report. However, more importantly I think you should have your PCP or Cardiologist go over it with you. They will be able to explain better than you interpreting it. ...Read more

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Can i get a copy of the blood test report from hospital after my drink was spiked?

Can i get a copy of the blood test report from hospital after my drink was spiked?

Sure can!: Your medical rights are yours! You can request a copy of any medical record. There will be a process to go through, and you might have to pay for the copies. It is always a good idea to keep a copy of your tests and procedure results at home, as well as a list of your medical conditions, allergies, and meds that you take, in case of emergency. ...Read more

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Last year my echo reported mild MVP with trivial MR. Today i got another echo , it reported nothing. Both were done at same hospital . Is it possible?

Last year my echo reported mild MVP with trivial MR. Today i got another echo , it reported nothing. Both were done at same hospital . Is it possible?

Echocardiogram MVP: There is a degree of interpreter variation in echocardiograms. I would have your provider or your speak to the doctor who read the most recent echo and ask him to compare to the previous which noted MVP. The fact that the first said trivial MR indicates it was a very borderline reading, the same can be said about "mild MVP" ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I went for Gamca medical test for Saudi Arabia;in report is VDRL weakly reactive but when i check other hospital report is negative.Help me?

Hello Dr. I went for Gamca medical test for Saudi Arabia;in report is VDRL weakly reactive but when i check other hospital report is negative.Help me?

Confirmatory test: You should get a confirmatory test. See this site for information and ask your doctor for a treponemal antibody test. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/syphilis-tests ...Read more

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Report from hospital says , faint density overlying the left posterior fourth rid in the left lower lobe...Can you tell me what this is saying .

Report from hospital says , faint density overlying the left posterior    fourth rid in the left lower lobe...Can you tell me what this is saying .

Interpretation: A faint density as reported on an xray report means that a bright area was seen over that particular area (bright meaning more of the rays were blocked from penetrating the xray film). Masses such as tumors, lymph nodes, infiltrates, or artifacts can produce this reading. Intepreatation in light of your current symptoms is best performed by the ordering physician. ...Read more

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Will an MRI show head trauma? I was hit by someone this morning and immediately went to a nearby show to report. The police came by, an ambulance took me to the hospital, and i was eval'd. The doctor for some reason did not do an mri, and after talking wi

Will an MRI show head trauma? I was hit by someone this morning and immediately went to a nearby show to report. The police came by, an ambulance took me to the hospital, and i was eval'd.
The doctor for some reason did not do an mri, and after talking wi

The : The answer to your question is "yes, but..." mri can show evidence of trauma to the brain if it is present. The question is, when you say you were hit by someone, what do you mean? Were you a pedestrian and a car hit you? Were you punched in the face? Did you fall and have your head contact the ground violently? Did you black out? If you simply were punched in the face i would not think that an MRI would be needed. If there were reason to suspect that bones in your face were broken then a ct scan would be best. If you fell and hit your head hard on something then there might be an indication for an mri. If you want an MRI simply because your family thinks you should have it i would not get it. I would only get an MRI if a doctor examines you and finds a good reason to get the test, especially since you are going to have to pay out of pocket for it. If you have no neurological changes, feel well and have no bruising then i'm not sure why you want the mri. If you really concerned you should see your doctor for a good neurological exam and let him/her decide if you need a scan. ...Read more

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There r reports of dental sedation w/ versed being very risky for kids. Why don't dentists do this in a hospital setting? How risky is it? WWYD?

There r reports of dental sedation w/ versed being very risky for kids. Why don't dentists do this in a hospital setting? How risky is it? WWYD?

Not risky: Not risky if done by trained personnel. In hospital does not work economically. I'm sure if you want to spend $5000.00 for hospital and anesthesia charges, you could have it done in the hospital. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, if the use of haloperidol for delirium in a quite unwell, elderly hospital patient fails to be efficacious then how long should it take to report the matter to a Dr? Why

Generally speaking, if the use of haloperidol for delirium in a quite unwell, elderly hospital patient fails to be efficacious then how long should it take to report the matter to a Dr? Why

Immediate: Never hesitate to report your concerns to the physician. Delirium can be difficult to treat, and response to treatment often is delayed as we get older and more frail. Any modifiable precipitants (i.e. hypoxia, bacteremia, etc), needs to be addressed of course as well. There are alternative treatments beyond haloperidol. Experts in psychosomatic medicine are ideally suited to help. ...Read more

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I check my report from the hospital is write inside that urine hcg neg and hcg pos but the doctor never go through my paper to explain anything to me ?

I check my report from the hospital is write inside that urine hcg neg and hcg pos but the doctor never go through my paper to explain anything to me ?

Hcg: Your blood (serum) hcg turns positive a few days before the urine does. I am assuming you had both done. However, this could also be that is showing an actual result and an expected normal result. Follow up with your physician and have them look at the report to see which scenario is accurate. ...Read more

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If an elderly hospital pt who has untreatable macular degeneration reports a further loss of vision then, normally, would it be a waste of time for the hospital to even look into the matter?

If an elderly hospital pt who has untreatable macular degeneration reports a further loss of vision then, normally, would it be a waste of time for the hospital to even look into the matter?

Any loss of vision: should be investigated as the cost of low vision societally is huge. However, in many socialized medicine countries, the older the patient, the less public health dollars are available for care to treat 'untreatable' conditions. There is wet and dry AMD. So, in either case, it does warrant further ophthalmological care to prevent against blindness. ...Read more

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I have a friend who has been diagnosed with legionnaires disease and is in the critical care department of a local hospital. Is this a disease that is mandated to be reported to the (u.S.) cdc? Will there be follow up on the source of the bacteria?

I have a friend who has been diagnosed with legionnaires disease and is in the critical care department of a local hospital. Is this a disease that is mandated to be reported to the (u.S.) cdc? Will there be follow up on the source of the bacteria?

Yes and yes: Legionella is nationally reportable- the lab that did the testing or the physician will report the result to the local health department, which will be responsible for further notification. Typically, if the source is not known some investigation will occur. This may involve testing water sources and other environmental risks, and investigating related cases. ...Read more

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