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Can The Sepsis Infection Be Treated To The Point Of Recovery To Excellent Health
Often: Depending on how severe the bodies response was and how much damage was done, many people return to normal lives. Starting physical therapy as soon as it is safe to do so, minimizing exposure to benzodiazapines (ativan, valium) and paralytics, early nutrition by a feeding tube, etc all seem to maximize recovery and minimize harms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
In the case of road rash, how large of an area can be treated at home? And when should medical help be sought?
What are the chances for the pateint suffering from chronic meyloid leukemia to recover? And after the recovery will the patient be able to live a hea
The treating doctor: This is a common question asked by patients who carry this diagnosis(CML). But the treating doctor can address this as we now have 15+ years of experience with the new drug(Imatinib) which can potentially cure this disease but it has to be taken/continued for 5-10 years before this question can be answered for you. Your doctor can guide you/patient further. ...Read more
Social groups.: If they're physically capable, get him or her involved in social groups for the elderly, many of which you could find in your community through your city/township or the church/synagogue. If they're more debilitated and limited, lots of socialization can be found in an assisted living facility or even a nursing home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partnership: Psychotherapy is an interpersonal experience between yourself and your therapist; it is a partnership. The therapist listens to whatever it is that is on your mind, and with empathic, thoughtful questioning over time assists you in being able to experience yourself and the external environment differently than prior to coming to therapy. This partnership canbe experienced with patients of all ages ...Read more
Could anyone recover from maternal sepsis what is the treament and what is estimated recovery time and the patients needs to do in order to recover?
Can you explain the heart infections? How would someone get an infection all the way in the heart?
The blood stream: Delivers the bacteria; they take up residence on the heart valves, called "enocarditis." one of the classic causes of fever of unknown origin. Petechiae (pin point bleeding splinter subungual hemorrhage, osler nodes on the digits, and janeway lesions on the palms (non tender macula). Iv drugs # cause in 60's and 70's; now implanted catheters. ...Read more
How what is the amount of blood that needs to be transferred successfully in order to create a threat of catching hiv?
HIV : This is not how one discusses risk for hiv. Any blood that is fresh is at risk of transmitting hiv. Hiv, the virus, weighs one millionth of one gram. Billions of viruses circulate in the blood in an untreated individual. Also at risk in the blood is the HIV infected white cells which is another way that HIV can be transmitted between humans. ...Read more
In the case of suspected sirs (systemic inflammation response syndrome) what should be done and how quickly? Is there a standard treatment?
Please can drugs be given to stroke patient to heal and repair the damaged nerves and other parts, and also so help recovering process?
Do you think computer chips will be placed in the brain to cure and treat mental illness in the future?
Untreatable meningitis can lead to death?What's the rate of survival if it's not treated soon and in what period of time you can die for the 1st sympt
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long could you allow an abcessed tooth to go untreated before it infects the vital organs of the body? How long before systemic shock would occur?
Many variables: Firstly, you shouldn't allow an abscessed tooth to go untreated... It will only break down further and possibly become unrestorable. In the end you will still need to see a dentist for treatment. Factors such as the virulence of the bacteria and your immune system (resistance) play a role in the spread to other parts of your body. Call for and appointment asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me how is this disease pathogen move from 'host to host' also how do the hosts respond to the disease in terms of the immune response?
Which pathogen?: Since you didn't specify I will answer broadly and hope this helps. Pathogens can transmit to hosts directly through the air like the flu , through blood / mucous membranes like HIV or through a vector like mosquitos. or even objects like door knobs with the common cold just to name a few. The immune response is complex and varies like branches of the military. More details if requested. ...Read more
What are the cause(s), possible outcomes (both good and bad), and best cure for a granuloma at the lower surgery incision point of an allograft ACL reconstruction? How long should it take to recover from the granulomatous?
The granuloma began oozing c
Tough question: This is not an easily answered question. Most diagnosis of granulomas distal to an acl reconstruction have a high potential for being an infection. Some of these are continuous with the graft, fixation, and even the joint. Because of this, a careful examination along with imaging is often needed to assess whether an extensive debridement versus graft removal is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention Tips: Washing your hands is one way to not only prevent pinkeye, but also prevent the spread of other bacterial and viral infections. Individuals with pinkeye should not share tissue, handkerchiefs towels, cosmetics and linens. In order to prevent pinkeye from spreading from one eye to the other, make sure to used different cotton balls or cloths to wipe the eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will alkaline water and foods help prolong the life of a liver cancer patient stage 4? What could be done to the patient without any further treatment
No change: Alkaline water is no better different than bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) added to your water but it is expensive. I am sorry to hear about stage 4 liver cancer. Talk to your doctor about any research for patients with your type of cancer and if the nih is offering trials for nutrition in cancer. Talk with family members about goals and expectations in an open manner and expect more than one discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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