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Can you tell me the diagnostic tests and treatment methods for epidural abscess?

Can you tell me the diagnostic tests and treatment methods for epidural abscess?

MRI, surgery: If you have an epidural abscess, it is important for you to see your physician immediately. An MRI will diagnose this problem and treatment includes surgical evacuation of the abscess and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Can you tell me the therapy needed for a lumbar ache?

Can you tell me the therapy needed for a lumbar ache?

Core exercises: You can perform all kinds of stretches for the core muscles (abdominal & back area) as well as as the extremities. Low back pain is typically made worse with deep bending of the lumbar spine or flexion of the hips (bringing your knees up towards your head). Do these exercises slowly and you should improve your range of motion and pain slowly. Seek medical attention if the symptoms last > 10 days. ...Read more

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How do you evaluate the results of therapy after treatment for endometriosis?

How do you evaluate the results of therapy after treatment for endometriosis?

Simply put...: By tracking symptom frequency (i.E did the therapy lessen the patient's pain?). ...Read more

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From a physician's perspective, what tests, procedures, and/or medications are "reasonable and necessary" to diagnose and treat infertility?

From a physician's perspective, what tests, procedures, and/or medications are "reasonable and necessary" to diagnose and treat infertility?

3 main causes: Infertility is complicated but there are three main causes with 3 tests, 1. Ovulation testing. You have to release an egg to be able to get pregnant 2. Sperm analysis - you have to have available sperm to fertilize the egg. 3. HSG Xray - Anatomy problems - there has to be a clear path for the sperm to be able to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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How to identify the poison and treatment.a kub is obtained.what do you expect?

How to identify the poison and treatment.a kub is obtained.what do you expect?

Not likely: KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) is often performed as initial exam for non specific abdominal pain, flank pain, or blood in the urine. It can detect some types of kidney stones, less than 25 % of gallstones, and possibly detect or suggest bowel obstruction. A customs agent may request that a physician consider a KUB if orally ingested packets of illicitly smuggled narcotics are suspected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the treatment order for bowel cancer?

Can you tell me about the treatment order for bowel cancer?

Stage and type: It depends on the location and stage of the cancer. For localized colon cancer-typically surgery will come first then followed by chemotherapy if indicated. For rectal ca- small cancer-surgery first then followed by radiation/chemo. Bigger lesion- chemo and radiation followed by surgery. Anal cancer-chemo/rad is the way to go.For a stage IV -chemo will be the mainstay therapy. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many x rays they take for root canal treatment of a lower molar?

Can you tell me how many x rays they take for root canal treatment of a lower molar?

Depends: Generally a preoperative x-ray (one straight on and one at an angle), if the dentist is using a root zx apical locator then a cone picture, if not then a file film and a cone picture with a final picture showing the canals filled and one of the build up. Even with all the x-rays these days the dose is so low standing outside or going to the airport security doses you more than the rct pictures. ...Read more

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If I need an invasive ultrasound, what are the odds it will yield a useful diagnosis for md?

If I need an invasive ultrasound, what are the odds it will yield a useful diagnosis for md?

??: I am not sure what you mean by "invasive ultrasound". Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging modality. The utility is quite valuable to determine almost all major fetal anomalies and most minor defects as well. But to a great extent, it does depend on the experience of the sonographer. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?

Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?

MRSA?: Vancomycin will kill staph but it is regularly used for methicillin resistant staph. MRSA will not die with regular penicillin or Keflex so drainage and special antibiotics are used. Vanco should do just fine if not they may need to use zyvox (linezolid) a newer mrsa drug ...Read more

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Can you tell me the newest treatments for abdominal aneurysm?

Can you tell me the newest treatments for abdominal aneurysm?

Several: Therapy consists of medical treatment, surgical therapy, and endovascular techniques. Endovascular techniques are considered minimally invasive, but have limitations as to who can have it done. Surgical therapy is more invasive, but is generally more durable. Medical therapy preceeds both. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me general symptoms of pots and what tests are undergone in order to diagnose it?

POTS: Read this wiki for lots of information about pots: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection.As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose autoimmune diseases and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose autoimmune diseases and follow it after treatment.?

No tests: You need to see a rheumatologist, there are no 100% specific tests. Seeing a rheumatologist is the most cost-effective and only way to determine whether you have an autoimmune disease. Go to www. Rheumatology.Org to find a rheumatologist nearby. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose coronary spasms and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose coronary spasms and follow it after treatment.?

See cardiologist: First of all, why do you want to diagnose coronary spasms. I advise you to go see your board certified cardiologist for him or her to dtermine if that is even a probable diagnosis given the clinical findings and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the history of leukemia's treatments?

Can you tell me the history of leukemia's treatments?

Lots of facts to add: Your question needs to be narrowed down to your specific needs. So tell us which Leukemia type is of interest to you? (there are at least 4-5 different types such as acute (AML, ALL) and Chronic(CML and CLL). Each one has a history of treatment evolution over the last 50+ years. So what aspect of history and why you need to know?? Once you tell us the precise question that you have, we can help yo ...Read more

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OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

Pudendal neuralgia?: Could be pudendal neuralgia. One way to know is to have the pudendal nerve blocked and see if your pain improves. If this is the case, pelvic floor physical therapy would be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. David Edsall
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Epidural Abscess (Definition)

A potentially life-threatening infection between the bones of the skull or spine and the ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Painful swollen ...Read more