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What cultures are the less likely to come?Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?

Depends on area: I have all nationalities and cultures come into my office. Most of the time the the patients children do the intrepreting for me. Sometimes the patient will bring in a friend as a translater. And yes, there are some patients that do not speak any english and this is very difficult situation for me. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Does bedside manner effect how much patients come in? Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?

Does bedside manner effect how much patients come in?

Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?

Yes: Bedside manner can influence follow up care. If you like the doctor and feel like he/she listens to you then you are more likely to follow advice and return for future visits. Good communication is also a factor. If one can't understand the doctor that will have a negative influence on compliance. ...Read more

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Does bedside manner effect how much patients come in? Does miss translation cause confusion with your patients?

Yes, Indeed.: A doctor is not only a medical professional he is also a salesman. He has to sell himself to all his patients in order to keep them and to attract new ones. You can be very good at what you do but if your patient does not like your bedside manner they may not return nor refer you to other friends who would become patients. ...Read more

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Will Lorazepam cause confusion, sleeplessness and agitation in a brain tumor patient?

Will Lorazepam cause confusion, sleeplessness and agitation in a brain tumor patient?

Good chance!: Lorazepam can cause confusion which can cause agitation and sleeplessness (even though it is normally sedating). A good thing to stop using by a lot of people! But it has to be tapered slowly and carefully if a person has been on it for a long time or withdrawal can cause confusion, agitation, sleeplessness and seizures! The are other causes of confusion as well. See doc to sort out. ...Read more

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What causes dementia patients to behave crazy, aggressive, confused?

What causes dementia patients to behave crazy, aggressive, confused?

Causes of dementia: Lewy body disease is a leading cause of dementia in the elderly. With this condition people have abnormal protein structures in certain areas of the brain. Many small strokes can cause vascular dementia. Abnormal brain functioning is associated with these conditions. ...Read more

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My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! this is the second time. Will it cause any problems?

My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! this is the second time. Will it cause any problems?

Discuss with nephrol: We can not answer your question as we do not have enough information about your friend.I will suggest your friend discuss with his/her doctor as to what is causing the vomiting and if it needs any therapy. ...Read more

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What are the cause of bleeding in the urine of a dialysis patient?

Possible:: Hmorrhagic cystis, acquired cystic kidney disease seen in some patients on chronic dialysis, kidney or bladder tumor, vasculitis or vascular malformation, kidney stone or polycystic kidney disease which caused renal failure in the first place. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

What causes dialysis patients to have sweet taste in their mouth?

Ketosis: I am thinking you might be a diabetic. If I am wrong, i apologize. I have searched for causes of a sweet taste in the mouth and have come up with two possible reasons - high blood sugar and high ketones (usually seen in diabetes). See your doctor and tell her/him what you are experiencing. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

The state of unclear thinking. May be accompanied by ...Read more