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I have a ultrasound rf cavition machine for slimming, does this produce a hiqh pitch sound when it touches my skin?
Maybe: Ultrasound, by definition means sound waves over the frequency of human hearing. That being said, a small proportion of the energy going into ultrasound production causes the creation of sounds of lower frequencies as harmonics. So there might be some audible sound heard during operation. ...Read more
Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! Differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read more
Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL. Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation (MRI), drugs advised? Cavinton?
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional details need to be provided. As for Vinpocetine (Cavinton) there is anecdotal evidence of improvement of blood flow, but there is less experience with that drug in regulated markets (eg US FDA) to comment on usage. ...Read more