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Central Line Placement
Chances are small...: The risks are low but can be serious; when it's recommended that a central line be placed, it's felt that the benefits outweigh the risks...Things we worry about at the time of central line placement are: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), infection, arterial placement, bleeding/hematoma, abnormal heart rhythm, air embolus. Later on, infection & DVT are the main concerns. ...Read more
Into the large vesse: Central line placement is a procedure that places a catheter into the large vessels near the heart generally for the purpose of providing fluids. The catheter is usually placed under the collar bone or neck. This is different from a IV placed in your forearm or hand. It allows one to give larger volumes of fluids or fluids in concentrations that might severely irritate smaller peripheral vessels. ...Read more
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Movement: If there is too much movement or if it becomes infected. ...Read more
Tree are a few: Infection, draining too much fluid, bleeding in brain are rare but possible complications. There are a few others that are extraordinarily rare as well. ...Read more
What could the mucous be from and I have had the placement check recently and was told that it was where it should be
I had an IUD placement Friday 09/29/17 and everytime I lay down I can feel the IUD is this normal? What Can I do to get comfortable?
Not normal: You should not be able to sense the presence of the IUD when it is properly placed. Contact your IUD MD immediately and have her/him check the location of the IUD as it may not be in a place that will protect you from conception. ...Read more
I've searched abt peyronie's disease. I don't have bulges/abnormalities. I feel bent due to its placement tothe leftside in underwer for long time. Pls..
See answer: Though many men have a mild degree of curvature of the penis with full erection and which is normal, peyronie's disease is the most common (1-20% men >age 40) cause of an "abnormal" curvature and may or may not be associated with discomfort or a palpable "lump". Congenital chordee (present since birth) a much less common cause. Given your age of 21, recommend you see a urologist to DX and advise. ...Read more
I have had my IUD placement checked and was told everything is fine what would the mucus and pain be from?
Several reasons: Increased mucous discharge is probably unrelated. Pain may be from displacement of the iud. Ultrasound may help decide the course of action in these instances. ...Read more
IVC filter: An ivc filter is a small metal device shaped like an umbrella without the fabric. It is placed in patients who are at risk for pulmonary embolism, but who cannot tolerate or fail treatment with blood thinners. It is placed through a catheter via the jugular vein (in the neck) or the femoral vein (in the groin) ...Read more
THEY WOULD NOT: Tb sanatoriums were used more than 50 years ago before there were effective treatments. They have not been used since that time. Today people with xdr or extremely drug resistant TB might be placed on isolation for a prolonged time but the days of TB asylums is long gone. ...Read more
Catheter: Directs a small guidewire through the blockage to keep the access. Lesion pre dilated with a balloon if needed. Stent placed. Ballooned again if needed. Pictures made. Finished. ...Read more
Dilation of blockage: Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery. This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage. ...Read more
Small instrument: An iud folds up for insertion, so the cervix does not have to be dilated very wide (only about 3-4mm). In some women who have given birth before, it is sometimes not even necessary to dilate the cervix to get the iud properly placed. If dilation is needed, a small, sterile instrument with a rounded tip is used; sometimes injecting a local anesthetic is sufficient to relax the cervix open enough. ...Read more
For which procedure: Cleansing the skin can help to remove dead skin, dirt, sweat and oil that could impede electrical conductivity. ...Read more
Not often: Shunt placement procedure is usually safe. Malplacement, small amount of bleeding could rarely occur. It's important to note that 50% of shunts will fail in the first 2 years and will need to be revised. ...Read more
Good difference: Brooks ileostomy is when a person loose all their colon or most of it by preserving the rectum, and the end of the ileum come out through the abdominal wall and connect to a bag to collect the stool it comes in different forms and function like continent vs incontinent. Visible vs non visible. Ileoproctostomy is when they connect that distal ileum to what ever left of the Colon mostly the rectum. ...Read more
Why should I have to fight with sibling over placement of mom? She gave us both power of attorney.
Multiple issues: When someone agrees to act in the best interest of another it is often times difficult keep one's own wishes out of the decision. ...Read more
How long should it take for an IV port placement incision to heal? Is it normal for it to be itchy?
7 days: Healing following port placement is about a week, and that is when sutures are generally removed, although many surgeons close wounds with subcuticular sutures which dissolve with time, and don't require removal. Itching in newly healing wounds is quite common, and avoid scratching for it may result in hypertrophic scar, even keloid formation. ...Read more
What to do if I have to do a nursing assessment out in my clinical placement and it asks the outcome measurements?
Hmm?: Would ask your instructor or supervisor about this one. ...Read more
Almost 9 months s/p bilat pars repairs, screw placement unsuccessful. Should I still have pain. When should I be concerned. Life is still limited.?
Ask surgeon: This is a question you should ask the surgeon who worked on you. And consider a second opinion from another surgeon. You need expert in person advice for your condition. ...Read more
Blood clot filter: An inferior vena cava (ivc) filter is a medical device placed into the ivc (the large vein in the abdomen) to prevent lower extremity or pelvic vein blood clots from reaching the lungs. Ivc filters are placed via the femoral or jugular veins. Some are permanent, while others are made to be retrievable. ...Read more