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Where to find information on patient safety for elders?

Where to find information on patient safety for elders?

Internet: While the internet has its drawbacks, it also has its advantages. If you can be more specific about what you mean buy "patient safety" it can help refine the search. I do suggest looking at www.Mercola.Com as a beginning place for information and expand out. Most states have a council on aging so the dept of health website may also have some useful information. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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On a CT report radiologist states 'Nodules" in a metastic colon cancer patient . Why would He not put any measurements?

On a CT report radiologist states 'Nodules" in a metastic colon cancer patient . Why would
He not put any measurements?

You are right,: there should be some measurements, except perhaps if the nodules have been described on prior CT reports, are a known finding, and are unchanged. ...Read more

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Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?

Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?

Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more

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Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.

Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy?  Other tests or procedures?  Thank you.

Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read more

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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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Question regarding privacy between 17 year old patient and doctor?

Question regarding privacy between 17 year old patient and doctor?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide basic background on your issue and ask a clear related question. Just raising an issue, with no clear question or background does not work.The physicians on this platform donate their time to answer questions. Any fees on wordy posts support the site. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Please answer! what precautions should this patient take given his diagnosis of situs inversus?

Please answer! what precautions should this patient take given his diagnosis of situs inversus?

Not a single entity: Situs inversus comes in 2 basic forms with variation in the amount and importance of associated abnormalities. These can involve the heart/lung/intestines/ spleen or spleens. You should consult with the doc who knows the case well for any such information. ...Read more

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Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Surgical oncology: You can find out information about surgical oncologists at this website:www.Surgonc.Org. This site will even help you find a cancer surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX

Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX

Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more

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Can esophogus endoscopy without biopsy alone provide enough info to decide about malignency (God Forbids) .

Can esophogus endoscopy without biopsy  alone provide enough info to decide about malignency (God Forbids) .

Endoscopy: I understand your distress. Pleas make list of all symptoms about which you are concerned and if those symptoms have affected your functioning and to what degree. Then discuss with a G I Specialist, as well as what information from Endoscopy can come. Express your concerns and make decision in your best interest. YourHealth is Precious! Have Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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Information on surgical oncology and cancer research?

Information on surgical oncology and cancer research?

NIH or ACS website: The nih/nci website can give you a lot of information of surgical oncology, clinical trials available for certain cancers. The american cancer society website has information on all types of cancers including the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available. ...Read more

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Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...Read more

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Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient  physical therapy  if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read more

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GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more

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Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?

Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?

COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more

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Patient has removed this question.

Patient has removed this question.

Not herpes: This cannot possibly be herpes if you have never had sexual contact with another person. And this doesn't sound like herpes anyway. On dry skin like the penis, herpes lesions go from red bump to blister to pimple to open sore to scab over 1-2 weeks. "Yellowish bumps" probably are normal, maybe just hair follicles or sebaceous glands that appear more prominent with sexual maturity. ...Read more

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Do you give the patient barium enema in CT ?

Do you give the patient barium enema in CT ?

Barium Enema: Barium enema is a special x-ray of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. This uc different from a ct scan. Feel free to visit www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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