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4: If you have new thyroid module close to number 4 in size - that's cut of point to have more exam done. Ultrasound of thyroid and based on result fine needle biopsy or other biopsy. See your doctor for complete evaluation and follow up. Nodules can be benign or sometimes malignant. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more
Broad question: A critical injury could be many things. Life-threatening like a closed head injury or a torn major blood vessel, multiple rib fractures, etc. But a critical injury may not be life threatening, but could threaten a limb or be a major detterent to quality of life - think of a bad hand injury or a spinal cord injury. ...Read more
Relax: Would be a good idea for you to watch the entire series "Brain Games" from Nat Geo: additionally- do you think this is a medical issue? Try relaxation and meditation. Speak to a clinical psychologist and neurologist. ...Read more
Critical temperature: A temp of101.6 f may be considered critical in an infant. However, let your common sense be your guide. Because infants have poor temperature control an infant may have a normal temperature and be deathly ill. Conversely he may have a fever of 103-4 f and be running around the house in a very playful mood. ...Read more
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The test is either positive or negative. See https://labtestsonline. Org/understanding/analytes/mono/tab/test/
If there is any doubt further testing can be done for the Epstein-Barr virus and the presence of present or past infection, generally. In the acute phase of mono there may false negatives with either method. ...Read more
Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?
Is it critical to get 7 to 8 hours sleeep in one shot or it can be taken in parts during 24 hours as long 7 to 8 hours target is met?
Critical care nurses:
Critical care nurses are very important because they have a unique skill set to take care of patients who are so ill that they require support of their basic life functions.
Some of these patients rely on mechanical ventilators to help them breath, dialysis machines to replace the function of their kidneys and powerful intravenous medications to support their heart and blood pressure. ...Read more
Condition: Grave or moribund condition is used to describe a condition where recovery is not expected. Critical condition is used when a patient is unstable and will not live without a significant amount of intervention but has a resonable chance of recovery. ...Read more
Hypermetabolic: Critically ill patients are typically hypermetabolic meaning they're requiring large amounts of energy to repair and maintain normal physiologic systems. This energy requires food to replenish or else muscle will be lost to provide energy stores. Even with feeding, many people have a net loss of weight and muscle mass with critical illnesses. ...Read more
Grave vs critical: What is grave condition compared to critical condition? ANS: This will depend on the local language used by your Dr team. So discuss with them. Let us know what they mean in South Texas. ...Read more
See below: The assessment, treatment and management of patients with life threatening illness who require advanced monitoring and minute by minute adjustment of therapy. ...Read more
Several ways to tell: Patients who have Cancer may be asymptomatic for variable period of time but soon begin to have symptoms of pain, swelling, fever (persistent) loss of appetite and loss of weight which will draw your attention enough to go seek medical advice. Next step is doctor's examination which may reveal tumor/s (swelling) and make him/her to order blood tests or X-rays which will show abnormalities. ...Read more
This is a yes & no: In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence. The pattern is head to toe, central to out. If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills. ...Read more
Support: I am guessing the friend is already in the icu. While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communicate even if sedated since goal is comfort, not amnesia. Give them support, as well as their family and friends. Critical illness is stressful for more than just the patient and good social support and communication helps the people caring for them. ...Read more
Different specialty: Some nurses get extra training to become critical care nurses, since patient require more complex treatments. ...Read more
Critical care accide:
There are numerous potential injuries but some common critical injuries include the following:
- traumatic brain injury which could lead to brain damage, coma or death.
- damage to the aorta leading to massive bleeding
- pelvic fracture with internal bleeding and damage to the urinary tract system
- facial and airway damage leading to respiration problems
- fractured ribs and lung damage. ...Read more
Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?
Hi, please give the simplest explanation of ascending diverticulum. And how critical it is. Thanks.
Assuming that: You are talking about isolated diverticulum of the ascending colon, it is usually a congenital abnormality that can cause pain if it becomes inflamed or infected. If it is truly asymptomatic, you can probably leave it alone. Consult with a gi specialist for management specific to your case. ...Read more
My mum is 70 and had a grade 3 sah she's 1 week into their clipping is she out of the critical stage?
Serious: Sub arachnoid hemorrhage is a serious condition. I hope and pray she is ok. But no one can predict the future accurately. People with sah do not regain full smell and taste in most cases. And return to level of function prior to the bleed is I think about 50%. You can check that but your mom needs long term followup therapy and care. ...Read more
What are the three most critical global health issues you would address as us doctors if you had time?
Several: I would address disease with a potential for total elimination which would be viral illnesses affecting only humans (that is why smallpox was eliminated), and conditions from nutritional deprivation such as vitamin a defriciency and finally social issues affecting health such as education of women in the third world. ...Read more