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I have thyroidnodule 1.9x2.4x3.9 what exactly is the critical measurement?

I have thyroidnodule 1.9x2.4x3.9 what exactly is the critical measurement?

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

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How can I stop being so self-critical?

Critical of others: Think about being patient all of the time. Consider that every action that others take is unique to their experience. And think carefully before you criticize others. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a critical injury?

What sort of problem is a critical injury?

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

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How do I improve my critical thinking skills?

How do I improve my critical thinking skills?

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

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What's a critcal tempreture for a 9 month baby?

What's a critcal tempreture for a 9 month baby?

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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Alt/sgpt is 54 u/l. Is it in critical level.?

No: This is a minor elevation but you should discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is diabetes? And what is normal and critical stage?

What is diabetes? And what is normal and critical stage?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is higher than normal.
I suggest you go online and read some articles about diabetes.
You could start with looking up the American Diabetes Association. ...Read more

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What is the normal value and critical value for the monospot test?

What is the normal value and critical value for the monospot test?

+ or -: 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

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Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?

Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?

One theory: This one biomarker of aging. Other theories include oxidative stress, and other environmental stressors, genetics, etc. Nature (genetic longevity) and nurture (environmental, how we treat ourselves, medical care) all contribute to the longevity of the human race. ...Read more

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What is critical for recovery from this illness?

What illness?: Depends on the illness. Please ask your question again and specify which one. ...Read more

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Does ARDS count as critical illness?

Does ARDS count as critical illness?

ARDS: ARDS is acute respiratory distress syndrome and is a dangerous and critical illness. ...Read more

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Why are critical care nurses so important?

Why are critical care nurses so important?

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

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What exactly does a critical care nurse do?

What exactly does a critical care nurse do?

Critical care nurse: A critical care nurse takes care of patients who are in the intensive care unit. These are the sickest patients in the hospital and have conditions that impair their life functions such as breathing, kidney function, blood pressure control and heart function. ...Read more

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What does "critical vs grave" condition mean?

What does "critical vs grave" condition mean?

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

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How critical is a tiny central disc protrusion?

How critical is a tiny central disc protrusion?

Usually not: Most tiny protrusions are part of normal anatomic findings which may be reported by a radiologist. The only concern would be in conditions where the spinal canal is narrow, such as with congenital spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Who do people get fed who are in critical care?

Who do people get fed who are in critical care?

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

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What is grave condition compared to critical condition?

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

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What is the definition or description of: critical care?

What is the definition or description of: critical care?

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

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What are the critical ways to tell that you have cancer?

What are the critical ways to tell that you have cancer?

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

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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

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

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What can I do for a friend in a coma and in critical condition?

What can I do for a friend in a coma and in critical condition?

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

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What are the differences between a nurse and a critical care nurse?

What are the differences between a nurse and a critical care nurse?

Different specialty: Some nurses get extra training to become critical care nurses, since patient require more complex treatments. ...Read more

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Are there specific injuries for car accident victims who are in critical condition?

Are there specific injuries for car accident victims who are in critical condition?

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

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Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?

Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?

DNA is THE proof: In dna & RNA hierarchy, the dna the master replicates, basis of inheritance (and propagation) RNA replicates particular segment, as gene expression & proof reading mechanism, copied so the replication of dna is important than RNA transcription. ...Read more

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Hi, please give the simplest explanation of ascending diverticulum. And how critical it is. Thanks.

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

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My mum is 70 and had a grade 3 sah she's 1 week into their clipping is she out of the critical stage?

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

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What are the three most critical global health issues you would address as us doctors if you had time?

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

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I m type 2 tested with fasting sugar 78 and h1ac 6.1, is this normal or any other critical symptom.?

I m type 2 tested with fasting sugar 78 and h1ac 6.1, is this normal or any other critical symptom.?

Depends: Your blood sugar and a1c indicate very good control. But if you have had diabetes for more than a few years, it might be a good idea to relax the control to avoid low blood sugars. Talk to your primary care provider or endocrinologist. ...Read more