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Define Loa In Medical Terms
Are there "terrorism" doctors? I mean, doctors that specialize in conditions as a result of terrorism?
Yes: Infectious disease doctors are supposed to be able to diagnose and treat infections that could be caused by bioterrorism attacks, such as anthrax, smallpox, plague, etc. Emergency room doctors are also trained to recognize these conditions. Once such a condition is diagnosed, public health authorities should be notified immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does word "stranding" mean in medical terminology pertaining to pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, or any other disgestive organs?
In medical imaging: terminology it means that there are "strands" of density extending from the organs into the surrounding fat on CT or MRI. This is a sign of inflammation, swelling, or tumor infiltration. For example, "stranding" surrounding the pancreas might indicate pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good concrete metrics in defining remission for waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - in terms of bone marrow analysis and IgM level?
50%, 90%, 100%: Con?rmation of response in wm has been adopted from response criteria for multiple myeloma. See http://www.Iwmf.Com/docs/ghobrial_clincial_trials.Pdf especially see tables xi, xii. The treatment of wm is aimed at control of symptomatic disease. Risk/benefits of various therapies are highly individualized based on patient and disease characteristics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic inflammation: Asthma pathology is ongoing inflammation (swelling, mucus) in the small airways of the lungs, twitchy airways that constrict leading to cough and wheezing. Asthma is more common in people with allergies, children exposed to cigarette smoke, children who had RSV virus, low birth weight preemie infants, certain occupations with chemical/allergen exposure. Exact etiology is still being investigated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does this mean in terms of proximal second phalanx Differential diagnostic considerations favor
chronic infection or neoplastic process.
Incomplete: information given. Not sure what "Proximal second phalanx", seems like there should be something that follows phalanx as the entire phrase only denotes the location of the condition in question. Please repost with more pertinent information and/or description of the problem. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Chronic periventricular white matter focus left parietal lobe. The etiology is non specific in nature? There were finding in MRI.meaning!?
Good question: At this time MRI is very sensitive to any type of damage or changes in tissue but we still have to go by pattern recognition to diagnose anything. This is the reason the read says "non specific". One lesion doesn't mean anything unless it fits a pattern. We see this all the time and it is considered a normal variant meaning it is not normal but found in enough people to be considered normal. ...Read more
L/S Endocarditis: Libman-Sacks endocarditis (a process affecting the inner lining of the heart) is a nonbacterial (so non-infectious) thrombotic (clot forming) endocarditis. It is the most characteristic cardiac manifestation of the autoimmune disease (systemic lupus erythematosus - SLE). The condition most commonly involves the mitral and aortic valves but can effect all the valve of the heart. ...Read more
Hi, I'm looking for an expert opinion on the mechanism of ETOH on CNIII (oculomotor nerve). Many sources denote mydriasis to be present over miosis.
My comments: Am somewhat surprised you would focus on cranial nerve III---have you developed a problem with that nerve? The acute effect of alcohol is to suppress most brain functions, but it is not specific to autonomic fibers. If while drinking your emotions become excited, your pupils will dilate, a bit, but doubt it would be profound. Lastly, if you have a problem, schedule Concierge visit. ...Read more
It's not: Technically, statutory blindness is a vision of 20/200 or worse with your best corrected vision. There is no limit to the strength of your corrective lenses as long as they can get your vision better than 20/200. Some states additionally define blindness as a severe restriction of the visual field, even with 20/20 vision and no glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormalities in deep white matter regions. Is non specific & can be seen in the setting of demyelination migraine or vasculities MRI report, explain?
GENERIC ANSWER: I have no indication as to why your doctor ordered the mri, so my answer is general. The reading of the films lists a variety of possible explanations for the white matter lesions, including blood vessel problems, multiple sclerosis, and migraine, but could also include prior head trauma, smoking, and hypertension. Suggest a conference with your doctor to discuss relevance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Culturalsignificance: The definition of "abnormal" behavior means behavior outside the norm. As far as diagnosis, i presume you are referring to mental illness. Behavior is certainly important in the diagnosis of mental illness, but thinking process, thought content, mood, and affect are important for diagnosis and are more independent of culture. Not all "abnormal" behavior results in a "diagnosis.". ...Read more
The modified ny criteria for diagnosing anspon includes clinical symptoms. Does acute chronic iritis count as a clinical condition?
GlobalHealth.gov: Would probably be best resource to find this out. Good luck. ...Read more
Your weight minus fa: This means the fat free weight of your body. In other words how much of your weight is made up of the fat and how much is fat free...Which is mostly made up by muscles and bones. ...Read more