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Relating to a diagnostic procedure what does the term sensitivity mean?

Relating to a diagnostic procedure what does the term sensitivity mean?

See below: Sensitivity is the chance of getting a positive test in someone who has the disease. For example, if you have 100 people with a strep throat who get a throat swab, and 95 of those throat swabs are positive, that throat swab test has a sensitivity of 95%. Notice that a sensitivity of 95% means that 5 out of 100 who have a strep throat would be falsely negative on the throat swab. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

A biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue that is then examined by a pathologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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What diagnostic procedure would you expect prior to direct current cardioversion?

What diagnostic procedure would you expect prior to direct current cardioversion?

Depends: This would not apply to an emergency situation. Obviously, an electrocardiogram is done in all patient requiring cardioversion. Also, echocardiogram in most. Additional studies may be done based on situation/diagnosis. For example, in patients with atrial fibrillation, a transesophageal echocardiogram maybe needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Reconnaissance: A cardiac diagnostic procedure is a reconnaissance mission to find out what's wrong. A cardiac intervention is used to fix it. Intervention usually consists of angioplasty (balloon dilitation) with or without placement of a stent in the dilated coronary artery. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

In a diagnostic : procedure, they are just trying to figure out if there is a problem and what it is. In an intervention, they are trying to fix a problem, like a blockage in an artery, for instance. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Army?: It's like reconnaissance versus "search and destroy" missions. Diagnostic invasive procedures or heart caths inject dye down the artery to see the problem. Intervention means they've put a wire and balloon (usually followed by a stent) as well down the artery to "intervene" and fix the problem. ...Read more

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What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Why is doctor planning to do laproscopy as diagnostic procedure for ectopic pregancy?

Why is doctor planning to do laproscopy as diagnostic procedure for ectopic pregancy?

To keep you safe: Ectopic pregnancies are somtimes hard to locate. They also are life-threatening if not caught in time. Your doc has probably determined that it is safer to perform a laparoscopic procedure to visually evaluate your pelvic organs, make sure an ectopic is identified early & treated if needed. A salpingostomy can be performed (open the tube & remove the ectopic) which spares your tube if undamaged. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic procedure for identifying a grade iii/iv systolic ejection murmur?

Diagnostic procedure: For older cardiologists like me physical exam after history often tells us what the cause and relative severity of the systolic murmurs is. The first test we generally order specific to the 'murmur' is the echocardiogram, this generally gives a very good indication of the valve problem and its severity. If necessary we might go on to other testing such as cardiac catheterization. ...Read more

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Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.

Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.

DSM: To be diagnosed with Major Depression, you will need to meet a set of criteria for the disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). You will also undergo a physical exam and tests to rule out medical causes of your depression. ...Read more

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Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?

Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?

Digital mammogram: For general screening, mammograms, while imperfect, remain the best tool and digital mammograms are better at "seeing through" breast tissue. A mammogram is more likely to miss cancers in women with dense breast tissue and young women. Ultrasound is most often used with mammogram either to help characterize abnormalities seen on mammogram or to aid in finding abnormalities in dense breast tissue. ...Read more

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Is the CT scan the best choice for diagnostic procedure for cva?

Is the CT scan the best choice for diagnostic procedure for cva?

Yes and No: Ct scan is usually done first because it's quick and informative. However, MRI is superior at evaluating stroke. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of CT scan and is it the best diagnostic procedure for cva?

What is the purpose of CT scan and is it the best diagnostic procedure for cva?

Helical Xray: A ct(computed tomography) scan is a helical xray exam to look inside a body. It is fast, but lacks the fine detail seen in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, which makes it a superior exam for a cva (cerebral-vascular accident or stroke). ...Read more

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As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?

As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?

True: You've described a "heart catheterization" exactly as it would appear on the consent form! (i know you've run out of room: the rest of the line is, "and the pressures are measured there."). ...Read more

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What's a facet nerve block procedure?

What's a facet nerve block procedure?

Facet Injection: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The Medial Branch Block is mostly an anesthetic injection for diagnostic purposes to determine candidacy for radiofrequency ablation. ...Read more

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Nerveroot was damag during l.P.Procedure, possible for nerve root to rejuvenate ? 14 days now has elec shocks throu body w/ pinching

Nerveroot was damag during l.P.Procedure, possible for  nerve root to rejuvenate ? 14 days now has elec shocks throu body w/ pinching

It is possible: Nervous tissue takes a long time to rejenerate. If there was nerve root damage the repair could take anywhere from 2mo to 1 year. If your symptoms persist i would suggest you follow up with a neurologist who can follow your progress. Good luck, hope this helps. ...Read more