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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

Absence of symptoms: Systolic pressure of 190 in the absence of symptoms such as headache nausea shortness of breath does not require hospital admission and can be treated as outpatient. ...Read more

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Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read more

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Whats a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

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What medical reasons that require feeding a patient through a nasogastric tube.?

What medical reasons that require feeding a patient through a nasogastric tube.?

Many things: no body use nasal gastric feeding tube now unless it have been used for a very short period of time if it was used they use it on any patient that not capable of eating but his guts is capable of digestion the food good way of nutrition for a patient that could not feed themselves IV fluid has no nutritional values only good for hydration if feeding needed they use now PEG tube ...Read more

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Is it medically right if a doctor opens an output path on abcess by using injection needle to make pus pour out by time? There is medical dressing on.

Is it medically right if a doctor opens an output path on abcess by using injection needle to make pus pour out by time? There is medical dressing on.

Depends: It depends on the site and size of lesion and the suspected etiology. In short, in some circumstances draining with a needle is appropriate. ...Read more

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Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Exercise: I would check with your doctor that performed the procedure it would also depend on the type of exercise that you wanted to do. ...Read more

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Would a ruptured eardrum require medical attention?

Would a ruptured eardrum require medical attention?

Depends: If its small it will usually heal on its own. If its moderate sometimes we can help patch it in the office so that it heals on its own. If it is large or just not healing, this can require surgery to fix it. We usually wait a period of 3 months or so before jumping into surgically repairing it. For kids, we might need to take to the or bc they dont hold still in the clinic to do anything minor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

I'm wondering can the Foley catheter connect directly to a leg drainage bag?

Yes: Ther are different bags do not try to fit one on the foley is supposed to be as sterile as possible manipulating a new bag on may contaminate it. ...Read more

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Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

Help is good: Who is going to prescribe and help you adjust the dose of your anticoagulant medication? Your doctor is your partner in this: why not include him/her? ...Read more

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I need information on left ventricle assistance device lvad ?

I need information on left ventricle assistance device lvad ?

Info on LVADs: You should start with your primary care physician first, especially if you do not have a cardiologist. He or she can point you in the right direction for more info. Medscape has links to many articles aboud lvads many of which are understandable by non-medical persons. Your doctor can help explain articles you find as well. ...Read more

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Surgery for sinus mucocele & turbinate reduction done under general require urine cathetor? Any danger to this nature of surgery?

Surgery for sinus mucocele & turbinate reduction done under general require urine cathetor? Any danger to this nature of surgery?

Most likely no: There is no reason that you should need a catheter for sinus surgery. The procedure is relatively short in time & often done out-patient. That said, your surgeon will do what s/he feels is proper for the safety of your health. You can always call & ask. Just like intubation for breathing though, they may do it once you are "out" & remove it before you wake so you may not even know it was done. ...Read more

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Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects are objectively measurable. ...Read more

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Will medical care change with the implementation of electronic health records?

Will  medical care change with the implementation of electronic health records?

It will benefit you: Some health workers don't like electronic records, but they benefit patients. You can get electronic copies of your records. Is a law, and your right, although they can charge for this. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/medicalrecords.html. Electronic records also can remind doctors to do things that need to get done. ...Read more

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Will a surgery to remove sinus mucocele, turbinate reduction under general anesthesia require urine cathetor? Also, will breathing tube impact my tmj?

Will a surgery to remove sinus mucocele, turbinate reduction under general anesthesia require urine cathetor? Also, will breathing tube impact my tmj?

No need : For a urine catheter for a short surgery. Your TMJ shouldn't be a problem as long as your anesthesiologist can safely manage your airway. A quick exam should give him the information he needs and allow him time to gather whatever tools he needs to keep you safe. ...Read more

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