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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Episodes of body aches/severe weakness. Only thing in blood work is low platelets, lowest 95k. Typically between 100-120k. Are these normal levels?

Episodes of body aches/severe weakness. Only thing in blood work is low platelets, lowest 95k. Typically between 100-120k. Are these normal levels?

Body aches : Rheumatological issues? Weight loss? Cold intolerance? While weakness aches and pains can reflect osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism or myositis , the answer lies in a careful history of your illness , meds , surgeries, environment/occupation. Studies show chronic fatigue with no clear cause may or may not be fibromyalgia. http://tinyurl.com/hvympcv ...Read more

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What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

None: An oxygen concentrator simply provides a higher level of oxygen to the lungs than room air can. It has no effect on the lungs themselves. It can be very helpful if a person's oxygen level is too low from either lung or heart disease. ...Read more

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How long should someone with respiratory failure be given 2liters prn oxygen. Each time the person either appears to be in distress or their 02 saturation levels fall

How long should someone with respiratory failure be given 2liters prn oxygen. Each time the person either appears to be in distress or their 02 saturation levels fall

Depends: Most likely its not enough oxygen to compensate for the resp failure. There are some cases where someone who has severe COPD and the o2 may suppress respirations because in these people the elevated co2 is not what drives respirations since they live at such high levels. Most likely your are describing someone who needs an o2 mask or a breathing tube to get the o2 to the tissues/brain/heart. ...Read more

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Isn't the effectiveness of SSRI/SNRI's on person with depression directly dependent on the person's natural production of Serotonin and/or Norepinephrine? And therefore they would be useless in someone who produces little to none?

Isn't the effectiveness of SSRI/SNRI's on person with depression directly dependent on the person's natural production of Serotonin and/or Norepinephrine? And therefore they would be useless in someone who produces little to none?

SSRI/SNRI meds: SSRI/SNRI meds are remarkably effective for depression and anxiety disorders because they boost the efficacy of serotonin and norepinephrine already in the brain. They don't increase the absolute levels of these brain hormones. These meds must be carefully monitored by your doctor for a therapeutic response and side effects. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What will happen when high dose of aspirin is given to mi patients... Mechanism of action ?

What will happen when high dose of aspirin is given to mi patients... Mechanism of action  ?

Anti platelet action: Giving more then 325mg of Aspirin is not recommend in the usa. Aspirin is anti platelets drug that prevents blood clot formation. In mi patients it does that to minimize blood clot within blocked coronary artery. Mostly it is a cholesterol plaque that cracks leading to blood clot formation that further narrows the vessel limiting blood flow to the myocardium. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of patients whose blood sugar increases on rispiradal?

What is the percentage of patients whose blood sugar increases on rispiradal?

Very low: Hyperglycemia as an adverse effect of Risperidone is seen in less than 4% of patients. Although Risperidone can cause diabetes mellitus, the occurrence of this adverse reaction is less than 1%. ...Read more

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When we should use PEEP 0 on MV? In which category of patients? From : student Respiratory therapist

When we should use PEEP 0 on MV?  In which category of patients? 

From : student Respiratory therapist

Not the site: This is situational and judgmental according to the case at hand, please refer to your tutors and text books, good luck ...Read more

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Because of bp stroke occur in midbrain.Now the patient in uncontious why? When it will clear?

Because of bp stroke occur in midbrain.Now the patient in uncontious why? When it will clear?

AVerySensitiveArea: That's a very sensitive area.Lots of stuff packed into a small space. Any lesion down there has profound effects. Also, it's the most basic area for being awake. So it really depends on the cause of the stroke.If the result is just swelling,then it may go away & there will be some improvement.But if due to a lot of bleeding or a mass(like cancer)then the future is a lot dimmer. So ask for details. ...Read more

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Low grade of fever acting as stimulant of immune system in a child with urti. Avoid antipyretic below 37.5 c. Is it true?

Low grade of fever acting as stimulant of immune system in a child with urti. Avoid antipyretic below 37.5 c. Is it true?

I think so!: Many people have an unnatural fear of fever, and are medicating children for very low grade fevers. I think fever medication should be reserved for children who feel bad due to a fever; this often doesn't occur until temps are 102-103. One does not prevent seizures by giving medicine early. There are data that suggest that fever does stimulate the immune system and help us fight infection. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure effect the kidneys of a bedridden patient?

How does high blood pressure effect the kidneys of a bedridden patient?

Risk - kidney injury: High BP, whether bedridden or ambulatory, can cause kidney injury if severe enough over a long period of time. Mild to moderate elevation of BP may not have much impact over short term unless kidneys significantly diseased (for example with long standing diabetes). If BP elevated on sustained basis it should be treated whether bedridden or not. ...Read more

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What is the significance of raising band neutrophils and normal lymphocyte in CSF in case of "streptococcus pneumoniae " meningitis ?

What is the significance of raising band neutrophils and normal lymphocyte in CSF in case of "streptococcus pneumoniae " meningitis ?

Meningitis: In bacterial meningitis the numbers of wbcs in the CSF is elevated and usually consists of cells in the neutrophilic series. Many labs indicate that up to 5 wbc/ml is normal, but my practice is to consider any neutrophils to be abnormal, but this must be evaluated in the context of the clinical presentation. With strep pneumoniae the protein is likely to be high and the glucose significantly low. ...Read more

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Could pulmozyme (dornase alfa) use result in increased respiratory rate in non-cf patient with a tracheostomy?

Could pulmozyme (dornase alfa) use result in increased respiratory rate in non-cf patient with a tracheostomy?

Maybe: Side effects with Pulmozyme (dornase alfa) are various and can include irritation of the throat, nose and voice changes. It can also cause hoarseness. I use a fair amount in my patients and have not seen it increase respiratory rate. I guess if it was irritating the airway you could breath faster due to pain/discomfort. I don't think that increased resp rate is very common on this drug. ...Read more

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Is respiratory failure a side effect of the medicines given for pulmonary fibrosis?

Is respiratory failure a side effect of the medicines given for pulmonary fibrosis?

No: The drugs given for the most common type of pulmonary fibrosis, would include anti-inflammatory medicine and an immune suppressant called azathioprine. These drugs do not cause respiratory failure per se, although suppressing the immune system may increase the risk of pneumonia, which itself can cause respirator failure, especially in the setting of lung disease. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure effect on the mental state of mind of the patient ?

Low blood pressure effect on the mental state of mind of the patient ?

Low BP: Severe and prolonged low blood pressure may result in diminished blood flow to brain resulting in confusion and possibly loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more