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What is urgent care vs emergency medicine?

What is urgent care vs emergency medicine?

ER's are for for: Serious problems that may require hospital admission, and tehy are connected to one, ct's, mri's, code teams and trauma centers. An urgent care center can deal with many less serious issues, from school physicals, sore throats, tooth and ear aches even shots for travel. Er's cost a lot, urgent care may demand payment, but always cheaper than er. ...Read more

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Definition)

A serious diabetes complication where the body produces ...Read more


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Do hospital emergency rooms treat toothaches?

Do hospital emergency rooms treat toothaches?

No solutions: In general, most emergency rooms will offer pain medications and antibiotics, which may provide temporary or incomplete relief of pain. Many do have oral surgeons that can address very severe or dangerous swellings. Most will not pull teeth, do root canals, or fillings. You will need to see a dentist for treatment that is considered permanent. ...Read more

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What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

Short stay unit: An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- depending on the unit- some may use it if you are expected to need even only 8 hours of ongoing care. It is a way to give you concentrated treatment an avoid a hospital admission. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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What preventive care services must an elderly widow receive?

What preventive care services must an elderly widow receive?

Elderly widow preven: These are no different than a married or single elderly female except ypu need screening for depression and being lonely. ...Read more

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What treatment does the "dental emergency pain-relief procedure" involve?

What treatment does the "dental emergency pain-relief procedure" involve?

Varies: It depends upon the reason you are in pain. If your tooth is abcessed, the dentist may prescribe antibioics and have you return for an extraction or root canal. If the tooth is fractured, the dentist may place a temporary filling or do a pulpotomy (remove nerve) and have you return for permanent filling or root canal procedure. They will want to take an x-ray of the tooth to determine treatment. ...Read more

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Can hospital care include hospice care for the terminally ill ?

Can  hospital care include hospice care for the terminally ill ?

It depends...: It depends on the hospital course. If the person was admitted for a condition and treated but worsened during the hospitalization to the point that death was imminent, comfort care or hospice care may occur in the hospital. However, most hospitals will try and transfer people home or to a skilled nursing facility with hospice care if the person has a little longer to live. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Could refusing medical treatment be considered suicide?

Could refusing medical treatment be considered suicide?

Maybe: Everyday, many people with terminal illness refuse treatment to be allowed to die "naturally" - this is part of compassionate and palliative care. However if you refuse urgent life saving treatment because you really wish to die then this maybe a form of suicide. ...Read more

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For adjunct therapy for anaphylaxis during prehospital treatment (not in ambulance)Would you prescribe your patient benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or injection?

For adjunct therapy for anaphylaxis during prehospital treatment (not in ambulance)Would you prescribe your patient benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or injection?

Anaphylaxis: mainstay treatment is epinephrine IM, antihistamines administered by any route would help, preferably oral if patient can swallow till ambulance arrives or reach the hospital, best wishes ...Read more

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Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more

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Can septic abortion cause diabetic ketoacidosis ?

Can septic abortion cause diabetic ketoacidosis ?

Depends: Only people with diabetes can develop diabetic ketoacidosis. If someone who already has diabetes has a septic abortion, that is, an abortion that becomes infected, they could develop the condition. Diabetic ketoacidosis is often caused by an underlying infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state?

What is the treatment for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state?

Insulin and fluids: Parentral adiminstration of Insulin is the key treatment. Such patients are dehydrated and have electrolyte imbalance, both of which are corrected with intravenous therapy. ...Read more

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Is refusing necessary medical treatment or surgery considered a form of suicide?

Is refusing necessary medical treatment or surgery considered a form of suicide?

Treatment: I would say if refusing treatment could definitively and absolutely result in death, than one could make an argument for some level of suicidality. However, reusing one form of treatment in favor of another with which the patient feels more comfortable is not especially suicidal or self destructive. ...Read more