Doctor insights on: End of life expectancy of patient on syringe driver
Every 4 to 6 months: Psa should go down after orchiectomy for prostate cancer. If the cancer is hormone sensitive, there should be a rapid drop within a few weeks. That response might tell how long a patient could expect to live, but that depends on prior treatment and the extent of cancer spread. The overall health of the patient is very important as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more
Normal: Before neurosurgeons learned how to open prematurely fused skull sutures, patients who went untreated would have severe effects from constricting the brain, since the skull could not enlarge fast enough to accommodate the growing brain. When treated early, the brain is allowed to grow normally. ...Read more
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more
Can be normal: Very tricky question. We know that over 80% of affected children reach beyond age 5 & it's not unusual for them to have normal lifespans. It's also dependent upon the cause of the spasms & whether the underlying reason (s) can be treated. The syndrome itself is not life threatening itself rather related illnesses that tend to complicate things in addition to medication consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some...: Since West syndrome is a very rare epileptic condition in the infants, most of doctors may not have personal experience in it. But, I found the contents in the link to follow could be helpful; that is http://syndrome. Org/west-syndrome/. Best wish to his health and your family; Happy Holidays 2015. ...Read more
Normal exectancy: Individuals with aspergers disorder do not have any specific related conditions that would shorten the life span of an affected individual. ...Read more
Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more
Stage 4 RF: Stage 4 patients have GFR between 15 & 30. I approach this from the standpoint of preserving what kidney function you have, not life expectancy. Ways to do that - watch your diet and avoid foods that have lots of potassium and salt; limit protein intake; watch your weight; take all medicines prescribed; see your doctor regularly. Look here : http://www. Kidneyfailureweb. Com/prognosis/221.Html. ...Read more
Usually normal: Ank spondy responds beautifully to tnf agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab). Life expectancy is usually normal. The things that effect life span are neurologic or cardiac complications or severe complications of medications. ...Read more
Depends on factors: Such as body mass index, degree of airway obstruction, degree of uncomfortable breathing, exercise tolerance, smoking status, presence of complications including pulmonary hypertension, right sided heart failure, chronic respiratory failure, degree of carbon dioxide retention, frequency of exacerbations, and other medical conditions. I have had patients die in their 50s & some that lived 90+ yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy for lupus patients? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Does this mean I will die much earlier, or are there ways to live longer?
Everyone differs: Just because you have lupus does note mean a death sentence. Each person is different. It depends on your lupus and your treatment and how you respond. We will not live forever but how you do will help decide if you die from lupus or just die with lupus. Lupus alone is not a killer, but like any health problems some do better than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several things that help estimate:
- how long ago was the initial melanoma diagnosed?
- how extensive are the lymph node and the distant metastases?
- is the melanoma in areas that can be treated surgically?
- are you healthy enough to get chemotherapy
some patients have a rapid decline, but others every 3-4 years have a new melanoma metastasis show up & are otherwise healthy. ...Read more
Variable: Some people can live many years with pulmoanry fibrosis in a state of relative quiet. On the other extreme are people who have a rapid downhill course and die in weeks to months. Most people live for several years after diagnosis, but acute worsening can occur at any time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 year : 88.0% (males), 86.2% (females)
3 years: 79.3% (males), 77.2% (females)
5 years: 73.2% (males), 69.0% (females). ...Read more
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