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End Of Life Expectancy Of Patient On Syringe Driver
At son's 4 Mon vaccination, nurse use a plate with 3 syringes inside. She take off needle caps all at once and place them back to the plate, then give shots. The needles may contact the plate contaminated with other patient's blood. How risky it is?
Can talk with doctor: In such a situation, a parent can talk with the doctor by phone to advise the doctor what happened. Having more than one uncapped needle at a time is risky be cause there is a higher chance of a needle touching ANYTHING. That means a needle can accidentally pick up germs from anything it touches. The "nurse" may not realize there is increased risk, which is why the doctor will talk with the nurse. ...Read more
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
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 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
Usually long: Lgl is usually indolent and may nto require any intervwention for long time, you need to follow up regualrly with your hematologist. ...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 more
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 more
Dementia: Usually rule of thirds. 3 years mild, 3 years moderate and 3 years severe. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
May vary: Often said to be roughly 10-15 yrs after diagnosis, but could be shorter period of time depending on age of diagnosis, and co-morbidities. The alzheimer's meds on the market do not seem to change life expectancy. ...Read more
Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver. ...Read more
Depends: Hodgkin lymphoma is a highly curable cancer. Severe CHF might limit some of the chemotherapy options, but even in the unusual circumstance that no chemotherapy could be given, cures can still be achieved with radiotherapy alone. Life expectancy for untreated disease depends on a number of factors but is likely to be only about 12 months on average with some doing better and some worse. ...Read more
Depends: Life expectancy will depend on overall health and other medical issues. Patients with stage 4kidney disease are at a 6-8 fold increased risk of cardiovascular events compared to age matched controls. Cardiovascular risk reduction is key to prolonging. Good bp, diabetes control are important. Exercise and avoidance of obesity will help. Some patients live more than 20 years if the are healthy. ...Read more
Depends on origin: Liver cancer in actuality represents a primary hepatoma of the liver. Such lesions are not staged but rather considered resectable or unresectable. Metastatic liver cancer noted as Stage IV disease has different prognostic features, depending on origin resectablility or response to intra arterial chemo via chemoembolization or isotope infusion or microwave ablation of the solitary lesion. ...Read more
Cardiac transplant: Transplant survival rates have been improving over the past several years as better options exist in preventing rejection (better than 60% live 10 or more years). Diffuse post-transplant coronary arteriopathy tends to or relate more with late post-transplant events. Coexistant renal failure would also be a negative predictor on survival irrespective of transplant status (mortality 50% at 2 yrs). ...Read more
Life expectancy of RA patients? I have studied that life gets reduced by 10 years and out of all deaths, half are due to heart diseases. How true is it?
Of course, a lot: Depends on at what age a person is diagnosed and how severe it is. Inflammation of blood vessels including coronary arteries is a known complication of RA and may shorten the life span. RA patients are also susceptible to infection, lung disease and maybe some cancers. One can not be precise about the years of shortened-life due to the disease severity and duration issues. Best wishes:) ...Read more
Does RA compulsarily affect the Heart? I have read about RA that it affects most of the patients' cardiac system. Life expectancy of RA patients?
There is a: Documented increase in heart disease risk in RA patients, both from obstructive coronary artery disease as well as other vascular or heart muscle inflammation. It is only one of several health threats for RA patients. Others include infection due to immunity alterations, increased cancer risk, etc. There is often some reduction in life expectancy but the amount depends on disease severity/duration ...Read more
Average - teen years:
Overall the survival rate of heart transplants in children is nearly 90 percent after one year and is approaching 70 percent after ten years.
Survival of more than 20 years has been reported. A number of children require an additional transplant procedure, usually because of graft vasculopathy. ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer stage 4?
Not great: Less than 10% of patients survive past 5 years. Average life expectancy is about a year on average. ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy or duration life for a head and neck cancer patient who has been treated with radiation?
I am a cardiac patient known for coronary artery spasm and unstable anginas in the past. Now meds are controlling sympto. What is my life expectancy?
May be normal:
The seriousness can be diagnosed with cariac catheterization utilizing some chems that can precipitate coronary vasospasm.
2. Life expectancy in patient with this condition is similar to that of the general population, meaning that there is no increased mortality.
3. The only way to treat this condition is by eliminating stress, tobacco exposure, staying away form cold temps and taking meds. ...Read more
Myeloma: There are many things that go into predicting life expectancy of somebody with myeloma who has an autologous stem cell transplant. The rough estimate for somebody getting a transplant in first remission is about 6-7 years now. However, this is something your oncologist or transplant doctor can talk to you about with more specific information. ...Read more
Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?
What is average life-expectancy for a patient who has liver cirrhosis and has developed ascites for 2 weeks and seems to respond to Lasix and aldactone (spironolactone)? Thanks.
What Stage?: Life expectancy depends on what stage is the disease, is it irreversible, what is meld score need inr, creatinine & bilurubin levels to access (model for end stage liver disease) presence of active hep b or c eso. Varices etc. Based on info appear to be stage iii or IV if untreated not much time left, need liver transplantation. Meld score to put on waiting list. ...Read more
What is the typical life expectancy for a young stage 4 breast cancer patient in great condition on afinitor (everolimus) and aromasin?
You report that you are in great condition on your medication.
I know it will be difficult but try as hard as you can to continue to feel great on your meds and continue to see your doctor regularly.
There is no timetable for you - just continue to enjoy life - it may well be another 30 or more years. ...Read more
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