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Femoral Pulse In Obese Patient
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
What might happen to a diabetic patient if her glucose level is 7.0 and pulse 80, although feeling very weak?
Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.
Perhaps: I can't speak for everyone but justifiably or not some healthcare providers may well feel that at least a part of the injury might have been sustained due to obesity's effect on one's body. It is also likely that it is harder to examine an obese person than a normal-weight one. On the other hand, it may also be your own perception . If you are obese, losing weight can only help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A patient has a pulse of 75 bpm, an end-systolic volume of 120ml & and end-diastolic volume of 135ml. What would this suggest?
Sick!: Pulse of 75 is normal. End diastolic volume (edv) of 135 is about normal but the end systolic volume (esv) of 120 is high. This means that with every hear beat 15 cc gets put out (edv-esv), which is stroke volume (sv). Cardiac output is normally 4-5 l/min & this person is only 1.125 (svxhr), which is exceedingly low. ...Read more
Sure: As dr. Gotvald so nicely explained, pulses are felt in arteries but venous insufficiency results from vein trouble and not artery. Many people with venous insufficiency have no arterial trouble and their pulses are completely normal. It would be uncommon, but not unknown, for someone to have arterial (and no pulses) and vein trouble. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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