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What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more


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Male 55year old with L1 commpresion fracture.Advised khyphoplasty treatment.What is recovery % and the complecation of this procedure?

Male 55year old with L1 commpresion fracture.Advised khyphoplasty treatment.What is recovery % and the complecation of this procedure?

Fracture: Most compression fractures will heal on their own over time without kyphoplasty surgery. Kyphoplasty can be helpful for fractures that don't heal on their own or if you want quicker relief. ...Read more

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What issues are possible for adults following PFO closure?

What issues are possible for adults following PFO closure?

Not common.see below: Major periprocedural complications (i.e. Death, hemorrhage requiring blood transfusion, cardiac tamponade, need for surgical intervention, and fatal pulmonary emboli) occurred in 1.5% of patients, and minor complications (bleeding not requiring transfusion, transient atrial arrhythmias, device embolization with successful catheter retrieval, device arm fracture, air embolism with st elev. Avfistul. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute angle closure glaucoma?

What is the treatment for acute angle closure glaucoma?

Meds or laser: Angle closure happens when the drainage system of the eye gets blocked abruptly, causing intense pain from high pressure. The first step is medications (several different eye drops and a pill). In some cases, a laser is needed to create a new drainage system emergently. If left too long, vision loss is permanent, so get treated immediately. ...Read more

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Is bulging veins of the penis surgery is considered successful for the treatment of venous leakage for young male, if viagra (sildenafil) &cailis dont' work?

Is bulging  veins of the penis surgery is considered successful for the treatment of venous leakage for young male,  if viagra (sildenafil) &cailis dont' work?

Not usually: There was a lot of interest in this treatment many years ago but results were not up to expectations. The number of patients helped by this type of procedure has been very small in my experience ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subacute superior endplate compression fracture of L1; already have a spinal fusion from T10-L2 with Wilson Plates in 1980?

What is the treatment for subacute superior endplate compression fracture of L1; already have  a spinal fusion from T10-L2  with Wilson Plates in 1980?

You should: evaluate the status of KYPHOPLASTY which was introduced a number of years ago to treat compression fractures! Hope this helps and BTW Physical Therapy may be a good start! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is cardio thoracic surgery for patch closure of asd?

What is cardio thoracic surgery for patch closure of asd?

Open heart surgery: Basically, patient is put on heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass), so right atrium can be opened, and a patch (usually from pericardium) is sewn in to close the atrial septal defect (or hole in the wall between right & left atria of heart) ... But can be done endovascularly by cardiologist with device that goes across ASD and opens up to cover ASD on both sides of asd. ...Read more

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What is "cardio thoracic surgery for patch closure of asd?"

What is "cardio thoracic surgery for patch closure of asd?"

Close the hall: Between the two chamber of the heart.Atrial septal defect, or asd, is a congenital anomaly of the heart and most asd's are not serious and can be easily fixed.In adults, repair of an ostium secundum or the sinus venosus defect is very safe and effective. Surgery carries a very small risk and in most centers, the operative mortality is less than 1% for repair of an ostium secundum asd. ...Read more

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What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?

What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?

Ans: First you must why is there no bone growth in a 30 yo? Are you a heavy smoker ? You need a bone density test. You need to eat better and do some passive exercise. There is calcium you can and should take. Better get going or you will have more problems as you age ...Read more

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What are the stages of correct puberty for a male?

What are the stages of correct puberty for a male?

Puberty: I am not sure what you mean by "correct" puberty as there can be quite a bit of variation in pubertal progression in both sexes. Good descriptions and other resources concerning puberty can be found at http://www.Healthychildren.Org. Search "stages of puberty" or just "puberty". ...Read more

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Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Laser welds, retina: The eye surgeon uses a laser to target tiny areas of fluid leakage around the macula. This essentially 'welds' the leaks shut and stops fluid from causing edema. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with palatal myoclonus. What medical treatment is nest for myoclonus? Is Functional Cranial Release (FCR) a valid treatment?

Recently diagnosed with palatal myoclonus. What medical treatment is nest for myoclonus? Is Functional Cranial Release (FCR) a valid treatment?

Myoclonus: Often medical providers use medication to treat myoclonus. Sometimes palatal myoclonus does not need any treatment. Here is a link to more information about myoclonus: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm I cannot find any medical literature supporting the use of FCR. I would not recommend it until it has been well-studied. ...Read more

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Is there a global standard of care related to oopherectomy/arimidex re bisphosphonates for rapid secondary severe osteoporosis ?

Is there a global standard of care related to oopherectomy/arimidex re bisphosphonates for rapid secondary severe osteoporosis ?

The standard is to : Treat but there are a variety of treatment options that need to be customized to the individual based on their medical status and as to what is available locally for that individual. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

What is the treatment for delayed motor development?

Early intervention!: ...Though i would like there to be a specific cause for the delay in motor development identified. This is usually achieved through a combination of blood/urine studies and select neuroimaging (mri/ct) +/- eeg, genetic studies, etc. Whatever the reason, early intervention (ot/pt) may greatly improve these children's lives! ...Read more

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What are the chances of conceiving after treatment for bilateral proximal tubal obstruction and what will be the correct treatment for this type of pto?

What are the chances of conceiving after treatment for bilateral proximal tubal obstruction and what will be the correct treatment for this type of pto?

Depends: The answer depends on the surgical outcome. You would need to ask your surgeon what was found during the surgical repair and how successful he or she thought that it was. There is an x-ray that can be done to see if the tubes are open. That is called an hsg. If they are the chances are good. ...Read more

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What do you think of optimal chiropractic treatment with the activator appliance for soft tissue injury following an rta 5 yrs ago?

What do you think of optimal chiropractic treatment with the activator appliance for soft tissue injury following an rta 5 yrs ago?

Not much: Chiropractic "treatment" is a form of exaggerated massage designed to keep you coming back for steady income. There is little in chiropractic practice or theory which can be considered to have as a goal - cure. If you have a persistent problem you should see your orthopedic physician for a true understanding. ...Read more

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I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth ,any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness ?

I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth ,any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness ?

Growth Hormone: While there are many uses for growth hormone, increasing bone thickness is not one of them. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/norditropin-nordiflex.html for an example of prescription only GH. Don't take if you don't need it (not a do-it-yourself project) as may cause acromegaly (info = http://goo.gl/az2thj; images = https://goo.gl/P2G5Rt). ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Commonly done: Lasik correction at this age can be very successful. Remember that you will need reading glasses afterwards. Discuss with a lasik surgeon what can be accomplished. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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