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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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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What treatment is required for disc prolapse (in the early stages)?

What treatment is required for disc prolapse (in the early stages)?

Conservative: Most doctors take a concervative approach to mild disc prolapse. This means exercise, rest and non-narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Is there a medicine for the early stage of traction alopecia?

Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or other. All of these issues need to be ruled-out then addressed appropriately. ...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 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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What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

The earlier better: As early as possible (preferably right after a pediatric endocrinologist has had an opportunity to get a thyroid scan first). Iq points are lost the longer treatment is delayed. ...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 are the treatments without hip replacement of early stages of avn in femur head for a 32 year old.

What are the treatments without hip replacement of early stages of avn in femur head for a 32 year old.

Revascularization: Basically observation to start with, for very early AVN, as well as elimination of potential causes such as alcohol or steroids. There are revascularization surgeries that can be done which may preclude the need for hip replacement. ...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

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Please explain vitreofoveal traction in layman's terms. Any nonsurgical treatments? What is prognosis if left untreated? Dad age 84 just diagnosed w/vft. Not a candidate for surgery due to age and other complicating factors, as per retinal specialist see

Please explain vitreofoveal traction in layman's terms.
Any nonsurgical treatments? What is prognosis if left untreated? Dad age 84 just diagnosed w/vft. 
Not a candidate for surgery due to age and other complicating factors, as per retinal
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VMT VFT treatment: New treatment jetrea is for symptomatic vft/vmt. It doesn't always work though so surgery can still be done. Because of his age, surgery would be safest under local anesthesia. If untreated, he simply won't see well. Surgery can be under an hour in length. The medication is expensive and works about 26% of the time for vmt but worth a try if surgery not an option. ...Read more

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What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

What are the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for spinal stenosis?

It depends: These arethe result after 8 years follow up for patients have the sugery.There were 68% excellent and good, 22% fair and 10% poor results. Back pain was relieved in 91% of the patients. Leg pain was relieved in 76% of the patients. Numbness was relieved in 87% of the patients. Five patients had re-operations. ...Read more

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Is there any long-term advantage early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

Is there any long-term advantage early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

Most Definitely!: Congenital hypothyroidism is a medical emergency because postponing treatment may lead to mental retardation. The infant brain must have appropriate thyroid hormone levels for normal development. This is the reason we do newborn screening for this condition. The soonest we get treatment started, the better for the baby. ...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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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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What is the standard of care for central post stroke pain.

What is the standard of care for central post stroke pain.

There is no: "standard of care" for this condition since MANY "Treatments" exists and any one of them could help! Avoidance of OPIATES is now a sort of "Standard" as we try to reduce overuse of these medications. TENS stimulation appears to be helpful in many cases Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What age we can undergo treatment for ectrodactyly - cleft foot for closing the cleft?

What age we can undergo treatment for ectrodactyly - cleft foot for closing the cleft?

It depends: Ecterodactyly is a complex condition that has many forms of severity. Depending on the level of involvement, many procedures may be necessary. In general the goals of surgery are to improve foot function and cosmetic appearance. If foot function is needed it can be performed in early childhood. It is important to be seen by a pediatric foot specialist to discuss the timing of surgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for multiple pars fracture patient misdiagnosed with spasm after 14 years of being told to push through pain?

What is the treatment for multiple pars fracture patient misdiagnosed with spasm after 14 years of being told to push through pain?

Several options: these fractures won't heal on their own, some surgeons will plate them to form a fusion, but most will answer like you mentions. Braces for,the low back can help, maintaining core strength, tight abs, limit belly fat, use good posture and lifting technique. Try topical pain meds as well, patch of diclofenac will stay over affected areas, and pain meds when needed. ...Read more

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Risk % of rd for someone with multiple lattice undergoing symptomatic posterior vitreous detachment? Prophylactic laser treatment recommended?

Risk % of rd for someone with multiple lattice undergoing symptomatic posterior vitreous detachment? Prophylactic laser treatment recommended?

Careful: You are at increased risk for retinal detachment. I recommend being cautious with surgery for floaters. Wait at least one year before proceeding with surgery. If they still persist and are unbearable then consider surgery. Symptoms usually resolve or improve with time in 99% of the people. Consult with a retina specialist to determine if prophylactic laser is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Phytotherapy (Definition)

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