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Doctor insights on: History Of Pneumothorax Treatment For Tuberculosis

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?

What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?

Observation: Observation is the most natural treatment but only for so long as the patient is not short of breath that oxygenation is compromised. Otherwise, a tube is inserted in the chest cavity to drain the air that is compressing the lung. Needle aspiration of pneumothorax is unreliable. Pain medication may also be needed. ...Read more

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What does "icc" stand for with regards to a tension pneumothorax treatment?

What does "icc" stand for with regards to a tension pneumothorax treatment?

Intercostal catheter: Icc stands for intercostal catheter that is used to drain the air out of the chest in case of a tension pneumothorax. This tube is inserted in the space between ribs to reach the inside of chest cavity on the involved side & the other end of this tube is kept under water seal with/without suctioning to completely drain the air out of chest cavity. It is left in place until pneumothorax resolves. ...Read more

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Can I opt for an open procedure rather than VATS procedure for treatment of recurrent pneumothorax, based on lower rates of recurrence?

Can I opt for an open procedure rather than VATS procedure for treatment of recurrent pneumothorax, based on lower rates of recurrence?

Yes: Open can be very well done, and tolerated! May need one of us older surgeons to do. Mini thoracotomy, or anterior infra- mammary- cosmetic can be done easily, thoroughly, effectively and with very good pain control. One opening and one tube. ...Read more

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Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

TB treatment failure: Treatment fails if the wrong antibiotics are used (i.e. the organism is or becomes resistant), if the patient doesn't take the medicine as directed for long enough, or if the patient has a compromised immune system such as from AIDS or other issues. Some organisms just don't have effective treatments as well. ...Read more

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Could infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer?

Could infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer?

No.: Infecting a person with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is not be a cure for cancer. TB is dangerous and potentially fatal. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of attenuated live bacteria (Mycobacterium bovis) is used to treat bladder cancer because it stimulates immune responses that can destroy cancer cells within the bladder. ...Read more

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I am suffering from extrapulmonary tuberculosis, what is the treatment?

Same like pulm tb: You must take 4 drugs for 6 weeks then depending upon c/s report likely 2 drugs for 4and half months. ...Read more

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Can infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer? What are your expert opinions?

Not a good idea: I'm not sure where this thought came from but especially for a patient with active cancer treatment like chemo, this is a terrible idea. Maybe there is some science behind it that you have read about in a medical journal, if so, please share with me, I'm open to new information! ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis become active or continue to spread to other organs of the body during treatment ?

TB stays put: Tuberculosis generally will not spread to other organ systems during treatment, as long as you are infected with a strain that is sensitive to the medications that have been prescribed. If your neck mass becomes larger, if other masses appear, or if you have persistent fevers, respiratory symptoms or weight loss, I would consult with your tuberculosis doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more