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Hospitalization - when and why is it necessary?

Hospitalization - when and why is it necessary?

Monitoring: Hospitalization is necessary when one's condition is serious enough to warrant 24/7 monitoring of a particular health issue. This will depend on the seriousness of the problem, the ability or inability to care for this problem at home, and the probability of worsening of the condition. ...Read more

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Are people generally hospitalized for delirium?

Are people generally hospitalized for delirium?

If acute and serious: There are many causes for delirium. Most common would be drug toxicity. This can be very serious and need acute medical care. Withdrawal from alcohol produces delirium that can cause serious medical complications. Infections of the brain can present with delirium and progress to coma. Patients with long standing psychiatric disease or dementia do not need hospitalization. ...Read more

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Treating Neutropenia (Tip)

Treating Neutropenia

Decrease to less than 500 neutrophils needs protective isolation and hospitalization venous antibiot. ...See more

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How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

How can I keep a hospitalized toddler entertained?

It depends: It depends on the illness, if your child can get out of bed, and if your child is being isolated due to infection. Many children's hospitals have games and other activities for the kids. If your child is confined to bed for now, books, music, games, and craft projects can help. Talk with the hospital staff as well to find out what might be available- videos, visiting volunteers, etc. ...Read more

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How long are you hospitalized if you get dehydration?

How long are you hospitalized if you get dehydration?

It depends: It depends on the cause of dehydration. Some will cause ongoing fluid loss, so correction of dehyration will take longer . Others are more simple and can be corrected over 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Does a donor need to be hospitalized for pre-evaluation?

Usually not: Usually all pre-donation tests are done on an outpatient basis. Unless if any tests were positive and they need to be taken care of that will preclude donation at this point. ...Read more

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Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

No...: Mild atelectasis, especially without symptoms, can be treated as an outpatient. The most important treatment is deep breathing and an incentive spirometer can help with this. Ask your doctor for one if you don't have one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in in-patient hospitalization?

It depends: It depends on the reason for the hospitalization. Different diseases require different treatments. ...Read more

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Could a sociopath have a breakdown and be hospitalized for it?

Could a sociopath have a breakdown and be hospitalized for it?

Yes.: Sociopaths can and often have other conditions like bipolarity that may lead to 'breakdowns'. The will get depressed often after being 'caught' or exposed for their misdeeds. Depressions are often short-lived and not deeply felt or experienced given the nature of their sociopathy. ...Read more

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Do you end up hospitalized if you start having brown-colored urine?

Do you end up hospitalized if you start having brown-colored urine?

Blood: Need to see a doctor but unlikely need to stay in hospital...This is an office evaluation. ...Read more

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