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Depends on the doc: Docs have multiple challenges is labeling anyone with a diagnosis based on symptoms rather than a recognised test.Since the treatment may involve controlled drugs, s/he must also document enough during the evaluation that a reasonable doc would agree with the label. (or risk loss of his/her license) Some choose to leave management to those that do it on a regular basis to avoid the hassle involved ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Standard of care for terminally ill patients is the standard of care permitted to be lowered for terminally ill, bedridden patients? Thank you for your responses. Dnr and comfort care were not requested, in fact, we asked that they do their best [in the
Hello. : Hello. It shouldn't be. If anything, these patients may have more needs because of how they have been limited by their illness. ...Read more
Our two different radiologists disagree about Folfox vs. CapeOx for stage III-B CRC for a 30 year old female. We already know about both drugs and their doses, but we can't decide on which drug to use!
Can you tell me about pre-conditions for doing the tests for albumin and creatinine in kidney function tests ?
Htn, diabetes: Creatinine is part of chemistry panel. Your doctor will decide if you need chemistry test based on your medical condition. So this is part of routine chemistry. Albumin is checked as part of urinalysis. Hypertension, diabetes are 2 conditions that these tests must be checked at the time of diagnosis and every follow up. ...Read more
Less invasive: Knowing the amount of inflammation and level of fibrosis in the liver can help in deciding what hepatitis therapy a patient needs. Though the liver biopsy is considered the gold standard, the newer generation of tests, when taken in clinical context, can estimate the amount of inflammation and level of fibrosis in the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do primary care physicians keep patient records after the patient no longer sees them? Same question for hospitals. Does it vary by state?
I keep reading various limits for diabetes onset. For instance, the ama uses 180 for post-prandial, while out here the docs say 140. Please clarify.?
Needmore information: CHF is treated with medicines very adequatly. What is the Underlying cause? High BP, CAD, Arrythmia,or Valve disease? The EF is measured by Echocardiogram ; which f=gives functional capacity of the Cardiac function. Kidney Function are measured by Blood tests.And over all Clinical Symtoms also categorize the CHF and Kidney Failure. Should get best help from Treating Physician, ...Read more
Many, many reasons: Most doctors, like most people, have negative attitudes about people with substance use disorders, and particularly with opioid use disorders. It takes an eight hour course, and involves caring for often complicated and difficult patients. Despite this, many thousands of physicians have gotten waivers; unfortunately, only a small fraction are using these waivers to treat even modest numbers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moderation: A generally healthy diet is most important. Unless a specific genetic disease is present, most recipients should try to follow an overall moderate diet that is not typically american and not too rich in carbohydrates and fats. But with a new, healthy liver, there are no specific restrictions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Open or endo: It can be done with tpa (alteplase) (a high-potency medication to dissolve blood clot) and a rotor-rooter device inserted through a needle stick in the access. I tend to make a small incision to remove the clot with a balloon catheter, then do an angioplasty on the area of stenosis (narrowing) which you usually find in the vein or graft. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Somewhat accurate: Unfortunely often times doctors don't tell people the statistics of what may happen. Patients can be on the out side of the statistics and live longer or shorter than predicted. I always tell people this is not a tv show and i never say you have 3 months to live. People with stage 4 (metastatic) cancers can live a long time depending on the cancer. But doctors are not god and can only guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does CDC say intubation and dialysis are high-risk procedures for people treating ebola patient when they say biohazard suits should protect them?
Because: they expose the care giver to body fluids which is how the virus is transmitted. As we have seen biohazard equipment is only protective if used properly. we have seen recently that despite the best of intentions, there have been breaches in technique resulting in infection among caregivers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?
Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more
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