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How do people treat encephalocele?

How do people treat encephalocele?

Surgery: Encephalocele means that part of the brain is outside the skull, usually enclosed in a sac. Neurosurgery first determines what brain structures are involved with an mri, then will proceed to repair the encephalocele. Usually that part of the brain is removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Pieper
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Encephalocele (Definition)

An encephalocele or cranium bifidum is a protrusion of brain and membranes surrounding the brain through an opening in the skull. It is a congenital lesion caused by as a neural tube defect. ...Read more


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How do people treat chromosomal abnormalities?

How do people treat chromosomal abnormalities?

Chromosomal Abnormal: Chromosomal abnormalities is a broad category. It means there is some gene or genes that are missing or extra. Depending on the particular chromosome affected is the kind of therapy needed. This usually is not something fixed but you can offer modalities to strengthen the weak areas. Usually physical therapy occupational therapy and speech. You work on the problems caused by the abnormality. ...Read more

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How do people treat lupus?

How do people treat lupus?

Meds & prevention: All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic. It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful. ...Read more

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How do they treat people with harlequin ichthyosis?

How do they treat people with harlequin ichthyosis?

Harlequin ichytosis: This is a rare genetic disease which used to be a fatal disease. Today however, retinoids have been used with some degree of success. There is a national organization you can contact.Also you or your doctor can contact the national institute of health who may have a ongoing study on the disease. ...Read more

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How do people treat nervous colitis?

How do people treat nervous colitis?

IBS: Often it is called irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Elimination of stress, a high fiber diet with regulation of bowel habits and judicial use of tranquilizers will help. There is no good medicine for the condition and it tends to be a long standing, chronic problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat hydrocephalus?

How do you treat hydrocephalus?

Shunt placement: True symptomatic hydrocephalus is treated by draining the ventricles through a small tube. A neurosurgeon preforms this by making a small hole in the skull and passing a thin tube into the lateral ventrical of the brain. This tube is then passed downward under the skin into the abdominal cavity where it allows the cerebral spinal fluid flow from the ventricals. ...Read more

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How do they treat ptsd?

How do they treat ptsd?

A weave : Probably the highest efficacy for both complex & simple ptsd is cognitive processing therapy ( a form of cbt). Many people with moderate to severe ptsd require meds. Ssri's are usually a base. Atypical antipsychotics for severe dissassociation. Prazosin or other meds for insomnia, nightmares. Emdr is good for simple ptsd. Various types of desensitization (ie video based) are cutting edge. Group. ...Read more

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How do people treat bowel perforation?

How do people treat bowel perforation?

Bowel perforation: Treatment is mostly by surgery if patient has peritonitis. If diverticulitis causes a perforation sometimes long term antibiotics are needed, and surgery may be avoided. ...Read more

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How do people treat ear swelling?

How do people treat ear swelling?

Cause?: It could be infection, allergy. Depending on cause will determine apropaite treatment. See doctor for diagnosis amd possible tests to determine what treatments is necessary. ...Read more

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How long do you treat encephalitis?

How long do you treat encephalitis?

Viral encephalitis: Most cases of encephalitis are viral in origin. Except for herpes virus encephalitis, there are no medications that are useful. Treatment continuesfor as long as the patient has symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you treat wernickes syndrome?

How do you treat wernickes syndrome?

Thiamine: Acute wernicke's is a medical emergency for which thiamine is the key to successful treatment. Longstanding wernicke's, with mental changes, poor coordination, and problems moving the eyes, can only be treated with support. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat arachnoiditis?

How do doctors treat arachnoiditis?

Tough case: Sorry to hear you have this condition. Since it is not correctable surgically you are really stuck with managing the symptoms. There are some interventional pain management techniques that may help. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option as an addition to medication management and psychological counseling for coping techniques. ...Read more

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How do people treat hypovolemic shock?

How do people treat hypovolemic shock?

See below: This is a medical emergency depends on cause generally intravenous fluids and medication to support blood pressure other treatments depend on specific cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat chiari malformation?

How do you treat chiari malformation?

Surgery or nothing: These are treated with surgery on the base of the skull and sometimes the dura covering the brain and/or the upper cervical vertebrae. Each surgery is tailored to the individual depending on their symptoms and severity of the chiari malformation. The alternative for many chiari malformations is no surgery and no treatment. Many people require no intervention at all. ...Read more

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How do they treat exhibitionism in women?

How do they treat exhibitionism in women?

Medication & therapy: Therapy and medications are the main treatments for this serious problem. Unfortunately, many individuals with this paraphilia (sexual behavior involving unusual and socially unacceptable practices) don't seek help until they have been arrested. Exhibitionism is diagnosed after a person is distressed over, or has acted on, the sexual urge to expose genitals to an unsuspecting stranger. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat people with adhd?

How do doctors treat people with adhd?

Depends on cause: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child, have not had a brain injury or infection, you do not have ADHD. Start with your doctor to determine if you have a disorder mimicing ADHD, like hyperthyroidism, anxiety disorder or depression. You can seek an evaluation with a neurologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you treat children with neuroblastoma?

How do you treat children with neuroblastoma?

Depends on the stage: Low stage disease, which occurs mainly in very young infants, at times needs surgical resection followed by observation (no chemo). More advanced stages or neuroblastoma occuring in older children usually requires surgery and chemo. Very high risk disease (based on many factors) requires chemo, high dose chemo, stem cell infusion, radiation and more chemo. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do they treat anisometropia?

How do they treat anisometropia?

Balance the eyes: Anisometropia is defined as a refractive difference between two eyes. The amount of difference determines whether a person is symptomatic and whether it needs to be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. ...Read more

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How do you treat itp in adults?

How do you treat itp in adults?

Oral steroids: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which autoimmune antibodies against platelets causes an increased rate of destruction. Platelets are needed for normal blood clotting. Heavy periods, nose bleeding, easy brusing, and a rash (purpura) may suggest this problem. Diagnosis requires a blood count and blood clottting studies. Treatment begins with steroids (prednisone). ...Read more

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How do people treat digestive diseases?

How do people treat digestive diseases?

Depends on disorder: Generally a thorough history including diet and meds, as well as symptoms, family and past history; physical exam; appropriate labs, radiology, stool tests, and/or endoscopic tests. May just need to change diet, lifestyle, meds, etc.. It all depends on the problem, age of patient, etc. ...Read more

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