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How do you treat a 70 year old patient with digital clubbing?

Treat the cause: Treat the condition causing the clubbing. Clubbing is usually the sign of an ongoing medical process. ...Read more

Dr. James Gagne
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Enlarged Finger Tips (Definition)

Clubbing is a condition where the nails and tips of the fingers become rounded and somewhat enlarged (so that they look like clubs). The reason this occurs is unknown, but it is associated with breathing problems or lung diseases. ...Read more


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What is the prognosis of a 70-year old patient who has dry eyes?

What is the prognosis of a 70-year old patient who has dry eyes?

Very good: With treatment, dry eye should stabilize and not cause any major issues. Only rarely does dry eye cause any serious issue although it can be irritating and cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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My dad' s a diabetic patient and 70 years old he is hungry after almost every 2-3 hours. Is this normal?

My dad' s a diabetic patient and 70 years old he is hungry after almost every 2-3 hours. Is this normal?

No: But he may be on too much medication, causing his blood sugar to drop too low. Check the level when he's symptomatic and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Completely stopping of salt usage is a recommended thing for edema (legs) patient of 70 years female?

Completely stopping of salt usage is a recommended thing for edema (legs) patient of 70 years female?

Edema: Excessive salt intake is certainly a risk factor for retaining fluids, so limiting to a minimal intake is at least in good medical practices advised for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood traces in organism recently for a above 70 years enlarged prostate patient but no urine retention after medecine. Is it serious?

Blood traces in organism recently for a above 70 years enlarged prostate patient but no urine retention after medecine. Is it serious?

Unlcear question: If you have blood in urine or in your semen, that is a serious problem. You should see a Urologist for further testing and make sure that you do not have prostate Cancer. A PSA test can be helpful. But let a urologist guide you further as to what other tests can be useful to do in your case. ...Read more

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Is iron-deficient anemia curable or just treatable? Once a patient is diagnosed with it, can they be un-diagnosed? Can it go away for good? Yes or no?

Is iron-deficient anemia curable or just treatable? Once a patient is diagnosed with it, can they be un-diagnosed? Can it go away for good? Yes or no?

Find the cause : Once the cause (heavy monthly loss, bleeding ulcer, cancer, ill-advised vegetarianism, hookworm, others) is identified and addressed, replacing the iron solves the problem. ...Read more

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Will their be new treatments for intermediate risk MDS in 2016? Other than Vidaza and supportive care? I care abt newest treatment for 70 yr patient

Will their be new treatments for intermediate risk MDS  in 2016? Other than Vidaza and supportive care? I care abt newest treatment for 70 yr patient

Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Common drugs for MDS include:1.Azacitidine (Vidaza) 2.Cytarabine (Cytosar-U) 3.Daunorubicin (Cerubidine) 4. Decitabine (Dacogen) 5. Idarubicin (Idamycin) 6.Lenalidomide (Revlimid).Overall, 30 to 40% of patients may benefit. Gene manipulation of own stem cell has cured, patients with severe advanced leukemia, is the future. Pts.reported rapidly to iv infusion, was recently reported ...Read more

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Is mds a cancer or preleukemia? What s the average life for low / intemdiate mds patient if health is perfect. No alcohol. Age 70. Just low RBC and hb

Is mds a cancer or preleukemia? What s the average life for low / intemdiate mds patient if health is perfect. No alcohol. Age 70. Just low RBC and hb

See below...: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a form of bone marrow cancer that is generally less aggressive than leukemia but still malignant. Mds usually evolves more slowly then leukemia and sometimes can transform into acute leukemia and become more aggressive and faster evolving. The prognosis is highly dependent on type and many other factors but patients with low grade mds may survive many years. ...Read more

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A 64-year-old patient with endocarditis who must be treated with IV penicillin but reports to be allergic, what should I do? I have been assigned a 64-year-old patient with endocarditis who must be treated with IV penicillin. The patient reports an allerg

A 64-year-old patient with endocarditis who must be treated with IV penicillin but reports to be allergic, what should I do? I have been assigned a 64-year-old patient with endocarditis who must be treated with IV penicillin. The patient reports an allerg

PCN allergy: Guidelines exist. Appropriate course is generally a multidisciplinary decision involving ID and A/I, depending on the description/severity/mechanism of allergy. If concern for allergy persists after through history or if history is vague, PCN allergy skin testing has good predictive value to better define risk. If type I hypersensitivity is suspected, then desensitization could be an option ...Read more

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