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How Is Disease Treated
Antibiotics: Antibiotics used to treat legionaires' disease include erythromycin, azithromycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, Moxifloxacin and clarithromycin. If the patient is severely ill they are hospitalized and given supportive care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Primarily with chemotherapy. There are several variables that predict a favorable profile. If favorable, chemotherapy alone is appropriate based on new data recently published in the new england journal of medicine. However, the guidelines suggest a combined approach with chemo and radiation. Also depends on age, sex, other comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3 choices: The most common treatment is swallowing a pill with radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid. The least common treatment is surgery to remove the thyroid. After either of these, a person must take daily thyroid hormone forever. A third option involves taking pills to slow the thyroid down for 12-24 months and hoping that the thyroid works properly on its own afterwards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are multiple: There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy. Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. [email protected] 4 a referral. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Good Rx available!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold avoidance : Raynaud's is made worse by cold exposure and/or stress dressing warmly both centrally and locally is therapeutic. There are no fda approved medications for raynaud's. This makes it difficult for us to give our patients medicine because of the insurance company blockade. Medications and sometimes work include procardia, (nifedipine) erectile dysfunction drugs because they dilate blood vessels, and topical Nitroglycerin to name a few. ...Read more
Medical and surgery: Crohn's is an inflammatory condition of the intestine. It can respond well to medical management. If it is refractory and results in bleeding, perforation, stricture, or fails to respond to medical manangment then surgery is available. 50% of patients may require surgery at some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conservatively: The initial treatment for peyronie's is conservative management to include vitamin E and avoidance of further trauma to the penis. If ths fails, there are other medications that can be used. If all medications fail, then surgery is the last resort. This includes removing the scar with a possible graft to the penis to correct the agulation and bending of the penis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Factor IX concentrat: Christmas disease or hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Highly purified factor ix concentrates are now available, and it is infused into patient's vein for treatment of bleeding. Now small repeated doses of the factor ix are commonly given starting in childhood to prevent parmanent joint damage at many hemophilia centers. ...Read more
Even DBS surgery!!: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time). Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I-131 > meds > surg: Many people try the anti-thyroid meds first (ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole), but these only work long-term for a modest number of people. If someone has tried and failed one of those meds, then they become more open-minded to the i-131 (radioactive iodine). I-131 usually works well and has a low side-effect profile. Surgery is an option, but has risks, and almost no one actually chooses it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis that: Is the infected condition of diverticulosis is treated with bowel rest and antibiotics. Once pain, fever and white blood cell count return to normal we start a liquid diet and gradually advance to a low residue diet which should be maintained for 4-6 weeks to allow the colon inflammation to completely resolve. If multiple episodes elective surgery may be appropriate to avoid further complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fissure: Are we talking about Anal fissure/ if that's the case then prevent constipation, avoid straining, drink enough water, consume enough fiber and use sitz bath (sit in the warm water couple of times a day). also you could ask your doctor for creams like Anusol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Defined below: Gangrene means death of tissue somewhere in your body. That alone can cause problems with loss of function, but when the dead tissue becomes infected, this can become life threatening (e.g. Gas gangrene). The treatment and prognosis depends on the location, amount of tissue and whether there is infection. Dead tissue may need to be removed, if infection occurs, antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
Thyroid: I will try to be non-technical. Hashimotos is a type of thyroid condtition where the thryoid builds up anti-bodies and sort of attacks itself. Usually it starts out with the thyroid being very overactive. Tests are usually done to prove or disprove this and tumor. If this is the case, a thyroid blocker is used to reduce the production of thyroid hormone. Low thyroid usually follows later..... ...Read more
Dr Carlos Chagas: The dr how discover it, it is caused by the parasite trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to animals and people by insect vectors that are found only in the americas (mainly, in rural areas of latin america). There are two treatment, both of which can be life saving: antiparasitic treatment, to kill the parasite; and symptomatic treatment, to manage the symptoms and signs of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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