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Doctor insights on: How Long After Death Are Organs Still Ok For Donation

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How long after death are organs still ok for donation?

How long after death are organs still ok for donation?

Depends on the organ: Hearts can last just a few hours usually less than 4 is ideal. Pancreas transplants should be done within 12. Livers within 24 and kidneys can last up to 48. Now that said most centers transplant them much faster than that. The faster an organ is transplanted the better it works. Organs that have been on ice for a prolonged time have a higher rate of not working or not working well. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Yes: The immune system isn't static, it can wax and wane, being immunocompetent does not mean you are not susceptible to infection, but not getting rid of the infection easily is the problem ...Read more

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What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

Yersinia: The plague bacillus is related to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica. Both of these organisms can cause human infections but altogether different from plague. ...Read more

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What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

Many: These little buggers evolve so fast! You've heard of the flesh eating bacteria? Some strains are deadly to the point of no current antibiotic works against them now.

Sorry, not a good answer to your question. Please ignore this answer. ...Read more

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What organisms does the hep b vaccine protects from?

What organisms does the hep b vaccine protects from?

Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine prevents one from developing hepatitis when exposed to the hepatitis b virus. ...Read more

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How many types of organisms are in your body?

How many types of organisms are in your body?

No one knows: It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone. An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: organisms?

See below: 1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life.
2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism. ...Read more

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What is the size of legionella organisms?

What is the size of legionella organisms?

Size: 0.3 - 0.9 micron in width and 2 - 20 micron in length. ...Read more

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How can single celled organisms move and eat?

Cytoskeleton: They have molecules inside of them that polymerize as needed to form machinery that makes for movement. Some have external cilia or flagella to enable movement. ...Read more

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What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

Multiple: True toxic megacolon is a complication of crohn's disease and uc. It can be associated with any bacteria present in the colon. Antibiotics given as part of the treatment should cover c. Diff, enterococcus, and gnr's. ...Read more

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What organisms are affected by taysachs?

What organisms are affected by taysachs?

Organisms that can: Organisms that reportedly can have a taysachs type of neurological disorder include dogs, cats, mice, deer, pigs, sheep, flamingoes, etc... ...Read more

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What organisms require food and proper environment for growth?

What organisms require food and proper environment for growth?

That would be all: All organisms, every living thing on planet earth, requires some form of food and a proper environment for growth, and for staying alive if no longer growing. Soe organisms can become spores or seeds, in a dried-up or dormant way, and don't need food umntil they sprout, hatch, or otherwise come back to life. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos.
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When coliform organisms are found in urine what does it mean?

When coliform organisms are found in urine what does it mean?

Coliform bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event that it was clean, the presence of bacteria along with other markers, symptoms, and so forth would give a better picture. The presence of wbcs, leukocyte esterase, and nitrites are common in urinary tract infections. So more info is needed. ...Read more

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How can organisms similarities in anatomy and embryology provide evidence for evolution?

How can organisms similarities in anatomy and embryology provide evidence for evolution?

Ontogeny recapitul-: Ates phylogeny. That means that during embryonic development, the embryo goes through physical forms that mimic your ancestors, rather than just develop right into a human. An early human embryo looks very much like our amphibian and then dinosaur (well, chicken, which is really the same thing) ancestors, and then many early structures wither and die, being replaced by more advanced species. ...Read more

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Which active immunity is the result of receiving vaccinations with active or attenuated organisms?

Which active immunity is the result of receiving vaccinations with active or attenuated organisms?

Confusing question: Active immunity is any immunity your body develops on its own to whatever agent is used. (active or attenuated)It generally lasts for a long time. Passive immunity is what happens when you get a gamma globulin shot, that lasts for weeks to a few months before disappearing. ...Read more

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What does fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp mean?

What does fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp mean?

Probably candida: This is how we describe fungi that are probably candida when we see them on a smear taken directly from the patient. What they mean is for your physician to decide. ...Read more

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Why does our body not reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?

Why does our body not reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?

Similar structure: Hi the engineered insulins are VERY similar in structure to native human insulin. The human insulin gene is rearranged so that the engineered protein differs from regular human insulin by only 1 amino acid. The change is significant for how the insulin molecules behave at acid/neutral pH or how they fail to aggregate, but not enough to be recognized as different by the immune system. Fortuitous! ...Read more

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Please explain why doesn't our body reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?

Please explain why doesn't our body reject the insulin made from genetically modified organisms like bacteria?

Human insulin: Hi. Human insulin made by cloning the human insulin gene into bacteria or yeast is amino acid-for-amino acid identical to normal human insulin. In the fermentation process, the human insulin gene is purified away from ALL bacterial (or yeast) proteins, so all your body sees is a normal human protein. Engineered insulins (glargine, lispro, aspart, glulisine) have such minor amino acid changes. ...Read more

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If a doctor says urine has e. Coli gamma strep and proteus: are these 2 or 3 organisms?

If a doctor says urine has e. Coli gamma strep and proteus: are these 2 or 3 organisms?

Yes: E. Coli and proteus are common causes of utis but usually not together. Gamma streptococci (non-hemolytic) is not a common cause of uti. With 3 bugs, this is likely a contaminated urine. ...Read more

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Hi my two year old girl has a uti and a stomach bug, both organisms confirmed in urinalysis. She's doing well but her resting hr is 120-130, that ok?

Hi my two year old girl has a uti and a stomach bug, both organisms confirmed in urinalysis. She's doing well but her resting hr is 120-130, that ok?

Drink lots of fluids: Drinking water, 1/2 strength juice, soup, milk, will help flush the urinary tract. Encourage and offer frequently. Ice pops and Jell-O are other good ways to increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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I had a culture and sensitivity test done and it came out negative with no organisms found. Should I just remove the IUCD?

I had a culture and sensitivity test done and it came out negative with no organisms found. Should I just remove the IUCD?

Not yet. . .: Not enough info. Why did you have C&S done? What was cultured? What symptoms are you trying to diagnose? What will you use in place of IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device)? Discuss all these questions w/your Family Doc or GYN. ...Read more

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Single organism less than 10, 000 isolated. These organisms common on external and internal genitalia considered colonizers. No further testing. Neg?

Negative.: This is generally considered colonization or contamination (would need full report), unless there are very specific organisms are present. Treatment is not recommended, because the side effects of the antibiotics could outweigh the risk of treating colonization or contamination. Also, excessive antibiotic use could lead to antibiotic resistance in the future, should you get an infection. ...Read more

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Does a bacteria or other organisms have to have cilia to move, or they can move without a cilia.

They can move: There is not necessary for bacteria to have cilia to move. They can spread by mass production. ...Read more