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How Long Can A Fistula Be Effective In Dialysis Patients
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
Forever : The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain (i.e., not associated with a terminal disease) is fairly recent and is a complex and somewhat controversial issue.As opposed to many other medications used in pain, opioids do not cause organ damage with long-term use. The concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe. ...Read more
Radiation is harmful: Using Radiation for benign conditions is not advised or used any longer(It was used in the past when we did not know that radiation can cause cancer). The treatment for your medical condition is best done by an experienced doctor who has treated this condition before...most doctors have not had this experience. But it is treatable. ...Read more
How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?
Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more
Generally speaking, how effective can a lidocaine patches be for chronic lbp with radiculopathy, and where should they be placed?
Lidocaine: This is fine to use if you are thin and have muscle pain. The penetration of the lidocaine is not very deep. IT will have no effect on the deep underlying nerves. Keep in mind that your insurance probably will not cover this as it is FDA labeled for PHN - INsurance companies are sticking to the label more recently with OBAMACARE in order to not pay and "save money" for their CEO's salary. ...Read more
Survival rate : Of people that receive initial emergency treatment by ambulance is less than 5%, with 15% returning to spontaneous circulation. With defibrillation within 3-5mins the survival can increase to 30%. Survival depend on the cause of the arrest, circumstances, age. Every minute without oxygen to the organs, specially the brain, decrease the recovery without permanent damage. ...Read more
How long can you survive with a hypertensive crisis? How long before irreversible damage occurs? Where can I find more info case studies, books, resea
Depends: Depends on how high the pressure and how strong your body is. Don't wait to get treated ...Read more
How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?
Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can a patient with esrd be treated for low blood pressure without intravenous therapy in a prehospital setting?
Depends: There are several reasons for low BP in esrd, including dehydration, carnitine deficiency, heart failure (with or without cardiogenic shock), adrenal insufficiency, and autonomic instability. Some of those can be treated with oral therapies such as midodrine, mineralococorticoids, and carnitine for example. ...Read more
A few painful days: A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine. A very severe infection starts rapidly that typically leads to a painful death in only a few days. Operation to repair the perforation and clean out the infection as well as antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more
Depends on reason: Person is in coma. Often, when a patient is in a coma, they need breathing support as well. If they do, then removing that, they may succumb in just a few minutes. They could pass from what ever other ailments they have fairly quickly from those issues as well. If they are stable in a vegetative state and do not breathing support, they can live until they pass from dehydration or malnutrition. ...Read more
How long can a person with hodgkin's keep living normally untreated before they become really sick? Can they be well 3 years later without treatment?
Wow: Good question. Patients with certain kinds of non-hodkin's can do well for over a decade with no therapy but i'm not sure the same is true for hd. Why would someone not want to be treated for a very curable illness? ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: It will vary depending on you condition. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
See below: People do not die of moderate renal failure we like to determine what stage 1 to 5 your kidneyfunction is at..Important to know what GFR of your kidneys.When this rate is less than 10-15 , [normally90 ] and untreated you develop what is called uremia [accumulation of waste in your blood] or if there are electrolyte abnormalities like high pottassium, this would cause the heart to slow down or stop. ...Read more
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more
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