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What do icd 9 and icd 10 codes mean?

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What do icd 9 and icd 10 codes mean?

ICD codes: International classification of diseases ninth revision came out of meeting of the international conference convened by who, held in geneva in 1975, to revise the codes used to classify diseases. The icd 10 followed, with further revision & expansion to the codes. ...Read more

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Got asd &asa had ekg its abnormal right axis deviation qrs axis >100 vent rate 87bpm pr int 139 ms qrs dur 85 ms at/qtc 361/406 ms prt axes 70 106 31 ?

Got asd &asa had ekg its abnormal right axis deviation qrs axis >100 vent rate 87bpm pr int 139 ms qrs dur 85 ms at/qtc 361/406 ms prt axes 70 106 31
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See below: Your atrial septal defect and atrial septal aneurysm are sufficient to account for a RAD. You need to ask the echo reader to quantitate the amount of left to right shunting that is present. If significant. the ASD should be closed. The other parameters of your EKG are normal. ...Read more

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Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear. ?

Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear. ?

Yes but: Alternatives are external beam radiation and radiation seeds (brachytherapy). At your age, conservative (watching) isn't advised. All of the therapies can cause urinary incontinence and e.D. - with surgery, they get better over time for most. With radiation, they get worse over time. Surgery is the time honored best of a bad situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thoughts about dental bridge made of Zirconium. Any issues cons /pros please. My 4 unit bridge (#11 -14) made of Porcelain/PFM broke off 2 times. ?

Thoughts about  dental bridge made of  Zirconium. Any issues  cons /pros please. My 4 unit bridge (#11 -14) made of Porcelain/PFM broke off 2 times. ?

Etiology: Must determine reason for failure. Did ceramic break or did bridge come off teeth ? #11 - 14 is a long span if only supported by those 2 teeth. #11 does double duty as it is a corner transition tooth and gets loaded in many directions. Overloading the bite and insufficient tooth to support this are most common causes. See a Prosthodontist for opinion. Consider 2 implants #12,13. Good Luck. ...Read more

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According to atp-iii guidelines hdl-c >59 mg/dl is considered a negative risk factor for chd. What does this mean?

According to atp-iii guidelines hdl-c >59 mg/dl is considered a negative risk factor for chd.  What does this mean?

It's good: It means that it's a positive marker, that if your HDL is that high it's a move away from coronary artery disease. So it's a good thing. Exercise and certain essential oils can get your hdl's up. ...Read more

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Varicose veins: is the venefit targeted endovenous therapy procedure taking the place of vnus closure system or are they two different companies?

Varicose veins: is the venefit targeted endovenous therapy procedure taking the place of vnus closure system or are they two different companies?

Same company: Vnus closure was the first company, using three prong catheter heating up to 85 degrees c. This company was bought out by covidien, and the updated catheter heats up 7 cm tip 120 degrees c. Covidien recently changed procedure name to venefit to suit themselves. The vnus closurefast procedure(old name) is the same as venefit. ...Read more

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Can you please explain what this eye prescription means? 0.D. Cylinder -0.25 axis 90 o.S -0.50 axis 75?

Can you please explain what this eye prescription means? 0.D. Cylinder -0.25 axis 90 o.S -0.50 axis 75?

Don't worry: It means that you have an incredibly weak prescription and probably don't even need glasses. ...Read more

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How much does india charge an overseas visitors for gamma knife surgery?

How much does india charge an overseas visitors for gamma knife surgery?

While I do not: Know and googled it, gk was developed in the 1950's. Requires a neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist to identify the target lesion, define the adjcacent tissue tolerances, and deliver a single very large dose, typically 16 - 24 gy, depending on size to the 50% isodose line. Google says the price is frequently 20 -30% less than in the us. Charges are in the range of $25 - 35 k in the usa. ...Read more

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What are the most current indications for endovascular repair vs. Open endartere?

What are the most current indications for endovascular repair vs. Open endartere?

Dependes on location: An aortic aneurism is best repaired with endovascular stents but a carotid blockage responds better to endarterectomy. Renal artery lesions can be approached endovascularly in most cases but it they are near the aorta or due to fibromuscular dysplasia an open surgical approach gives better results as long as the risk of surgery is tolerable. ...Read more

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Eye test report spherical +.75 cylindrical -.5 axis 180 axis. Symptoms headache work on computer daily basis for 4 hours?

Eye test report spherical +.75  cylindrical -.5 axis 180  axis. Symptoms headache  work on computer daily basis for 4 hours?

Hyperopia: Or farsightedness can cause the symptoms you are experiencing, especially if you work on a computer for prolonged periods of time. It's worthwhile wearing glasses containing your prescription to help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lumbar medial branch radiofrequency ablation safe in patients with multiple sclerosis?

Is lumbar medial branch radiofrequency ablation safe in patients with multiple sclerosis?

Yes: There is absolutely NO clinical evidence that any type of surgery, anesthesia, or standard clinical injections can affect the trajectory of MS, and radio frequency ablation should be relatively safe. ...Read more

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How effective is stenting for patient with 4th stage esophagus cancer at distal esophagus.. My uncle condition after stenting got worsen...

How effective is stenting for patient with 4th stage esophagus cancer at distal esophagus.. My uncle condition after stenting got worsen...

Stenting can help: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. Stenting is usually done to open the esophagus when the cancer makes it hard to get food through. This can be helpful at enabling people to continue eating. However, stenting is not a curative treatment for stage IV cancer. Systemic treatment, such as chemotherapy, is often used to address the disease itself. His worse condition may not be related to the stent. ...Read more

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I'm 66, had a dexascan & there was an 8 pt drop in spine from +3.7 t-score on previous test 3 yrs ago. Hip was good. How bad is this? I'm terrified!

I'm 66, had a dexascan & there was an 8 pt drop in spine from +3.7   t-score on previous test 3 yrs ago. Hip was good. How bad is this? I'm terrified!

Terrified?: Its wonderful you found out about this before a fracture there are many effective treatments endocrinologist can help diagnose cause of osteoporosis and guide treatment think about fall prevention dont engage in high energy high risk activities concentrate on avoiding future fractures spine wrists hips.Sacrum avoid falls no ice did you have relative that came to be bent? ...Read more

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Ecg results - sinus bradycardia, short pr interval, lateral infarct- age undetermined and inferior st-t changes nonspecific? What does this me

Just an EKG: Ekgs aren't the last word. Sinus bradycardia: your hrt conducts impulses from the normal location at rate. ...Read more