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It is uncommon: For hospitals to restrict cell phone use anymore. There used to be concerns about emi ( electrical interference) but this proved not to be true. We actually give(loan) our patients families cell phones to carry so we can contact them if we need to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICU MD responsible: Icus are "restricted" or "closed" if the ICU is staffed by intensivists devoted entirely to ICU patient care only. The intensivist assumes primary control over the care of all patients in the icu, until such time as they are able to move out of the icu. The care is transfered back to the physician who admitted the patient. A hospital may contain many icus with open and closed statuses. ...Read more
Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more
Hi I was suppose to have an appointment at 12:15. I'm on my lunch break. I have to get back to work in 10 minutes. What is protocol when these appointments are not on time?
Can you see me later today? 5pm is a good time for me. I changed my lunch schedule
Sorry had: a technical glitch. Will be available next Wednesday. ...Read more
My boyfriend was in the ICU 3 months ago for pneumonia. He is better but not 100%. What should he avoid and what should he be doing to get better?
Depends: This depends on the specifics of 1) if he has an underlying condition that predisposed to the pneumonia ( like a disease that lowers ones immunity) or one that would be adversely affected by having pneumonia ( like asthma) so this really should be addressed by his primary care doctor. Very often after this kind of hospitalization a patient is given discharge instructions, which should be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Some pts are in the ICU because of the severity of their disease. They might need invasive ways to monitor their vital signs, which produce a continuous monitoring (i.e. Invasive BP monitoring). Some other pts are there because they may have a complication in the next few hours and they require a more often monitoring than in the regular floors, usually once per hour (i e some post-op pts). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please can I find out , if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed , does the body lose weight after death . ?
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