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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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How dangerous is CT scan of brain in a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?

How dangerous is CT scan of brain in  a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?

CT scan: Ct scans are safe for most people, and the doctors weigh the need for this information vs the exposure to radiation, etc. If the scan includes contrast ("dye") there may be reactions to this -- but most people are not allergic. Your doctors should be checking your history and be ready for any possibility. Please discuss your concerns with the doctors who already know you. ...Read more

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Is it true that chronic sinusitis flare up would cause only minor increase in the WBC of a cbc?

Is it true that chronic sinusitis flare up would cause only minor increase in the WBC of a cbc?

Yes: Chronic sinusits is just that, chronic. One could have this condition and not have a response of raising the white blood cell count. The body is handling the infections on a chronic basis and does not respond by sending out the numbers of white cells to raise the total circulating count. ...Read more

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Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a high LDH, but this is not an effective screening method. Only if your doctor suspects that you may have lymphoma should she order further testing. ...Read more

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In general, if a 91 yr-old has acute transformation of a myeloproliferative disorder then is it worthwhile to treat the pt, if there is a treatment?

It depends: It depends on the Diagnosis of the new transformations(there are multiple ways transformation occurs...so tell us what is the new diagnosis and we can guide you further. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a traumatic event to trigger the onset of huntingtons disease?

Is it possible for a traumatic event to trigger the onset of huntingtons disease?

No: Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder due to a mutation on chromosome 4. However, stress can sometimes seem to trigger an illness when the disease was actually right at the point of starting to have symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the first stages involved in when treatingfor constipation ? In a medical environment. It a patient is diagonosed with chronic constipation?

Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Have you had x-ray to see you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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If a CD19 antigen result of 9% in lymphocyte phenotyping is above average, what can be the cause? Have many symptoms: EDS, PH, high ANA, pain, cough

If a CD19 antigen result of 9% in lymphocyte phenotyping is above average, what can be the cause? Have many symptoms: EDS, PH, high ANA, pain, cough

My: understanding is that the mutation, which would cause low levels, is associated with lymphoma. Also, thus far animal (mouse) studies identify it as a possible target for autoimmune diseases like bullous pemphigoid. No association to Enlhers. ...Read more

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My respiratory rate is 18 and HS CRP is 6.8. Is this indicative of a cardiac issue or is it a sign of an infection?

My respiratory rate is 18 and HS CRP is 6.8. Is this indicative of a cardiac issue or is it a sign of an infection?

Neither: A respiratory rate if 18 is not impressive unless there are more significant symptoms. The CRP value may be normal depending on the test used to measure it ...Read more

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Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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What is a common predisposing factor for pre-renal acute renal failure post-operatively?

What is a common predisposing factor for pre-renal acute renal failure post-operatively?

Surgery: Blood loss, inadequate volume resuscitation, excess diuretics, poor PO in take. Any thing that removes fluid from the body or reduces renal blood flow, such as low cardiac output. ...Read more

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Can hypothermia in an elderly pt be a symptom of an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodysplacticty disorder? Pt has hi WBC & CRP

Can hypothermia in an elderly pt be a symptom of an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodysplacticty disorder? Pt has hi WBC & CRP

Hypothermia/mds: Elderly often feel cooler than younger individuals. Hypothermia ( how low?) may be a sign of infection /sepsis just like high fever. If one has myelodysplastic syndrome , would check for UTI, a common cause of infection,subtle pneumonia.Also check thyroid, adrenal function. Elevated WBC is a concern for sepsis and transformation. Go to the ER for blood cultures and evaluation. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Depends: Many can live a normal lifespan with asthma and an occasional bout of bronchitis. However, poor;y controlled/managed asthma can be fatal at any age and bronchitis can destabilize previously stable asthma. Good coordinated care can avoid bad outcomes. ...Read more

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Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks

Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks

??Dangerous ??: I would consider it unusual and a nuisance but not dangerous. If it led to a perforated ear drum, those do take much longer to heal and may require surgery. Adults who get acute otitis generally did so as kids, and many have allergic and or sinus issues that predispose to the problem. I can't buy a cancer or immune defect as a significant factor. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is it true that diabetes is a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes: Diabetes is a risk factor in most surgical procedures due to diabetic arteritis and slight impairmant as such in healing. In patients having a gastric bypass, the procedure is frequently to reduce wt. of patient. Most obese patients tend to be diabetic and there is no evidence of reduced healing capabilities or complications. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

Acute infection of the facial sinuses causing facial pain, tenderness, ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

Try spraying nasal saline several times per day to help reduce ...Read more