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Is Hla B27 Testing A Very Common Procedure
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Platelet aggregation: It's a test not a procedure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lateral release: There is little benefit to performing a lateral release. Lateral patellar tilt is an indication, but patellofemoral problems are very difficult to treat in patients. ...Read more
All too common!: Mastectomy offers no increased chance for cure over lumpectomy; however, mastectomy is necessary/preferred in certain situations: multicentric cancer that grows throughout the breast; women who have the hereditary (brca+)type of ca; women who cannot have radiation therapy (which must be included with lumpectomy for rx).For those that require mastectomy, reconstruction is often an excellent option. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
After being diagnosed with avn, which is caused due to hip dislocation, blood tests shows CRP value 0.94, rf is negative, ANA not done. Is it normal ?
Allergy immunotherap: Immunotherapy or allergy shots are a frequently used procedure to treat allergic rhinitis and asthma. In the hands of well trained allergists selecting the correct patients to go on immunotherapy, this can be a very effective tool in reducing allergic symptoms and need for medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for hip arthroscopy for a labral tear and FAI to be a success when 3 mm -4mm Arthritis is present?
Talk to the surgeon.: Hip surgery outcomes depend on many variables. If conservative measures have failed, then hip arthroscopy may be the best option currently available to address your acetabular labral tear & femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Talk to your surgeon who can explain the specifics of your situation. In the future, a computer may be used to guide the surgeon in correcting & reshaping the joint surface. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: This simple procedure is usually done in an office setting using local anesthesia. The sample is analyzed by a pathologist and/or the surgeon. Excisional biopsy of large lesions and immediate reconstruction can be done under local or with sedation or general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: A thallium stress test is an extremely common procedure that allows the doctor to monitor the electrical activity in your heart while you walk on a treadmill with a continuous ekg (usually takes 10min) and to take "before and after pics" of your heart. Pictures are taken before and after walking to see if there is an area of low blood flow, which suggests blockage in a coronary artery. ...Read more
HIDA scan is easy: Hida scan is a common test by nuclear medicine. Hida is injected into blood, then is taken up by your liver & excreted into the bile ducts. If your gallbladder functions (is not sick), it will "light up" when it concentrates the hida material. Giving cck then allows measurement of gallbladder emptying time, patency of the bile ducts, & how effectively the hida material enters your small bowel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery, evaluation: First priority is to excise the melanoma completely. Further treatment depends on how thick the tumor turns out to be. For very thin ones no further tests are necessary. For thicker ones a sentinel node study is often done, although this is controversial since a clear benefit has not yet been demonstrated. If there is evidence that the tumor has spread, a full-blown workup is ordered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer