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Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

Yes: There are several labs which run this test. It looks for a protein on the surface of your white blood cells. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Hla B27 (Definition)

Hla = human leukocyte antigen. Important in recognition of self and not self. Different proteins (antigens) for different people. B is one of the loci, and hlab27 has been associated with predisposition to immunologic rheumatologic ...Read more


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Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Yes: Knee arthroscope surgery is very common. Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better. ...Read more

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Is sweat test a very common procedure?

Is sweat test a very common procedure?

No: The sweat test is for the determination of cystic fibrosis and there are not a great amount of patients upon whom this information is needed. If you suspect this condition in your offspring, see your pediatrician for a referral. ...Read more

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Is mediastinoscopy a very common procedure?

Is mediastinoscopy a very common procedure?

Depends: Some thoracic surgeons perform mediastinoscopies routinely, while others perfomr mediastinoscopies only occasionally, if at all. ...Read more

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Is xeroradiography a very common procedure?

Is xeroradiography a very common procedure?

No: Xeromammography has been replaced by the current and more accurate mammography techniques. Xeromammography hasn't been used in clinical detection of breast cancer for the past 20 years. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: Sacroiliac joint injections are commonly performed to achieve either diagnostic (evaluate the source of low back pain) or therapeutic (treat pain related to sacroiliac arthritis) goals. ...Read more

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Is there a reason a lateral release isn't done very often?

Is there a reason a lateral release isn't done very often?

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

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Is mastectomy a very common procedure?

Is mastectomy a very common procedure?

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 more

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Is renal ultrasound a very common procedure?

Is renal ultrasound a very common procedure?

Ultrasound: It is a common procedure because is not invasive and provides lot if information and it is cheap. Therefore widely use. When there is any suspicion of renal pathology most of the time an ultrasound is performed before a ct scan. ...Read more

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Is immunotherapy a very common procedure?

Is immunotherapy a very common procedure?

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 more

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Is it possible for hip arthroscopy for a labral tear and FAI to be a success when 3 mm -4mm Arthritis is present?

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 more

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Is skin biopsy a very common procedure?

Is skin biopsy a very common procedure?

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 more

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Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA. ...Read more

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Is thallium stress test a very common procedure?

Is thallium stress test a very common procedure?

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

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Is hida scan a very common procedure?

Is hida scan a very common procedure?

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 more

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What tests are usually done after a melanoma is discovered?

What tests are usually done after a melanoma is discovered?

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 more

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