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Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

Is it possible for thrombocytopenia to affect morbidity?

Yes: Platelets are little plugs present in the bloodstream which control bleeding from small blood vessels. Minor decreases in platelet counts should have no effect on most people, yet moderate decreases can lead to problems following trauma or surgery; at very low levels, spontaneous bleeding may occur, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Morbidity (Definition)

An epidemiologist might talk about how much disability / how much lost work time is produced by a particular illness that is epidemic or endemic. A hospital "morbidity" conference deals with sickness that has developed in patients that might not have been expected ...Read more


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Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Screening?: You can be screen for renal hypertension using an Ultrasound study with doppler to evaluate artery flows and renal artery stenosis. This test is easily done in most hospitals with no pain and no preparation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lupus to cause mental instability?

Is it possible for lupus to cause mental instability?

Yes: Central nervous system lupus can cause many problems including seizures, psychosis and stroke. Any of these are serious and need to be treated by a Rheumatologist. Also many drugs used to treat.Lupus, particularly corticosteroids and even NSAIDS. Discuss this with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use argatroban for gestational thrombocytopenia?

Is it possible to use argatroban for gestational thrombocytopenia?

Agatroban: Agatroban is an anticoagulant. Its use in pregnancy and gestational thrombocytopenia is not well known or studied. It is a class b drug and may be used in pregnancy if medically necessary but under strict monitoring by the physician. It may cause excessive bleeding with gestational thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for scoliosis to affect your kidney?

Is it possible for scoliosis to affect your kidney?

Yes and no: Some congenital scoliosis are associated with drastic abnormalities throughout body including kidney problems. However most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis and is not associated with kidney problems. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Yes: Kidney Infection can cause preterm labor and infection in the baby. Kidney infection can become severe in pregnancy and may need admission. So, be careful and treat it quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?

Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?

Yes.: Most likely spondylitis, best managed by a rheumatology specialist. Scloliosis does not cause pain a 26 y/o. Degenerative disease unlikely. Spondyloarthropathy most likely. This is inflammatory. There are many extra-articular problems that can occur. Correct DX is essential. ...Read more

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How long is safe to take gabapentin for rls? I´m afraid the long term use can cause parkinson´s disease... Is it possible to happen?

How long is safe to take gabapentin for rls? I´m afraid the long term use can cause parkinson´s disease... Is it possible to happen?

Safety: Gabapentin has been around since early 1970s and used for lots of conditions into the very high doses. Typically no causative issues with degenerative problems like parkinsons. With that being said, it does have side effects. With any medications you have weigh benefit vs. Risk. For RLS doses, typically side effects are minimal. Have treated people upwards of 10 years with Gabapentin ... ...Read more

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Is it possible for depression to affect your memory?

Is it possible for depression to affect your memory?

Yes: Depression can make retrieval of information difficult, cause some cognitive sluggishness, and effect memory. Adding exercise to your treatment regime can help stimulate Dopamine and improve memory. ...Read more

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How is it possible for a baby to have sickle-cell anemia and leukemia?

How is it possible for a baby to have sickle-cell anemia and leukemia?

It is possible: It is not common- but unfortunately it can happen. Sickle cell anemia does not protect somebody to have leukemia and vise versa. ...Read more

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What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?

What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?

ECG : Early repolarization is an ECG finding which is usually benign. As you note chest pain in your presentation, you should ask your doctor if it is a benign finding in you. ...Read more

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What is lupus? Is it possible to recover from that disease?

What is lupus?  Is it possible to recover from that disease?

Depends on severity: Lupus is can be an multisystem inflammatory disease and may involve skin discoid lupus, facial rash, joint involvement, lung involvement, etc. Recovery depends on the site, and severity of the disease. It can be kept quiet with the help of nsaids, antimalarials, oral steroids, chemotherapy and immunomodulants. ...Read more

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Is it possible for hemolysis to cause hypocalcaemia?

Is it possible for hemolysis to cause hypocalcaemia?

Yes: It can cause it by directly binding calcium, or the subsequent transfusions can lead to hypocalcemia by binding calcium as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more