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Who benefits in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

> 12 FDA approved : Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed. ...Read more

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Is medical leech therapy effective for someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

Is medical leech therapy effective for someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

For dead tissue only: Maggot therapy removes necrotic (dead) tissue from wounds and stimulates healing as well as removing a possible source of infection. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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How effective is leech therapy?

How effective is leech therapy?

Increasing use: Once you get over the "ick" factor, leeches can be useful for treating surface lesions in which bleeding and swelling are likely to compromise the result. Useful areas are the ears, and nose for instance. It can be quite effective in the proper circumstances. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

It can: If not monitored. Estradiol and estriol levels are much higher in ovulating women & pregnant women, respectively. Birth control estrogen is 5x more potent than the estrogen used in hrt and carries risks of blood clots, heart attack etc. Estrone levels are high in overweight women who carry the same risks. Hrt that is not converted to estrone is the key, in my opinion. ...Read more

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Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose- Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy Hydroxyurea Therapy When the therapy will be available?

Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose-

Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy
Hydroxyurea Therapy

When the therapy will be available?

Now: Hydroxurea is already available. I believe what you are inquiring about is gene therapy, inserting the normal beta globulin gene into someone with a hemoglobinopathy. This is currently in development and it is unclear when this, if ever, will be available outside a clinical trial. ...Read more

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How effective is radiation therapy in treating scar tissue after lumbar L5 fusion surgery?

How effective is radiation therapy in treating scar tissue after lumbar L5 fusion surgery?

Not effective: If you possess post-operative scarring with/without full blown arachnoiditis, this is a very challenging process to reverse, and irradiation not only will not help, but potentially could increase scarring. Avoid injections and surgery, contact pain management specialist. Also, you need to know that within a 5 year period of time, fusions may lead to arthritis above and below site. ...Read more

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Who benefits from music therapy?

Who benefits from music therapy?

Please, see bellow: Music therapy has been effective as therapeutic modality to relive anxiety, enhance mood, to help with relaxation, as well as among many other conditions it is proven to be effective in parkinson's disease when combined with movements. I explored the effect of music in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com best, dr. M. ...Read more

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What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

Decreased pain: Being in a pool reduces the effects of gravitly on the body. This allows patients with moderate to advanced arthitis or limited mobility to complete exercises. ...Read more

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How effective of levoflocacin salvage therapy compare to standard triple therapy for h.pylori ?

How effective of levoflocacin salvage therapy compare to standard triple therapy for h.pylori ?

No way to answer: Salvage therapy is used when 1st line therapy fails, & is never used first, so there's no way to compare effectiveness (they're used under different circumstances) & thus there's no good way to answer your question. Triple therapy with Biaxin, (clarithromycin) Clarithromycin & a PPI is about 85% effective in eradicating H Pylori. In the 15% who fail & aren't reinfected, salvage Levofloxacin can be used. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does leech therapy work well?

Does leech therapy work well?

Entertainment only: Just because some Hollywood celebrities have been suckered by these practitioners doesn't mean you should fall for it, too. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest alternative therapy for cancer in the t12 spine. Currently it's being treated external beam radio therapy ?

Can anyone suggest alternative therapy for cancer in the t12 spine. Currently it's being treated external beam radio therapy ?

In good hands: I feel your sadness but I can not offer you any other insight. Radiation is a well accepted treatment and should help your symptoms ...Read more

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