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Linzess Patient Reviews
What happens when amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess is used in patient with existing intestinal obstruction?
Google: For this type of information, you can google a physician's name. You will find various sites where patients write such "reviews." not every physician will have reviews written, and those written may be of variable reliability. If a physician is involved on healthtap, you can read his/her various pages for more info. Sometimes patients write notes that are viewable. ...Read more
Unreliable: As a general rule, unreliable, and some information is woefully outdated. Some very good doctors that I know personally have bad reviews or no reviews at all. These sites are not reviewed for accuracy or completeness. ...Read more
If SSI collects medical records for a continuing disability review is there still some dr-patient confidentiality or will they know everything I said?
Documentation: It depends on what your physician wrote in your medical records. As a patient, you have the right to obtain a copy of your medical records, to see which details of past conversations they contain. SSI will be able to see the same information that you are able to access. Http://healthit. Gov/patients-families/faqs/how-can-i-access-my-health-informationmedical-record ...Read more
Questioning the care: A committee is looking at the indications and the type of treatment you received for the symptoms that you have, they may have difficulty with the diagnosis or the indications perhaps you need another opinion. You are too young for the problems you allegedly have. Prolotherapyin an option. Www. Proloshot. Com or www. Getprolo. Com for info. ...Read more
Can residents and fellows join HealthTap to answer patient questions? Do their answers on HealthTap need to be reviewed and confirmed by an Attending?
Good question: People at Healthtap are really superb. Please call them and they can answer this and any question you may have. They are really there to help you and patients ...Read more
For patients with grinding habits, are crowns made of gold good option for back teeth 11, # 14 Can you review gold crowns Cons and pros? Please.
Good functional opt: Gold is a wonderful material to fabricate a posterior crown, especially for a grinder! The pros are the way it will function & wear against the opposing arch, no risk of breakage and excellent marginal integrity & fit. The major con is the esthetics, but not a big deal on a posterior tooth. Today, Zirconium milled crowns are supposed to offer all the pros of gold, but with esthetics. ...Read more
Review of tonsillar lymphoma in pediatric patients from the pediatric oncology group: what can be learned about some indications for microscopic examination?
Data says don't: There have been a number of studies (2005 pog study and more recently in 2011 and 2012) to suggest that always doing microscopic examination on routine tonsillectomies is not cost effective. If someone has a index of suspicion (clinical or asymmetric enlargement), then it is warranted. It has been estimated that not doing this automatically could save ~$35 million per year. ...Read more
Can doctors here review EKG ECG stripes and their data from a portable one to try to interpret them and give a patient some idea abouthis heart rhythm?
Possible: It is possible, depending on quality of rhythm strip. ...Read more
I student studying medicine. Just 3 years to be G.P This years we practice in hospitals and I meet a lot of patients. So how can protect myself.
Universal precaution: They should be providing lots of education on universal precautions in your medical training. Wash hands with soap and water, wear gloves when examining patients, put on mask/eye protection/gown if splash of blood or bodily fluids is likely, follow any "isolation" rules for patient, and discard all waste/needles appropriately. Have fun. ...Read more
Short term;long term: If no j-tube (feeding tube), oral diet will be started with clear liquids & slowly advance to solid food. Eating small, frequent (6-8) meals is usually a good idea as is avoiding greasy and fried foods. Gradually increase raw fruits and vegetables. 8-10 cups water/day, but limit liquids with meals. Consider high calorie beverages: smoothies/supplement drinks. Pancreatic enzymes/vits may be needed ...Read more
Heart rate?: If there are 2 P waves before each qrs and the heart rate is. ...Read more
You own your body:
I always tell my patients, "you own your body. My job is to tell you your options and then to make your choices happen, if possible."
another term for patient autonomy is self-determination.
Unwanted medical care may be chosen for you, should you lose this ability to make decisions for yourself (ex: coma or stroke) and you have not written your medical wishes in the form of advance directive. ...Read more
"Inhaling lunch"...: ...Gets a new and literal meaning. Aspiration is when stomach contents reflux up the esophagus and run into / are inhaled into the larynx. Depending on consistency and ph, variable degrees of chemical burn can occur in addition to depositing food matter in the airways which attract bacteria and white blood cells and a vigorous inflammatory response--which can raise WBC and cause fever. ...Read more
Depends on size: Montelukast, called singulair (montelukast) and now available as generic medicine, starts at 4 mg of granules for youngsters 1 year old and up. At about 3 years we go to the chewable 4 mg tablet. At about 7 or 8, kids often go to the 5 mg chewable and teens and adults go to the 10 mg tablet. Your doctor can check the dose for you based on the child's weight. ...Read more
Dear patient,: Please ask your questions on healthtap. Com! ...Read more
Starts over: The most concerning issue would be touching the patient at the time the AED delivers a defibrillation. The electrical current could pass from the patient into anybody making physical contact, and cause various injuries or even stop your heart. Because of that, most aeds will stop their analyzing cycle if somebody touches the patient, and then start over with analysis prior to advising a shock. ...Read more
More info: Need more informaion in order to answer you post. ...Read more
Not sure: What P.D.M.P stands for. Re-post with full name and there may be an answer. ...Read more
There are many different scales to "measure" pain. A variety of these can be viewed at: http://painconsortium. Nih. Gov/pain_scales/index. Html
there are validated scales for most ages and physical states (such as for people who cannot respond to questions). Unfortunately these are mostly subjective, meaning they depend on a person's prior experience with pain. ...Read more
Lamotrigine: Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant that's also sometimes used to stabilize mood in bipolar disorder. People may have both seizure disorder and bipolar disorder. Lithium can be very helpful for bipolar disorder -- but if it isn't controlling moodswings at therapeutic doses, the doctor may add another medication (lamotrigine). Also one may be in process of changing from lithium to lamotrigine. ...Read more
Debatable!: Oldest doctors for the youngest patients? Are the oldest more experienced? Are they the most up to date? Are the oldest pt's more experienced? Are they the most up to date? There are fabulous your professionals just out of training who know far more about newer advances and treatment than some of the older ones. It is a trust issue and observation. If not treating well and concern, switch! ...Read more
With treatment, most: Ms patients can have a long, productive life. Only the rapid type is likely to progress to life threatening degrees early. Untreated ms can bring infections that can become very serious too. So, be involved in treatment and follow healthy lifestyle habits. Here's a good link: http://mymsaa. Org/about-ms/faq/#fatal good luck - it helps! ...Read more
Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) patients have flares of the disease in which there typically is an increase in abdominal pain, frequent bloody stools and crampy diarrhea. Sometimes hospitalization is necessary to treat these situations.
Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) typically does not have flares, but does have waxing and waning periods of constipation and diarrhea. ...Read more
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