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Why should I get a chronicity scan?

Why should I get a chronicity scan?

If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read more

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Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more

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Can you please list structural and functional changes that occur in chronic kidney disease?

Can you please list structural and functional changes that occur in chronic kidney disease?

CKD: The glomeruli of the kidney is the filter of the kidney. If it gets damaged either by infection, autoinmune disease, obstruction, diabetes, high blood pressure, it will be destroyed by scarring and all the impurities that are normally filtered are retained by the body causing fluid retention and damage to other organs. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

What sort of disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (c.O.P.D.)?

Chronic Lung Disease: COPD is a disease of inflammation and/or destruction of the lung. Most often, it is from smoking cigarettes, but not always. There are two main components: chronic bronchitis, which is coughing up mucus every day; and emphysema, which is destruction of the lung tissue. Both conditions block air from completely exiting the lung causing symptoms. That said, it can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

What sort of disease is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (c.L.L.)?

CLL: Cll is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells (specifically lymphocytes) in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cml, aml, all, etc. Cll is often diagnosed by flow cytometry on peripheral blood. Additional studies may include ct scans and bone marrow biopsy. One staging system is rai 0 to iv. Treatment ranges from observation (rai 0-1) to various tx individualized to pt. ...Read more

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What is chronic obstructive aiways disease?

What is chronic obstructive aiways disease?

Worsening Airflow: This describes the result of repeated pulmonary irritations. Impaired air exchange leads to other chronic problems too. So, it is not a pleasant diagnosis as it tends to worsen. People who address it asap can definitely slow, maybe even stop the progress. Lifestyle changes and chronic disease self-mgmt groups are very helpful - find one! http://patienteducation.Stanford.Edu/programs/cdsmp.Html. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a chronic nightmare disorder?

Is there such a thing as a chronic nightmare disorder?

PTSD?: Some people may have a chronic prsd , and night mares r usually part of the symptoms. There r medication that can help. ...Read more

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What is chronic thrombo embolic disease?

What is chronic thrombo embolic disease?

Recurrent blood clot: This is a disease of recurrent clots forming in the extremities and usually lodging in the lung. Sometimes it is discovered by finding a clot in the lower leg, but is also found when pulmonary symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough become apparent. Ct scan of the lungs often demonstrates multiple clots. ...Read more

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Is chronic thromboembolism a terminal disease?

Unlikely.: Unclear what the actual diagnosis that was provided. However most diseases with the name 'chronic' are likely not terminal as in a prognosis of months. If talking about chronic thromboembolism that leads to pulmonary hypertension then need to discuss with your lung doctor. As with most diseases, it depends on the cause and is the cause reversible or controllable or not. ...Read more

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What is chronic illness?

What is chronic illness?

Semantics: The adjective chronic is usually used to describe an illness of long onset and long duration as opposed to one of a relatively short time period of weeks or a month or two. ...Read more

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What is chronic sinus disease?

What is chronic sinus disease?

Duration: Chronic sinusitis is sinus inflammation, infection, or disease lasting for longer than 90 days. Disease is vague, but usually we refer to inflammation or infection of the sinuses. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic pain?

What sort of disease is chronic pain?

Fibromyalgia is one: Fibromyalgai is a chronic pain example. These people have chronic muscle aching, tender areas to touch, and many have poor sleep, deconditioning and psychological issues. Each type of chronic pain depends on the clinical symptoms, the clincial findings whcih is true for all medical conditions. Laboratory testing and imaging can help clarify but the phsyician evaluation - most important. ...Read more

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What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

What sort of disease is chronic myelogenous leukemia (c.M.L.)?

Bcr-abl: CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagnosed by testing on peripheral blood or bone marrow. The bcr-abl translocation (philadelphia chromosome) is found in cml. Treatment may be a variety of pills. The most common initial treatment has been gleevec (imatinib). Other drugs are available. ...Read more