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Lymphoma Special Department In Iowa City University Hospital
Which things should I ask the hospital caseworker about hospice for my husband who's dying of lymphoma?
Ask if they can help: Sorry for your husband's illness. Hospice can be a source of great comfort both for you & your husband. They can provide respite care for you, so you can have some personal time while he is cared for he can have another volunteer come & visit. Hospice services typically provides all medication that is needed, but not for room and board. Typically the hospice nurse can answer all these questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My granddads platelet count has gone down to two, he is in hospital, what treatment will they be looking at, he has non-hodgkin lymphoma?
Many differences: Keep in mind that the following are generalities: in a private practice, you will most likely be seeing the physician for care. You may be seen by nurse practitioners or physician assistants, but there is ongoing follow up. In a university hospital, it's primary function is teaching, so you will be examined by medical students, interns, residents, and possibly attending faculty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would schedule an: appointment. Provide history and details about your concerns. If you need medication refills let them know. You and the medical provider should work together on your care. Take care. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with hirschsprungs at 4 weeks old. Do i go to minneapolis university hospital, or should I go straight to cincinnati where they specialize in the disease? Short segment suspected
Ask about ...: ... Case volumes. If your are sure the diagnosis is correct (and as it was a university program I am assuming they see many referrals and thus am assuming diagnosis is correct) then the treatment is going to be surgical. The key question then is how many hirschprung surgeries the specific surgeon (not the program) has done. In this case more is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a stage 4 biliary tract cancer, are there benefits to being treated at a university hospital vs hmo?
Talk to your team: You should discuss this with your healthcare team. Given your status of stage 4, you may be interested in clinical trials, which should be more available in an academic setting. ...Read more
Will a flow cytometry test exclude lymphomas such as hodgekins and non hodgekins, plus what other cancers will it exclude? Done at BAYLOR COLLEGE OF
Lymphomas: Flowcytometery test will exclude non-hodgkins lymphoma. However, it does not exclude hodgkins lymphoma. Flowcytometery is done to diagnose and classify blood/bone marrow and lymph node cancers (leukemia and lymphomas). Leukemias are of many type; some of them can not be diagnosed with this test such as myeloproliferative diseases (CML, ET, polycythemia vera etc) and MDS (myelodysplastsic syndrome ...Read more
I would like to know is kings college hospital a good hospital my gp said it is. my neurologist might let me have epilepsy surgery Ihave mixed feeling?
I had a 1.5 centimeter pineal tumor removed a week ago. My question is why does a lot of neurosurgeons at great university hospitals not help me?
Please see below.: Getting to the pineal region surgically can be very challenging and often risky. Sometimes it can be done minimally invasively via endoscopic techniques. This would explain why many neurosurgeons were reluctant to operate. If you had this surgery a week ago and you're good enough neurologically to be typing questions online you're doing great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My college student had mono. Just found out that this virus can cause MS and lymphoma in the future. I am so worried. Anything to prevent it? Help!
College student confirmed mono by monospot . Only symptoms are enlarged lymph nodes and itchy all over at night. One week. Can it be lymphoma? Help!!
Give it time: Monospot test is specific for mono infection, so most probably this is what she has. I would recommend to keep her being evaluated by the primary physician or ENT. If neck nodes do not change in a couple of weeks, then fine needle biopsy would be advise, but most probably not with a positive Monospot test. Hope this helps. Still no contact sports for several weeks. ...Read more
College student diagnosed with mono by monospot no symptoms but swollen neck lymph nodes and itchy all over. Can it be lymphoma ? Going crazy! Help!
Common things R comn: If you just need something to worry about, you can let this get to you but I wouldn't.Mono is common to college age crowd and swollen neck nodes are a common single presentation. The swelling should fade in 3 weeks, although in a few it will linger for longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
College student, persistent itchiness , swollen lymph nodes, positive monospot .no fever. Can it be lymphoma? When should we go for 2nd opinion. Worry
Prevent infections: Infection control programs work to decrease infections in health care facilities. This is done in several ways. Infection control programs help to guide housecleaning services in hospitals to keep things as clean as possible. They make sure equipment is sterile. They oversee vaccination of employees and help to ensure that diseases are not spread between staff and patients or between patients. ...Read more
ICU: Hi. The intensive care unit may be run by various specialists: medical ICU is usually run by pulmonary critical care, cardiac ICU is run by cardiology, surgical ICU is run by anesthesiologists with surgical input, pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU are run by pediatric intensivists, neurological ICU is run by neurological intensivists. What ICU a patient ends up in depends on patient problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the longest amount of time anyone has waited for a doctor in the emergency department of a hospital?
Varies: Emergency room waits are based on the severity of the condition a patient presents to an emergency room for. If you present to an emergency room for a non-emergent condition, you may have a very long wait. ...Read more
I need a link for physiotherapy role in an inpatient hospital ? Different departments especially chest, ortho and icu
Here you go....: http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=hhnmag/article/data/09sep2011/0911hhn_fea_clinical&domain=hhnmag it's very useful in many settings. ...Read more
Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more
Average: National costs may not help you individually. Consider calling the facilities in your area and asking for what they charge. ...Read more
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