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Medicine For Aspiration
Nuclear medicine scan thyroid: is there a wait period after doing nuclear medicine scan for hot or cold nodule before a fine needle aspiration biopsy?
Nope: Typically not. The radioactivity decays pretty fast and is typically a super low dose, so it would not interfere. I have seen people get biopsied the very next day. ...Read more
1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more
Depends: This is an interesting subject, but it really depends on the degree of aspiration and the condition of the person. Healthy people can aspirate and be fine. Even disabled people frequently aspirate but do not die, they may get aspiration pneumonia but it is treatable. You may be confusing aspiration (accidentally inhaling solid particles) with asphyxiation (being choked). ...Read more
More than one:
1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction.
2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath.
3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and aspirated by a needle. ...Read more
Constant cough: A child that has aspirated a foreign object or mucous will initially have a constant cough, that usually stops only when exhausted. Cycles if coughing may occur with brief periods of rest. After a period the kid may develop fever and shallow rapid breathing. A history of eating material such as popcorn, nuts or other foods that can form particles is often common. ...Read more
Intense focus: Be prepared to be close to singularly focused on one goal. Be aware that you may miss out on many other things because you are training. A number of olympic athletes attended my medical school and one thing that they shared in common was the ability to intensly focus. ...Read more
When a child vomits into his trach, post sxn, what can be done to reduce chance of aspiration pneumo?
Prevention: It would be optimal to prevent these occurences altogether if possible; but quick suctioning would be the most immediate remedy. Adequate hydration would also assist the body in preventing this; but if there is still concern, or if a cough/change in breathing pattern develops then seek urgent medical attention! ...Read more
Breathing Difficulty: Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways. If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look. ...Read more
Symptoms of silent: Reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux usually are centered around the voice box area. Aspiration is not common but cost is. The vocal cords reflexively close when sensing foreign material going into the area. If it is severe you could develop vocal cord dysfunction. Patients commonly complain of sensing a lump in the throat, also known as globus. ...Read more
Antibiotics: With antibiotics, but more importantly, the cause of the aspiration needs to be determined. ...Read more
I was eating mac and cheese too fast and started coughing for 30 seconds I feel fine now 6 hours later could I get aspiration pnenumia?
Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more
Aspiration can occur in seconds. Deoending on the liquid or item aspirated, coughing, pneumonia, or sudden death can occur.
Most of us will cough water out.
Solid steak, peanuts etc can obstruct an entire airway.
Stomach contents, acid, may be in variable volumes and quite irritating to bronchi and lungs and lead to pneumonia and abscesses. ...Read more
Yes: Some people may continue to aspirate while on G tube. Those patients may benefit from Jejunostomy tube ...Read more
Meconium Aspiration: Meconium aspiration is when the fetus has a bowel movement before birth and swallows some of the bowel movement before birth. This may result in the condition of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome at birth, associated with Respiratory Distress requiring Ventilation and Medical Support. ...Read more
Inhaling liquid: Our breathing and digestive systems both start from the throat. When we eat or drink something, our body stops our breathing for a moment until we finish swallowing. Then we breathe again. When we breathe with liquid in our throat, we are likely to suck the liquid into the lungs with the air. This is called aspiration. If it is irritating or infected, the problem is called aspiration pneumonia. ...Read more
Needle aspiration: Fine needle is introduced into a lymph node and cells are aspirated. These are usually stained & then examined under a microscope. Used to rule in or out:- presence of normal, only enlarged, lymph node tissue. Also to diagose certain malignant conditions such as lyphoma, or certain cancers. To stage cancers & see whether or not they have spread & helps to plan treatment. ...Read more