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Medicine For Mediastinitis
Mediastinitis can refer to 2 things. After heart surgery if an infection develops in the chest incision site which progresses deep to the bone and into the area below the bone we call this mediastinitis. This is a terrible complication but fortunately happens very rarely. Mediastinitis can also refer to chronic inflammation in the mediastinum (the area in the ...Read more
Several or none: Early stages may have no symptoms at all. As the fibrosis progresses, symptoms develop based on the structure involved. More commonly the superior vena cava is compressed and can lead to engorged neck veins, head and/or arm swelling and headaches. If the trachea or main bronchi are compressed there may be difficulty breathing. If the esophagus is compressed, then there is difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
Two things: Mediastinitis can refer to 2 things. After heart surgery if an infection develops in the chest incision site which progresses deep to the bone and into the area below the bone we call this mediastinitis. This is a terrible complication but fortunately happens very rarely. Mediastinitis can also refer to chronic inflammation in the mediastinum (the area in the chest between the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find cause: Chronic fibrosing mediastinitis is characterized by diffuse fibroisis in the mediastinum usually seen on chest xray. It is not very common but occurs as a complication of some infections which tend to cause granulomas in the lung and mediastinum including histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Radiation therapy can also cause fibroisng mediastinitis. ...Read more
Gradual decline: Fibrosing mediastinitis is usually an excessive allergic response to histoplasmosis but may have other causes. It is an over formation of scar tissue in the mediastinum that over time can affect the blood vessels to the lungs and also cause bronchial obstruction in late stages. Blood vessel involvement can cause segmental lung infarction and pleurisy. These complications are rare . ...Read more
What to do if I have fever of 104 degrees. should we be scared of the possibility of mediastinitis?
I have been diagnosed with fibrosing mediastinitis, superior venacava syndrome and sleep apnea. Is cpap the only way to treat sleep apnea?
Not necessarily: The effects of esophageal rupture or injury may be noticed on plain films as widening of mediastinum and fluid in pleural space. Usually consideration of symptoms chest pain, chills, fever,general discomfort and shortness of breath. Usually inflammation associated with bacterial infection requiring antibiotic therapy. Supplemental testing includes esophagogram and CT exam. ...Read more
Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more
Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles i reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more
Urine testing is the: Most commonly used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more
What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine ? I know it begin to be popular in united states...
A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer