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How do you contract mediastinitis?

How do you contract mediastinitis?

After surgery: Most commonly after sternotomy and heart surgery, but it can happen after other operations, after instrumentation, such as esophagoscopy, and ocassionally after foreign body perforation of esophagus, or spontaneously. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Mediastinitis (Definition)

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


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Fibrosing mediastinitis: what happens?

Fibrosing mediastinitis: what happens?

Scar tissue develops: It is a rare disorder. Scar tissue builds up and deforms organs in the mediastinum. Most commonly the trachea or superior vena cava are effected. ...Read more

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How to contract fibrosing mediastinitis?

Histoplasmosis: There are two main types of fibrosing mediastinitis. Most common is the late manifestations of a histoplasmosis infection. The other is idiopathic, which basically means, we don't know. ...Read more

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What are the major risks of mediastinitis?

I'm guessing postop?: If you are referring to post-op mediastinitis after sternotomy the most significant risk factors are obesity, female sex, diabetics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibrosing mediastinitis (fm)?

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

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What is the definition or description of: mediastinitis?

What is the definition or description of: mediastinitis?

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 more

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What is the treatment for mediastinitis?

What is the treatment for mediastinitis?

Antibiotics & drain: Usually requires a combination of surgery to drain the infection, and reapir the primary cause in association with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Fibrosing mediastinitis: tell me what happens in the lungs?

Fibrosing mediastinitis: tell me what happens in the lungs?

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

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What happens in the lungs when you have fibrosing mediastinitis?

What happens in the lungs when you have fibrosing mediastinitis?

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

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I have been diagnosed with fibrosing mediastinitis, superior venacava syndrome and sleep apnea. Is cpap the only way to treat sleep apnea?

I have been diagnosed with fibrosing mediastinitis, superior venacava syndrome and sleep apnea. Is cpap the only way to treat sleep apnea?

No: If you can not tolerate CPAP for any reason there is alternative option base of american sleep medicine for sleep apnea treatment and that is oral sleep appliance. ...Read more

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Can mediastinitis caused by car accident /esopagus damage be seen in plain 2 view chest X-ray?

Can mediastinitis caused by car accident /esopagus damage be seen in plain 2 view chest X-ray?

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

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

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

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

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

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

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 more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only. It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? What's your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more

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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug (s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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I'm 38 I have plan to make a baby any medicine did I take to easy to pregnant me thank you and my husband he 's 47 yrs old so that's why I ask

I'm 38 I have plan to make a baby any medicine did I take to easy to pregnant me thank you and my husband he 's 47 yrs old so that's why I ask

Pregnancy: You need to know when you ovulate. If you have a 28 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 14 of the cycle. That is your prime time to get pregnant. To see how your ovarian reserve is, you need to have a fsh level drawn in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr. S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr. S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

Clarification….: Comment a little more on your question, please? I'd love to answer, but am not clear about your question. Were you diagnosed with onj without taking any medications and wonder why doctors are asking or assuming your history of bone-treating drug use? ...Read more

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