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What is the mortality rate of colitis once gangrene sets in?

What is the mortality rate of colitis once gangrene sets in?

Depends: Mortality depends on how quickly the patient is taken to surgery after the bowel becomes gangrenous, and on how healthy the patient was prior to getting into the serious bowel trouble (eg. Pre-existing serious liver or heart problems). ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more


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What is the mortality rate of fourniers gangrene? I have patient who has that disease and its sad to see him deproving each day.

What is the mortality rate of fourniers gangrene? I have patient who has that disease and its sad to see him deproving each day.

Age,kidneys,blood,..: In the following study the primary factors effecting mortality are age, renal function and presence of a coagulopathy as the three most important factors influencing mortality. Read the link for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19837424. ...Read more

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How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It is a very late stage of ischemia and infection and most people will present to the hospital or their doctors long before it gets that bad. The exception would be if you take large amounts of steroids which may mask the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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I had 2 sets of heart palpitations in a week should I be worried I also have ulcerative colitis???

I had 2 sets of heart palpitations in a week should I be worried I also have ulcerative colitis???

Palpitations: In general you shouldn't be worried but should let your Doctor(s) know what you're experiencing. From out here not enough data to know whether the palps might suggest a complication for you. ...Read more

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Can gangrene set in after a leg operation in a diabetic?

Can gangrene set in after a leg operation in a diabetic?

Yes: Yes. If there are still blockages in the arteries at the level of the amputation, it is still possible to develop gangrene. ...Read more

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Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Sounds like biliary: Dyskinesia, given that there are no stones and low gallbladder ef. Cholecystectomy will alleviate symptoms in 70% of patients with this diagnosis. However, if there is also elevated bilirubin, that is suspicious for obstruction. Bilirubin needs to be fractionated and if it is direct bilirubin which is elevated further studies are indicated (e.g. Mrcp). Fatty liver should not cause elevated bilirub. ...Read more

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What can I do about ulcerative colitis? I'm only 18.

What can I do about ulcerative colitis? I'm only 18.

Ulcerative Colitis: The best treatment for ulcerative colitis is suppression therapy and close monitoring for the complications of the disease. There is no cure for the disease but there a lots of good medical treatments to help keep flares to a minimum. ...Read more

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What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

About 40% die: Morbidity rates are higher but I do not know the exact percentages, because the frequency of asymptomatic cases is not well studied. ...Read more

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Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free i'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?

Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free i'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?

No one: No one will treat uc for free, unless you are part of a clinical trial for a new treatment. If you can't afford the treatment or insurance, you need to sign up for medicaid. With the new affordable care act insurance requirement going into effect this year, you must buy insurance or get enrolled in a govt program. Uc requires frequent follow ups as well as tests and medications. ...Read more

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Is it colitis? Dr said it is but I'm concerned cause it feels as if something is literally dilatating/ ripping off the right side of my belly/abdomen.

Is it colitis? Dr said it is but I'm concerned cause it feels as if something is literally dilatating/ ripping off the right side of my belly/abdomen.

Dr. can re-evaluate: Right or lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For lower right pain, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If very constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones, kidney stones, or colitis can cause pain. In such cases, a primary care or an ER doctor can check. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth(neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Dickson
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more