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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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How dangerous is respiratory anthrax nowadays?

How dangerous is respiratory anthrax nowadays?

Very dangerous: Inhalation anthrax death rate is estimated to be approximately 75% with treatment. Prior to development of aggressive treatments the death rate was more like 99%. ...Read more

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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does everyone who inhales ldb into the lungs develop legionnaires' disease?

Does everyone who inhales ldb into the lungs develop legionnaires' disease?

No: Can depend on dose of germ, virulence (infectivity) of the germ, baseline lung function, general health, age, other factors. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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Is cutaneous diphtheria as dangerous as respiratory diphtheria?

Is cutaneous diphtheria as dangerous as respiratory diphtheria?

No: Cutaneous diphtheria is rare in the us. It is most often seen among persons with poor hygiene who live in crowded conditions. Skin infections with diphtheria are still common in tropical countries and are even more contagious than respiratory diphtheria. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Prevent- vaccination: Biothrax is an acellular anthrax vaccine which is used in the United States for prevention of anthrax. ...Read more

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Is vikane gas fumigant (for termites) dangerous for elderly with heart failure and emphysema?

Is vikane gas fumigant (for termites) dangerous for elderly with heart failure and emphysema?

While in Use: Of course it's dangerous while it's actively being deployed. It's a mild respiratory irritant and the gas itself is, in high concentration, fatal. Moral of the story: we do not stay in houses with fumigation tents over them. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Can be: A pulmonary embolism, regardless of the age of the patient, can be fatal. It should be noted that not all pulmonary emboli are fatal and the incidence of pulmonary emboli in infants is quite small. ...Read more

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Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.

Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.

Too complicated: In general the answer would be no, but your situation is quite complicated and you will need to discuss with your doc or cardiologist. ...Read more

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How anthrax can cause respiratory attack?

How anthrax can cause respiratory attack?

Anthrax: The anthrax infection begins in the mediastinum and produces toxins which kill nearby cells. As more cells are infected and die, swelling and bleeding occur. Toxins spread throughout the body affecting organs and causing the organs to fail. When organs begin to fail, the disease has become fatal. ...Read more

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Nonbacterial pneumonia dangerous?

Nonbacterial pneumonia dangerous?

Many causes: Non-bacterial pneumonia is a broad term that could mean lung infection caused by viruses, fungi, TB or chemical/toxic exposures. Prognosis depends upon the cause, extent of lung involvement & immune status of the infected person. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium? I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?

Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium?  I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?

Minimal risk at most: If anything, underlying allergies and/or asthma will leave you at greater risk to develop infections. The anti-inflammatory treatment your referenced can theoretically reduce the inflammatory response, but they intend to do just that. Patients with allergic conditions have high inflammation levels that benefit from such treatment. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Not usually: Usually just thrush if you have a normal immune system. Not sure what the second part of your question is asking. Here is some info about on of the inhaled corticosteroids: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flovent-hfa-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Is anthrax always fatal?

Is anthrax always fatal?

No: It can be treated with penicillin and other antibiotics. The pulmonary form of anthrax is the form most likely to be fatal. ...Read more

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Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Lung conditions : The conditions you mentioned affect lungs and linings of upper respiratory airways; they are apparently not inter-related. That said, some patients with chronic bronchitis may get frequent respiratory tract infections. One of the late and severe complications from chronic bronchitis can be pulmonary hypertension but there are other causes for the condition. ...Read more

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Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Almost never: In particular, I do not believe that inhaling common mold is a serious cancer risk. If it were, we'd probably all be sick by now. The body clears these spores readily on the mucociliary elevator. Some people are allergic and this can be troublesome, but as a risk for death, don't worry yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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