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Pancretic cancer death rate?

Pancretic cancer death rate?

96% by 5yrs expire..: Sobering statistics. Acs 2013 stats: '...45, 220 will be dxd 38, 460 will die. Lifetime risk of getting it is only 1.47%...' ~3/4 of those dxd will die in the first year. ...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 heart rate variability predict death?

Does heart rate variability predict death?

Define 'VARIABILITY": You must fill in the details and indicate the reason for this peculiar question. ...Read more

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Are gunshot wound infections always fatal?

Are gunshot wound infections always fatal?

Not any more: In the civil war, leg wound infections from gunshot wounds were so lethal that the best treatment was to cut the leg off. Today unless the bullet destroys a vital organ or blood vessel death from infection usually isn't a problem due to a variety of antibiotics and modern surgical techniques, but i still don't recommend getting shot! ...Read more

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Afraid for newborns heart rate?

Newborn heart rate: Babies have a very fast heart rate- frequently around 140/min. That is normal. If you have a concern about your baby's heart rate, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are death rates different for heart attacks and strokes?

Are death rates different for heart attacks and strokes?

Yes: According to the center for disease control the 2010 death rate stroke was 129, 000 and for heart attack, approx 500, 000. For an individual, the specifics are critical as stroke and myocardial infarction both come in many different flavors. ...Read more

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How painful is death from respiratory failure?

How painful is death from respiratory failure?

It varies: If you see people who are drowning, they really struggle at the beginning. People who develop resp failure from sepsis or copd, they suffer initially, but as the co2 rises it serves as a narcotic and we see them gasping but probably not suffering once consciousness wanes. But acute resp failure from any cause makes someone struggle. So please don't do anything bad. ...Read more

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Why is there low death rate from infectious diseases in modern hospitals?

Why is there low death rate from infectious diseases in modern hospitals?

Not always.: Depending on the type of hospital infectious diseases may be associated with high mortality rates. An example is a reference hospital with a significant proportion of immunosuppressed patients including patients with cancer on potent chemotherapy, transplant patients, patients with cystic fibrosis, all of them at high risk for complicated infections. ...Read more

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What are death rates of congenital heart disease?

What are death rates of congenital heart disease?

Variable: This varies quite a bit with the chd under consideration. If you have a specific one in mind, please submit a new question with that in mind. ...Read more

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Can pacemaker/defibulators have high falirue rates?

Can pacemaker/defibulators have high falirue rates?

Overall very safe: Rarely is there a lead or pacemaker/defibrillator with a higher than expected failure rate. Currently we are dealing with the st jude riata leads and the medtronic fidelis lead that have higher failure rates than expected - some estimates are above 15% over the lifetime of some of these leads. Neither are still being implanted. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

Can staphylococcus aureus lead to death?

Staph aureus: Staph aureus is a common bacteria that practically all of us have on our skin. This is called colonization. There are some staph that are more resistant to antibiotics and these are categorized as MRSA or methicilin resistant staph aureus. These can also be colonized on your body. Either type(s) can cause disease and it can be very severe depending on the location, even causing death from sepsis. ...Read more

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Does the sars virus have death rate yet?

Does the sars virus have death rate yet?

9.6%: 2003 outbreak of sars ( coronavirus respiratory illness ) had 8096 patient sick with 774 deaths - 9.6 % mortality rate. This percentage was much higher in older patients with mortality rate as high as 43% in patients above age 60. ...Read more

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Survival chance of patient with 99% TB infected?

Survival chance of patient with 99% TB infected?

Very high: Pulmonary TB is curable 100 percent as long as it is not mdrtb ie multidrug resistant. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Significant: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the usa, and the most common cause of long-term disability. Rate of death is highly dependent on size, location, and duration of decreased blood flow, and too many variables to be specific, as each case varies. ...Read more

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Renal cancer survival rates at 5 years?

Renal cancer survival rates at 5 years?

Renal cell ca: In general-- stage i kidney cancer-- a 5-year survival rate over 90 % stage 2 - a five-year survival rates ranging from 75 to 95 % stage 3 - ranges from ranges from 46 to 70 % the median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16 to 20 months in contemporary studies -with 5 year survival less than 10%. ...Read more

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92yo liver failure, severe jaundice labored breathing nausea emotionally given up dnr, likelihood of surviving the weekend? Doc wouldn't say

92yo liver failure, severe jaundice labored breathing nausea emotionally given up dnr, likelihood of surviving the weekend? Doc wouldn't say

Only God knows.: But with the symptoms you've described, she has end stage liver failure and she wouldn't live long on earth. Average life span of people in developed countries is 75-80 years. Here's the overall picture - all of us are just passing through in this worldl. God bless her on her way to eternity! ...Read more

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Is sepsis fatal?

Is sepsis fatal?

Can be: However, sepsis is usually not fatal; depending on the patient, the source and cause of infection, its susceptibility to treatment, closeness of the patient to adequate care and time to antibiotic therapies the survival of the patient varies. There are survival calculators (as morbid as that is). Here is a link to a french page that i use: http://www.Sfar.Org/article/315/scores. ...Read more

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