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No Acute Process Evident
Good for you: "No acute process" means nothing was seen to suggest an active disease. Presumably any "significant" chronic process would be described in the report. Sometimes we radiologists shy away from just using the term "normal" so we don't have to explain it if we end up in court. ...Read more
What exactly is it that causes the pins and needles feeling from acetezolomide? What is the actual process? Why does it happen?
It just does: Obviously it's some kind of effect the acetAzolAmide has on the nervous system. This is a side effect common to carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. The exact mechanism is unknown. If you get training in the field of neuropharmacology and figure it out, please get back to us with the answer. ...Read more
Chest xray reports impressions: pulmonary hyperexpansion. No acute process is identified. What should I do?
Are you symptomatic?: Lung hyperexpansion can be a sign of obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), asthma or just artifactual appearance on radiograph. If you are experiencing shortness of breath (and no other symptoms like chest pain), the best way to know whether you have something that causes truly hyperinflated lungs is to do a lung function test. If your lung function is abnormal, you should see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Closed system: The left ventricle contracts sending blood into the aorta. The circulatory system is a closed loop. Blood traverses the capillary beds and returns to the right atrium. Very briefly, that's how it works. ...Read more
Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?
It's a real disorder: Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses. They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more
Sudden onset: pain radiating out from xiphoid process with back pain at same level and towards shoulders. What might cause this? History back spasms
Various causes: Acute pain in the pit of the stomach with back and shoulder radiation could be due to gastritis, pylorospasm, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, gall bladder problems, etc. Xiphoid or sternal inflammation or pinched nerve in the rib cage are less likely. If you have abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension or persistent pain, see your physician. ...Read more
What does this mean. From a shoulder/lefft upper amr xray. There is evidence of acute fracture or focal destructive process.
Fracture or Tumor: Did you suffer trauma that would have caused a fracture? If not, there's obviously something else going on "focal destructive process." How old are you? If over 50, there may be some osteoporosis--but that is generalized--not a "focal destructive process." Who ordered the X-Ray? Have you followed up with him/her? ...Read more
My Ct scan came back today with the findings no definite acute process & prominent uterine cervix without a discrete mass. What does this mean?
One part of my CT scan report says "diverticulosis without CT evidence of acute intraabdominal or pelvic process". Is there any need for worry?
If a brain MRI shows no acute process but only a nonspecific signal change in left parietal, is it advisable to do a CT scan considering its risk?
Chest xray Report said: Negative - lung field clear- but noted bony elements and extrapulmonary soft tissues without acute process-what does it mean?
Mgt.: From your description, it is normal, but it may be uploaded for an inbox consultation and second opinion. Why was the chest radiograph ordered? ...Read more
I recently diagnos with acute pancreatitis. I had a CT scan, recap sheet says'moderate mesenteric stranding adjacent to pancreatic head/unicate proces?
Spdfoundation. Net: An evaluation for spd involves standardized testing, detailed clinical observations, and parent-report measures. If a multi-disciplinary team is involved, the evaluative process may also include a general health and physical evaluation, speech/language evaluation, psychological evaluation. See the site for plenty of more detailed information. It is quite comprehensive. Best wishes. ...Read more
Look at this site: http://www. Organdonor. Gov/about/organdonationprocess. Html
the altruistic process of donation begins when people perform the simple act of indicating their consent to be a donor by enrolling in their state's donor registry.
At some point, a potential donor is admitted to a hospital because of illness or accident. Organ donation takes place after death is declared. ...Read more
Sweetners: And preservatives seem to be the most harmful. ...Read more
No: Wernicke's Aphasia- lesion is in Wernicke's area (posterior region of the left superior temporal gyrus or 1st gyrus of temporal lobe) Broca's Aphasia- lesion is in posterior inferior frontal gyrus in left hemisphere, (Broca’s Area). See Diagram at : http://blogs. Umass. Edu/aphasia/for-professionalsstudents/aphasia-types/ ...Read more
Fluid block in eye: The eye has an internal clear fluid circulation 24/7. This is called the aqueous humor. The iris in certain shaped eyes (usually farsighted) can obstruct the outflow and within 1/2 hour the pressure can skyrocket to dangerous levels. This is an emergency, can be stopped with certain drugs and prevented with laser. See your ophthalmologist immediately if you suspect this condition. ...Read more
Oh, it's dead: Spirulina is dead, dried algae (actually, blue-green bacteria) in a bottle. Like all once-living things, it contains nutrients and because of the marketing, people are willing to pay good money for it. It's been around for decades and when somebody tells you it's a "superfood", just put our hand over your wallet and move on. ...Read more
Union of sperm/egg: Fertilization is union of the sperm and egg. At fertilization, many sperm bind to the covering of the egg, the zone pellucida. At the zona, sperm become hyperactive, whipping tails back and forth, and literally drill into the egg. Once one sperm enters the egg, the egg immediately closes access to any other sperm. Egg and sperm dna combine, and cell division begins. ...Read more
Several steps.: A ureteroscopy is performed in the or with general or spinal anesthesia to inspect the ureter for tumor or stones. For stones, general anesthesia is preferred so that your breath can be held during treatment. You are on your back, in lithotomy position, & a ureteroscope is introduced into the bladder, then up the ureter toward the kidney. Sometimes after the procedure, a ureteral stent is placed. ...Read more
Plateletpheresis is: The removal of platelets by a continuous flow device. That is whole blood flows from the patient/donor. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, and the platelets are removed, with the wbcs, rbcs and plasma being returned. The most common circumstance is regular donors giving products to support leukemia and stem cell transplant patients. In cases of very high platelet counts this can be done. ...Read more
Simple: You take penicillin, then you get better. In some cases, you may feel worse shortly after getting the injection. When all the bacteria die, it can cause a brief inflammatory response, which can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. Your syphilis titer should be followed after treatment to make sure it declines appropriately. ...Read more
Depends: We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brain with less reserve capacity are more vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. This is different than delirium tremens which is caused by neurochemical changes from drug/etoh withdrawl. ...Read more
Mainly liver: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is mainly metabolized in the liver through 2 phases: phase I - allylic and aliphatic hydroxylations, and oxidation producing equipotent metabolite 11-OH-THC by CPY 450 system (2C9, 2C19, 3A4), and inactive metabolite THC-COOH; phase II - conjugation with glucuronic acid. Since THC is lipophilic, it is seen in the urine in chronic users up to 30 days. No drug = no pain. ...Read more
Energy use: It depends on what you mean by energetically extensive. You will lose blood with your menstrual cycle and if your periods are heavy, the blood loss can make you feel drained and tired, especially if you develop anemia. If you have a lot of pain, this may also cause similar symptoms. All these are normal. ...Read more