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No Definite Acute Cardiopulmonary Process
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
????: I've never heard of es debility. Could you possibly be misspelling it? Please recheck and post again. ...Read more
Is there anything i can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical abscess?
See a dentist ASAP: Regardless of the type of dental infection, it won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
"there is an accompanying mild perivascular & interstitial acute & chronic infiltrate." what does that mean in layman's terms? (vulvar biopsy)
Not much: It's a little bit inflamed & has been for some time. These mild changes may be more helpful to the dermatologist who may be trying to make a specific diagnosis -- or just a tipoff on "nothing to worry about." your physican will give you the final word. ...Read more
"Poor endocardial definition precludes localized wall motion assessment septal dyskinesis questionable" what does this mean?
None whatsoever: Current studies and data analysis show that EMRs do not improve disease outcomes. There seems to be no positive effect of these computer systems on health. They are good for data mining which might help in the future but the data mining currently is by regulators and insurance companies trying to save money. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 proces"s. How old are you? If over 50, there may be some osteoporosis--but that is enerallized--not a "focal destructive process." Who ordered the X-Ray? Have you followed up with him/her? ...Read more
What does (1) 436 -Acute, but ill-defined, cerebrovascular disease and (2) 434.10 Cerebral embolism, without mention of cerebral inf codes mean?
Hosp. medical record flowsheets said VTE risk factor assessments: History 10/24/2013 acute myocardial infarction less than 1 mo ago. What this mean?
VTE: VTE= venous thromboembolism. In ordinary terms, it means blood clots. Good health. ...Read more
Ventilator: Overbreathing the set rate on the ventilator is a sign as is the presence of certain reflexes. ...Read more
Pancreatitis: Yes time will cures usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
The modified ny criteria for diagnosing anspon includes clinical symptoms. Does acute chronic iritis count as a clinical condition?
Chf of unknown ethi & ef @ 10% no other med conditions. No recent viral infection. Any advice as for cause and chances of full recovery? 41 yo male
Idiopathic: Check for chagas. Most often no etiology is found. There is hope for recover if transient myocarditis. You must take medications which inculde Coreg (carvedilol) and ace/arb. Coenzyme q10 400 mg per day naturally might help. Start a gentle doctor prescribed exercise program- very gentle. Keep the spirits high. Hopefully whatever caused it will reverse. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare transfusion rxn: Trali is a rare reaction to transfused plasma or platelets. It happens when the donor has formed antibodies to white blood cells. When the transfusion is given, the antibodies attack cells in the person receiving it, causing microscopic injury to the lungs. The can result in breathing difficulties and the need for a ventilator for a period of time. ...Read more
After 20cm colon resection:transmural infarction with foci of suppurative inflammation and acute serositis+ischemic bowel.What possible reason fr that?
Why do we consider emphysema as a chronic obstructive airway diseasesince there is no obstruction occurring ?
From clinical stand point, is there an actual 'time limit' after brain death declaration to withdraw life support?
Do it now: There is no such thing as "life support" once brain death has been diagnosed. Third-party payers won't pay unless the technology is specifically to make an organ available for transplantation. One group of ideologues kept a brain-dead nebraskan's heart beating for over 20 years; no nervous tissue was found on autopsy. God save me from people like this. Be brave, and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI: petrous apicitis and mastoiditis (diff: effusion).Treat as infection to prevent complication? Or further testing? Is this an emergency?
Serious: It is a serious condition requiring treatment with antibiotics or surgery. It could very well be an emergency. If left untreated, it could result in a brain abscess, meningitis, or cavernous sinus thrombosis and could kill a person that way. Please seek help. ENT/ Neurosurg http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/883256-overview ...Read more
I think it's a typo: I haven't seen a reading like this .typically a normal x-ray is read as no acute cardiopulmonary disease... I am guessing the no is missing..... ...Read more
Feel for it: It is the lower tip of the sternum. ...Read more
Landmark: By locationg the zyphoid process, compressions can be done in a most effecient way, esp avoiding the stomach area. ...Read more
My lung xray showed " a slightly dominant nodular debsity in the lower left lobe. Close study reccomended in a few weeks..Then it stated " no acute cardiopulmonary disease noted" . What is that?
Heart ok: Cardiopulmonary disease refers to heart and lungs. Seems peculiar to say that nothing wrong with heart and lungs when he says there is a nodular density. Acute refers to something that happened recently.. Hope they find that nodule is not to worry. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac reserve: Let's make an analogy to 'army reserve'. These army men are just standby without active duty. But when there is a war, these people will be involved. Similarly, you don't use cardiopulmonary reserve during normal activities. During stress or illness, you want your lungs to take as much air/oxygen as possible and increase heart rate to maintain adequate blood flow (cardiac output) to tissues. ...Read more
WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims.Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future.But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists. ...Read more
No: It's a metabolic disease and risk factor for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
A circuit: that allows the surgeon to stop the heart of a patient in order to operate on the heart while keeping the patient alive by essentially providing the function of the heart and lungs. Venous blood is drained into the circuit where it is oxygenated and CO2 removed and anesthetic gases given and pumped back into the arterial system of the patient. ...Read more
Heart lung bypass: Cardiopulmonary bypass is the use of the heart lung bypass machine to keep a person alive while their heart is stopped, typically during an operation on the heart or sometimes the lungs. ...Read more
Aorta and R atrium: To keep surgical field - heart, in this instance, - " dry" , the blood has to be diverted. So one or two canulas are usually inserted via right atrium into major vein(s) to bring the blood to the oxygenator, that works as artificial lungs. From there blood is pumped to the canula inserted usually in the ascending aorta. Surgical clamp prevents blood from flowing back into the heart. ...Read more
None of the above: This reads like an exam question. There is no predicting sudden death ("cardiopulmonary arrest" if you prefer), even if a person is having severe crushing chest pain, has an obvious pulmonary thrombuembolus ("that knot in my leg just vanished -- gasp"), has ventricular tachycardia on an ekg -- there's simply no predicting. Cherish life while it lasts. ...Read more
Push hard push fast: CPR is simple- by pushing hard (compressing the chest) and fast (100 times a minute) any patient whose heart has stopped doing its job (beating effectively) can be supported until medical care arrives. No breaths. Not difficult. Save a life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated.This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body.Hence the word cardio(heart)pulmonary(lung)resusccitation.So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood. ...Read more
CPR: CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs. ...Read more
Chest compression : Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to beat on its own. ...Read more
Well ...: Cardiopulmonary bypass is a process by which deoxygenated (blue) blood is drained from the body into a pump that oxygenates the blood (makes it red) and pumps it back into the body . So, pretty much everyone you know lives off of cardiopulmonary bypass. Cardiopulmonary bypass can keep you alive for short periods of time (days) if the heart and lungs are failing, but not for long. ...Read more
Mechanical circulati: Bypass entails diverting the venous blood coming back from the periphery and oxygenating it, removing the carbon dioxide and with help of roller pumps, pushing it out into the aorta. We can stop and chill the heart while coronary arteries are bypassed around clogs and clots or valves are replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pump: Cardio pulmonary bypass has been used for decades for cardiac surgery. Simply, it serves to perform the function of your lungs and heart while your heart is stopped for coronary bypass, valve replacement, or some other major vascular procedure. Your remaing bodily functions are not interrupted. It is very well tolerated in most situations. ...Read more