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Norovirus Isolation Procedures
MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet ...Read more
38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?
Are you seeing: A psychiatrist or primary care physician? Have you met with a psychologist to talk about your depression? If you are not getting the help you need consult with another professional for a second opinion. There are different kinds of treatment for depression , cognitive behavioral, analytic, different medications to try. Don't get discouraged try a different approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?
This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more
They work!: For gene therapy to work, material must be transported into cells, such as new genes to insert , or proteins that cleave (break apart) chains or delete genes. Since viruses are capable of entering cells (that is how they infect them) and are able to integrate their own genes into the dna inside the cell, they can be effective in gene therapy. But the virus must be or be made harmless first. ...Read more
After specific tasks: In new york state, workers are required to wash their hands after: taking out the garbage, clearing tables or busing dirty dishes, touching soiled aprons or clothing, touching anything that may contaminate the hands, sneezing, coughing or using a tissue, smoking, eating, drinking or chewing gum, using any cleaning chemicals, using the restroom, handling raw food, touching hair, face or body. ...Read more
Yes: Standard of care requires the rooms be disinfected after any patient care. ...Read more
Public employee; lots of contact w/mothers/kids/elderly. Prior10 yrs of parvovirus b-19. Tested w/acute CMV @ highly contagious stage. No sick leave. No $$. Morally conflict re: returning to work.
Very difficult: There was one case where a dentist transmitted HIV to his patients. This was seemingly intentional. Hiv virus is very delicate when outside of the body. The mildest of antiseptics will kill it. As long as your dentist is following standard infection control protocols it will be impossible to get HIV from a dental procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes they do!: Assisted living facilities are long-term programs, regulated independently by each state. In fact, a large number of residents often have alzheimer's or other dementias. Services are provided on a 24-hour basis and include treatment and care based on individualized assessments. Dignity and quality of life are also key elements of care (see www.Alz.Org). ...Read more
Can respiratory therapists administer conscious sedation for certain respiratory procedures like bronchoscopies?
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I'm 48 & self catheterising. Suffer from regular uti. Allergic to nearly all oral antibiotics. I'm very distressed.is there a vaccine against E. coli ?
Unfortunately, no,: there is not. Have you discussed all options for medications with your own doctor? Hope things get better for you. ...Read more
Don't think so: judging by the types of disorder noted by the VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft ...Read more
If you are on call: You are on call. In fact, during an outbreak many physicians may have a duty to report to various hospitals and simply stay on. Pulmonologists, intensivists, and infectious disease physicians all expect to deal with potentially deadly infections, and take precautions. As a caveat, i took care of 28 patients in the h1n1 outbreak that were confirmed positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Schizophrenics are a diverse group of individuals. There are many types. It is a devastating brain disease. With treatment, some schizophrenics can be quite functional and would exercise good hygiene and self-care. Without treatment, they can be a very dysfunctional group with minimal, if any, social interactions and high rates of suicide. ...Read more
I'd rather deal with the issues of my depression, anorexia, ptsd, self-harm & suicidal ideation myself than involve professionals, is this possible?
You deserve help: I want to say this gently- if you were able to control and correct these symptoms, my guess is that you would have already done so by now. If what you have done to date hasn't worked, i encourage you to be open to accepting professional assistance. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Transmission: Noroviruses are in the Caliciviridae family of viruses & cause the most acute gastroenteritis in the US. Per Foodsafety.gov: “People who are infected can spread it directly to other people, or can contaminate food or drinks they prepare for other people. The virus can also survive on surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus or be spread through contact with an infected person. ...Read more
NoroV Contagion: Whereas the symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingesting the virus, there is no evidence that sick persons can become long-term carriers of the virus, but the virus can be in the stool and vomit of infected persons, from the day they start to feel ill to as long as 2 weeks after they feel better." http://www.Health.State.Mn.Us/divs/idepc/diseases/norovirus/basics.Html#duration. ...Read more
Do you have diarrhea: What makes you think that you have norovirus. Unless you have diarrhea, you do not have to be concerned about the virus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Variable: usually 24-48 hours, but sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. Communicable for up to 3 days AFTER symptoms resolve! ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Norovirus represent about 90% of the intestinal viruses which cause human disease. It causes severe intestinal distress with fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea being common. Patients report body aches which relate to the body's response to the virus. All we can offer is relief of any fever or pain using tylenol, (acetaminophen) which is preferrable to Ibuprofen or other NSAID which can irritate the GI tract. ...Read more
Check out this file: http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/list_g_norovirus.pdf.Get a more detailed answer ›
Norovirus : Yes. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States. According to the CDC Norovirus outbreaks peak during November to April in the United States. The best way to prevent Norovirus is to wash your hands with soap and water frequently, and wash your fruits and vegetables. More tips here from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/preventing-infection.html?s_cid=cs_074 ...Read more
Test: You cannot tell unless you test. Anybody else with similar symptoms around you? Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Days to weeks: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/downloads/keyfacts.pdf Hope this helps. Good handwashing. Good clean technique in kitchen when preparing food is best defense. Dr R ...Read more