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Nursing Management Of Achalasia
What are you asking: What information are you seeking? Lung cancer is treated with surgery, and/or radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Nursing and non-medical interventions may be used for palliation of symptoms while going through treatment, or so-called "comfort care" when a person does not want, or will not benefit from direct treatment of the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a disease that destroys the nerves coordinating esophageal muscle contraction. The normal ability to push food into the stomach is lost, and the valve entering the stomach becomes tight and stiff, allowing food to collect in the esophagus and empty by gravity alone. Solids generally worse than liquids. Onset is gradual. Weight loss & malnutrition common. Treatment ...Read more
Yes and no: Nurses may get specialized training and develop expert-level knowledge and experience in chronic disease management, but there is not one universal certification or national exam for nurses in this area. A good, attentive nurse can be a tremendous ally in managing any chronic health issue! ...Read more
More than nursing: Stage 4 pressure sores extend to muscle or bone and generally are past the point where they will heal with pressure avoidance or nursing measures--they usually need surgery. The problem, though, is not cured with an operation--it can easily recur. So, before operating, it is necessary to know the risk of recurrence. If it is very high, it is better not to try to definitively treat the sore. ...Read more
The Goal: The purpose of palliative care and pain management is to support a person with a life-threatening disease and allow them to make the most of whatever time they have left. The purpose of euthanasia is to assist them in ending their life so they don't need to experience (or fear) the pain and disability that can happen at the end of natural life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helps with: Chronic pain due to neuropathic pain whether due to radiculopathy due to post spine surgery or postlaminectomy syndrome, diabetic or other neuropathies, chronic regional pain syndrome are a few reasons. Newer diagnoses its being shown to help with are peripheral vascular disease, heart/cardiac abnormalities like angina. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?
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Assistance: Basically they help by feeding, bathing clothing and moving a patient depending on how much help they need. Some just need with with bathing and can dress themselves, others need more help. Most all help to make sure they take their medication properly. They can also be alert to health problems that pop up and help to arrange a doctor visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Some persons have very good tissue, and others may not. If fluid is expected, drains of closed system variety are placed and removed when volume of drainage decreases or stops. The incision(s) may be sutured, stapled or glued and have needs of management or removal at 10- 14 days based on surgeon preference and tissue appearance. ...Read more
What is the effect of percutaneous mitral vavuloplasty on pregnant mother and foetus - a tertiary care hospital experience?
Xray exposure: goal of perc mitral valvuloplasty is to relieve the degree of mitral stenosis, which can cause right heart failure symptoms, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension in the mother, often not well tolerated in pregnancy. The procedure is done with fluoroscopy (xray) and thus there is exposure to the mother and baby, which should be minimal with judicious use of fluoro and shielding. ...Read more
What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.
Other illness: When a medication for erectile dysfunction doesn't work, assuming the person took the medication as directed, it may be because there are other medical illnesses. Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol dependence, or other medications interfering with the sildenafil. Discuss all of this with your treating physician to determine the cause, and you should be able to get this cleared up. ...Read more
Can a person(female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy be given general anesthesia for the treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia?
Rest and fluids: Post cardiac cath. Pts should rest and not lift greater than ten pounds or drive for 48 hrs. Drink plenty of water to flush out the dye and keep an eye on the access site for pain or color change. After 48 hrs if no isues are noted patient can resume normal activities. Meds such as glucophage or Coumadin (warfarin) special instructions for restarting will be given. Notify your dr if pain fever numbness etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the effect of percutaneous mitral vavuloplasty on pregnant mother and foetus a tertiary care hospital experience?
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