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X-ray safety: No one, patient, doctor. Or staff should be exposed to unnecessarily ionizing radiation. There is a risk of it causing cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-rad-risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please explain why is a post operative patient under sub arachnoid block anesthesia positioned flat on bed for 8 hours?
Spinal headache: The reason why patients are kept in the lying down position after subarachnoid block or spinal anesthesia is to decrease the chance of developing a post dural puncture headache or commonly known as a spinal headache. There is a hole made from the introduction of the spinal needle through the dura and into the subarachnoid space to deposit the medication there to accomplish a spinal block. ...Read more
Airport alarms: There is no need to carry a card or letter when you travel. If the security monitor is made more sensitive, hardware or total joint implants can set off the alarm. In this scenario, you will be pulled aside and either scanned by hand by tsa, or some other form of exam. There is nothing you can provide the tsa agent that would prevent the additional exam. Good luck! ...Read more
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You could but why?: I see from your history you have anxiety. Are you really going to want to sit there with someone making incisions, resecting cartilage, making delicate and time consuming changes to the shape of your nose, suctioning blood all while you cannot touch your face or risk infecting your wound? Most surgeons do it under general. It's your surgeon and your call, but most patients would say "no". ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Checklist/ timeout: There are lot of measures taken to prevent errors in the operating room such as timeouts, check list that the chief scrub nurse goes thro. This prevents wrong part of the body being operated upon, whether instrument count is accurate or correct number of gauzes used etc. ...Read more
Less than 1 in 100: In an otherwise healthy person the risk of death after gall bladder surgery is less than 1 in 100. The risk is much higher if the person is very sick or frail. I don't know if any reliable statistics exist on how often someone actually dies during the operation but i suspect it is quite rare. ...Read more
Some states: Allow this under direct supervision of anesthesiologist ...Read more
21mo old in hospital following Gtube placement. 16 hrs postop. O2 baseline is 88.decels 4-5x/hour as low as 70. Sleep apnea? Or result of anesthesia?
Elderly man in RCFE fractures patella requiring surgery. After surgery will he go back to the residential facility or be put in an interim facility?
Oncology: Who are the best candidates to receive 24 hour IV chemotherapy in a hospital setting vs. 6 hour out patient? Thank-you.
Should there be portable cardiac arrest machines in every room of your fitness center in plain site?
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What is patient position during awake craniotomy? Lying down? And feel the patient after waking up during surgery that his head is opened or any pain?
Will doing rhino and septoplasty at sametime under only local anesthesia pose risks like anesthesia toxicitity?
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