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Fetal screening: Oscar stands for one-stop clinic for assessment of risk for fetal anomalies, particularly down syndrome. It is done during the first trimester of pregnancy, usually between 11-13 weeks. It includes a nuchal translucency test, which measures the amount of fluid behind your baby's neck, and blood tests for levels of free beta-hcg and pregnancy-associated plasma protein a (papp-a).
Back pain: If the pain is localized in his back i would take him to the er this evening to make sure he doesnt have an infection in his spine known as diskitis. Good luck!
Thank you doc. Oscar norvic. But what's the name of the cream for the herpes siimplex 1 thank you?
Hi Dr, I had a sever pain on my upper arm when I lift my arm or just move it around, I took a couple of Tylenols (acetaminophen) and the pain got reduced but I still feel is there with some movements. what else can it take ? thanks - Oscar
Rotator cuff syn: if the the pain omly comes on with active motion of your arm then it only happens with engaging the muscles. The most salient group of muscles belong to the rotator cuff . Indications of this would be the arm waking u up when u roll on it, pain with reaching up to take something off a shelf decreased strength with lifting up above shoulder as well as any prior history of shoulder pain
Dad,Oscar,was told stage 4 lung cancer 2.5 wks ago. 1/3 sz brain tumor removed. 3 brain lesions. In bones&pos liver. Would u cyperknife brain tomorrow?
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at such advanced stage means he has only few weeks to few months left. However, if his desire is to be aggressive, Cyberknife is an effective an low risk procedure and I would recommend it highly. Otherwise, hospice care is very appropriate.
Chromsome testing: Fish stands for fluorescent in situ hybridization. It utilizes fluorescent dna probes to label specific parts of the chromosomes of cells to look for presence, absence or movement of dna sequences. It is often used to evaluate cancer cells in combination with standard chromosome (cytogenetic) analyses.
A small amount: Most fish is not a good source of dietary calcium. A fresh filet of certain types of fish has a small amount of calcium. Other foods (milk and spinach, for example) provide significantly more calcium per serving. Some processed fish products - such as sardines or canned salmon - may have some fish bone in them, which contains calcium.
10-12 months: If a parent wants to feed a baby fish, wait until the baby is old enough to be able to eat pureed meats, which are a bit drier/stickier than the baby-food veggies or fruits. This is usually around 10-12 months. Fish have little bones, so are more dangerous. A parent must take each flake of fish and massage it between his fingers until it is mushy (that is the best way to check for bones.See 2 more doctor answers
High purine food: Such as shellfish certain types of meats and alcohol increase the production of uric acid in the body. Get out occurs when the body cannot metabolize uric acid adequately. Medicines are taken to help get rid of the excess uric acid. If one counters this by eating foods that make more your casted then of course you are defeating the purpose of the medication. Hi was at York acid in the blood will cause the uric acid to precipitatein the soft tissues causing pain and discomfort in joints tendons ligamenSee 1 more doctor answer
In Peninsular: Malaysia, fish from the east coast have higher mercury levels than fish from the west coast. Predatory fish like tuna, Indian mackerel, dart & stingray have the highest levels of mercury. Fried, grilled or barbecued, these fish have higher mercury concentration than if they are curried, steamed or boiled, because they lose moisture. The reference is http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms3(3)11/8.pdf