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Doctor insights on: Patient Marital Status

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Why do doctors want to know patients marital status?

Why do doctors want to know patients marital status?

Full picture: Ypur marital status can be important to get a full picture of a patient, which is important to treat an individual patient as an individual, not just a complaint! ...Read more

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Why does the doctor always want to know patients marital status?

Full picture: Ypur marital status can be important to get a full picture of a patient, which is important to treat an individual patient as an individual, not just a complaint! ...Read more

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Why does the doctor want to know every patients marital status?

Full picture: Ypur marital status can be important to get a full picture of a patient, which is important to treat an individual patient as an individual, not just a complaint! ...Read more

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What is effect of marital status on men?

Same as women: Most men and women alike enjoy and benefit from a stable, monogymous relationship. Both sexes live longer and are healthier both mentally and physically due to having a life-long partner. There are, of course, exceptions! ...Read more

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Is it common for fitness to be related to their marital status?

IT CAN EITHER IMPACT: Positively or negatively, depending on too many factors to enumerate in this format. ...Read more

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I am (23) testicular cancer patient can I eligible for marriage?

I am (23) testicular cancer patient can I eligible for marriage?

Love: I'm sorry for your situation, there's a lot of hope for much testicular cancer. That said your cancer can have little to do with whether someone would marry you. Of course it decreases your chances but on other hand love is that mysterious thing that overcomes all odds. Shakespeare: let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds. ...Read more

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Whether a normal girl can marry a patient with thalassemia minor? If yes, can they lead normal married life? Your advise on such marriage, please.

Whether a normal girl can marry a patient with thalassemia minor? If yes, can they lead normal married life? Your advise on such marriage, please.

Yes: Thalassemia is a genetic disorder. If both partners have the trait they are more at risk of having a child with thalassemia minor and major. With only one partner carrying the trait the risk are greatly reduced. ...Read more

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Teaching plan for patient with altered mental status?

Don't understand: The question? There are really no teaching plans for altered mental status. You need to figure out the cause and treat it if possible. ...Read more

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What test should all patients with a altered mental status have?

What test should all patients with a altered mental status have?

Mental Status Exams: As I mentioned earlier, the basic domains of a person's mental state include: appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, and judgment. These vital signs of a person's mental status are typically assessed during a mental status evaluation. Other domains may also be assessed, and specific tests may be done when needed. ...Read more

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If I were new to your practice as a patient age 56, what tests would you order in general to see what my over all health status was?

If I were new to your practice as a patient age 56, what tests would you order in general to see what my over all health status was?

A couple: If you are healthy, non obese or smoker, a simple cbc, liver and kidney chemistries, cholesterol profile and a psa (prostate cancer test). Please realize there are many factors that can influence labs or tests ordered. ...Read more

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Do doctors have the right to refuse surgery because of financial status even if patient has already been admited?

Do doctors have the right to refuse surgery because of financial status even if patient has already been admited?

FINANCES&SURGERY: In us if a patient is admitted to a hospital and requires emergency surgery, by law it will be done. But if it is elective surgery and it will not cause any immidiate danger to the patient, then it can be scheduled in future and payment arrangement may be made. For hardship cases who can not afford to pay, have to qualify for charity care to pay for hospital bills, surgeons fee may have to be paid. ...Read more

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Do doctors really care about healing and their patients, or is it all for the money, status, and chance to be published?

Do doctors really care about healing and their patients, or is it all for the money, status, and chance to be published?

Patients: There are many quicker, easier, and less intensive means to acquire money and status than the years of education and training, the debts incurred, and the delayed gratification involved in pursuing a medical career. Persons who enter medicine generally have a genuine dedication and desire to help their patients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Narrow airway: In asthma, wheezing is usually expiratory, but in any case, the sound of wheeze is basically caused by the movement of air through a narrow airway. ...Read more

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Do some patients have altered mental status over a week past open heart surgery?

Do some patients have altered mental status over a week past open heart surgery?

Yes: If properly tested with neuropsychological tests many patients have mild memory problems up to a year after ohs. Fortunately the vast majority have no obvious changes noticeable to them or their family members. ...Read more

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What is the best assessment tool used by a therapist to evaluate the current status of a patient with paranoid schizophrenic.?

What is the best assessment tool used by a therapist to evaluate the current status of a patient with paranoid schizophrenic.?

Know the patient: In my opinion the best way is know the patient's history and previous level of functioning on all levels and then to do a very good clinical followup evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have SARS, you will have impaired Gas exchange right? How long does it take to improve and maintain the patient's respiratory status?

If you have SARS, you will have impaired Gas exchange right? How long does it take to improve and maintain the patient's respiratory status?

It depends: Impaired gas exchange would generally be a late feature of the disease, calling for critical care. It very much depends on the particular virus on how aggressive it is. The same is true for how long it takes for recovery. Younger patients, in general, have better prognosis. ...Read more

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If a breast cancer patient undergoes neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, how will she ever know her true nodal status?

If a breast cancer patient undergoes neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, how will she ever know her true nodal status?

Sentinel LN Biopsy: It is somewhat controversial when to perform sentinel lymph node (ln) biopsy in this setting: some advocate performing this prior to chemo, so as to determine an accurate stage; others believe that the status of the ln after chemo is most pertinent. In my practice, I will perform a needle-biopsy of any abnormal ln prior to chemo. If none are evident, I wait until after chemo. ...Read more

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Nutrition support for patient s/p Whipple.

Nutrition support for patient s/p Whipple.

Short term;long term: If no j-tube (feeding tube), oral diet will be started with clear liquids & slowly advance to solid food. Eating small, frequent (6-8) meals is usually a good idea as is avoiding greasy and fried foods. Gradually increase raw fruits and vegetables. 8-10 cups water/day, but limit liquids with meals. Consider high calorie beverages: smoothies/supplement drinks. Pancreatic enzymes/vits may be needed ...Read more

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What causes uncontrolled urination in elders? P.S the patient has diabetes

What causes uncontrolled urination in elders? P.S the patient has diabetes

Diabetes: Poorly controlled diabetes can affect nerves to the bladder. Patients have trouble urinating and emptying their bladder completely. This causes frequent urination. ...Read more

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How can a clinician assess a patient’s pain?

How can a clinician assess a patient’s pain?

Exam and imaging: Pain is what you feel. What we diagnose is the cause of the pain. Most of us over the age of 50, and many younger, have back malformations that can cause pain. Some diagnoses are obvious to the trained ear, such as "my back hurts here and the pain radiates to there". Others need xrays or mri's so we can "see" inside you. See a trained specialist to get a diagnosis - before treatment. ...Read more

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I am s depraishion patient wat I do to be happy&confidece.

I am s depraishion patient wat I do to be happy&confidece.

Simple...: Simple see a PMD. Depending on your situation....Antidepressant / CBT or both will help. ...Read more

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What’s it like to be a burn patient? That must be agony!

What’s it like to be a burn patient? That must be agony!

Painful, difficult: You are right that burn patients usually are in terrible pain. If the burns are extensive and deep, serious medical problems such as nfections and fluid loss complicate treatment. Healing takes months to years and often requires many surgeries, and long, painful rehabilitation. ...Read more

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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment?  

With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment?  

Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate. ...Read more

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Can a patients 02sat be in the high 90's while the patients abg shows a po2 in the 50's? And what could cause this?

Can a patients 02sat be in the high 90's while the patients abg shows a po2 in the 50's? And what could cause this?

Several issues: The po2 may not be accurate because it includes venous blood. The spo2 may not be accurate because carbon monoxide is read as o2. The oximeter has many potential errors. Motion, light and other issues can create abnormal values. ...Read more

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Hiv ag/ab combo : non reactive, patient s/co: 0.23 (ref : reactive >=1.0 s/co). What does this mean. After 1 year of exposure.

Hiv ag/ab combo : non reactive, patient s/co: 0.23 (ref : reactive >=1.0 s/co). What does this mean. After 1 year of exposure.

Not infected: S/co is a way of saying that your value is 23% of the cutoff that would make it positive. This does not mean you have a little bit of the virus, it's just the way that the test works in today's age of molecular medicine. ...Read more

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Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems I will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems I will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Do understand: Don't jump to conclusions. Diabetics can live long, healthy and productive lives, as long as you are careful to eat right, watch your sugar levels, and take your medications as directed. If your potential spouse can't accept that then it's their loss. ...Read more

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I student studying medicine. Just 3 years to be G.P This years we practice in hospitals and I meet a lot of patients. So how can protect myself.

I student studying medicine. Just 3 years to be G.P This years we practice in hospitals and I meet a lot of patients. So how can protect myself.

Universal precaution: They should be providing lots of education on universal precautions in your medical training. Wash hands with soap and water, wear gloves when examining patients, put on mask/eye protection/gown if splash of blood or bodily fluids is likely, follow any "isolation" rules for patient, and discard all waste/needles appropriately. Have fun. ...Read more

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What is a progressive neurological disease that affects adults (in 30's or 40's) where the patient approximately 10-20 years after onset of symptoms?

Please clarify: There is a word or phrase or something missing from your question. "What is a progressive neurological disease that affects adults (in 30's or 40's)" is okay, but the rest makes no sense. You can see that, right? Please repost your question with clearer wording. ...Read more

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