Doctor insights on:
Patient Marital Status
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
IT CAN EITHER IMPACT: Positively or negatively, depending on too many factors to enumerate in this format. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Simple...: Simple see a PMD. Depending on your situation....Antidepressant / CBT or both will help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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