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Bed Sore (Definition)

A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more


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Wat tests would a Good Doc do to DX Amyloidosis.What type of Doc DX the disease, ie immunology, rheumatologist? when patient as A Spondylitis CHF,PAD

Wat tests would a Good Doc do to DX Amyloidosis.What type of Doc DX the disease, ie immunology, rheumatologist? when patient as A Spondylitis CHF,PAD

Immunofixation: Among other things it would require immunofixation of blood and urine to determine if there is a monclonal antibody and to look for light chains. There is more and I suppose a good internist or immunologist could do the job. ...Read more

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Why is it effective to in preventing bed sores the rotation of patients every 2 hours?

Why is it effective to in preventing bed sores the rotation of patients every 2 hours?

Reduces pressure: The rotation relieves pressure and allows blood to circulate to the areas that had been deprived of blood flow. ...Read more

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Is airbed recommanded for bed sore patient if uncomfortable?

Air mattress: Patients who have decubitus ulcers can benefit from low air loss , dolphin or clinitron beds which can reduce the applied pressure on the wound and help in the healing process. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for 'bed-sore' of an 80 yr old patient?

What is a good medication for 'bed-sore' of an 80 yr old patient?

None: There are no medications for bedsores. Wound care and avoiding pressure to the area are the best options. Wound care may include removal of dead tissue and the use of a vac dressing to promote healing. On occasion large sore may require a surgical flap to get the wound to heal. Adequate nutrition is essential to get wound healing. The best treatment is really prevention. ...Read more

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How does someone get amyloidosis?

Multiple ways: People with chronic inflammatory conditions, e.g., chronic osteomyelitis, crohn's disease; patients with multiple myeloma; some with hereditary disorders can develop amyloidosis. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyloidosis/basics/definition/CON-20024354 ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat amyloidosis?

Primary amyloidosis: It depends on the type of amyloidosis. Primary systemic amyloidosis can be treated with chemotherapy. Secondary amyloidosis requires treating the inciting cause. Genetic variations may have some therapies such as transplant. Please ask your question with more details. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more