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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?

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

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Does amyloidosis have a particular cause?

Yes and no: Amyloidosis is the deposition of fibrils of proteins that have been produced by a variety of causes. The causes can be infectious inflammatory or neoplastic. So each case of amyloidosis has its underlying cause, but different cases of amyloidosis can be caused by different underlying processes that produce these circulating proteins. ...Read more

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Is there a special diet that helps amyloidosis?

Is there a special diet that helps amyloidosis?

NO: There is no particular diet that helps amyloidosis. However, those with renal/kidney involvement may have to follow a diet that limits protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and fluids. When a patient has cardiac involvement, the situation is different and exercise may be more important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amyloidosis?

What is the definition or description of: amyloidosis?

Funky protein: There are several types of amyloid which is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid deposits into normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, heart, etc, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on what part of the body is effected. Consider going to an academic center to have it diagnosed and treated, because of its complexity and rarity. ...Read more

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Can amyloidosis be treatable?

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Can amyloidosis be treatable?

Amyloidosis: Although no cure, symptoms can be treated with chemotherapeutic agents such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) steroids such as dexamethasone, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, & treating the underlying conditions that might have caused it. ...Read more

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Is amyloidosis cancer?

No, but just as: Serious. Amyloidosis is accumulation of an abnormal protein in various tissues. It also occurs in some cancers, e.g., multiple myeloma, a bone cancer. It affects the function of involved organs, e.g., liver, heart, kidney, etc. Amyloid also plays a role in the pathogenesis of alzheimer dementia. ...Read more

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What blood test show Amyloidosis?

What blood test show Amyloidosis?

No blood test: There is no blood test to detect amyloidosis. Sophisticated laboratory techniques called electrophoresis or free light chain assays may reveal early evidence of some amyloid proteins. A biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of amyloidosis and determine the specific type of protein involved in the disease. ...Read more

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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more