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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Is it possible for a patient to ever be totally cured from dysentery?

Is it possible for a patient to ever be totally cured from dysentery?

Yes: Dysentery is a severe infection with the passage of mucous and blood and is usually caused by a bacterial infection such as salmonella, shigella, campylobacter of e coli 0157:h7. If these are treated with the appropriat antibiotics (in the case of salmonella and e. Coli antibiotics are usually not used and they resolve spontaneously) they can be totally cured. ...Read more

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What is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration?

What is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration?

A/N/V/dizziness: If i understand question correctly, the nursing diagnosis should mainly address the actual signs and symptoms. So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error. ...Read more

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Had my IVIG today and infusion room also had patients positive for influenza A & B and gastroenteritis. Anything else I can do besides panic about getting sick?

Had my IVIG today and infusion room also had patients positive for influenza A & B and gastroenteritis. Anything else I can do besides panic about getting sick?

Don't panic: Take a deep breath: 1) reassure yourself you are ready to take action if and when you develop symptoms of the flu like fever, malaise, diarrhea , achy joints, cough 2) call your doctor and get a prescription for oseltamivir 3) wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently 4) Avoid touching eyes/mouth 5) I hope you received a flu shot this year, and 6) Stay calm- you'll make it through!. ...Read more

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What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a hard and bloated stomach or upper abdominal? and does it affect gastroenteritis patients?

What is the definition of a hard and bloated stomach or upper abdominal?  and does it affect gastroenteritis patients?

Bloated stomach: Your question is kind of vague, you have to explain more or call in our consult service, Upper abdominal mostly refers to problem above the belly button involves stomach, duodenum, small intestine, gall bladder areas. Gastroenteritis means inflammation or infection in the stomach and small intestine that can cause bloating in the upper abdomen. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Any way to cure dysentery?

Any way to cure dysentery?

Antiparastitic: And good higineantiparasitic medications such as Metronidazole and iodoquinol, are commonly used to treat dysentery caused by amoebiasis. Antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, or Azithromycin are used to treat the organisms causing bacillary dysentery. People with prolonged diarrhea should consult with their doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery is a severe irritation of the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. This is usually caused by infection with bacteria, ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more