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Do dentists use versed to sedate patients?

Do dentists use versed to sedate patients?

Sometimes: Versed is one of many different drugs that can be used safely in dental sedation. ...Read more

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Can heart patients take anesthesia safely?

Can heart patients take anesthesia safely?

Somewhat: Talk to your anesthesiologist before your procedure. Anesthetics can cause cardiac depression, so the use on patients with heart problems must be watched closely. We have many different techniques and monitors that can be used on these patients, but it is nice to know before the operation starts. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How frequently do comatose patients recover?

Really depends: Too general a question to answer, recovery really depends on the cause of the coma (altered sensorium). ...Read more

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Can patients refuse life-saving treatment?

Can patients refuse life-saving treatment?

Yes: As a patient, you have the right to refuse any treatment as long as you are fully aware of the consequences, oriented, and alert. If you have an active psychiatric disorder like psychosis or conditions like dementia or delirium, an evaluation needs to be done to determine your ability to make decisions. The court may even get involved depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor ...Read more

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Do people on propofol for sedation feel pain?

Do people on propofol for sedation feel pain?

Probably not : But Propofol is a sedating agent, not an analgesic. If there is pain stimulation, then the pain needs to be addressed with some sort of analgesic, either narcotics or local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is local anesthetic risky for patients with existing arrhythmia?

Is local anesthetic risky for patients with existing arrhythmia?

No,: At least if no Epinephrine is in the mix. Indeed, local anesthetic can be mixed with Epinephrine mainly used in oral/dental surgery as it will limit the bleeding and the effect will last longer. Local anesthesia is the safest anesthesia. But what arrhythmia are you talking about, svt ? As in your age they are not to many possibilities... ...Read more

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Can dialysis patients take Dimenhydrinate?

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Can dialysis patients take Dimenhydrinate?

Here are some...: You will get most pertinent answer for this Q from the treating nephrologist who oversees dialysis, since this doc possesses more clinically relevant information about you. Of course, you may take it once for a while, not on regular basis like those in "normal" health. So, ask the right doc for timely right answer. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is icd or defibrillator extraction riskier for older patients than younger patients?

Is icd or defibrillator extraction riskier for older patients than younger patients?

Yes: Older people usually have more fragile tissues, and this goes for the blood vessel walls and heart as well; this predisposes to tears or perforation from pulling on leads that come into contact with these tissues. 2) older people also tend to have had their leads in longer, a major risk because the lead tip has become much more embedded in the heart muscle, requiring more force to extract. ...Read more

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Are suicidal patients allowed to refuse treatment?

Are suicidal patients allowed to refuse treatment?

Yes: Anyone can refuse treatment. You cannot force a person to take a pill or go to therapy or even to get shock treatment. However, if that person is really at risk of hurting himself or herself then the person can be hospitalized against his/her will. What happens after that depends on a lot of factors, including the person's willingness to continue with treatment. ...Read more

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Will patients be prescribed metformin before bariatric surgery?

Will patients be prescribed metformin before bariatric surgery?

If diabetic.: Metformin is used for diabetes, and those who are obese may also be diabetic, so before Bariatric surgery one might find oneself on Metformin. That being said, diabetes tends to go away after Bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with general) of patients remembering parts of the procedure. ...Read more

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How do patients tolerate laryngeal medicalization when in surgery?

How do patients tolerate laryngeal medicalization when in surgery?

Medialization?: If you meant medialization, should be well-tolerated and effective for unilateral vocal cord paralysis. Nerve reinnervation would be another option to discuss with your doctor especially for younger patients (. ...Read more

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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more

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