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Please help! What is the pyriform plication operation?

Please help! What is the pyriform plication operation?

A surgical procedure: Done to prevent aspiration by accumulated oropharyngeal area (pyriform fossa) near throat and voice box (cryco-phyrengeal area) ingested and secreted fluids > this pouch is reduced, space is obliterated, by plication, folded and closed like a curtain. ...Read more

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What does piriforms are blanched out and somewhat edematous mean on ENT exam?

What does piriforms are blanched out and somewhat edematous mean on ENT exam?

Voice box: A part of the larynx, voice box, pyriform sinus, on either side. Those areas were pale and somewhat swollen. In isolation it does not mean much. It could be due to allergy, anemia or a reaction to medication. It would be prudent to discuss the finding with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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How DRE exam is performed?

How DRE exam is performed?

Gloved finger: The doctor inserts a gloved finger via the anus to feel tissues in the rectum and surrounding organs, especially prostate, in case of a man. You may consult this site for more info on this topic.
http://www. Webmd. Com/colorectal-cancer/digital-rectal-examination-dre#1 ...Read more

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What would a smac be performed in?

What would a smac be performed in?

A computer: I'm not sure if I'm taking your question TOO literally, but a SMAC stands for Sequential Multiple Analysis Computer). So the test is performed in a SMAC. The laboratory takes a blood sample and then the technician puts that sample in the SMAC, which tests your blood for either 12 or 20 chemicals in the blood depending on if its a SMAC 12 or 20. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I perform a fingerstick test?

How do I perform a fingerstick test?

Get a lesson: Ask your doctor if they can teach you or refer you to a diabetic educator. Another option is going to the pharmacy and get training.
Another option is go to utube and watch videos. Practice on a tomato first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where in us can be performed hycosy?

Where in us can be performed hycosy?

Most of major centre: In order to find patency of tube (fallopian) a salpingogram is done it has iodine dye, need x-rays means radiation, same could be done with sonography, non iodine contrast called hycosy, a hysterosalpingography contrast sonography, will be done in most of major medical centers, for diagnosis of tubal patency, and tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Up to what age a man can perform inter course?

Up to what age a man can perform inter course?

No age limit: Maintain good general health and keep in good physical condition and sex is possible for most of your remaining years! ...Read more

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What is prenatal fifa test? How it is performed?

Are you sure?: Check your spelling and verify this is what you meant to ask. I googled the term prenatal fifa test and no results show up. I have never heard of this test. ...Read more

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What is a 'wake up' test and when is it performed?

What is a 'wake up' test and when is it performed?

MWT: A maintenance of wakefulness test (mwt) is usually done after someone has been treated for a sleep disorder, like obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It tests your ability to stay awake. For certain occupations, state licensing agencies will require them to ensure proper treatment, for occupations such as truck drivers, railroaders and others involved in the transportation industry. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could perform auto fellatio?

Can you tell me how I could perform auto fellatio?

Here are some. ..: It would be hard to do auto fellatio even you're specially trained to be a contortionist. So, it's an impossible feat for creatures with long spine and short neck like humans. Of course, sometimes, we have to refrain ourselves from overexpanded imagination. If still mentally bothering you, seek professional counseling to balance reality and expectation. ...Read more

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Why would a dr not be able to perform a lachmans test?

Why would a dr not be able to perform a lachmans test?

Pain, Swelling, etc.: The most common reasons would be that the patient is in too much pain at the time of the exam, the muscles have tightened/spasmed to protect the joint, too much swelling to allow any movement, etc. There may be other contraindications, like a possible fracture/broken bone. Sometimes, it is just simple mechanics, where the patient's size prevents us from doing certain tests. ...Read more

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How would you perform a wheelchair transfer using a pivot?

How would you perform a wheelchair transfer using a pivot?

Stand-pivot: Stand-pivot transfers are most commonly used when the person has one-sided weakness as would be the case after a stroke. The person should be seated with the knees lower than the hips and the heels back somewhat behind the knees. From this position the person is helped to standing placing the weight on the strong side, pivots, and lowers slowly on the wheelchair (with or without assistance). ...Read more

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What exercises can be performed when dealing with raynoud's?

What exercises can be performed when dealing with raynoud's?

Anything: There are no restrictions or specific exercises for raynoud. Raynoud's occurs when the small arteries in the fingers and toes spasm and block blood flow due to coldness. So avoid exercising in cold conditions that makes your raynoud's worse. ...Read more

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How would someone perform a wheelchair transfer using a scoot?

How would someone perform a wheelchair transfer using a scoot?

Wheelchair transfers: For non ambulatory people, using a slide board between chair and? Allows the person to scoot the buttock across the board and onto the next area. Typically we go from a higher to lower site, allowing gravity to assist the scoot. If no board is used, then this is a swing transfer, assuming feet are not used for a stand pivot. ...Read more

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How would I perform a wheelchair transfer using a sliding board?

How would I perform a wheelchair transfer using a sliding board?

See a PT: There are various transfer techniques. It would be best to work with a physical therapist who can determine what technique is right for you and help you learn how to do this. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the safest way to preform a self enuclation?

Please help! What is the safest way to preform a self enuclation?

Enucleation: Please do not attempt to remove your eye or do any surgery on yourself. Please see an opthalmologist for eye problems. ...Read more

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Is only being able to perform well once every 2 days a symptom of ed?

Is only being able to perform well once every 2 days a symptom of ed?

Not necessarily: As long as you're satisfied w/ (the frequency of) your performance and you are not distressed (troubled), you do not have erectile dysfunction. Ed is the inability to obtain & maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity leading to distress. Without distress, there can be no ed. ...Read more

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How manybypass sureries are performed a year and of those are a 6 way?

How manybypass sureries are performed a year and of those are a 6 way?

Rare: It is very rare to have a bypass surgery of more than 4 targets; that being said, quintuple bypasses are reported occasionally. I haven't heard of a 6-way though, I don't know what the sixth vessel to bypass would be. Cabg. ...Read more

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How would a nurse perform a wheelchair transfer using a mechanical lift?

How would a nurse perform a wheelchair transfer using a mechanical lift?

Depends on the lift: Lifts can be manual/hydraulic or electric and are used by sliding a sling under the patient to the right position (as recommended by the manufacturer) and attaching a series of loops to the hooks on the lift. Each device has specific manufacturer recommended instructions that should be followed carefully to avoid injuries. ...Read more

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How much physical activity must one perform in a day if you work 14 hours?

How much physical activity must one perform in a day if you work 14 hours?

Minutes to Fitness: With such little time to perform a structured program, you should employ spontaneous random exercising for your health. This means doing pushups, situps, hand grips, band pulls, etc. Whenever you have a few minutes. Studies have shown that short, intense exercise of 20 minutes can have lasting effects for hours. Don't focus so much on the length of your workouts but instead on the quantity. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I perform these strange habits and how can I stop doing them?

Could you explain why do I perform these strange habits and how can I stop doing them?

Repeating: "strange" habits is often a part of the "obsessive/compulsive" personality.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy could be helpful
Check it out with your PCP
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me about suggested science project procedures to perform this experiment?

I'm sorry, but: Your question is too vague. Try again and give a little more detail about what it is you are trying to do. ...Read more

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Is it an acceptable practice to perform cardio exercises (about 20-30 minutes) on fasting days when going through an alternate-day fasting program?

Is it an acceptable practice to perform cardio exercises (about 20-30 minutes) on fasting days when going through an alternate-day fasting program?

Carefully: It is acceptable. It does need to be done with mindfulness. An example of this is in professional football players of muslim faith who practiced during ramadan where they fast from sun up to sun down. Often practices were two times a day. No ill effects were noted. Having said this choosing a time when exercise can be done when heat/ humidity is low is preferable. Hydrate well days off fast. ...Read more

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Do female pornstars take drugs before performing hardcore scene. What type of drugs they take. It seems they do not experience pain while performing it

Do female pornstars take drugs before performing hardcore scene. What type of drugs they take. It seems they do not experience pain while performing it

Questions of Porn: This question, even asked before, is inappropriate here on health tap. Physicians will have nothing to say about 'porn stars' and their drug use. Please refrain from asking this kind of question here. ...Read more

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How do you perform CPR?

How do you perform CPR?

Complete instruction: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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How is dialysis performed?

How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is piniformis syndrome?

What is piniformis syndrome?

Similar to sciatica: Priformis syndrome is pressure on the sciatic nerve from the piriformis muscle of the hip. Symptoms are typical of sciatica, but the cause is not from the low back. Pain and/or numbness going down the leg are typical. ...Read more

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How is moxibustion performed?

How is moxibustion performed?

Heated mugworth: Dr rossman provided exellent information. Scarring and non-scarring moxibustion can be done with smoldering mugworth cones directly on the skin or with a variety of poultices (onion, shallot, ginger, chives, aconite, garlic, fermented soy beans, white pepper, etc) depending on the condition. There are many different indications such as boils, carbuncles, insect bites, snake bites etc. ...Read more

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How is a discogram performed?

How is a discogram performed?

With you conscious: This is a test that you have to verbally respond to when placed on a table that x-rays pass through & a needle is guided sterilely into the disc under local anesthesia with some light IV sedation & confirmed to be in the right place with contrast injected followed by sterile water to see what response is given as to whether the disc is the cause of pain. A normal disc does not have pain elicited. ...Read more

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How do I perform tracheotomy?

How do I perform tracheotomy?

You don't!: Tracheotomy should only be performed by a physician who is trained to do this. There are teaching tools using mannequins that can be used to teach this skill, and then real life experience in the operating room. ...Read more

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How is an angiogram performed?

How is an angiogram performed?

Invasive exam: A needle is used to blood vessel in the groin or arm. This is used as access site to other blood vessels with a catheter. ...Read more

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Why is an angiogram performed?

Why is an angiogram performed?

Diagnosis: An angiogram is an invasive diagnostic test, perfomed in a catheterization laboratory using fluoroscopy (the x-ray) and an injected contrast dye to evaluate the vasular system. It is possible to perform angiograms for different parts of the body, such as the left and/or right heart, the aorta, selective veins such as the subclavian, the renal artery and peripheral angiograms (the limbs) as well. ...Read more

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How is a rectal exam performed?

How is a rectal exam performed?

Routine exam: Includes a rectal. Two positions: lying on side, bending over. With women it can be done as part of pelvic lying on back using fingers in vagina and rectum. A glove & lubricant are always used. The exam in men chcecks prostate as ewll as rectum, in women recto-vaginal septum. Stool on the glove is used to detect occult blood. A good exam should be thorough but not painful. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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How do you perform a pulpectomy?

How do you perform a pulpectomy?

Root canal stage 1: A pulpectomy involves making a hole in the tooth to acess the pulp (where the nerve and blood vessels are). The pulp is then removed and the space left over is disinfected and dried. It is common to then leave medicating paste inside the pulp space. A temporary filling is then placed until the final root canal filling is placed. A pulpectomy will help alleviate tooth pain and infection. ...Read more

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