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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pneumonic Plague (Definition)

(Black Plague) A serious bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis . In the pneumonic form of plague - ...Read more


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Pneumonic plague cause?

Pneumonic plague cause?

Yersinia/pasteurella: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of plague?

What is the mortality rate of plague?

15% with treatment: The death rate from plague is about 50% without treatment. In the United States, with treatment, the death rate drops to about 15%. Most cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, the death rate is 100% without treatment. Pneumonic plague is a bad infection and is considered fatal if treatment is not started within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is heart disease fatal?

Is heart disease fatal?

Yes/No: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death world wide. Not everyone who gets heart disease will die from it however. ...Read more

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The mortality rate for myocardial infarctions is what?

The mortality rate for myocardial infarctions is what?

Goes up with age: Numbers are approximate: (all comers) <1980: 20 % mortality 1990: (with thrombolysis):10-15% 2000: (with pci):5-10% 2010: (with drug eluting stents):2-5% the sooner one arrives, the lower the mortality. Age, lung, kidney and cerebrovascular disease increase mortality. Age is a factor but not as much as the above. ...Read more

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Was has a better chance mortality rate cornary heart disease or cancer?

Was has a better chance mortality rate cornary heart disease or cancer?

Depends: Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of mortality in the developed world. But your question is rather vague because it depends on the type of cancer, extent at time of diagnosis etc and the same for heart disease..category, treatment options etc etc ...Read more

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What is the widowmaker heart attack survival rate?

What is the widowmaker heart attack survival rate?

Usually low: Because the left main coronary artery feeds two of the three main coronary arteries of your heart ... So a left main coronary blockage will cause a heart attack of two thirds of your heart, including most of the left ventricle ... ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

Many are cured: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are both aggressive lymphomas with a rapid rate of cell division. For patients who are able to receive intensive chemotherapy regimens and rituximab antibody, recent trials have reported sustained disease-free survival in 60-90% of patients. ...Read more

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Does heart rate variability predict death?

Does heart rate variability predict death?

Define 'VARIABILITY": You must fill in the details and indicate the reason for this peculiar question. ...Read more

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Can you die from pneumonic plague nowadays?

Can you die from pneumonic plague nowadays?

Yes, if untreated: This is a fatal disease if left untreated. Mortality is 50% even if treated with antibiotics known to be effective against yersinia pestis which is transmitted by fleas. ...Read more

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How deadly is acute heart failure?

How deadly is acute heart failure?

Could be very: Could lead to death if not treated but the problem is that acute heart failure, if recurrent, leads to to chronic heart failure which has a mortality of 50% at five years (if untreated). ...Read more

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Is heart disease always fatal?

Is heart disease always fatal?

No: Heart disease a very broad term, referring to every possible abnormality in the heart. Certain heart disease can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is sepsis fatal?

Is sepsis fatal?

Can be: However, sepsis is usually not fatal; depending on the patient, the source and cause of infection, its susceptibility to treatment, closeness of the patient to adequate care and time to antibiotic therapies the survival of the patient varies. There are survival calculators (as morbid as that is). Here is a link to a french page that i use: http://www.Sfar.Org/article/315/scores. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Significant: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the usa, and the most common cause of long-term disability. Rate of death is highly dependent on size, location, and duration of decreased blood flow, and too many variables to be specific, as each case varies. ...Read more

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Is anthrax always fatal?

Is anthrax always fatal?

No: It can be treated with penicillin and other antibiotics. The pulmonary form of anthrax is the form most likely to be fatal. ...Read more

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How deadly is congestive heart failure?

How deadly is congestive heart failure?

Unfortunately, very.: Congestive heart failure is related to the leading cause of death in adults in the us. The symptoms vary, but in its severe form, CHF lead to significant impairment in daily life/activities, organ failure, and death. Please seek appropriate treatment if you have any symptoms of chf. ...Read more

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Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Depends: Much depends on the reason for intubation. If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues. ...Read more

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What is pneumonic plague?

Bubonic plague: Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis also known as Pasteurela pestis, it results from bite of a infected flea which are often found on rodents such as rats and mouse, and seek out other prey when rodent dies.It is transmitted to human host by bite, it rapidly spreads to the lymph nodes and multiply. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Please describe the mortality rate for acute lymphocytic leukemia?

Differs depending...: On the subtype of all, age and risk stratification. Pts with b-cell phenotypes tend to do better than those with t-cell dz. Children tend to do better than adolescents and adults. There are also several molecular abnormalities with prognostic significance. Not enough room here to list. Taking all comers, survival among adults is 40-50% while for children, 80-85%. Ask if you need more specifics. ...Read more

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Pneumonic plague still around?

Pneumonic plague still around?

Yes ! Yersinia: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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How does pneumonic plague start?

Bubonic plague: Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis also known as Pasteurela pestis, it results from bite of a infected flea which are often found on rodents such as rats and mouse, and seek out other prey when rodent dies.It is transmitted to human host by bite, it rapidly spreads to the lymph nodes and multiply. ...Read more

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What should I do to avoid the pneumonic plague?

What should I do to avoid the pneumonic plague?

Pneumonic plague: Can be acquired two days: by being coughed upon by someone who has pneumonic plague ( this is called primary) or by bloodstream spread from the bubonic focus to the lung. Avoidance consists of not being in areas endemic for Y. pestis. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat pneumonic plague?

Antibiotics and luck: Pneumonic plague is thought to be uniformly fatal. Antibiotics can stop the progression to death, but must be given within 24 hours of first symptoms. The "streptomycin class" , tetracyclines, and others can be effective. Antibiotic treatment can protect people who have had direct, close contact with infected patients. Wearing a well fit mask is critical to prevent spread. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pneumonic plague?

Pneumonic plague: (Black Plague) A serious bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis . In the pneumonic form of plague - the lungs are involved. ...Read more

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How did pneumonic plague kill?

Pneumonic plague: Plague causes a very severe form of pneumonia and deprives the body of oxygen. It can spread very easily from person to person. ...Read more

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How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

Yersinia/pasteurella: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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What is the time for pneumonic plague to kill if left untreated?

What is the time for pneumonic plague to kill if left untreated?

The hemorrhagic lung: Infection due to Yersinia pestis, the plague bacillus, is fatal within several days without treatment and is often fatal even with therapy. The pneumonia from plague is the form that transmit from person to person. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pneumonic plague to kill if untreated?

Bubonic plague: Without treatment bubonic plague kills two out of three people in 4 days. ...Read more

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Do you think that there will be another epidemic of the pneumonic plague?

This is a rather: Low tech fear, the pneumonic version of bubonic plague, the middle age black death, is rat born and bacterial caused, not showing particular resistence. The "Andromeda strains" viral hemmorhagic fevers are much more dramatic, as are the bird flu's like the 1918 von Economo epidemic...We have less effective agents against airborne and blood borne viruses than bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the scientific names for septicemic plague and pneumonic plague?

They are...: The medical terms to characterize aspects of infection caused by the plague bacillus, Yersinia pestis. Septicemic means that the organism has caused a sepsis syndrome and the pneumonic means infection in the lung. Lung infection with plague can spread from person to person. ...Read more

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Pneumonic plague cause?

Yersinia/pasteurella: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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What is pneumonic plague?

Bubonic plague: Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis also known as Pasteurela pestis, it results from bite of a infected flea which are often found on rodents such as rats and mouse, and seek out other prey when rodent dies.It is transmitted to human host by bite, it rapidly spreads to the lymph nodes and multiply. ...Read more

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What is the pneumonic plague?

See below part 1: Pneumonic plague can be primary or secondary. Primary pneumonic plague can be acquired by inhalation of respiratory secretions or aerosolized droplets from infected animals or humans, or by laboratory exposure. Secondary pneumonic plague is more common and arises via hematogenous spread of bacteria from a bubo or other source. ...Read more

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Could you die from pneumonic plague?

Yes: Pneumonic plague which is due to the bacterium yersinia pestis can be lethal. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pneumonic plague?

What are the tests for pneumonic plague?

Plague : The bacterium can be cultured from the usually bloody respiratory secretions. ...Read more

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How does pneumonic plague affect anybody?

Lethally: Plague in the lung has a high fatality rate unless treated early and aggressively. Also, it is the only form of Yersinia pestis infection that can spread from person to person. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonic plague?

What are the symptoms of pneumonic plague?

Yersinia/pasteurella: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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How does pneumonic plague affect your body?

How does pneumonic plague affect your body?

Yersinia/pasteurella: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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Can you die from pneumonic plague nowadays?

Yes, if untreated: This is a fatal disease if left untreated. Mortality is 50% even if treated with antibiotics known to be effective against yersinia pestis which is transmitted by fleas. ...Read more

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Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Doyle
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Plague (Definition)

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