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What's a respite caregiving?

What's a respite caregiving?

It's a break...: Usually respite is a break for a family member (s) or caregiver providing hands on care or supervisory care. This may include someone to give the family/caregiver a break for a certain period of time of having the person stay in a nursing home for a period of time. Either way this provides a break since caregiving can be very challenging. ...Read more

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What is reopro (abciximab)?

What is reopro (abciximab)?

Antiplatelet: It is an antiplatelet mdeicationusually given IV in the cath lab. It is given around the time of an angioplasty/stent to decrease platelet aggregation (stickiness) as a clot /thrombus in the coronary artery is the culprit. ...Read more

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Anyone prescribing restirol for sleeping disorders?

Anyone prescribing restirol for sleeping disorders?

Not good: This is not good long term due to tolerance and dependency. Unfortuantely also related to the long half life, there are residual daytime concerns. The sleep that is produced is also n2 and deeper sleep is suppressed. I try not to use unless there are other reasons to use this class of medication. ...Read more

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For a prek child with labs indicating compensating respir acidosis, what would next steps typically be? Cxr fine.

For a prek child with labs indicating compensating respir acidosis, what would next steps typically be? Cxr fine.

Pre- asthma?: Breathing blows off acid. If breathing is not going well, acid can build up and the body has to compensate. Some children have reactive airway disease that can do this. Some will go on to develop asthma. ...Read more

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I have re occuring itch and discharge in my vaginal. I have taken several antibiotics but I only get a few days respite and its back. Pls help?

I have re occuring itch and discharge in my vaginal. I have taken several antibiotics but I only get a few days respite and its back. Pls help?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you and the discharge it is impossible to say what this is, but if your ob/gyn doctor has not been helpful or not communicative, perhaps a second opinion would be in order. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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I think I might be pregnant, if I were, I would be 8 weeks and 7 days. What would be my normal respiroty rate? I am 16 years old and weigh 182 lbs&66cm

I think I might be pregnant, if I were, I would be 8 weeks and 7 days. What would be my normal respiroty rate? I am 16 years old and weigh 182 lbs&66cm

See doctor: If you are pregnant, for the sake of your and your baby's health, you should be under the care of a doctor. Your respiratory rate is irrelevant. If you do not have a doctor, visit the local planned parenthood organization for help. ...Read more

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They found a tumor in my pituitary after 5 years of unexplained infertility. But repro endo said that's not the likely cause. What is?

They found a tumor in my pituitary after 5 years of unexplained infertility. But repro endo said that's not the likely cause. What is?

Already seeing a REI: If you're seeing a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, s/he has taken your medical history, examined you, and done tests to find out why you're not getting pregnant easily. The next step is to review the results with your physician. There are few cases of unexplained infertility after the right tests, including checking for low egg supply. 5 years is much longer ttc than average. ...Read more

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For a child wit developmental & severe attentional issues, not circumsized at birth due 2 respir instability, do u recommend circumcision later? When?

For a child wit developmental & severe attentional issues, not circumsized at birth due 2 respir instability, do u recommend circumcision later? When?

Circumcision: There is no medical reason to cicumcise a male with a normal male penis. If you have religeoous issues then you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hell I have had back pain above my buttocksfpr the last 5 days the only respite I have is when sitting especially driving but walking and standing are especially painful thanks hope you can help?

Hell I have had back pain above my buttocksfpr the last 5 days the only respite I have is when sitting especially driving but walking and standing are especially painful thanks hope you can help?

See below: It sounds like lumbar disc degeneration (and lumbar spondylosis).
Spondylosis is a term referring to degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the centre of the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foraminae. If this condition occurs in the zygapophysial joints, it can be considered facet syndrome. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent sensory and/or motor disturbances, . ...Read more

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I want to be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome. Do I go to my normal gyno or repro endo?

I want to be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome. Do I go to my normal gyno or repro endo?

If TTC see repro MD: If trying to conceive see a re for testing, treatment. Pcos diagnosis is 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. We also "rule out" other causes of pcos-like symptoms: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. ...Read more

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What type of chemical substance will be produced if respin, diazepam, codeine, hexobarbitone and morphine are mixed?

What type of chemical substance will be produced if respin, diazepam, codeine, hexobarbitone and morphine are mixed?

A scary one: Why would you be planning to mix these substances? Hoping you're not wanting to use them on yourself or sell them to anyone else. Please remember that there is help if you are addicted, suicidal, or both. Your question indicated that you're in nigeria, and unfortunately I don't know what the equivalent of calling "911" is, in your country. ...Read more

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