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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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I had an EUS on 2/16/15 for upper gastric I rec'd ASA III or IV which meant that add. Anesthesia was rec'd. Can u have upper respir prob from this?

I had an EUS on 2/16/15 for upper gastric I rec'd ASA III or IV which meant that add. Anesthesia was rec'd. Can u have upper respir prob from this?

Asa: The asa number is to determine your present risk medically to have anesthesia risk level. Asa 4 would be severe medical risk of anesthesia ...Read more

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Can you help please? I have spinal stenosis. Dystonia and Fibromyalgia. I can't hardly walk but it's being suggested by a respite care home I walk.

Can you help please? I have spinal stenosis. Dystonia and Fibromyalgia. I can't hardly walk but it's being suggested by a respite care home I walk.

Which is causing thi: Which of these diagnoses are responsible for your inability to walk. Your medical team will need to help you decide and then the treatment can be directed. Lumbar stenosis can be treated with epidural steroid injection and physical therapte y and the others with this with physical therapy.We don'y know your age andam uncertain what a repite care home is ...Read more

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Please what can I take as remedy for stomach piles or pile in general. Thank you for your anticipated respo?

Please what can I take as remedy for stomach piles or pile in general. Thank you for your anticipated respo?

Hemorrhoids: If you're young and otherwise healthy, constipation can bring on hemorrhoids (piles) and bleeding. If, after increasing your fruits and veggies, water intake, and fiber, you're still constipated, make sure you see your doctor to get a check. Sometimes banding or surgery is necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I only get night sweats when I sleep deep, respire deeply, and have deep dreams (which doesn't happen nightly - insomnia). What could cause this?

I only get night sweats when I sleep deep, respire deeply, and have deep dreams (which doesn't happen nightly - insomnia). What could cause this?

Sleep: It might be a good idea for your doctor to send you for a sleep study. Once the information is available changes could be made if needed. ...Read more

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Foul smelling, muddy and semi-solid, semi formed stools for the past 7-8 months. Ultrasound abdomen perfectly fine, but no respite despite taking meds?

Foul smelling, muddy and semi-solid, semi formed stools for the past 7-8 months. Ultrasound abdomen perfectly fine, but no respite despite taking meds?

Need more testing.: An ultrasound will not tell us if something is going on with your intestinal tract, which your symptoms would suggest. If your symptoms have not relented despite medications, then a new investigation would be wise - blood testing, CT of the abdomen, EGD, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, stool studies. ...Read more

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3yo coming off viral Upper respi infection. Fever abated 3day ago. Highly nauseous for a week, nearly vomits at mention of food, low appetite. Any remedies?

3yo coming off viral Upper respi infection. Fever abated 3day ago. Highly nauseous for a week, nearly vomits at mention of food, low appetite. Any remedies?

Sure, but too many: ...possibilities here to direct you accurately. Please get your son evaluated by his physician since symptoms have persisted over a week already. ...Read more

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Had feeling of needing to cough and up right back pain for 12 weeks. 3xray and bloods. All normal respitry specialist not concerned. Cancer?

Had feeling of needing to cough and up right back pain for 12 weeks. 3xray and bloods. All normal respitry specialist not concerned. Cancer?

Dry cough: First, you do not have cancer. Second, I would consult an allergist because you may have an allergic condition. Third if the allergist finds nothing consult a gastroenterologist to make sure you don't have gastro esophageal reflux. ...Read more

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Shouldn't a nursing home doctor see a 92 yo patient who has cognitive change and then falls? Offered to take her to office too. Got respite pass only

Shouldn't a nursing home doctor see a 92 yo patient who has cognitive change and then falls? Offered to take her to office too. Got respite pass only

Of course.!: There should be a doctor assigned to your patient by the nursing home. You should talk to this doctor about your concerns. Some facilities have nurse practioners available everyday for assessments. ...Read more

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