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What are the risk factors of ventilator associated pneumonia?

What are the risk factors of ventilator associated pneumonia?

Ventilator...: Ventilator associated pneumonia occurs when a person has a tube in place that goes into their airway and connects to a ventilator. This allows bacteria to enter the lungs from the outside. Prevention strategies include good oral hygiene, GERD therapy and getting the tube out as quickly as possible. A chest x-ray can confirm the diagnosis and antibiotics treat it after sputum culture is sent to lab ...Read more

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Is staph infection contagious? Are there any potential ramifications of breast feeding with a staph infection?

Is staph infection contagious? Are there any potential ramifications of breast feeding with a staph infection?

Staph and breast fee: Staph infections are definitely contagious.If you are breast feeding you need to be doubly cautious.If you want to continue you to breast feed you must be seen by a physician. You can be placed on an antibiotic that wont harm you or your baby. Above all you must be scrupulous about hand washing as well as breast care to include washing of breasts before and after feeding. ...Read more

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What are the risks of neonatal lupus?

What are the risks of neonatal lupus?

Spectrum, but: Spectrum of lupus damage, but heart block esp to be considered. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health risks of getting piercing?

What are the long-term health risks of getting piercing?

Piercing Problesm: Common infections related to piercings include Staphylococcus aureus, group A Streptococcus & Pseudomonas. In some situations nipple piercings have led to chronic nipple infection requiring surgical intervention. Ear piercings have led to chondritis with collapse of the external ear. Naval and Nasal piercings often lead to infection. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for neonatal sepsis?

What are the risk factors for  neonatal sepsis?

Several: There are several risk factors that doctors of neonates look for: a fever in the mother during labor, other signs of infection of the amniotic fluid, premature birth, low apgar score at 5 minutes, signs of fetal distress, group b strep colonization of the mother, and ruptured membranes more than 18 hours. ...Read more

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What are the risks of drinking with antibiotics?

What are the risks of drinking with antibiotics?

Please specify: Which antibiotic or class or antibiotics are you referring to? ...Read more

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What are the benefits & risks of doing a flare protocol in IVF?

What are the benefits & risks of doing a flare protocol in IVF?

Flare protocol: The flare protocol is used in patients with poor response to standard IVF protocols or in patients with diminished ovarian reserve. It's benefits are potentially getting more eggs during the cycle. Risks are similar to the risks of standard IVF. ...Read more

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What increases risk of a wound infection?

What increases risk of a wound infection?

Wound infection: Many factors which include: the type of wound; the circumstances in which the wound developed (especially traumatic wounds); the length of time that you had the wound; underlying illnesses like diabetes or poor blood flow; the lack of care of the wound. These are just a few of the major things that can increase the risk of a wound infection. ...Read more

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What are risks of drug resistant malaria?

What are risks of drug resistant malaria?

Malaria: Most drug-resistant malaria is caused by the falciparum species which is the one causing most deaths for malaria. Inadequate prevention or poor treatment can result in death. ...Read more

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What is risk of MRSA in nursing home?

Mrsa: Same precautions would apply in a nursing home as anywhere else. Good handwashing, basic precautions. Taking care with known mrsa carriers. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

Everything: From infection, poor / non healing, incision / repair breakdown to higher risk of cardiopulmonary complications are all reported with tobacco use. However, good outcomes are also noted with patients who quit tobacco use before surgery and do not resume smoking till their healing is complete. If you can't or don't want to quit for good - at least take a break around the time of your surgery. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with repeated usage of levofloxacin?

Levofloxacin: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/levofloxacin-side-effects.html

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What are the risks of getting infected or complications from endoscopy?

What are the risks of getting infected or complications from endoscopy?

Low but not 0: The risk of infection is low, but their have been reports of transmission of hepatitis c with improperly cleaned scopes. The risk of perforation of the colon is quoted at 1 in 3000. ...Read more

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Can the benefits of Accutane outweigh the risks?

Accutane: Accutane is a great drug but needs to be monitored carefully when administered. Whether the benefits outweigh the risks must be evaluated in each patients individual circumstance. ...Read more

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What are the risks of long-term use of trimethoprim-sulfamethaoxazole antibiotic for treatment of inflammatory rosacea? How to mitigate risks?

What are the risks of long-term use of trimethoprim-sulfamethaoxazole antibiotic for treatment of inflammatory rosacea? How to mitigate risks?

Drug allergy: The sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs") are among the most common causes of allergic skin rash. Most people never develop rash, but it's possible this could happen in the future. There is nothing that can prevent allergic reactions. No other important side effects are likely; this is a veyr safe drug. Discuss w/ your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Are the benefits of prednisone worth the risks for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

Are the benefits of prednisone worth the risks for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

Not enough info: Only your doctor knows the answer to this question. It depends on your illness and other factors. Ask your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

What are the risks and benefits of septoplasty?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty when indicated is an excellent way to improve your breathing through your nose. While the septum is often manipulated during rhinoplasty, a functional septoplasty should not change the appearance of the nose- that's what a rhinoplasty is intended to do. Septoplasty risks are related to healing of the membranes over the septum, and can include bleeding, scarring or septal perforation. ...Read more

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Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

Do the benefits of gardasil outweigh the risks?

No one knows 4 sure: This is controversial. The vast majority of doctors feel the answer is yes, but there are no research studies that really assess this so any answer is theoretical. Gardasil only protects against some strains of HPV. 90% of HPV infections resolve within 2 years. Pre-cancerous cervical lesions can be detected and cured. Safe sex prevents. The vaccine has real risks. See http://tinyurl.com/q2qwk5a ...Read more

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