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What is the currently the best treatment for sickle cell anemia acute chest syndrome?

What is the currently the best treatment for sickle cell anemia acute chest syndrome?

Hospitalization: Acute chest syndrome (acs) in sickle cell disease is a very serious complication and can be fatal. Generally, acs will require hospitalization of the patient and a long period of observation with supportive care. The best treatments are prompt diagnosis and recognition, IV hydration, broad spectrum antiobitics, oxygen, if necessary an exchange or simple transfusion. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Vomiting / Well: Periods of unexplained vomiting separate by well periods. More information at www. Cvsaonline. Org/. ...Read more

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Can alcohol trigger cycling vomit syndrome?

Can alcohol trigger cycling vomit syndrome?

Perhaps: Depends on your drinking habits, liver status, and possible gastritis or ulcers. See your internist and track down the cause. Avoid alcohol until clarified. ...Read more

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How does a person get cyclic vomiting syndrome?

How does a person get cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Uncertain cause.: While a few studies have linked cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) with migraines (or a family history of migraines), we still don't know what exactly causes a person to develop cvs. Awareness of this disease is increasing slowly in the medical field, and research is ongoing. Treatment options include anti-nausea medications such as Promethazine (phenergan) or ondansetron (zofran). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cyclic vomiting syndrome?

How do I know if I have cyclic vomiting syndrome?

See your PCP: It will be the typical history of repeated attacks of nausea and vomiting lasting days to weeks followed by normal period for weeks to months and then again attacks. It has a strong association with migraines. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What kind of condition is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Rare: Occurs primarily in young adults and teens. Not associated with any structural abnormality to the GI tract. ...Read more

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How do you generally diagnose cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Vomiting cycles.: Cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) gets its name from the pattern of vomiting experienced by patients suffering from this condition. Cvs is characterized by 1-2 days of frequent intense vomiting, followed by several weeks with no symptoms. This is in contrast to "chronic" vomiting, where a patient experiences nausea and vomiting almost daily, 1-2 times a day. Diagnosis is by a patient's history. ...Read more

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What can help the symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Medication options: While a few studies have linked cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) with migraines (or a family history of migraines), we still don't know what exactly causes a person to develop cvs. Treatment options include anti-nausea medications such as Promethazine (phenergan) or ondansetron (zofran), anti-migraine medications, neuroleptics, and pro-kinetic medications. Many options. ...Read more

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What is the current prognosis for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What is the current prognosis for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Prognosis?: Each person with cyclic vomiting syndrome has different triggers, different levels of severity, some with more and others less episodes, and some with other issues related to the cvs, or as a result. Some episodes are severe and may need IV fluids and other supportive care, others may become disabled from the syndrome. More studies, a clearer source will help treatments and prognosis. ...Read more

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What can cause vomiting episodes besides cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Multiple: There may be a number of conditions which are associated with cyclic or persistent vomiting. Cyclic vomiting syndrome assumes that metabolic, anatomic, biochemical, genetic, structural and nervous system causes have been ruled out, for example.
I hope that this helps. Your doctor may order a series of tests to eliminate these entities as possible causes. ...Read more

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What are the common causes and symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Cyclic Vomiting: A number of possible causes have been identified. Some have specific food triggers, others have a strong migraine history in their family, others have episodes with of emotional changes or stress. The closer research can get to a consistent cause, the more likely a consensus will form as to treatment options. ...Read more

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Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

Numerous: There are many, many causes of vomiting. Just about anything that irritates or upsets the stomach or gastrointestinal tract can lead to vomiting. ...Read more

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How to get cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs)?

How to get cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs)?

Puzzled: Why would you want to get cyclic vomiting syndrome? Most people I know would prefer NOT to get cyclic vomiting syndrome. Is this some arcane cultic thing? ...Read more

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Why do children get cyclical vomiting syndrome?

Why do children get cyclical vomiting syndrome?

Unknown: Cvs has been associated with migraines, some food allergies, problems with metabolism, endocrine problems and problems with a part of our nervous system known as the autonomic nervous system. Child is usually well in between episodes of vomitting, vomitting episodes are a similar: stereotypical. Diagnosis is based on established criteria, other treatable causes haveto be excluded. ...Read more

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How is cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) typically treated?

How is cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) typically treated?

Hydration, meds: During a bout of vomiting, a patient might be treated with hydration and anti-emetic medication to decrease nausea and vomiting. No definitive treatment has been proven to be effective in clinical trials. However, because there is an association between cyclic vomiting and migraines, an anti-migraine medication is sometimes effectively used between bouts of vomiting. ...Read more

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Any recommended diets for patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Any recommended diets for patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Endometriosis: Usually symptoms which are cyclical may be associated with menstrual cycle. If you are having pain with periods in addition to episodes of vomiting and or diarrhea with your menstrual cycle then consider continuous birth control pills or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) if there is no association with periods then I would get a GI work up. ...Read more

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I have aspergers syndrome, my girlfriend of 3 years cheated on me and left me, and I vomit everyday and somtimes there is blood?

I have aspergers syndrome, my girlfriend of 3 years cheated on me and left me, and I vomit everyday and somtimes there is blood?

Sounds dangerous: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your daily vomiting is very worrisome. Please see your primary care physician and tell him/her about this. The blood indicates that you could have irritated/injured your esophagus or stomach. You may also benefit from working with a therapist regarding your asperger's and relationships. If your vomiting is self-induced, you need ongoing care for eating disorder. ...Read more