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How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

That's something: that you definitely should do under the care of a live physician who knows your case. ...Read more

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30yr old female, 10 weeks pregnant in status migrainosus; would you try steroid, triptans, or both?

30yr old female, 10 weeks pregnant in status migrainosus; would you try steroid, triptans, or both?

Call your neurologis: Neurologist or go to the er right away as they can treat you and get ahold of your neurologist and your ob. ...Read more

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Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.

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What's the status of rural healthcare?

What's the status of rural healthcare?

Limited: Doctors less and less are moving to rural areas due to the incredible debt they get from medical scvhool. Rural health care is more, and more from physician extenders like nurse practitioners and physician assistants. There is also less funding for rural hospitals and rural public health. So the status is getting less favorable. ...Read more

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What should you do if someone has status asthmaticus?

What should you do if someone has status asthmaticus?

Go to the ER!: If someone is having an asthma attack that doesn't respond to their rescue medication, they need to go to the er immediately for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes status epilepticus?

What causes status epilepticus?

Severe brain insult: There are multiple problems but all involve acute insults to the brain. This can include, strokes, infections like encephalitis, severe metabolic problems, including "ischemia/ hypoxia" ( lack of blood flow/oxygen to the brain as with a cardiac arrest for example), certain kinds of drug intoxication. Sudden cessation of anti-seizure meds in someone with epilepsy. There are other causes as well. ...Read more

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What is effect of marital status on men?

What is effect of marital status on men?

Same as women: Most men and women alike enjoy and benefit from a stable, monogymous relationship. Both sexes live longer and are healthier both mentally and physically due to having a life-long partner. There are, of course, exceptions! ...Read more

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Can propofol be used for status epileptus?

Can propofol be used for status epileptus?

Maybe: Propofol can be used in combination with other medicines for status epilepticus. Typically it is not a first line agent to stop a seizure or status epilepticus. If it has gotten to the point where Propofol is being employed, then the patient is likely in an ICU and multiple agents have already been tried. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of status epilepticus?

What are the symptoms of status epilepticus?

Bad stuff: Continual repetitive seizures, without regaining consciousness between the events. This is a clearcut neurological emergency which is life threatening if not stopped. ...Read more

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Could I be conscious during status epilepticus?

Could I be conscious during status epilepticus?

Not normally: The definition of status epilepticus from the working group of the epilepsy foundation is " "more than 30 minutes of continuous seizure activity or two or more sequential seizures without full recovery of consciousness between seizures." so there could be consciousness, particularly with non-convulsive status epilepticus, but it wouldn't be the person's normal state. ...Read more

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How can I support someone in status epilepticus?

How can I support someone in status epilepticus?

A B C: Protect the airway - head to side and nothing in the mouth. Be sure breathing is adequate and airway is clear when they try to breath. Check the cardiac status that the heart is beating well and is perusing the brain. Once these issues are addressed, call for help, and then administer rescue medication if you have any available. Save the panic reaction to after completing above. ...Read more

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What affect does financial status have on health?

What affect does financial status have on health?

Social determinants: Wealth doesn't guarantee health, but being poor can strain well-being. World health org calls this social determinants of health. In us, poorer neighborhoods often have less access to healthy foods, safe places to exercise; more crime, violence & stress. In developing world, may be less access to clean water, sanitation, food. Everywhere less access to healthcare services. Education best equalizer. ...Read more

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Why is there leukocytosis status post a splenectomy?

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Why is there leukocytosis status post a splenectomy?

Not perfectly clear,: The reasons for WBC elevation after splenectomy are not completely elucidated, but is known a higher count of >16000/mm3 is present in those developing infection. So, high wbc signaled the body in a big fight against infection. More? Ask your doctor who knows more about his/her patients than anyone online. ...Read more

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Can a person be conscious during status epilepticus?

Can a person be conscious during status epilepticus?

Not normally: The definition of status epilepticus from the working group of the epilepsy foundation is " "more than 30 minutes of continuous seizure activity or two or more sequential seizures without full recovery of consciousness between seizures." so there could be sone consciousness, for example with non-convulsive status epilepticus, but it wouldn't be close to the person's normal state. ...Read more

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Question about status epilepticus? How is it diagnosed?

Question about status epilepticus? How is it diagnosed?

EEG or clinical : Recurrent seizures without waking up in between. Several types. Most dangerous type is recurrent convulsions. Another type is non convulsive status epilepticus: recurrent episodes of a confused state (there are subtypes of this). Need continuous eeg to diagnose. ...Read more

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What to do to maintain a healthy status on a road trip?

What to do to maintain a healthy status on a road trip?

Stay healthy: On your trip you should eat regularly and healthy meals. Drink fluids regularly and get reasonable sleep. You should breakfast that has a good protein content and low carbohydrates. Take frequent breaks while driving. ...Read more