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Location: Each of these involves infection or inflammation of the heart. Pericarditis is infection or inflammation of the outside lining of the heart. Myocarditis is inflammation or infection of the heart muscle. Endocarditis is infection or inflammation of the heart valves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar & different: Infection can cause all three of these entities, however combination of all three is rather uncommon. Endocarditis is typically caused by a bacteria and rarely as an end result of major illness (lupus, etc.), myocarditis is very typically viral in etiology, and pericarditis can be infectious in etiology, or due to radiation, connective tissue disease (lupus or the like) or renal failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
49 yo femaie with history of ibs, severe gerd, htn, raynaud, severe psoriasis, behcet's, 3 recent bcc's and 2 recent scc's with new onset RA ( rf = 60), anti-cpp >250. Best tnf blocker for her?
2013 signifiant oclusive ateromatous disease all major cardiac vessels,2014 single vessel disease maintained on standard anti anginal regime, explain?
Medical therapy: Is good option if no ischemic symptoms on medication ...Read more
28 yr thin girl. Has pots, anxiety, ehlers danlos hypermobility, gerd. Good echo, ekg. Heart attack chances? Nerve pain l arm, chest pain(maybe gerd)
What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?
No longer used in US: This medication is not in the U.S. but remains throughout the rest of the world as an analgesic mostly associated with postoperative or perioperative pain relief. It comes as an IV so is considered a resonably potent type of drug for pain relief though less than narcotics since it is not a narcotic. I would agree that it would be considered to have more analgesic power than straight paracetamol ...Read more
ARF can cause RHD: Acute rheumatic fever is an immunologic response to a strep infection. It can cause fever, rash, arthritis and can damage the heart. Not everyone who gets acute rheumatic fever get permanent heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is due to heart damage from acute rheumatic fever. ...Read more
Recovering from rheumatic fever & have extensive heart damage. Antibiotics are recommended for life. I'm allergic to Penicillin & Erthromycin though??
Rheumatic fever: Thank goodness that you recovered. It is extremely important that you take good care of yourself with a proper diet of high fruits and vegetables, low sugar (esp. avoid high fructose corn syrup), omega 3 foods e.g. wild salmon, walnuts, anchovie, sardines, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil( no other oils), nuts, berries and densely colored vegetables. Take fish oil and vit D3 daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed two different muscle relaxers Valium and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) severe lumbar muscle spasm. Which is better? Stronger? Fast acting?
What is an analgesic drug other than nsaids ( because of interaction with methotrexate) for rheumatoid arthritis and stronger than paracetamol ?
Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since.History septal infarct,flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain.No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.
U need Cardiologist: The problems you indicate are important. Coronary artery blockage, atrial flutter, heart failure, medication side effects are all possible causes of your symptoms. Hopefully u have a heart doctor. U need to sit with him/her and go over everything. Best Wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rethink weak/strong: Instead of thinking in terms of weak/strong - think about what types of bugs vanc is appropriate for. When doctors say an antibiotic is strong we usually mean 1) it's very good at treating the type of bug you have, 2) it might have more side effects than other common antibiotics. Vancomycin is used for MRSA or c.Diff infections and b/c given iv, can have more side effects than, say penicillin. ...Read more