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What is a mct diet for chylothorax patients?

What is a mct diet for chylothorax patients?

No fats...: Mct are medium chain triglycerides that supply the dietary essential fatty acids. They are not absorbed through the lymphatic system and therefore decrease the flow of chyle in hope of resolving the chylothorax (which is chyle in the thoracic cavity). ...Read more

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Does fluid always come back after chylothorax drainage?

Does fluid always come back after chylothorax drainage?

Sometimes.: Pleuroamniotic fetal shunting is the optimal approach versus neonatal drainage in the nursery. The fluid can re-accumulate, but not for long. ...Read more

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1month baby needs surgery for chylothorax. How will they cut her and will there be bad scarring? Is there nothing else beside surgery. She's on somast

1month baby needs surgery for chylothorax. How will they cut her and will there be bad scarring? Is there nothing else beside surgery. She's on somast

Depends what tried: Patients can be treated conservatively or surgery.Reasons for surgery: leak > 1 liter/day for 5 days or persistent leak for > 2 weeks with conservative management, nutritional or metabolic complications, including electrolyte loss, immune compromise, loculated chylothorax, fibrin clots, or trapped lung.Conservative includes fat-restricted oral diet with med. Chain triglycerides.Repeat thoracentesis. ...Read more

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My baby has chylothorax - can anything help? They don't want to set off labor with a needle into it.

My baby has chylothorax - can anything help? They don't want to set off labor with a needle into it.

Perinatologists.: If you have had a consultation with fetal interventionists and maternal-fetal medicine specialists along with neonatologists, and they all advise against pleuroamniotic shunting (needle procedure with stent placement), then the next things you can do include seeking second opinion in a large referral center and delivering at a hospital with nicu and pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric surgery. ...Read more

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Chylothorax - what are the complications to expect for a one month old baby? She had a surgery last week to cure a coarcation of the aorta.

Chylothorax - what are the complications to expect for a one month old baby? She had a surgery last week to cure a coarcation of the aorta.

Not much: They all resolve. The chylothorax develops because a specific vessel which drains lymph--a protein and fat-laden fluid that is part of the body's immune system--was damaged. It heals and the chylothorax goes away. Sometimes a drain needs to be placed if it effects breathing, but again, it will stop and the drain comes out without any long-term issues. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

Dry eyes, mouth +: You may wish to consult: www.Sjogrens.Org/ for additional information. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.S.?

What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.S.?

Depends: Anything from minor itching and redness, to crusting, oozing and in a few cases severe skin and soft tissue breakdown. It depends upon the species. See: << http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs?Ecd=wnl_aaa_060412 >> for a pictorial view. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

Addison's disease: Fatigue, lightheadedness while standing, muscle weakness, fever, weight loss, sweating, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint pains, mood changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

Autism spectrum D/O: Significant difficulties on social interaction, restricted of repeat stove pattern of behavior and interest , with reservation of linguistic and cognitive development. ...Read more

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