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Tests For Oculogyric Crisis
21 hydroxylase AB: An addisonian crisis is when your body is in shock from adrenal insufficiency. To diagnosis addison's disease, the combination of blood tests for electrolytes, glucose, 21 hydroxylase antibodies, and a high dose acth stimulation test would help make or reject the diagnosis. ...Read more
Do your homework: This site is not a shortcut for you to have your nursing school or health class assignments answered. If you plan to pursue these interests you need to review the course materials and answer in the phraseology and terms common to those sources.Otherwise the instructors will know you did not, and will treat your answers accordingly. ...Read more
In 2012, only 9% of eligible patients received an annual wellness visit. Why don't more primary care doctors perform it for their medicare patients?
Minimal incentive.: 100% of our eligibles get it. I suppose that many don't do it because it is not incentivized well. It is a lot of work and creates a lot of new processes and thinking. ...Read more
Blast crisis in CML: ... is usually picked up by a blood test or bone marrow biopsy showing increased numbers of immature blast cells, not necessarily by symptoms. It can be accompanied by low numbers of normal RBC (anemia) causing shortness of breath with exercise, or easy bruising from low platelets. The spleen can become enlarged causing abdominal fullness. ...Read more
Would doctors check for pernicious anemia with standard hospital bloodwork for a 58 yr old female admitted with confusion?
Had a phone call for an appointment with a pediatric hematologist at sheffields children hospital, will any tests be performed on this day?
Emergency: Adrenal crisis occurs when there is abrupt loss of adrenal hormones or treatment of addison's disease is suddenly stopped. Symptoms include low blood pressure leading to shock, confusion leading to loss of consciousness, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalance leading to instability of the heart rhythm, and can result in death. Treatment is required urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seen numerous GPs cardiologist, endocrinologist allergist ER &psych /labs tests normal so far/all of the symptoms of Hashimotos or adrenal fatigue..?
So: I don't believe you would find what you want here, you have seen all the doctors you need, and this limited space on that platform won't suffice, all I can tell you is the list is comprehensive for causes of fatigue, good that many organic causes are excluded, anxiety remains to be a cause, you need a doctor you can identify well with, who has the time to go over what you suffer from, take care ...Read more
15 day headache, almost constant blurred vision in one eye. ER 3x. Neurologist, Opthamologist. Who diagnoses giant cell arteritis? Who should I see?
Headache ? G C arter: Usually G C arteritis can be included/excluded by a sedan rate ( blood test) with your symptoms I would start with your primary care doctor or a neurologist. This may require addition testing such as an mri. While I can't say you have it but I would exclude optic neuritis as a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Hb electrophoresis: Both parents of a child with sickle cell anemia in most instances, but not always should have sickle cell trait. This could be confirmed by a test, 'hemoglobin (hb) electrophoresis'. There is a simple test called 'sickledex' test. But this test does not tell you if you have sickle cell disease or trait. If both parents have trait, each offspring has 25% chance of having a child with disease. ...Read more
What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.
Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. ...Read more
Cymbalta (duloxetine) ; Addison's: No there is no correlation between the two that I am able to find. Best wishes. ...Read more
In hospital for severe cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, migraines, extreme dissociation+more. Mri and EEG cleared. Hopeless and need answers?
Work w/ your team: The team of providers in the hospital are the very best place to start. They have the best chance of knowing about your condition. They can try treatments and evaluate results. Talk to them. Ask them questions and tell them the detailed truth. It is never hopeless - it may be a great challenge and the results may not be what you'd expected, but never, ever are things 'hopeless'. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of questions: Are you at the psych. Hospital? In any case, you will be asked about the duration, intensity of your sx; whether you experience thought of hurting yourself or others; delusions, hallucination; you will be assessed how much are you aware of your surroundings; family history of depression and psych illness; family and your own substance use hx; social hx, etc. ...Read more
Would a CBC at Hospital
Dermatology (Most countries)
include Anti-body Test for DLE which is also testing for SLE all at once in one Blood test?
Dyskinesia: It's a type of dyskinesia (movement disorder showing either diminished movement or too much movement, with tics and jerks, etc) involving the muscles of the eye. It's acute, and can be relieved quickly also. It's most commonly seen with medicines that block the neurotransmitter dopamine, such as haldol, stelazine, and thorazine -- but also newer antipsychotics, as well as the GI drug reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?
Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more