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What are the tests for addisonian crisis?

What are the tests for addisonian 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

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Please help! what is the priority nursing intervention for sickle cell crisis?

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

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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?

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

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What triggers increase my risk for myasthenic crisis (mc)?

What triggers increase my risk for myasthenic crisis (mc)?

A few things: Infection, stopping the medication given for myasthenia, other medications that have neuromuscular bloching properties (such as some antibiotiseg getamycin) , respiratory depressors and sedatives and anxiety are amongst the comon causes of a patient going into the crisis. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the clinical features in a patient having cml with blast crisis?

Doctors, what are the clinical features in a patient having cml with blast crisis?

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

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Would doctors check for pernicious anemia with standard hospital bloodwork for a 58 yr old female admitted with confusion?

Would doctors check for pernicious anemia with standard hospital bloodwork for a 58 yr old female admitted with confusion?

They likely would: Yes, pernicious anemia would likely be tested as it could be one of possible explanations for confusion. If it is treated early, further damage may be prevented. ...Read more

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Had a phone call for an appointment with a pediatric hematologist at sheffields children hospital, will any tests be performed on this day?

Had a phone call for an appointment with a pediatric hematologist at sheffields children hospital, will any tests be performed on this day?

Hard to say: I would need much more information about your medical conditions and what this specific appointment is for. At most, blood tests will be done, anything more invasive will likely be scheduled at a follow-up visit. Call the clinic and ask to be sure! ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an addisonian crisis (acute adrenal crisis)?

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 more

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Seen numerous GPs cardiologist, endocrinologist allergist ER &psych /labs tests normal so far/all of the symptoms of Hashimotos or adrenal fatigue..?

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

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15 day headache, almost constant blurred vision in one eye. ER 3x. Neurologist, Opthamologist. Who diagnoses giant cell arteritis? Who should I see?

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

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What are the possible parental screening tests available for sickle cell anemia?

What are the possible parental screening tests available for sickle cell anemia?

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

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What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

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

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) cause addisons crisis for a patient with addisons?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) ; Addison's: No there is no correlation between the two that I am able to find. Best wishes. ...Read more

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In hospital for severe cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, migraines, extreme dissociation+more. Mri and EEG cleared. Hopeless and need answers?

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 more

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What happens during a psych assessment at a hospital; for depression symptoms?

What happens during a psych assessment at a hospital; for depression symptoms?

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

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What is oculogyric crisis?

What is oculogyric crisis?

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

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Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Not sure what u mean: No tests i know of--dx made by history & exclusion--if you give sodium lactate i'v to a person who is predisposed you can cause them to have a panic attack. ...Read more

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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.?

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