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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What does each word/phrase mean?Infiltrating, well differentiated adenocarcinoma; carcinoma focally invades superficial submucosa;no lymphovascular invasion?Is surgery advised for this type of report?

What does each word/phrase mean?Infiltrating, well differentiated adenocarcinoma; carcinoma focally invades superficial submucosa;no lymphovascular invasion?Is surgery advised for this type of report?

Sounds like a: Polyp report, but it would help to know where the biopsy was taken (what organ). Translation: its cancer, it needs to be removed, it is of low risk, but if indeed colon, lymph nodes need to be evaluated. An endoscopic ultrasound may better describe nodes and depth of invasion, particularly if a rectal polyp. ...Read more

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Gram Stain (Definition)

The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the ...Read more


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What does this mean high-risk HPV test detects thirteen high-risk types (16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68) without differentiation. ?

What does this mean high-risk HPV test detects thirteen high-risk types
(16/18/31/33/35/39/45/51/52/56/58/59/68) without differentiation. ?

HPV: It doesn't specify which of the 13 you may have been exposed to. Women with HPV 16 and 18 are much more inclined to develop cervical dysplasia (precancer) and cancer. You may want to ask if your physicians office offers a test more specific to types 16 and 18. ...Read more

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Dr. Enoch Huang
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How can type 1 inner ear decompression sickness be differentiated from combined hypothermia, overexertion, and exhaustion? Normal dive, 47ft for 38min with an ascent rate of 58 ft/min. Flooded drysuit in 38f water combined with 200 yd hike uphill with 80

Inner : Inner ear dcs is an extremely rare form of dcs and is not likely based on your dive profile. It is most commonly seen in deep dives with heliox mixtures (edmonds et al, diving and subaquatic medicine, 2002) and may be associated with changes of breathing gas at deep depths as a result of isobaric counterdiffusion (brubakk and neuman, physiology and medicine of diving, 2003), neither of which was present in your dive history. Additional history with regard to the onset of symptoms (during the dive, immediately after dive, delayed onset after dive) could help to differentiate iedcs from other etiologies. It would also be helpful to know whether the symtoms have improved or resolved, and if so, when. Physical examination would provide helpful information in making an accurate diagnosis. Iedcs can be associated with acute sensorineural hearing loss, vertigo and tinnitis (ringing in the ears). Inner ear barotrauma may present with many overlapping symptoms, so direct visualization of the ear drum and hearing tests would be mandatory before a diagnosis of iedcs can be made. Although i believe that iedcs is very unlikely in your case, the only way to be sure is to be examined by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM ,is this type of test is good to look for actinomyces ,mold and fungis?I

CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM ,is this type of test is good to look for  actinomyces ,mold and fungis?I

Need more info: This organism can be difficult to isolate since they are facultative anaerobes, but the Gram's stain of clinical materials is usually very very suggestive, depending upon the site from which the specimen was obtained. This is a common cause of osteomyelitis of the bones of the jaw. Routine cultures are not a good way to look for molds and other fungi except for yeast-like fungi. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: differentiated?

What is the definition or description of: differentiated?

See below: The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example, differentiate into secretory cells in the intestine. ...Read more

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What is the differentiation between free weight and machines?

What is the differentiation between free weight and machines?

Safety: if you are new to weight lifting i would recommend speaking with a certified personal trainer first to prevent injury. machines are designed to promote proper technique. free weights, like dumbbells and barbells activate more muscles, but put you at greater risk of injury. I personally like to use high quality resistance bands. ...Read more

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Is measles differentiated from other illnesses?

Is measles differentiated from other illnesses?

Pattern or test: There are blood tests to differentiate the presence of the measles virus & antibodies from other infections. There is also the fall back to pattern of illness. Measles has some distinctive physical findings that differ from other illnesses & a trained observer can often make the diagnosis based on these findings. ...Read more

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What is adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated mean?

It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated based on the resemblance of these cells to normal epithelium with the well-differentiated cells being most similar in appearance to the normal cells. The poorer the differentiation, the more aggressive and poorer prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the differentiation between pure and non pure cocaine?

What is the differentiation between pure and non pure cocaine?

Cocaine pure/mpure: Cocaine in its purest form is a white, pearly product. Cocaine appearing in powder form is a salt, typically cocaine HCL. Street market cocaine is frequently adulterated or “cut” with various powdery fillers to increase its wt; the substances used in process are baking soda; sugars--lactose, dextrose, inositol, & mannitol; & local anesthetic. Pure C disolves in sulfuric acid with no coloration. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for color differentiation difficulties?

What is the best treatment for color differentiation difficulties?

Depends: Tooth whitening is the first non-invasive choice. You can selectively whiten darker teeth if you want. Stay away from the one hour in office whitening as it is the least effective, most expensive, most side effects. And the light used with it has no effect. In my office we also offer internal bleaching if root canal treated teeth. As a last resort porcelain veneers can be done. ...Read more

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