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Treatment of hepatomegaly and its diagnosis?

Treatment of hepatomegaly  and its diagnosis?

Get some tests: There are a number of reasons for hepatomegally, or enlarged liver. Heart disease, vascular diseases, blood clotting disorders viral syndromes, diabetes, cirrhosis, cancers, and even infectious diseases can cause an enlarged liver a complete physical and history will guide the evaluation. Imaging studies and even a liver biopsy may be needed to make a diagnosis. Therapy will depend on diagnosi. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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Treatment and symptoms of cml?

Treatment and symptoms of cml?

Chr myeloid leukemia: CML can cause high white count with white cells in different stages of maturation, anemia and high platelet count. Fatigue, abdominal pain, early satiety from splenomegaly, bleeding diathesis, risk of infection, usually blood tests and bone marrow biopsy establishes diagnosis by virtue of having a philadelphia chromosome abnormality (translocation 9:22). Disease is highly treatable with oral drugs. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and effectivness of that treatment for stage III lung cancer?

What is the treatment and effectivness of that treatment for stage III lung cancer?

Wrong Forum: That answer, to give it justice, would require a forum much larger than this simple application. We only have 400 characters to answer your question. Can you be more specific with us with one concern? Or you may want to consider webmd.com or the NIH website to start in learning about lung cancer. ...Read more

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How is the prognosis and treatment for early hepatocellular carcinoma?

How is the prognosis and treatment for early hepatocellular carcinoma?

Good: Depending on the underlying liver disease, early stage hcc is curable. Unfortunately, the liklihood of additional tumors popping up in a diseased liver is also high. There are surveillance programs around the country and world for high risk patients. ...Read more

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What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

Varies: If bacterial pneumonia with fluid= effusion are caught and treated early and with appropriate antibacterial agents, then full recovery is likely. If the effusion is large, drainage by thoracic tap="thoracentesis can be diagnostic and therapeutic. Depending on age, smoking, etc. One likely needs cut scan and maybe bronchoscope to rule out cancer of the lung causing the pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

Chemotherapy: Treatment of pancreatic cancer like many cancers involves surgical oncologists( surgery), medical oncologists (chemotherapy) and radiation oncologist (radiation). Chemotherapy is usually Gemzar (gemcitabine) or 5-fu based. There are some existing new drug combinations recently that has helped improve outcomes. ...Read more

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What is treatment for fibrosis of marrow, and what are chances of survival?

The prognosis in: Myelofibrosis can be quite variable. There is a scoring system which would be of help in an individual case. Talk to your doc about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Therapy and prognos of pfapa?

Therapy and prognos of pfapa?

Short course of ...: Prednisone works well. Pfapa (periodic fever, aphthous ulcer, pharyngitis, adenopathy) is considered an autoimmune condition which has no known sequelae. ...Read more

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Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are many kinds of cardiomyoopathy, some infectious , some inherited, some toxic, and other causes; there are treatments that work for most depending on the etiology. ...Read more

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What is the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

What is the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer?

Resection: There are basically two types of surgery for pancreatic cancer: as mentioned, tumors in the head of the pancreas are removed by resection of the head of the pancreas, duodenum, and distal bile duct (the whipple); tumors in the body and tail are removed by distal pancreatectomy, often with splenectomy. All pancreatic resections should be performed at high volume centers by high volume surgeons. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of pancreatic disease?

What is the treatment of pancreatic disease?

Depends: Treatment depends on the nature of the pancreatic disorder. In general, there are several types of causes, inflammatory, autoimmune, traumatic or malignant. Since pancreatitis is really the only one of the above that can be treated, it is important to determine the cause, such as alcohol, gallstones, medications, elevated fatty acid levels and elevated calcium levels. ...Read more

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Just diagnosis with infolding of arytenoids. What is the cause of this, treatment, prognosis?

Cartilage issue: From what I recall it has to do with supporting cartilage. Often it is treated surgically. Since my knowledge is limited on this subject I suggest you speak to an ENT. ...Read more

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Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

Hoarseness: The larynx has two components, extrinsic and intrinsic. When latter is involved the cords contain the lesion and hoarseness is the major symptom. Extrinsic lesions of the box are more complex since invasion into cartilage can minimize response to RT chemo and require partial if not total laryngectomy. Smoking is a major factor. If lesion superficial it can be cured to high extent with RT/chemo ...Read more

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To what extent does stress and anxiety affect the prognosis and treatment of chronic migraine?

To what extent does stress and anxiety affect the prognosis and treatment of chronic migraine?

Double edge sword: Stress & anxiety increase tension, and decrease blood flow to the extremities which can serve to aggravate headaches. Managing stress is an important aspect to your pain management. It is a double edge sword, those with migraines can also have higher levels of stress & anxiety & depression. There are many resources http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/migraines-headaches-managing-stres ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

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What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

Many variables: Two variables include stage of cirrhosis as well as degree of cellulitis. Severe cellulitis w/sepsis in end stage liver disease is less likely to survive than mild cellulitis in earliest stage of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

What is the treatment for acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Delivery of baby: Because the patient usually presents with liver failure, kidney failure, and whole host of associated potentially life threatening conditions, the best option is to get the baby delivered and then deal with all of the maternal complications. Maternal and fetal mortality approaches 25% and may even require liver transplant for the mother. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more