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Fourth time pd peritonitis - most times negative growth. What's standard protocol for treatment?

Fourth time pd peritonitis - most times negative growth. What's standard protocol for treatment?

Most of the time: Peritoneal dialysis is switched to hemodialysis, repeated infections (peritonitis) will obliterate the the peritoneal space, fibrous tissue grows around pd catheter, will not allow good inflow and out flow return makes it impossible to dialyze, of course ideal is kidney transplant. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is ...Read more


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What is the treatment for peritonitis when doing capd?

Usually antibiotics: It may require antibiotics and temporary hemodialysis. Sometimes removal and exchange of the catheter is required too. Rarely is surgery required beyond that. ...Read more

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Who has seen perritonitis, and what kind of treatment did you give?

Who has seen perritonitis, and what kind of treatment did you give?

Antibiotics/surgery: Peritonitis is inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity. Most common causes are due to bacterial infections originating from appendicitis, diverticulitis, bowel perforation, colitis, and cancer. It is treated with antibiotics that cover the bacteria normally present in the intestines and frequently with surgery to correct the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that hospice patients don't get any treatment?

Please explain if it is true that hospice patients don't get any treatment?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. It's not "no treatment", it's comfort care. ...Read more

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Does aseries strok have a treatment? If the patient can't move neither speak.

Does aseries strok have a treatment? If the patient can't move neither speak.

Yes, needs treatment: Speech therapy, physical and occupational therapies all important, and testing to uncover etiology also of value. May be best to use a preventative medication to keep from further stroke activity.. ...Read more

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What to do when a patient with depression doesn't want treatment and is agressive to others?

What to do when a patient with depression doesn't want treatment and is agressive to others?

See below: Specific laws are state-dependent, but this is the gist. If a patients is a threat to him/herself or others, s/he should be hospitalized/ committed to treatment. ...Read more

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What causes memory prob nd hw to handle or live with such patients? Also what causes vargina discharges even after geting treatment it doesn't stop?

What causes memory prob nd hw to handle or live with such patients? Also what causes vargina discharges even after geting treatment it doesn't stop?

It might help: Sorry you have been waiting for an answer; it might help to separate these questions. We only have a total of 400 words to answer each question which equals a few sentences at best. Causes of memory problems is multiple and complex. Listing tips on how to live with such individuals is long. Discussing vaginal discharge is lengthy. Providers care and want to help but already this is 400 words. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred treatment to control hypertension (co-diovan80/12.5mg) or amlodipine 5mg in patient with b.urea59, s.creatinine1.58, age72.?

Which is the preferred treatment to control hypertension (co-diovan80/12.5mg) or amlodipine 5mg in patient with b.urea59, s.creatinine1.58, age72.?

Amloidopin...: It is a vasodilating med.....better for this patient. But can cause constipation, ankle edema. Actually there is a combination pill available containing amloidopin and diovan (valsartan). See how he tolerates.... ...Read more

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About ms. I've heard that that patients using pill treatment didn't have good results and got worse in compare with injection treatment. Your opinion.

About ms. I've heard that that patients using pill treatment didn't have good results and got worse in compare with injection treatment. Your opinion.

WHAT??: Where did you hear this?? Two of the oral meds, Gilenya (fingolimod) and Tecfidera, are both far more potent than any of the interferons, and you would do far better over a period of time by taking the most potent medication fitting your needs. Suggest you discuss these issues with your neurologist, and assess whether your current medication is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

Delivery: The only reeal cure for preeclampsia is delivery. We use Magnesium Sulfate to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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Does a HBV patient need life long treatment of interferon?

Does a HBV patient need life long treatment of interferon?

Interferon is finite: Interferon is used for a specific period of time (decided upon by your hepatologist and you) and works better for some types of hbv over others. The hope is that, if it works, interferon clears the infection (done). Other medications like lamivudine, adefovir, entecavir, tenofovir and telbivudine need to be continued at this point lifelong. Resistance can occur & there are long term toxicities. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for sunburn for a patient with lupus?

What is best treatment for sunburn for a patient with lupus?

Avoidance!: Avoidance of sun exposure is essential. Sunburn can convert mild lupus into life-threatening. ...Read more

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What medical treatment is recommended for patients with sars?  

What medical treatment is recommended for patients with sars?  

Supportive care: Supportive care and respiratory and contact isolation - there is no effective antiviral drug. ...Read more

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Hy I m a patient of thyroid. Give me suggetion about permanant treatment. Is it possible or not?

Hy I m a patient of thyroid. Give me suggetion about permanant treatment. Is it possible or not?

No: Why are you taking thyroid? If it is for hypothyroidism ask your doctor the cause of the hypothyroidism. Most are permanent and you need to take thyroid replacement as levothyroxine forever. Occasionally hypothyroidism is transient, as following pregnancy or after an inflammation in the thyroid. See a thyroidologist if you are not sure what you have. ...Read more

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What do you suggest treatment to give to a patient who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

What do you suggest treatment to give to a patient who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Treatment...: Treatment for COPD includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant it. Smoking cessation is the most vital therapy. Other therapies depend on contributing factors like the presence of an underlying infection, excess fluid, sleep apnea, etc. COPD patients need to be closely monitored by their physicians for ongoing therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to get ride of high BP and diabetic completely. Patient has got both of them.?

Is there any treatment to get ride of high BP and diabetic completely. Patient has got both of them.?

Maybe for a while: If a person recently got mild high blood pressure and mild type 2 diabetes, he can try to get his body in the best possible shape, to see if he can be normal without medications. In some cases, it's possible, but symptoms may return when he ages or gets out of shape. He should work with his doctor on selecting the right diet, getting to the proper weight, and doing a lot of exercise. ...Read more

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When you consider root canal treatment is successful in a patient? After how long from starting treatment?

When you consider root canal treatment is successful in a patient? After how long from starting treatment?

No pain and function: A root canal treatment is considered successful if the tooth is asymptomatic [no pain] and has been able to be restored [filling or crown] to restore form and function. ...Read more

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Respected sirs please expain about hapatitis B. how it comes. What to do and treatment? . for diabatis patient

Respected sirs please expain about hapatitis B. how it comes. What to do and treatment? . for diabatis patient

Hepatitis B: This virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Infection at time of birth is the most often way in areas of the world where the disease is common. In areas where the disease is rare intravenous drug use and sex are the most frequent routes of infection. There is now therapy available, see a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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When can a TB patient get married after treatmemt? How many years after the treatment can TB treated patient get married?

When can a TB patient get married after treatmemt? How many years after the treatment can TB treated patient get married?

TB: After several days of proper medicine to which the organisms are sensitive, a person should not be considered contagious anymore. Due to the type of organism TB is, full treatment will take several months and the person should be compliant so as not to develop resistance and reactivation and become a risk for others. ...Read more

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Have you any treatment for epilepsy to permanent remove epilepsy? I m n epileptic patient my dose is epival clonatril topiro. Continued

Have you any treatment for epilepsy to permanent remove epilepsy? I m n epileptic patient my dose is epival clonatril topiro. Continued

Curing is difficult: But controlling epilepsy nowadays is much easier and more likely than it was several years ago. We have many different agents and medications that are very good. You need to find a good neurologist or Apple apologist to help you. ...Read more

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How long do non hodgkin's patients typically go on living until they develop obvious severe sickness, assuming they go on without treatment?

How long do non hodgkin's patients typically go on living until they develop obvious severe sickness, assuming they go on without treatment?

Hard to answer.: Non-hodgkin's disease can cause symptoms early on or it may take weeks or months before patient's are sick.

It is not advisable to go without treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma. It can be cured with chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Former anorexia patient: 2 years out of treatment. Why do I have no appetite or feel like I'm going to get sick every time I eat/try to eat?

Former anorexia patient: 2 years out of treatment. Why do I have no appetite or feel like I'm going to get sick every time I eat/try to eat?

There could be: Lots of reasons, both physical and psychological. Without knowing more about you or your history, it's difficult to say. Please see your primary care doctor for an evaluation regarding these symptoms for a medical workup and a psychiatrist to evaluate your psychological well being.
Good luck! ...Read more

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How quick can crps progress in a patient who has been having mild and tolerable symptoms that has required no treatment for the past few months?

How quick can crps progress in a patient who has been having mild and tolerable symptoms that has required no treatment for the past few months?

Nobody knows: No studies directly address speed of progression of untreated crps. But this much is clear- the speed of progression is highly variable among individuals and. The longer it remains undertreated or untreated the higher the risk to spread to other limbs and become even more difficult to treat over time. I highly recommend you get it looked at and appropriately treated by an expert. Otherwise, yuk. ...Read more

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Is 2g of rocephine for 42 days sufficient enough to completely treat lyme? I've heard that a lot of patients relapse once their treatment ends?

Is 2g of rocephine for 42 days sufficient enough to completely treat lyme? I've heard that a lot of patients relapse once their treatment ends?

Yes: More than sufficient. Studies have shown conclusively that long term antibiotics are unnecessary in lyme disease and that they can actually cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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New periodontist wrote out my treatment plan upon request and put in not to return as a patient. Gave plan to new gen. Dds who then dropped me. Now?

New periodontist wrote out my treatment plan upon request and put in not to return as a patient. Gave plan to new gen. Dds who then dropped me. Now?

Why?: Thanks for the information. Something seems to be missing from your story. What was omitted was the reason why two dentists won't treat you? Did you ask? Do you understand why? Is there something that you can or should do that you won't? Dentists need patient cooperation in order to effect results. Perhaps post some further information and we will try to give you more advice. ...Read more

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400 mg temazepam od, 2 hours later patient presents to er, appreciate details of clinical procedures done 4 treatment? 4 how long patient stays in er

400 mg temazepam od, 2 hours later patient presents to er, appreciate details of clinical procedures done 4 treatment? 4 how long patient stays in er

Suicide attempt: This sounds serious. In addition to physical support and recovery, the reason for the suicide attempt needs to be determined. Then the likelihood of the suicide attempt to happen again needs to be evaluated. If needed, the er doctors will call a psychiatrist in consult and the patient can be moved to a psychiatric unit for further observation, treatment, contact the family. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Wong
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Infection Of Abdominal Lining (Definition)

A condition in which there is swelling and irritation of the lining of the inside of the belly. Common symptoms may include abdominal pain, ...Read more