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Do uptodate protocols for severe preeclampsia in regards to delivery no longer apply if blood pressure goes down with medication?

Do uptodate protocols for severe preeclampsia in regards to delivery no longer apply if blood pressure goes down with medication?

Let's hear OB's: While I would defer this to my OB colleagues, my understanding is with SEVERE pre-eclampsia that delivery is still indicated even if blood pressure comes down. Blood pressure is not the only thing they are concerned about with this disorder, and if yours is severe as you elude to, I don't think just getting BP controlled would by the fix. Love to hear from OB colleagues! ...Read more

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Do you need to update your shots as an adult?

Do you need to update your shots as an adult?

Some do: A yearly flu vaccine can help you avoid the flu and avoid carrying it to the important people in your life. The tetanus booster needs to be repeated every 10 years, and we encourage use of the tdap booster that covers for diphtheria and whooping cough as well. The extra prevents you from carrying these illnesses to babies who are the most vulnerable. Other shots may be needed depending on travel. ...Read more

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I have kleipple feil syndrome. I am asking if there is any updated info on this syndrome?

Yes: You can find information at spineuniverse. Com or spinehealth. Com to start or see an orthopaedic surgeon for further information. ...Read more

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How can I get complete updated international health days' calender?

How can I get complete updated international health days' calender?

The web: Websites such as medindia. Net and others have lists of the international health days. ...Read more

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What's the environmental impact now of meat production? I read frances moore lappe and want an update.

What's the environmental impact now of meat production? I read frances moore lappe and want an update.

Ask others but...: Political correctness aside, in today's world there are many more total people, mostly much better nourished, and eating much more meat than in the 1970's of "diet for a small planet." is it sustainable? My reading makes me think it is, and that most world malnutrition (africa, china, etc.) is due to evil / stupid social policies. I would pay much more for meat raised humanely. Hear from others? ...Read more

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Update me on rezulin?

Update: There is a very well done review on Rezulin at webmd. We're only allowed 400 characters which doesn't do justice to the topic. ...Read more

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Fshd musclar dystrophy any updates?

Fshd musclar dystrophy any updates?

Genetic studies only: You are asking about facial-scapular-humaral dystrophy. This is a very familial form of mild muscular dystrophy that involves the face and shoulders and upper arms and is progressive from adolescence on. There are no definite treatments except exercises and at times tendon-muscle transfers. Advances in the genetic evaluation seem exciting. There are trials of Prednisone such as in duchenne's. ...Read more

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Any updates on treatment for hydronitis supportiva?

Any updates on treatment for hydronitis supportiva?

Several options: Some newer treatments shown to be effective in a recent article in a major dermatology journal include antibiotics (clindamycin + rifampin), Infliximab (a biologic drug), yag laser, and surgical excision and primary closure with a gentamycin sulfate-collagen sponge. Other options include cryotherapy, pdt light treatments, finasteride, zinc gluconate, resorcinol, & acitretin. ...Read more

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Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system? Try a site based in your country. ...Read more

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What's the best updated way to treat the osteoarthritis?

What's the best updated way to treat the osteoarthritis?

2nd opinion: There are too many strange doc opinions for osteoarthritis. Get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on opinion. Money is well spent! ...Read more

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How can we update our will in preparation for our new baby?

How can we update our will in preparation for our new baby?

See a lawyer: It is best to discuss with an attorney who specializes in drafiting wills. Depending on the state in which you live, your estate will not automatically be inherited by your child. You and your partner will also want to clearly state whom will be responsible for the custody of the child. ...Read more

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What are the latest updates and medications for Ra? Thank you

What are the latest updates and medications for Ra? Thank you

See details: There are numerous newer biologic meds for RA. Search the web and you can easily find and read about them. Also, ask your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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If I want a career in healthcare is it a good idea to keep updated on health news?

If I want a career in healthcare is it a good idea to keep updated on health news?

Not a bad idea.: Healthcare and the way healthcare is provided is dramatically changing in these last few years. 'Obamacare', insurance payments, doctors not choosing to build a solo practice are among these. You're at a time where you can decide as you go what you wish to pursue as healthcare will not remain as you know it today and will continue dynamically changing. Technology/ Economy are related. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

Great idea: You should be working with your family doctor and your son's therepists. Convene a meeting to decide what needs to be measured. ...Read more

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Update: after testing positive to 6 hpt's, I tested negative 3 times within the past few days. What does this mean?

Update: after testing positive to 6 hpt's, I tested negative 3 times within the past few days. What does this mean?

Am I pregnant?: There must be more to this story, especially getting that many tests.... But, many if not most of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Women often are not even aware they are pregnant and then they have a particularly hard blood flow or cramping. Neither of the above tests were probably wrong. I would bet you have had a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can you provide an update: teva, xenon receives us fda orphan drug status for pain rx, tv-45070 (for erythromelalgia). When available? An ointment?

Can you provide an update: teva, xenon receives us fda orphan drug status for pain rx, tv-45070 (for erythromelalgia). When available? An ointment?

New drug for pain: Most physicians do not know about this drug because it is so new and not released yet. Check with your local pain expert in your area for more information regarding this drug. They will know the most about it. Also the reps will be chatting this up before it is to be released and they may learn about this drug through them. Good luck and fell better! ...Read more

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What is the latest update on the Ebola virus in the US?

What is the latest update on the Ebola virus in the US?

I confirmed case: Still one confirmed case so far. Identification of at risk patients beefed up at airports and hospitals. Experimental drug in short supply with a company contracted to make more ZMAPP. No need to panic CDC had already put guidelines in place prior to first case with significant improvement to ensure containment. Get your flu shots if you are not allergic. ...Read more

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Is there any recent significant literature update about panic disorder?

Is there any recent significant literature update about panic disorder?

Tons of articles: Nimh (national institutes of mental health) is a good place to start: http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/topics/panic-disorder/index. Shtml there are links to significant literature there. You will also find hundreds of articles on pubmed. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal for critical care doctors to not update family member on a loved ones status?

Please tell me if it is normal for critical care doctors to not update family member on a loved ones status?

Not usually: It really depends on which team is the primary team taking care of your loved one. Many times the critical care team is the primary team who is responsible for updating family members as well as providing care. Sometimes however the critical care team is only a consultant team and at the request of the primary team may give minor updates to the family if the primary team wants to take that role. ...Read more

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