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What Are The Implications After Obtaining Medical Clearance
After a pericardiocentesis what are signs of complications that require immediate medical attention?
Multiple: Changes in the patients symptoms such as passing out, shortness of breath, or weakness. The development of a rapid pulse or of a low blood pressure. A drop in the hemoglobin and hematocrit. The development of significant problems with the heart rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well enough: Medical clearance is done to assure that you are well enough for surgery and that any modifiable risk factors are controlled. ...Read more
Before I head down this path, what are implications of fertility testing in terms of diagnostic ability and invasiveness of follow-up tests?
Good test accuracy: Fertility testing is much more accurate now than it was 20 years ago, when we did not know much about ovarian reserve testing. We used to say that 15-20% of couples had 'unexplained infertility' when all the tests came out normal, now it is way under 1% of couples who are really unexplained. However fertility tests are not perfect, couples with bad tests still conceive, some with good tests don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gains outweigh risks: If you are referring to a substance abuse intervention for your teen then the gains probably outweigh the risks. The risks would be your teenager will reject the intervention and use it as an excuse to further escalate their use, run away, or take other risks. However, as a parent and provider you have more leverage than you will have when your teen becomes an adult. Intervene for their sake! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?
Medicine & Morality: Of all medical procedures performed in the us, abortion is the most charged emotionally, politically, morally. No other medical procedure's been limited, debated like this one. If strip aside personal beliefs, abortion done by trained professionals is a safe procedure 4ending a pregnancy. The stressors assoc w unintended/hi-risk pregnancy can b traumatic. Politics/religion amplify those stressors. ...Read more
In medical examination of visa interview are there any chances for drug users to be identified? Medical
No : Drug test not included in medical exam, but doctor may ask you about using drugs. ...Read more
A few: There are a few medical reasons not to receive vaccines, Some people have actual allergies to a component of a vaccine. (pretty rare). Also people with a suppressed immune system (from drugs or illness). Those with severe reactions to childhood vaccinations should probably not have repeat pertussis immunization which is the most likely cause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are 8 observations of a patient with the chest tubes that require immediate nursing notification?
Spleen removal: Removal of the spleen will make it more difficult for the body to fight infection with certain bacteria. If the spleen has been removed, the doctor will usually order a pneumococcus shot a few days after surgery. This will help the body fight the bacteria that the spleen usually is able to kill. Booster shots should be given every 10 years or so for the rest of the patient's life. ...Read more
If someone is withdrawing from opiates with a heart rate of 44 after undergoing a Cath operation, what are the consequences of not taking a opiate ?
Opiate= little death: Unfortunately, the stage was set for opiate withdrawal BEFORE the cath operation. (This is the danger of taking opiates when you don't need it!) As uncomfortable as it is, withdrawal will not kill the pt. Not taking opiate will improve heart rate, oxygen delivery, thinking. TAKING an opiate during withdrawal, while it may alleviate some pain, comes with a host of problems that COULD kill the pt.GL ...Read more
What are the consequences of leaving the hospital AMA (against medical advice)? Particularly insurance consequences?
Not covered: Insurance consequences primarily rest with financial liability-you may have to pay the bill for this and any future encounters about this problem. Healthwise, many illnesses need some time to properly diagnose and treat the problem. Can your body afford to not get the treatment-in the short term as well as the long term. Is this a lethal decision? ...Read more
Whats the correct age for tonsillectomy of kids? Are there any risks involved apart from anaesthesia
After 5 years?: Tonsils can be removed easily and at any age. But most doctors try to avoid this procedure because kids often grow out of it after 5 years of age. If the Tonsils continue to cause problems such as frequent infections in the throat or in the ears, them it may be necessary to remove them,. Consult an ENT specialist and get a second opinion before you rush into their removal. ...Read more
What are the factors that a doctor uses to determine the risk a patient faces having valve replacement surgery?
Many things: The risk depends on how severe the valve disease and wht the patient's other risk factors are. Age and the presence of other diseases would need to be evaluated to determine the total risk. Things like kidney disease, lung disease, smoking, other vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension would all increase the total risk to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase i trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more
?residency for what: Please clarify. Residency can mean you're a physician or you fulfilled residency requirements to obtain certain rights in a state, eg. voting, driver's license. Or maybe you mean something else. Please resubmit and be more specific so we can better respond. ...Read more
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