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What Are The Necessary Steps Taken For The Early Stages Of Glaucoma
Early glaucoma: In early stage glaucoma, baseline testing is done with visual field and sometimes nerve fiber layer scanning. The cup to disc ratio of the optic nerve is noted. Treatment by SLT laser or eye drops attempts to lower the eye pressure about 25%. Patients are checked 3 to 4 times per year. Each year, the testing is repeated. If worse, then treatment must be more aggressive.If not worse, you are OK. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?
No stages: There are no stages. It's diagnosed by measuring the ejection fraction (which is the blood ejected in a single beat). Normal is 55%. Less than 55% is cardiomyopathy. Mild, moderate, & severe are often used to describe. There may be no symptoms. Breathlessness with exertion and easy fatiguability are early symptoms. Echocardiography is the test of choice to diagnose it. Cause is looked for next. ...Read more
Probably none: Usually by 4-6 weeks the onset of early HIV syndrome symptoms have occurred and are beginning to recede, although anything is possible. If you suspect exposure go and get tested now. Very important, because if you are positive, early therapy can be inordinately important. Once your immune system is badly impaired (usually years later) it is far more difficult to manage. Good luck. ...Read more
Immunochemotherapy: Stage IV pancreatic cancer is a poor responder due to excessive Kras mutations and release of TNF which is same as cachexin causing several metabolic problems. Best approach is to begin with FOLFIERI followed by Gemzar (gemcitabine) Abraxane. New Phase IIb study will begin comparing Gemzar (gemcitabine)/Abrtaxane vs. Gemzar (gemcitabine) Abraxane with a monoclonal antibody targeting the immunogenic protein found in pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
In the event of an early ectopic pregnancy diagnosis, what are the available treatment options before surgery? Thank you.
What are the most popular forms of glaucoma treatment for acute angle-closure glaucoma? I have just been diagnosed with acute angle-closure glaucoma (i take the anti-depressant citalopram, and my doctor thought this was the cause of the disease). Which gl
Many steps.: Transplant recipients are monitored closely for rejection by testing the function of the transplanted organ with blood tests, certain imaging studies, and at times a biopsy of the graft the recipient is also responsible for taking their anti-rejection drugs and telling the transplant team promptly if there are changes in their condition. Education of the process is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?
What is the standard of care for diabetes patients? What needs to be done for them besides treatment of the type 2 disease?
It's a package...: Basic answer is: controlling the blood sugar - with pills and or insulin. Target a1c is less than 7%. Other items - ace inhibitor/or arb w BP target less than 135/85, LDL cholesterol less than 100 (so this usually requires a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor), and of course good nutrition and aerobic exercise. Make sure to see your pcp every 3-4 months for bloodwork, urine for protein, physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer?what kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?
Abnormal bleeding: Uterine cancer announces itself most often as abnormal bleeding, less often as a mass. Diet does not cure cancer, and is in fact only of marginal help. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either very ignorant or is trying to mislead you. If you are at all concerned about your cycles, talk with your physician; he/she has heard it all before and you can do this without embarrassment. ...Read more
Isolation: Agoraphobia is a fear of being outside a "safe" environment usually due to panic attacks. In severe cases, someone can become completely house bound, because they are afraid they will have a panic attack. Panic attacks may occur for no reason, but are generally borne out of extreme anxiety or fear. By definition, a panic attack includes physical symptoms. ...Read more
#1 make sure: Her dates are correct, assuming they are could be due to placental insufficiency , obviously must r/o crhomosome defects and other anomilies, please have her discuss with her obgyn, and hopefully she has already been referred to or will be referred to a perinatologist which is a high risk OB specialist who should work together with her ob. ...Read more
Please help! what is the cause of recurent hypoglycemia for the first time in the same day in non diabetic patient?
Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? There are rare familial syndromes where pancreatic tumors can occur that cause pathologic hypoglycemia. See an endocrinologist if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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