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What are the necessary steps taken for the early stages of glaucoma?

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 more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?

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

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What are the syntoms of HIV at the early stage(i.E 2-3months) please help.

What are the syntoms of HIV at the early stage(i.E 2-3months) please help.

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

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What are the next steps of treatment for someone with stage four pancreatic cancer?

What are the next steps of treatment for someone with stage four pancreatic cancer?

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

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What are the stages of glaucoma?

What are the stages of glaucoma?

Continuum: The glaucoma continuum has been proposed to describe the stages. Structure and function are mentioned. Early on, structural damage to the optic nerves occur without functional vision loss . As the disease progresses, visual deficits occur. ...Read more

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What are the stages of treatment for lupus?

What are the stages of treatment for lupus?

It depends: It really depends on the systems involved and the severity of that involvement. Most start with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and add meds as the disease dictates. ...Read more

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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...Read more

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What steps are taken at the hospital after the operation to prevent organ rejection?

What steps are taken at the hospital after the operation to prevent organ rejection?

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 more

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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 safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

81mg: Baby Aspirin (81mg) can be taken. One possible caveat is that sometimes brain bleeds can mimic TIA or stroke. In that case taking Aspirin can result in bleeding complications. ...Read more

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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 more

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What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer?what kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

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

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What are the early stages of agoraphobia?

What are the early stages of agoraphobia?

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

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What are the causes of less growth in 5 month fetus and what is the next step for the same?

What are the causes of less growth in 5 month fetus and what is the next step for the same?

#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

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Please help! what is the cause of recurent hypoglycemia for the first time in the same day in non diabetic patient?

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 more

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What are the five stages of therapy?

What are the five stages of therapy?

5 Stages of loss as: In grief therapy? Denial, anger, bargaining depression, ; acceptance. They don't always come in order ; you may repeat phases as the depth of grieving your loss deepens. ...Read more

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What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

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 more

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What are the early signs of glaucoma?

What are the early signs of glaucoma?

Several: Early glaucoma has no symptoms. Signs are what the doctor detects and include in this condition: elevated eye pressure, thin corneas, enlarged discs and changes in the field of vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition of increased pressure in the eyes that leads ...Read more