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What does critical condition exactly mean?

What does critical condition exactly mean?

Unstable vital signs: Which includes primarily bp/heart rate/ oxygen. When any of these parameters are outside normal range patient is in critical state. There could be several causes including bleeding, heart attack, stroke, pneumonia few common conditions. ...Read more

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What does "critical vs grave" condition mean?

What does "critical vs grave" condition mean?

Condition: Grave or moribund condition is used to describe a condition where recovery is not expected. Critical condition is used when a patient is unstable and will not live without a significant amount of intervention but has a resonable chance of recovery. ...Read more

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What does "critical condition" at the hospital mean?

What does "critical condition" at the hospital mean?

Life-threatening: Terms such as "critical", "serious", "fair", etc. Are not defined terms in medical jargon, and were probably started by the media. That said, i usually think of "critical" as any patient sick enough to require care in a critical care unit, or icu. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a meniere's disease?

What does it mean to have a meniere's disease?

Meniere's symptoms: Meniere's disease is caused by fluid build up in the inner ear which disrupts hearing and balance. Patients experience a sensation of fullness or pressure, hearing loss and ringing (tinnitus) in the affected ear, often followed by dizziness or vertigo. Episodes of dizziness can be severe and debilitating. Episodes can occur at long intervals, or can be frequent. Hearing loss can worsen over time. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is meant by lipid disorder?

Could you explain what is meant by lipid disorder?

High: Usually means that the cholesterol level is high. This could be from dietary indiscretions or from acquired diseases such as diabetes but also be related to genetic causes. ...Read more

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What is meant by somnambulism disorder? Is it real?

What is meant by somnambulism disorder? Is it real?

Sleepwalking: It's the fancy medical term for sleepwalking. Yes, it's real. More common in childhood, but certainly possible in the adult years. ...Read more

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Whats this mean? No dr to see, ordered b/c painful breathe. Multiple bilat noncalc pulm nod 3-4mm. Favors granulomatous process (disease wrote above)

Whats this mean? No dr to see, ordered b/c painful breathe. Multiple bilat noncalc pulm nod 3-4mm. Favors granulomatous process (disease wrote above)

Inconclusive.: Small pulmonary nodules can be lots of things. Old granulomatous disease from a prior infection is most common. If you could provide the radiologist with old studies that would be extremely helpful. If not then follow up imaging is important. ...Read more

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Does that mean that I have this disease now?!...

What disease?: Please supply more information about the disease and the symptoms you have ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have degenerative disease?

What does it mean if you have degenerative disease?

Your generally ove30: You human and generally over 30 and you have had a MRI you may or may not have symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

What does it mean when someone is in a stable condition?

Not getting worse: Medical condition could be improving or staying the same, but not getting worse. Does not necessarily mean that patient is getting better, nor does it man that subject is healthy, or in a good state.. ...Read more