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What Does Hypointense Mean
MRI Description: Structures seen on MRI can be described as being hypointense. They mean a hypointense signal, where an area of darkness in the image is hypointense, and a bright area is hyperintense, with the middle as isointense. The meaning varies depending on the sequences or technique used to scan, so the description is relative. For example: water is hypointense in certain images and hyper in others. ...Read more
What does osteochondritis dissecans mean in the knee? What does hypointense mean on an MRI scan of the knee? Can you tibia slip out of place?
Bone/cartilage shift: Osteochondritis dessicans refers to a condition in which a piece of cartilage and a small piece of bone have come detached. It is common in the knee. If the piece does not move much it may not hurt. However, it is common for it to get "stick" in the knee joint and may need surgery. Hypointense means loss of bone density which is not normal. The tibia can slip out of place somewhat. ...Read more
Mean BP: I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control I tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Gout Treatment: Adenuric tablets are used for the long term treatment and prevention of gout, but not for immediate treatment of gout flare-ups. Other medicines are used for the rapid relief of gout symptoms (colchicine). Be sure to follow a low-purine diet as well as taking this medication to keep the gout away! ...Read more
Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more
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All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, depending on your total WBC, your absolute lymphocyte count may be normal. You may consult this site for more information on this topic.
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003657.htm ...Read more
High total protein?: The question is somewhat unclear. The upper limit of normal for total protein on a blood test is around 8.4 g/dl in an adult. High results may occur with disorders such as bone marrow disease, dehydration, monoclonal gammopathy, multiple myeloma, etc... Just eating a high protein diet will not cause high total protein in the blood test. ...Read more
Healthy living: In medicine, a physician who is focused on wellness will work with patients to try to optimize their health from every angle: resistance training, aerobic exercise, stress reduction techniques, nutrition/diet, disease prevention, genetic testing, hormone balancing (if necessary), supplementation (if necessary), improving blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, body composition........ ...Read more
Substance in urine: Glucosuria (also called mellituria) is due to sugar in the urine on analysis and may reflect the presence of diabetes. Albuminuria is the presence of Albumin in the urine which can be from infection, or kidney disease. Other chemicals and substances can also be present in the urine as a reflection of diet, drug intake or illness. ...Read more
Right bundle: Rbbb stands for right bundle branch block. Your heart has specialized conduction tissue to carry electrical information. The ventricles (bottom chambers) are served by the right bundle branch and the left bundle branch. Rbbb means the right bundle isn't conducting properly. In and of itself this is likely to be asymptomatic. But if assoc. With another underlying heart condition it could be. ...Read more
Highly resistant: A bug that's highly resistant to multiple antibiotics. The kind of bug that we're beginning to see because of global overuse of antibiotics, both in livestock and for treatment of human non-bacterial diseases. ...Read more
Lucency means an area on the xray is less dense than is typical. What it may be depends on where it is and exactly what it looks like.
In the lung, it could be a bleb or bulla, but in a bone, it could be a bone cyst or other non bone lesion.
You need to see your doctor and discuss the possibilities. Your doctor may need to call the radiologist who read the study for insight. ...Read more
Cancer of the liver: Hepatocellular ca is cancer of the liver. It's more common in men than women, and in people over 50. Most common cause is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, due to alcohol abuse, hepatitis b or c, autoimmune disease, or other reasons. Hepatocellular ca is a primary cancer of the liver, as opposed to cancer that starts elsewhere (breast, lung, etc.) and spreads to the liver. ...Read more