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What Does It Mean To Get Tympanometry Test Done How Does It Work
Hearing check: Typanometry measures how well the eardrum moves. It is a great way to pick up fluid behind the eardrum which is common with colds, sinus issues, allergies, and as a result of an ear infection. If a child has a normal eardrum and a chronic problem on tympanometry the child may benefit form an ENT evaluation. It is a useful tool to monitor recovery form ear infections as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis.. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing ...Read more
Respiratory Function: Spirometry is performed to assess lung function. There are certain "normal" values for the amount of air a patient a patient can forcefully exhale in one second from a maximum full breath in(fev!), the volume of a full breath(tlc), volume of air exhaled in normal breathing(tv or tidal volume), and many others. Deviation from expected normal could indicate disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress test: A treadmill test is a cardiac stress test, in which one exercises on a treadmill in order to make the heart work harder in order to see if this stress test on the heart shows signs that the heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood flowing to a part or parts of the heart.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What it says: "inconclusive" means that the test, whatever it was for, didn't show a definite positive result for a particular abnormality but didn't definitely rule it out either. A better answer depends on knowing what the test was for; for example, an HIV test can be clearly positive (you have been exposed to the virus), clearly negative (no evidence of exposure) or be equivocal and need more tests. ...Read more
Stress test: Stress testing is an important modality for evaluating patients with known or suspected coronary heart disease (chd). When you take a treadmill (or exercise tolerance) test, data is collected (duration of exercise, any anginal symptoms, and changes on ekg). This data is used to come up with a score from which you are categorized as low, intermediate, or high risk for coronary artery disease. ...Read more
Check for scoliosis: Scoliosis screening is done in schools for adolescents to check for any obvious abnormal spinal asymmetry or curvature on physical examination. This may include a "hump" along the ribs - especially seen with forward bending, having 1 shoulder higher than the other, tight hamstrings, abnormal scoliometer measurement, etc. If an abnormality is suspected, then a referral to a physician is given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entire lung: A pneumonectomy is the removal of the entire lung on one side, usually for lung cancer. Thoracic surgeons now trie to avoid pneumonectomy by performing what are called lung sparing procedures, such as sleeve lobectomy. See a board certified thoracic surgeon before undergoing a pneumonectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Altered normal cell: normal cells can be affected by viruses or carcinogens to develop mutations in certain genes termed "oncogenes" Certain of these genes like p53 allow cells that have a DNA mutation to slow their rate of division to allow corrections. With mutated genes the corrections not made and mutation is passed to divided cells. There are enzymes like telomerase to allow the mutated cell to have immortality. ...Read more
As below: please let me know what kind of blood test you had so that I could explain better ...Read more
More information plz: The only "breathing test for cancer" that I am aware of is not routinely done in the usa. It is done to screen for stomach cancer. Some treatments for other types of cancers can effect the lungs so pulmonary function tests are done to see if people can tolerate the expected decreased function with those treatments. ...Read more
Tooth vitality test: There is a test called a pulp vitality test which tests if a tooth is "alive" or "dying" from a cavity, crack or trauma. The test involves passing a small electric current through the tooth and recording the value. Then the test is done again on a normal tooth for reference and to compare the values. If the tooth does not respond to the electric current, then the tooth may need a root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Ultrasound exams use sound waves to produce the images, and are painless. Some ultrasounds are performed with a transducer inside the body (vagina, rectum, throat), there may be some discomfort associated with the transducer placement. ...Read more
Routine urinalysis: Tests for acidity /alkalinity of urine, specific gravity - how dilute or concentrated, presence of blood, presence of white blood cells (seen in infection), presence of bacteria indicating infection, glucose found in diabetes, protein suggestive of possible kidney disease, bile indicating jaundice, ketones elevated in sub-optimal nutrition etc. Urine culture test identifies bacteria in utis. ...Read more
What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?
Acne and Bacteria: A bacteria, known as propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. Clindamycin decreases the bacteria which is involved in acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rubber barrier: A dental dam is a square piece of thin rubber that stretches over the teeth you are having treated. This creates a barrier between your teeth and your mouth. This is critical with bonded dentistry, such as tooth colored fillings, so all moisture can be controlled also when removing old silver fillings you eliminate the risk of the patient accidentally swallowing anything. Absolute must! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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