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Could you tell me what happens after a person has a stroke and she is in the hospital in the icu?

Could you tell me what happens after a person has a stroke and she is in the hospital in the icu?

Depends: First, the decision is made whether the person is a candidate for clot-busting medicine via serial physical exams, brain ct scans, etc., usually in the er. Once in the icu, vital signs, especially bp, are stabilized. Depending on the size of the stroke, the patient may need ventilator support, at least temporarily. Etiology is sought and treated, if found, to prevent recurrence. Rehab is begun. ...Read more

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What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. ...Read more

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What is the longest amount of time anyone has waited for a doctor in the emergency department of a hospital?

Varies: Emergency room waits are based on the severity of the condition a patient presents to an emergency room for. If you present to an emergency room for a non-emergent condition, you may have a very long wait. ...Read more

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In the hospital can a doctor or nurse (and it does happen) give a patient seroqual without consent of the hcp, when the hcp has been invoked in written and even if it wasn't the patient is heavily medicated because of pain and is out of it.... 90+ broken

In the hospital can a doctor or nurse (and it does happen) give a patient seroqual without consent of the hcp, when the hcp has been invoked in written and even if it wasn't the patient is heavily medicated because of pain and is out of it.... 90+ broken

Hello. : Hello. Often times in hospitals, there are on -call doctors. These doctors cover patients when their own personal doctor is not there. Perhaps a covering doctor ordered the prescription. Alot of doctors seem to order seroquel (quetiapine) when they want a patient to sleep. The behavior you described is very troubling. You might want to ask about ways to proceed by posing this same question on the avvo.Com legal portion of the website. This will give lawyers the opportunity to provide you with advice. ...Read more

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What is happening in the brain when someone has a seizure?

What is happening in the brain when someone has a seizure?

Dis-inhibition: The brain is extremely active with abundant electrical activity all the time. It is usually kept well controlled, and abnormal activity is carefully inhibited. When this inhibition is disrupted a seizure may occur. Many different things can cause a disruption of this inhibition. ...Read more

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Is it common to wait more than a day to operate on a patient dianosed with a stroke? The patient was in good health a day prior to being diagnosed with a stroke and is only in his early 40's.

Is it common to wait more than a day to operate on a patient dianosed with a stroke? The patient was in good health a day prior to being diagnosed with a stroke and is only in his early 40's.

There : There really is't enough information in this question to answer it well. First, strokes are not usually treated surgically. If this 40+ year old person was about to have some non-neurological surgery, waiting would be sensible while the reason for the stroke was being investigated. Perhaps the person was given anticoagulants which would make any kind of surgery risky. If the patient were older and had developed a blockage in the carotid artery in the neck, surgery may be done to remove the blockage. After a completed stroke (not a tia) it has been customary to wait two weeks or more before operating because brain tissue is damaged by a stroke and the damaged tissue can bleed. If this is not information for you please rephrase the question adding more details. ...Read more

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Friend has 3 air bobbles on the brain and is in a induced coma what does this mean and will she have a full recovery?

Friend has 3 air bobbles on the brain and is in a induced coma what does this mean and will she have a full recovery?

Please repost: Please repost your question and include the answer to your question given to you by the doctors who are treating your friend's air bobbles; or if you have not asked them these questions, why not. ...Read more

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What determines if someone with a kidney infection is admitted in the hospital or not? I have one and in a lot of pain and sent home

This depends on: The emergency room physician. He would make the decision based on severity of symptoms, fever, culture etc- if symptoms persist return to er for another exam. ...Read more

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Please help! what if a patient is in surgery when a sudden evacuation of a hospital happens?

Please help! what if a patient is in surgery when a sudden evacuation of a hospital happens?

The patient : Is not abandoned. Many patients can have their surgeries shortened or interrupted. They are covered with sterile dressings, transferred to gurney and removed from the hospital as quickly as possible with oxygen, IV fluids, drugs in tow. We practice emergency evacuation from the OR couple times a year, along with fire drills. No one is left behind. ...Read more

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My father had bleeding in brain, still in the hospital.What is a stroke, a bleeding or clot in the brain?

My father had bleeding in brain, still in the hospital.What is a stroke, a bleeding or clot in the brain?

Both: Both bleeding and clot in artery are strokes. Bleeding strokes are less common seen in 15% cases. Treatment is different for both stroke types. ...Read more

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If someone has a hole in their heart, what is the name of the condition?

If someone has a hole in their heart, what is the name of the condition?

Hole in heart: The congenital conditions of atrial and ventricular septal defects are the commonest causes of 'hole in the heart'. Other causes include heart attack, trauma and rarer congenital heart diseases. ...Read more

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What happens to a child when the mother is admitted into a psychiatric hospital?

What happens to a child when the mother is admitted into a psychiatric hospital?

Relatives/Foster car: The children of a hospitalized parent (single, psychiatric or otherwise) would likely be cared for first by relatives.Children's services office of the state would likely be involved to monitor that situation & arrange temporary foster care if it should become necessary.Social workers on staff of most residential facilities/hospitals do this stuff routinely. ...Read more

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Who would take care of a person at home in Florida if the person was released after a 5 by pass heart operation and has no family?

Who would take care of a person at home in Florida if the person was released after a 5 by pass heart operation and has no family?

Home Health: Wow, that is a tough question. Hospitals have an obligation to make sure ALL DISCHARGES ARE SAFE. The patient may need to be discharged for a brief stay in "subacute rehab" then home or with home services depending on insurance. The hospital will have a case manager to assist on discharge planning, which should have been started on admission. Ask to speak with the case manager ASAP! ...Read more

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My friend is in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung. She has beent she be responding to the blood thinners by now, what's going to happen now?

My friend is in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung. She has beent she be responding to the blood thinners by now, what's going to happen now?

Should be fine!: The second one forms a clot the body starts to break down. The blood thinners only prevent more clots from forming. The question is where did it come from. Does your friend use birth control pills? Any other risk factors need to be determined. The clot will resolve over time and she will need to be on blood thinners for sometime. Look at accp guideline for dvt/pe. New medications out there. ...Read more

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What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?

What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?

Depends: As a pathologist / lab doctor, we're always telling folks to look at the person more than the numbers. Severe jaundice can be anything from acute viral hepatitis to alcoholic hepatitis (a sudden illness) to hemolytic anemia to a medication allergy to a stray gallstone to cancer of the pancreas to several hundred less common entities. I'm glad you're there for your brother, good luck to you both. ...Read more

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When a adolescent head injury victim wakes up from a coma what is the first course of action the doctor will take? How is the situation handled?

When a adolescent head injury victim wakes up from a coma what is the first course of action the doctor will take? How is the situation handled?

No one thing: There is not one "first thing" a doctor would do since decisions are related to the specific illness or injury causing the coma & associated problems. In general as someone improves from critical illness, physicians will began to withdraw therapies no longer needed such as a ventilator, or an intracranial pressure monitor, continue to treat ongoing problems like infection, start rehab and monitor. ...Read more

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What IV fluids and drips should a person receivie following a car accident my daughter who is 14 was involved in a car accident. She does have some swelling of the brain, what IV fluids and drips should she be receiving. The doctors and nurses are telli

What IV fluids and drips should a person receivie following a car accident my daughter who is 14 was involved in a car accident.  She does have some swelling of the brain, what IV fluids and drips should she be receiving.  The doctors and nurses are telli

Giving : Giving fluids into a vein (iv fluids) and medication drips are medical interventions, and like all interventions, they should be used when their benefits outweigh their risks. Risks of ivs include needle injury and line infections. Iv medications (which are sometimes given as "drips") are often very potent, and risks of medicines go up with potency. Even after a car accident, if someone is safely able to swallow medicines, to swallow enough liquid to stave off dehydration, and to swallow enough food to support recovery, they don't need IV fluids or drips. ...Read more

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My best friend's father, who is 85, has recently developed some form of dementia. It has become a safety issue where he leaves the house in the middle of the night-no shoes and no real idea where he is going. This seemed to occur quite rapidly over the la

My best friend's father, who is 85, has recently developed some form of dementia. It has become a safety issue where he leaves the house in the middle of the night-no shoes and no real idea where he is going. This seemed to occur quite rapidly over the la

One must be careful: To "babysit" this type of present and if not capable then help should be gotten or consider nursing home placement. Sometimes, locks need to be placed on doors or alarms set. This is a sad and tough part of life. Your question was cut off.... ...Read more