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What Is An Oscar Test
Fetal screening: Oscar stands for one-stop clinic for assessment of risk for fetal anomalies, particularly down syndrome. It is done during the first trimester of pregnancy, usually between 11-13 weeks. It includes a nuchal translucency test, which measures the amount of fluid behind your baby's neck, and blood tests for levels of free beta-hcg and pregnancy-associated plasma protein a (papp-a). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: If the pain is localized in his back i would take him to the er this evening to make sure he doesnt have an infection in his spine known as diskitis. Good luck! ...Read more
Thank you doc. Oscar norvic. But what's the name of the cream for the herpes siimplex 1 thank you?
Hi Dr, I had a sever pain on my upper arm when I lift my arm or just move it around, I took a couple of Tylenols (acetaminophen) and the pain got reduced but I still feel is there with some movements. what else can it take ? thanks - Oscar
Rotator cuff syn: if the the pain omly comes on with active motion of your arm then it only happens with engaging the muscles. The most salient group of muscles belong to the rotator cuff . Indications of this would be the arm waking u up when u roll on it, pain with reaching up to take something off a shelf decreased strength with lifting up above shoulder as well as any prior history of shoulder pain ...Read more
Dad,Oscar,was told stage 4 lung cancer 2.5 wks ago. 1/3 sz brain tumor removed. 3 brain lesions. In bones&pos liver. Would u cyperknife brain tomorrow?
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at such advanced stage means he has only few weeks to few months left. However, if his desire is to be aggressive, Cyberknife is an effective an low risk procedure and I would recommend it highly. Otherwise, hospice care is very appropriate. ...Read more
Special antibody : Anti-phosphlipid antibody test. It detects a person's blood to see if that person has developed antibodies to specific blood clotting proteins. These can lead to clotting and pregnancy loss. The following url gives a good description: http://circ.Ahajournals.Org/content/112/3/e39.Full. ...Read more
Certification test: The usmle is a 3 part test which is required to practice medicine in the us. The first part is taken after the 2nd yr of medical school. The second part is during the 4th yr of medical school and the third is taken usually after the intern year of residency. ...Read more
Regarding breast CA: There is a new technology called aqua technology that is said to more accurately determine estrogen/progesterone receptor status on tumor cells in cases of breast cancer. Technically, this should lead to more accurate treatment decision making. You will need to discuss this in detail with your cancer specialist or gynecologist. ...Read more