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What is dnr?

What is dnr?

Do not Resuscitate: Strictly speaking dnr means that you do not want compressions of your heart (CPR) if you have a heart attack or situation where your heart stops. ...Read more

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Advance Directive (Definition)

An advance health care directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision, is a set of written instructions that a person gives that specify what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity. The instruction appoints someone, usually called an agent, ...Read more


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What exactly is palliative care?

What exactly is palliative care?

Comfort care: Palliative care is provided for somebody who has a life-threatening disease that may cause death but it is not clear when. It strives to increase quality of life of the patients and their famlies. ...Read more

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What is conservatorship?

What is conservatorship?

See Below: It is a legal right for a person who needs financial assistance for daily necessities due to person's limited capacity. This is completely opposite of having guardianship which means total personal and property due to lack of capacity. It is an ideal person who has physical or mental condition or who needs better protection. The conservatorship is time consuming process and costly. ...Read more

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What is telecare?

What is telecare?

Telemedicine: Telemedicine is an advanced system of medical care, thro online webcam any physician or mid level practitioner can contact a specialist for an opinion on diagnosis, or management options. This is especially useful for small rural er where facilities are limited, and they can get advice from a teaching institute er physician. ...Read more

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What is a hospice?

What is a hospice?

Hospice care: Hospice care focuses on relieving or preventing suffering rather than trying to treat the underlying medical problems of patients with terminal illnesses. Hospice care may involve many types of health care professionals and will focus not just on physical but also emotional and social aspects of end-of-life care. ...Read more

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What exactly is sids?

What exactly is sids?

See below: Sudden infant death syndrome is an unexplained sudden death of a baby usually in there sleep.As causes such as sleeping position and botulinus contaminated honey have been discovered, the number of deaths has decreased. Usually occurs under 12months of age. ...Read more

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What is dialysis?

What is dialysis?

Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required for normal function of all the organs. With kidney failure this can be done by dialysis either hemodialysis where blood is filtered through an external machine or using the lining od the abdomen (peritoneal membrane) as a filtering mechanism. ...Read more

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What is emphacema?

What is emphacema?

Emphysema: Emphysema is a chronic obstructive lung disease, part of the copd. It is caused by smoking cigarettes with destruction of lung tissue and terminal bronchial tubes. Need to see a physician if you are worried about having emphysema. You will need pulmonary function tests and chest radiograph for further work up. ...Read more

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What is hospice care?

What is hospice care?

Relieving suffering: Hospice care focuses on relieving or preventing suffering rather than trying to treat the underlying medical problems of patients with terminal illnesses. Hospice care may involve many types of health care professionals and will focus not just on physical but also emotional and social aspects of end-of-life care. ...Read more

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What exactly is rsv?

What exactly is rsv?

A virus: Respiratory syncitial virus---this is a common virus that is most prevalent in the spring and fall and usually affect children. It is of more concern with the very small infant or the infant or child with underlying medical problems usually respiratory in nature (asthma). It causes swelling, mucous and constriction of the small airways and can be a real threat to health or can be a major nuiassa. ...Read more

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What exactly is a narcissist?

someone that likes : Someone that likes themselves more than they like anyone else. ...Read more

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What is palliative care?

Pain control: Palliative care is care that addresses pain and suffering. It is comfort care. It does not seek to cure disease. ...Read more

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What is hemodialysis?

What is hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis: When kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood and make urine, this causes toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. Blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane and then the filtered blood is returned to the body. ...Read more

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What is asthmaticus?

What is asthmaticus?

Latin for asthma: If you are referring to the term status asthmaticus, this refers to a severe, persistent episode of asthma, often bad enough to warrant hospitalization, if not admission to an icu. ...Read more

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What is delirium?

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What is delirium?

Delirium: Delirium is with acute onset & change in level of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is the diencephalon? What is its function?

What is the diencephalon? What is its function?

See below: https://www.boundless.com/physiology/textbooks/boundless-anatomy-and-physiology-textbook/central-nervous-system-12/the-diencephalon-119/functions-of-the-diencephalon-644-6500/

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What is propofol?

What is propofol?

General anesthetic: Propofol is used for general anesthesia to keep people unconscious during surgery. It is used also for monitored anesthesia care sedation, which is a lighter level of anesthesia sometimes used for minor surgeries. It can also be used in the intensive care unit for patients who are on a ventilator. It requires close observation. ...Read more

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What is propofol?

What is propofol?

Anesthesia drug: It us a drug that we use to induce anesthesia. It is not for use at home or in patients whose oxygen level is not being monitored. ...Read more

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What is cardiomyospathy?

What is cardiomyospathy?

3 types: There are 3 types of cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive. All are diseases of the heart muscle (as opposed to the arteries, valves, or conducting system). Excess alcohol (which you list) is a known cause of dilated cardiomyopathy in which the heart muscle becomes weak and pump function is impaired. It's reversible early on by stopping (not reducing) drinking. ...Read more