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What Is The Current Prognosis For Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Prognosis?: Each person with cyclic vomiting syndrome has different triggers, different levels of severity, some with more and others less episodes, and some with other issues related to the cvs, or as a result. Some episodes are severe and may need IV fluids and other supportive care, others may become disabled from the syndrome. More studies, a clearer source will help treatments and prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes cyclic Thrombocytopenia in adult male? what is the treatment for it? what's the prognosis
Dont rule out binges: The official line is it is of unknown cause. But the cases Ive seen, the person periodically did something bad that lowered platelets involving too much of a drug of abuse or two little food. Ignoring this.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9395191 immune rejection drugs might help ...Read more
Rehab/PT/Pain Meds: Treatment involves a Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation approach. Physical Therapy to increase muscle strngthand endurance Occupational Therapy to address upper body problems like overuse injuries Speech and language therapy Pain Meds Sleep studies and treatment for ocp Bracis use as needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe Pre Eclampsia: Hellp syndrome is a form of severe pre eclampsia that is characterized by elevated blood pressures +protein in the urine, he - hemolysis (the breakdown of red blood cells), el-elevated liver enzymes and lp-low platelet count. Patients may experience severe headaches, blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, swelling... Most often this occurs late in the pregnancy. The cause for hellp is unknown. ...Read more
Delivery promptly.: Prompt delivery of the fetus(es) and placenta(s) is the only way to treat hellp syndrome. Temporizing measures such as Magnesium Sulfate for maternal seizure prophylaxis and blood pressure control are essential for maternal support but do not treat the underlying pathophysiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay hydrated: Drink fluids and if it lasts more than 2 days without improving call your ob. ...Read more
What is the cause of t2 prolongation related to leukoariosis on a MRI with contrast and what is the treatment and/or prognosis?
"Thinning" of ...: White matter with increased fluid content, which accounts for the t2 hyper intensity. Most physicians feel this is due to small artery infractions in subcortical white matter. Although these findings are MRI are age related (more common in the elderly), this process is associated with chronic hypertension. Risk factors also include heart disease, diabetes and smoking. ...Read more
See below...: Myelodysplastic syndromes (mds) represent a group of bone marrow cancers similar to leukemias in many respects but usually with a less aggressive evolution. Like many other types of cancer, treatment includes chemotherapy and sometimes bone marrow transplantation; however, if the mds is low grade sometimes treatment is not necessary, at least not initially (watchful waiting). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good: Initial severity and cause - dictates long term outcome. ...Read more
See below: Treatment consists of some type of exercise, usually aerobic exercise which is gradually increased in intensity. Some medications can be helpful but usually work best with other treatments like exercise. Finally, behavioral medicine therapy can be very helpful to get people moving again and learn effective ways to live well despite the presence of pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ischemia: Well... Depends where and how :-) ischemia is a technical term for lack of tissue oxygenation, usually caused by a restriction of blood flow to organ/limb etc. Such as a blockage on the supplying blood vessel. But it can also be because of failure of the heart pump or oxygen need of the tissue exceeding supply as in sepsis, high fever... Prognosis pending correction of the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroids: Kids with nephrotic syndrome spill protein in their urine due to inflammation of the membrane that filters blood. This leads to swelling throughout the body as there is not enough protein in the blood to prevent fluid from leaks out of the vessels. Treatment is steroids to knock down the inflammation and stop the proteins from leaking out. The problem usually resolves fairly quickly when treated. ...Read more
Naturally: Question about the best treatment for Hypermobility Syndrome. This is a natural condition found mostly in females, and which benefits successful childbirth. Unfortunately, obesity, mechanical joint injuries, and childbirth can potentiate several chronic pain conditions & Fibromyalgia. See comments: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the risk of having multifocal carcinoid tumors in stomach and duodenal type-1 and what is the latest news about available treatments?
REcurrence: Type i gastric carcinoids are the most common and usually do not metastasize. They require careful surveillance with endoscopic resection for the smaller lesions and antrectomy for multifocal and larger recurrences. Reduction of gastrin levels felt to be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination of meds: Treatment starts with daily oral steroids(prednisone)to gain faster control of inflammation followed by "steroid-sparing"meds that control systemic autoimmune disease without the long term serious side-effects of steroids so steroids can be decreased and then stopped.These safer long-term drugs are low dose Methotrexate weekly, imuran, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and rituximab. Plaquenil is given to prevent flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: This is a rare condition of a tumor producing a hormone gastrin, causing too much acid in the stomach, possibly leading to a bad stomach ulcer condition. There can be medical treatment to reduce the acid production. If a specific tumor can be located, then surgical excision is performed if it can be safely performed. ...Read more
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