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What is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?

What is the difference between a medical consult and a medical clearance?

General vs specific: Medical consultation infers a request for a general but thorough medical evaluation when recommendations are being sought for help with a diagnosis or for managing a known medical condition. A medical clearance is a specific request for ascertaining whether a patient is medically cleared to undergo a specific procedure, surgery, or activity. ...Read more

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What is a medical clearance?

Medical Cleance: Medical clearance usually refers to when one dr wants to do a procedure and needs the ok from a dr that is treating you for another condition to make sure the procedure won't interfere. ...Read more

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Who requires a medical clearance to fly?

Who requires a medical clearance to fly?

Fit to fly: Medical clearance to fly is required if: •fitness to travel is in doubt as a result of recent illness, hospitalization, injury or surgery. •you have an existing unstable medical condition. •special services such as oxygen or the use of medical equipment on board is needed. •you are travelling for medical reasons or treatment. If unsure please contact your airline and physician before travelling. ...Read more

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Who needs medical clearance in order to fly?

Who needs medical clearance in order to fly?

Part 2: Pts with recent hospitalization. Pts with recent heart attacks (6 months). Pts with not well controlled diseases like hypertension, diabetes. Pts with significant pain, and more would be better if they consult before traveling by plain or long distances by car or if they travel to a high altitude city. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get medical clearance?

How long does it take to get medical clearance?

Depends: Its depends on how healthy the patient is, what kind of surgery they are having, and what the surgeon and anesthesiologist request. ...Read more

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What are some implications with medical clearance?

What are some implications with medical clearance?

Well enough: Medical clearance is done to assure that you are well enough for surgery and that any modifiable risk factors are controlled. ...Read more

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What are the implications after obtaining medical clearance?

What are the implications after obtaining medical clearance?

Medial clearance: When a physician gives "medical clearance" he/she is indicating that is medically reasonable for a patient to participate in the activity for which he/she has been cleared. ...Read more

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Is medical clearance needed for epidural shot?

Is medical clearance needed for epidural shot?

Depends: It really depends on where you're going to have the procedure done (Office vs. Hospital vs. Outpatient procedure unit), the level of anesthesia being utilized and/or the prior medical history. Wish there was a more definitive answer. .. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my docters requested that I get an X-ray for medical clearance. Results are in!!! what does it mean?

What do you suggest if my docters requested that I get an X-ray for medical clearance. Results are in!!! what does it mean?

More specific: Depends on what part of body examined. Sometimes chest radiographs are done for TB exposure for job or school. Spine radiographs can be perfomred for spine abnormalities in people expected to do heavy lifting. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get myself medical clearance for firearms I have its not easy in Hawaii im a firearm enthisiates from such a young age 10 yrs to 50 plus?

I'm trying to get myself medical clearance for firearms I have its not easy in Hawaii im a firearm enthisiates from such a young age 10 yrs to 50 plus?

Don't Fear The Clear: Get thee to a gun store or on the internet and find out what it takes to get "medically cleared" to own a gun or rifle in your state (let's forget about bazookas and RPG's). There are different criteria for different situations (e.g. fire fighter, police, schizophrenic, mass murderer, etc). Then see if you can get a doctor to sign-off on them. That's the only legal way to do that, as far as I know. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for lithotripsy and had to get full medical clearance including ekg. Also I need to take 2 laxatives the night before. Is this routine?

I'm scheduled for lithotripsy and had to get full medical clearance including ekg. Also I need to take 2 laxatives the night before. Is this routine?

Yes: Yes. Medical clearance is common prior to surgical procedures. They generally include an ekg and a review of your medical conditions and symptoms. If you're otherwise healthy you should not be concerned. This is all done to ensure that you don't have any significant reactions to anesthesia or the surgery itself during the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between creatinine clearance and inulin clearance?

What is the difference between creatinine clearance and inulin clearance?

Practicalities: Inulin is a strange sugar from the root of chicory and dahlias. It's a researcher's tool for a somewhat more accurate estimate of glomerular filtration than is offered by creatinine clearance. The latter, however, is readily available from blood and urine samples and requires no injection, so it's what is usually used clinically. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

What is the difference between having a medical abortion & surgical abortion?

Procedure type: Medical abortion involves use of medication to make uterus contract and empty the content, surgical abortion uses surgical instruments to do it. The medical abortion has a 7 times higher risk of bleeding complications than the surgical one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste?

What is the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste?

Health hazard or not: Medical waste is all waste materials generated at health care facilities. Hazardous wastes are wastes that can potentially cause illness, disease or poisoning if handled or disposed carelessly. Eg blood, radioactive drugs, needles etc. Non hazardous wastes donot carry that risk like papers, cardboard etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medical terms "paresthesias" and "dysesthesias"?

What is the difference between the medical terms "paresthesias" and "dysesthesias"?

Itching versus pain: Paresthesias refer to abnormal sensation "numbness and tingling" which can be annoying. Dysesthesias are a more intense version of the same sensation which you would call painful. The sensations run on the same nerve endings, again one is just more intense than the other. ...Read more

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What is the difference between regular and medical marijuana?

What is the difference between regular and medical marijuana?

Marijuana: There is not any difference. The term medical marijuana has become a circus in this country. But, marijuana can be used to alleviate some significant medical symptoms in long term and terminal illnesses. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between active euthanasia and medical assisted suicide?

I want to know what is the difference between active euthanasia and medical assisted suicide?

Don't know: These terms may have different definitions in different legal jurisdictions. Neither is a clinical term. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a past medical history and a late effect?

What is the difference between a past medical history and a late effect?

Past Medical History: (strictly speaking) includes resolved medical problems and completed operations or other significant procedures. Late effects generally refer to problems that arise after a medical or surgical problem appears to have resolved. Example: if you had an appendectomy &, recovered, but months later scar tissue formed that caused intestinal blockage, the blockage would be considered a "late effect." ...Read more