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What is the fatality rate associated with scoliosis?

What is the fatality rate associated with scoliosis?

Low : But higher than average and usually associated in surgeries in persons under fifty and mostly in their teens. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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What is the survival rate of infant with encephalitis?

What is the survival rate of infant with encephalitis?

Encephalitis: The survival rate is based on the type of infection and how quickly it is treated and then the response to the antibiotics. With present day treatments and early intervention the results of survival have surprising good. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of polio with treatment?

What is the survival rate of polio with treatment?

It depends: There is no specific treatment for polio, it is treated by supportive management only. That is why doctors recommend vaccinations for polio and other vaccine preventable disease in general, because there are no good treatments for polio and other viral diseases. Life expectancy depends upon the severity of the disease. Respiratory involvement has a poorer prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the typical lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis?

What is the typical lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis?

Depends: It is not just the presence of aortic stenosis, but the arrival of symptoms that determine whether the condition needs to be treated aggressively. With the development of chest pain, shortness of breath, and syncope, or fainting, the need for surgery increases. Otherwise, medical therapy may be all that is necessary for a long life. ...Read more

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Is Myxomatous of the mitral valve with minimal insuficiency, is this dangerous? Whats the treatment? Os this related to anxietyand shortness of breath

Is Myxomatous of the mitral valve with minimal insuficiency, is this dangerous? Whats the treatment? Os this related to anxietyand shortness of breath

Mitral valve : Myxomatosis mitral valve is fairly commonly diagnosed with the improvement of Eco technology. Inthe present of no or minimal regurgitation the risk is small. We do know valves degenerate and care should be taken to reassess the patient from time to time. Anxiety does not effect function and shortness of breath here is usually from some other cause ...Read more

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What is the most common respiratory rate and pulse rate of a patient?

What is the most common respiratory rate and pulse rate of a patient?

Everyone is diffrent: But the average pulse rate is between 60 and 80 beats per min. Resp rate is 16 to 18 breaths per min. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having a slow heart rate?

What is the risk of having a slow heart rate?

Low: Slow heart rates that do not cause symptoms such as fainting or low blood pressure usually are not a problem. Trained athletes are noted to often have extremely slow heart rates. ...Read more

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What is the successful birth rate in women with marfan's syndrome?

What is the successful birth rate in women with marfan's syndrome?

Good: The ability to carry a pregnancy to term is very good but the major risk is to the mother who has had previous surgery for aortic root dilatation. Any pregnancy in a mother with Marfan Syndrome has to be treated with close attention to detail, especially with close monitoring of the aortic root diameter. The delivery should be by the least strtessful method. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of polio if treated?

What is the survival rate of polio if treated?

97%: Polio has a mortality rate of 3% with a survival rate of 97%. Prevention with a vaccine is the best treatment option. ...Read more

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What is the death rate for young people with bowel cancer?

What is the death rate for young people with bowel cancer?

Difficult to say: Bowel cancer prognosis (Large or small bowel) depends on the stage at the time of diagnosis, regardless of the age of the patient. The younger the patient the more aggressive the cancer is. ...Read more

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What is the indication of tachycardia in patient with cerebral palsy?

What is the indication of tachycardia in patient with cerebral palsy?

Infection?: Tachycardia could be sec to multiple reasons. A reaction to certain medications congenital (present at birth) electrical pathway abnormalities in the heart congenital abnormalities of the heart iinfection.Electrolyte imbalance heart disease which has resulted in poor blood supply and damage to heart tissues, hyperthroidism, lung disease etc. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with systemic mastocytosis?

What is the survival rate of patients with systemic mastocytosis?

Skin problem: This is a skin disorder. I recommend asking a dermatologist this question. ...Read more

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What is the cause of irregular heartbeat, could it be associated with moderate pulmonary hypertension? Also heart rate less than 60b/min?

What is the cause of irregular heartbeat, could it be associated with moderate pulmonary hypertension?
Also heart rate less than 60b/min?

Reviewing a case: These little text boxes are not enough to review a complex case. You might consider having a consult with a physician here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

Lower than ever: The prognosis for wegener's is actually fairly good with the newer therapies. If the absence of severe kidney or neurologis involvement most patients do well. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of having a neck biopsy?

What is the mortality rate of having a neck biopsy?

Nearly zero: Biopsies are harmless, with only very rare exceptions. If you biopsy a tumor that is producing vessels (angiosarcoma, paraganglioma, hemangioma), there is a risk of bleeding -- but generally, the risk of dying from a biopsy is as close to zero as you get. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of hemophilia and what is the fatality rate?

What is the frequency of hemophilia and what is the fatality rate?

1:5000 boys are: Born with hemophilia. With proper treatment a person can have a normal life span. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemophilia/data.html. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having severe cervical spinal stenosis myelopathy? There is almost no CSF around T3/T4. Is this a dangerous concern?

What is the risk of having severe cervical spinal stenosis myelopathy? There is almost no CSF around T3/T4. Is this a dangerous concern?

Cervical level: T3/T4 is at the thoracic level, not the cervical level. In order to diagnose cervical spinal myelopathy and MRI of the neck or cervical spine would be helpful. The CSF may be narrow at some levels, but this not always of concern. Why is it narrow? Is something out of place? Was there a spinal fracture at T3/4, or was this an incidental finding? Your answer makes a difference. ...Read more

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What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

Variable: It is too variable to predict; it could be days or years. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more