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What is the remedy for vertebral collapse in case of multiple myeloma?

What is the remedy for vertebral collapse in case of multiple myeloma?

Few options: Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty are two procedures that help stabilize the collapsed vertebral body. Kyphoplasty uses a balloon followed by a cement to try and regain some of the height that is lost in with the collapse of the vertebral body. Pain medications, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also have a role in helping the symptoms and preventing further damage tot he spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Kahler Disease (Definition)

I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more


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What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?

What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?

Small left curve: Mild levoscoliosis means that it is a small curve that should have no consequensces for someone who is skeletally mature (any adult). For children, small curves are usually observed to see if they progress. Once someone is skeletally mature, curves at 30 degrees or smaller are thought to be stable. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

Nobody knows : Bottom line is that nobody knows for sure. No serious studies have correlated multiple myeloma and stress, so this would be an unlikely cause. Genetic abnormalities ate involved in causing this disease but is hard to figure out what is exactly causing such genetic abnormalities. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for diffuse swelling of the brain stem in children? Thank you

Is there treatment for diffuse swelling of the brain stem in children? Thank you

What's diagnosis?: Treatment of a condition such as brain swelling should always be preferentially directed at the cause (infectious, autoimmune inflammatory, toxic, etc.). Generic treatment without a diagnosis is certainly possible and should be instituted with steroids if nothing else is found but this has its drawbacks so needs to seriously considered. Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout ? What is the remedy?

In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout ? What is the remedy?

No: Osteophytes ar e like little spurs this is consistent with arthritic changes not gout. With gout you will see a marcel's sign which is an erosion of bone like a punched out lesion (with a cortical overhang) which means the shell of the bone overhangs the part that is eroded. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of - Normal examination apart from Crepitations at the left base which is secondary to a lung condition.. Many Thanks.. ?

What is the meaning of - Normal  examination apart from Crepitations at the left base which is secondary to a lung condition.. Many Thanks..   ?

Crepitations: are fine crackling sounds heard during a physical examination of the chest and lungs. Typically only heard with the amplification of a stethoscope, the sounds suggest more than the normal amount of fluid secretions in the lungs. Crepitations are associated with pulmonary edema from heart failure or an infection producing secretions such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What is the best solution for the eradication of asthma? What can eradicate a benign cancer that exists in the spine? without chemo?

What is the best solution for the eradication of asthma? 
What can eradicate a benign cancer that exists in the spine? without chemo?

This is far more: than can be answered in 400 characters or less. Please ask specific questions that only cover one topic. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for multiple myeloma?

Many symptoms : There may be no symptoms in some people who are found to have myeloma on routine blood tests. Common symptoms include back pain, fatigue, bone fractures. Nausea and vomiting can occur related to kidney or electrolyte problems. ...Read more

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What is the objective of treating multiple myeloma?

Depends...: This answer depends. That might not be as satisfying but is true. For a 90yo pt it is palliative -- keeping crab symptoms away with minimal discomfort fro m tx. A new study from dr. Campagnaro in ecog will evaluate. For most, "control" as a chronic disease. For some cure. If young, we like to obtain a "deep" response w/ complete response (cr) & now looking at minimal residual disease (mrd) by flow. ...Read more

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Is neurogenic bladder a side effect of bortizomib in the treatment of of multiple myeloma ?

Is neurogenic bladder a side effect of bortizomib in the treatment of of multiple myeloma ?

Possible: Bortezomib, the proteosome inhibitor is licensed for use in multiple myeloma. It has also been used to treat antibody mediated transplant rejection. One side effect is peripheral neruopathy--about 10% of patients. One can speculate that the same mechanism can cause either a failure to emtpy or some urgency of urination. You would need a formal urodynamic assessment to determine this. ...Read more

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What are the the signs of a suspected crps in a bone scan?

What are the the signs of a suspected crps in a bone scan?

3 phase bone scan...: Usually a 3 phase bone scan is performed for crps (rsd). For adults, the classic scan is positive on all three phases with increased periarticular uptake on delayed phase. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for multiple osteolytic lesions in both parietal bones?

What is the best treatment for multiple osteolytic lesions in both parietal bones?

Need MRI: The main question is why are there multiple osteolytic lesions in your skull? Osteolytic lesions mean the bone is being broken down. This could be a sign of a serious problem. See your family md as soon as possible and probaby a neurosurgeon for a skull biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for 1cm benign cyst on the cervical spine..? Also what are the risks?

What is the treatment for 1cm benign cyst on the cervical spine..? Also what are the risks?

Probably none needed: Benign means not cancer and stable. You probably have had it for years. Why did you have the image taken in the first place? If the symptoms go away, its fine. If it gets worse, it is probably something else and you need to go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of scellosis in si joint?

What is the treatment of scellosis in si joint?

Depends: If it is due to a rheumatological condition such as ankylosing spondylitis the treatment is a dmard medicine, which can be life changing. If it is a chiropractic/massage therapist/physical therapist "diagnosis" then usually manual medicine/pt will fix it. If it doesn't then consider a form of lumbar spine referred sciatica. If' it's post-traumatic oa or geriatric oa, then si fusion is a new tx. ...Read more

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What is the worst outcome of osteomyelitis in the spinal cord?

What is the worst outcome of osteomyelitis in the spinal cord?

Paralysis: It can result in collapse of the vertebra with compression of the spinal cord. The paralysis in this case would be permanent. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

Conservative : Most osteoporotic compression fracture s will heal within 3 months. Treatment focuses on pain management and re building bone with calcium vitamin d and other medications. If pain persists after that amount of time there are other more to invasive approaches that can be tried to manage pain and disability. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of a hip fracture?

What is the pathophysiology of a hip fracture?

Too much stress: All fractures occur when more stress is applied to the bone then the bone can tolerate. ...Read more

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In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Multiple Myeloma (Definition)

A cancer of the plasma cells, which are responsible for producing antibodies for your body. Symptoms include kidney insufficiency, anemia, bone ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more