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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the medical term for arthritis that causes pain in the head that is similar to hypertension symptoms?
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