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Dr. Craig Brown
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What is the risk of a COPD patient having a radical nephrectomy?

Dr. Craig Brown
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Copd: To my knowledge, there is no risk of COPD in renal surgery. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a condition where cigarettes or other irritants cause erosion of the small air sacs of the lungs, called alveoli, leading to mucous staying in the lungs and ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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What are the risk for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) patient having a radical nephrectomy?

Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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What are the risk for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) patient having a radical nephrectomy?

Depends: COPD exists with varying severity, and most patients can have surgery with no significant increased risk. If COPD is very severe, or there is significant chronic sputum production, surgical risk is higher, but experienced teams of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and respiratory therapists can help mitigate the risk. One important thing you have control over is pre-op smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jesse Mills
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I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

Dr. Jesse Mills
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I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

It depends: It depends on where the doctor makes the incision and whether he/she is doing surgery lap, robotic or open. Campbell's urology, the definitive textbook on urology in your medical library should be a good reference. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Causes of blood +1 , ketone +1.5 , in one sided nephrectomy patient, non diabetic?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Causes of blood +1 , ketone +1.5 , in one sided nephrectomy patient, non diabetic?

Urine findings: Ketones, in the absence of glucose, in a urine analysis are an indication of starvation and are nothing to worry about. Blood in the urine (b) can be due to various factors. Among them are, a uti, kidney stone, bladder or kidney cancer and glomerulonephritis, among others. If the b in the urine persists and is not due to a uti, see a urologist for its diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Welker
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What is the survival rate of renal cell carcinoma patients who have had treatment with nephrectomy?

Dr. Scott Welker
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What is the survival rate of renal cell carcinoma patients who have had treatment with nephrectomy?

Depends on stage: Renal cell carcinoma, like every other cancer, has a staging system. Within any one stage, survival is usually quoted as 5-yr survival, that is, the % of patients one can expect to still be alive in 5 years. So a nephrectomy might be performed on a patient in stage i, and have excellent survival, or in stage IV and have poor survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Burger
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Why does this COPD patient have a prolonged exhalation time?

Dr. Charles Burger
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Why does this COPD patient have a prolonged exhalation time?

COPD: COPD stands for for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The term obstructive refers to the impaired ability to exhale due to damaged lung and/or airways. ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Why do COPD patients crave chocolate?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Craving chocolate: Chocolate contains neurotransmitters like phenylethylamine. This is the neurotransmitter that is very high when we are madly in love. Depression due to rejection( not correspondence from our love wishes) drops this levels causing depression. Unconsciously rejected lovers crave for chocolate. Also substances like theobromine and caffeine in chocolate are stimulants. Copders are not the only ones. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Are COPD patients extremely hungry at times?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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Are COPD patients extremely hungry at times?

Usually not: Most commonly advancing COPD will lead to weight loss. If the person is taking Prednisone for copd, the medication can lead to a substantial increase in appetite and often result in weight gain ( in part due to water retention). ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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What are 10 important points about the care of patients with copd?

Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Here they are.: No smoking, flu shot, pneumonia shot, breathing exercises, compliance with maintenance inhalers, prompt treatment for respiratory infections, avoidance of drugs that depress breathing, oxygen may be necessary, avoid beta blockers, monitor lung functio tests. ...Read more

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Dr. George Horng
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What is a pulmo aide and why is it used for COPD patients?

Dr. George Horng
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Nebulizer: Pulmoaide is a nebulizer. Nebulizers are often used in COPD to deliver medications such as bronchodilators into the lung by inhalation. ...Read more

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