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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen Dr. Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
43 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What other brain disorders can the msafp screening identify?

What other brain disorders can the msafp screening identify?

MSAFP: The msafp is a screen for an open neural tube abnormality in the fetus. It identifies spina bifida, which can also cause hydrocephalus. It also is a screen for down syndrome and trisomy 18, both of which affect the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


Dr. Peter Glusker Dr. Glusker
Neurology
43 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Fraternal grandma and 2nd cousin died of brain aneurysms at ages 38 and 42. I am 33 and had a clear mra at 27. Do I need repeat screening and if so how often?

Fraternal grandma and 2nd cousin died of brain aneurysms at ages 38 and 42.  I  am  33 and had a clear mra at 27.  Do I need repeat screening and if so how  often?

Aneurysm: I am not sure what you mean by 'fraternal grandma'. That said, if an mra with contrast with clear visualization of the entire circle of willis was normal at 27, and was reviewed by a neuroradiologist, then you might consider a repeat study in three to five years to be surer. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt Dr. Kalt
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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My eyes feel tired and my brain hurts when i look at my phone screen?

My eyes feel tired and my brain hurts when i look at my phone screen?

Eye fatigue: Your eyes may be dry and non-prescription artificial tear drops may help. Also, you may be farsighted or have astigmatism which could be corrected with glasses. Perhaps if you increase your font size if would help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could the light of a computer screen affect your brain and can computer radiation cause cancer?

Could the light of a computer screen affect your brain and can computer radiation cause cancer?

No and no: This is disinformation. The radiation given off by the computer isn't anywhere near the wavelengths that damage tissue. You give off the same kind of radiation yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer Dr. Stringer
Radiology
43 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Good morning dr u there? Precaution after brain cancer surgery supposed to handle? Food and cells phones and tv and monitor screen how r they

Good morning dr u there?
Precaution after brain cancer surgery
supposed to handle? Food and cells phones and tv and monitor screen how r they

What Tumor Type?: If you're concerned about cell phone rf emissions you can use the phone in speaker mode. Cell phone risks have been difficult to quantify. There are also listings of rf emission by cell phone model you might research. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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My job makes me sit all day glued to the computer screen, what if i get brain tumor or blindness? Any advice or meds I should take? Thanks!

My job makes me sit all day glued to the computer screen, what if i get brain tumor or blindness? Any advice or meds I should take? Thanks!

Computer use: Does not cause development of a brain tumor or blindness. It can cause eye strain or fatigue, but this can be helped by taking periodic breaks from your work. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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1st session of neuro biofeedback. Looked at brain waves on screen while talking to therapist. Is it being done right? I didn't see any self regulation

1st session of neuro biofeedback. Looked at brain waves on screen while talking to therapist. Is it being done right? I didn't see any self regulation

Discuss it: At first you just learn what your responses are. That can take some time. Once you do, you will begin to attemp to make changes and watch how well it works. This is a base line - where you are now. Be patient, but ask questions. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Durgin Dr. Durgin
Surgery
16 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Had mra screen for family history of brain aneurysms. None found but I have a persistent trigeminal artery . Iread about what it is.Clinically significant?

Had mra screen for family history of brain aneurysms. None found but I have a persistent trigeminal artery . Iread about what it is.Clinically significant?

Probably not: An increased occurrence of other coexisting intracranial vascular abnormalities has been reported in as many as 25% of patients with a persistent trigeminal artery (i.e. Intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid-cavernous fistulae, and moyamoya). The clinical relevance of a persistent trigeminal artery is debatable as most cases are discovered incidentally. ...Read more

Dr. James Cole Dr. Cole
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
28 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Left arm numbness.Went to ER had an ekg, cbc, tropononin1 test all normal.Had a vascular screening for peace of mind, normal as well.Pinched nerve?

Left arm numbness.Went to ER had an ekg, cbc, tropononin1 test all normal.Had a vascular screening for peace of mind, normal as well.Pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: Age 34 with negative work up for heart problems or vascular issue, then you need to consider EMG of the arm and consider seeing orthopedic spine doc or upper extremity guy. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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What can cause elevated msafp levels?

What can cause elevated msafp levels?

Unsure: An elevated MSAFP would be concerning for a neural tube defect (spina bifida), but is also associated with omphalocele and gastroschisis. Your doctor will discuss all these concerns including the appropriate evaluation (possible amniocentesis vs HROB consult) if the MSAFP is elevated. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Seaver Dr. Seaver
Surgery - Vascular
43 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Does anyone have any info about life line screening to identify anuerisms and cardio vascular disease?

Does anyone have any info about life line screening to identify anuerisms and cardio vascular disease?

Ultrasound testing : Ultrasound testing is done by lifeline to look at the carotids, and a separate test for the abdomen. Cardiovascular testing is done using an electrocardiogram and looking for vascular plaques in the carotid and vertebral arteries. The latter abnormalities can be associated with coronary artery disease. Peripheral artery disease is evaluated by ankle brachia indices, also associated with cad. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can embryo screening identify hereditary heart disease?

Can embryo screening identify hereditary heart disease?

Sometimes: Hereditary heart diseases caused by a single gene may screened for an identified using ivf with pgd. Those without a known single gene cannot. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Varga Dr. Varga
Pediatrics - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Is embryo screening able to identify hereditary heart disease? Please advise!

Is embryo screening able to identify hereditary heart disease? Please advise!

Mostly yes.: Specialized fetal ultrasound can recognize most (but not all) types of congenital heart disease. Not all congenital heart disease is hereditary. If you are over 34 yrs or have any other risk factors ( for example family history of congenital heart disease) sould obtain levelIII ultrasound. Occassionally genetic screening is indicated as well ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?

What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?

The first step: is a complete history, physical examination and basic lab tests (Blood Count, Chemistries) There is no BLOOD SCREENING test for these disease. A stool examination may be helpful( testing for occult blood) Routine genetic testing (HLA chromosomes etc) is NOT recomended. The next step for most Gastroenterologists is ENDOSCOPY (Lower and Upper) which can be done in ONE session (painless nowadays) Z ...Read more

Dr. Lee Perry Dr. Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What is involved in celiac disease screening?

What is involved in celiac disease screening?

Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more

Dr. Lee Perry Dr. Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more

Dr. Roy Arnold Dr. Arnold
Internal Medicine
43 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What is lipoid disorders & why would a doctor recommended that screening for?

What is lipoid disorders & why would a doctor recommended that screening for?

Lipoid disorders: are abnormalities of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Abnormalities of these substances have been implicated as a cause of cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke. Screening for persons under 40 should be done once and if abnormal followed, or treated aggressively if above a certain level. More likely if you have a family history. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more