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What To Expect In Final Stage Nhl Patient
Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient?
Supportive: Therapy helps as well as medications used for dementia. The final stages of vascular dementia is hard to distinguish with the symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia. ...Read more
The dr said diabetes foot nerves most will damage eventually. What he mean? Do he mean that all MD patients will have at final problems in foot nerves
Sir I m hbsag positive and doctor told me its acute infection. I did my final reports by Elisa cut of value 0.177 and patient od 0.827. What is this?
Statistical numbers: You should be concerned with the HbsAg positive titer, which MEANS that you have an acute Hep B infection, and not the numbers quoted. Those are statistical laboratory values used for quality control and tracking purposes, and for comparison with other positive results in the population, in order to keep the results accurate. Please discuss with your healthcare provider about what you need to do ...Read more
Final question. The 'pep' I was given is called 'viread'. Is this for HIV infected patients or does it work as a preventative medicine?
PeP ; PreP: Hiv prevention is done in two different scenarios. If there is a high risk exposure, pep (post exposure prophylaxis) if started within 72 hours of exposure may help prevent infection with hiv. This is a three drug cocktail. In prep, (pre-exposure prophylaxis) one uses a two drug cocktail known as truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) (viread and Emtriva combined). These medications are the same as used for an infected person. ...Read more
Is it really worth it in time and money to the patient if it takes one year til final restoration with an implant crown (after needed grafting, etc.)?
Don't know yet: Stem cell transplantation is still in its research stage. It looks promising but we don't know how well it will work or for how long. ...Read more
How painful is Suboxone induction? How long does the patient need to be in wd before getting relief? What can you expect?
Not painful: Depends how much opioids you are using its uncomfortable but durable within 5 to 7 days induction is best when no drug use for more than 24 hours. ...Read more
Wbc, rbc: White and perhaps red blood cells.Get a more detailed answer ›
Avoid carbonated...: Avoid carbonated sodas or drinks, to decrease gas bloating. Eat soft foods, and chew foods carefully. Cooked fruits and vegetables are good, though be careful about fibrous vegetables as these might result in problems if they are not pureed. Have a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Be sure not to gorge or overeat. Small meals throughout the day are best. ...Read more
You own your body:
I always tell my patients, "you own your body. My job is to tell you your options and then to make your choices happen, if possible."
another term for patient autonomy is self-determination.
Unwanted medical care may be chosen for you, should you lose this ability to make decisions for yourself (ex: coma or stroke) and you have not written your medical wishes in the form of advance directive. ...Read more
Healthy: Eat a healthy diet, ideally all plant-based. Cholesterol is only in animal cells so if you don't eat any animal products (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy), you cannot get exogenous cholesterol. You may have a genetic/family predisposition to high cholesterol anyway but medicine will treat that. For diet, eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts. Exercise daily even walking. ...Read more
Not herpes: This cannot possibly be herpes if you have never had sexual contact with another person. And this doesn't sound like herpes anyway. On dry skin like the penis, herpes lesions go from red bump to blister to pimple to open sore to scab over 1-2 weeks. "Yellowish bumps" probably are normal, maybe just hair follicles or sebaceous glands that appear more prominent with sexual maturity. ...Read more
"Inhaling lunch"...: ...Gets a new and literal meaning. Aspiration is when stomach contents reflux up the esophagus and run into / are inhaled into the larynx. Depending on consistency and ph, variable degrees of chemical burn can occur in addition to depositing food matter in the airways which attract bacteria and white blood cells and a vigorous inflammatory response--which can raise WBC and cause fever. ...Read more
Best approaches: Prevention here is worth a ton of cure. Make certain that the individual is followed by an ms expert, that the medication used is potent, such as either tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, or maybe tecfidera, supplement vitamin d, follow a low fat low sodium diet, do regular aerobic exercise, avoid smoking, and deal proactivally with stress. ...Read more
Question unclear: Sorry, question is unclear as I'm not familiar with "shatawry". Do you have the word spelled correctly? Is it a prescribed drug or an herbal supplement? Please provide more information so we can help you better. ...Read more
Patient care: I would compare this to a teacher:student ratio in classrooms for simplicity sake. It just allows for more attention and care to details - whether it's a smile or setting the forks on the dinner tray (on top of the clinical responsibilities that most patients will remain oblivious to). ...Read more
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