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How can exercise and massage benefit patients with final stage of Parkinson's disease?

How can exercise and massage benefit patients with final stage of Parkinson's disease?

Mostly palliative: Parkinson's disease can be very painful, and massage may help some of this. Exercise is vital to slow deterioration, as, if the pt becomes immobilized, it may be close to impossible to resume the prior level of functioning. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It is a bad sign: Liver cancer can be associated with ascites. Some patients respond to treatment with sorafenib which is the recommended treatment. Once this has been done, there is very little second line treatments available. Survival then is short (less than 3 to 6 months at best). ...Read more

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What can be done for a patient in the final stages of vascular dementia?

What can be done for a patient in the final stages of vascular dementia?

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

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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

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

Neuropathy: Is damage to nerves, often the result of diabetes or chemo. Please do what you can to prevent it and don't think it is inevitable. A nutritionist or natural doctor can make some suggestions such as Alpha Lipoic Acid at proper dose. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Final question. The 'pep' I was given is called 'viread'. Is this for HIV infected patients or does it work as a preventative medicine?

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

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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.)?

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.)?

Definitely, yes: Dental implants are the best long-term solution for missing teeth. Your new tooth will look and function just like your other natural teeth or better. The most important part is that with a good oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime! ...Read more

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Is stem cell transplantation for patients with diabetes a final solution to this disease?

Is stem cell transplantation for patients with diabetes a final solution to this disease?

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

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How painful is Suboxone induction? How long does the patient need to be in wd before getting relief? What can you expect?

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

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What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

Several things: You will usually be put to sleep and the treatment will happen. After treatment you will have some pain on the treated side. ...Read more

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Sleeve patients diet?

Sleeve patients diet?

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

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What is patient autonomy?

What is patient autonomy?

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

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I am uricasid patient. What I do?

I am uricasid patient. What I do?

Gout?: I assume you mean uric acid? If you have recurrent gout and your uric acid levels are high you should use a combo of prudent avoidance of foods high in purines (see inranet and use your own experience) and medications - usually allopurinol. ...Read more

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What can a colosterol patient eat?

What can a colosterol patient eat?

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

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Acidity is bad for malena patient?

Acidity is bad for malena patient?

Malena is bad: Bleeding in the GI tract resulting in malena is bad with or without aciditiy and needs evaluation immediately. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk411/. ...Read more

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Patient has removed this question.

Patient has removed this question.

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

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Can an efiliepcy patient be normal?

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Can an efiliepcy patient be normal?

Yes: If the seizures are controlled with medication, a patient with epilepsy can presumably lead a normal life. ...Read more

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At what age do most patients get mg?

At what age do most patients get mg?

MG?: By mg, could you mean myasthenia gravis? A neurologist is a medical specialist who can help with this condition, if that is what you mean by mg. ...Read more

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How many patients do you see each day?

Why do you ask?: That's an unusual question for this website. It varies, why? Perhaps if you explained why you asked the question, you would get a better answer. ...Read more

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What happens when a patient aspirates?

What happens when a patient aspirates?

"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

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How do you look after an m.S. Patient?

How do you look after an m.S. Patient?

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

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What drugs should post-mi patients take?

What drugs should post-mi patients take?

Several: At least Aspirin, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors or Angiotensin receptor blockers.
If they had stents, add antiplatelet agents (clopidogrel)
If LDL cholesterol high (and even if normal): statins.
Plenty more medications if they developed heart failure. ...Read more

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Sir I m b o patient can I use shatawry?

Sir I m b o patient can I use shatawry?

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

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Why is a "nurse-patient ratio" important?

Why is a "nurse-patient ratio" important?

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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Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

Syncope: Most syncope patients have no need for a wheelchair. There certainly may be some who do need a wheelchair but their doctor should be the one who recommends it, or perhaps a physical therapist if they are associated with one. ...Read more