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When Isn T A Person A Candidate For Dialysis
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
If a person has CHF and is not well enough to endure a heart transplant how long cana person live even if they have a defibrillator.
Would a TB test do any harm to an anorexic person? Does it harm a person who has a loss of nutrition. What happens when it is taken?
No harm: Tb test in an anorexic person who has significantly poor nutrition does not cause harm. But it can sometimes be falsely negative as severe nutritional deprivation is associated with poor immune response, thereby blunting normal immune response to TB test. Once the person recovers, the TB test may give a more accurate result. It depends on your individual risk factors for urgency of testing. ...Read more
Is there a medical term for someone who does something that they would not normally do, due to having recently suffered a hardship?
A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.
Seizures and alcohol: It's unlikely that the actual seizure lasted an hour. Typically, seizures last about a minute but the patient could be disoriented for a longer period of time thereafter. Alcohol can trigger seizures in people who are predisposed to it. Also, it is possible he may have fallen and hit his head as well. Either way, he should see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Negligible risk: No one would perform live donor kidney transplants if donation would cause death. Risk to donor is truly minimal ; are similar to the risks for undergoing any moderate abdominal operation. However, donors are carefully evaluated before being accepted into any reputable transplant program. ...Read more
Controversial: These procedures can improve the pain on osteoporosis related compression fractures in the elderly. Unfortunately, they can also increase the risk of adjacent level fractures in these patients. hence, I suggest patients try bracing before these procedures. If the bracing is not effective for pain control, then these procedures can certainly help with pain control ...Read more
HIV Honesty: It could be assumed good that a new special someone willing to do a blood test for HIV and (while they are at it) herpes i ; ii, but the results will only be known when the tests come back. You cannot tell if people have HIV or herpes by looking at them, as they might not even know themselves. With herpes, you can have only one breakout but are still infected (and can infect others) for life. ...Read more
I need help finding a place for a child who is 16 no respect for anyone or thing violent no concious and does drugs and doesn't care where or who?
Freedom VIllage: Freedom village run by fletcher brothers, not too far from ithaca, ny. One of the best places in the country for a youth such as you describe to get out of such a destructive lifestyle. ...Read more
Is it really bad if someone moves into an apartment where a person who had a contagious disease for 15 yrs?
Can a person have a seizure in their sleep and not know it? How does a person feel after a seizure?
Possible: Many pts with nocturnal seizures have no awareness in morning, unless sleep partner noticed abnormal activity. Clues in the am include: bed very untidy, blood on pillow or bite on tongue, pain over back or trunk, finding yourself out of bed on floor, loss of urine or feces, disorientation or confusion on awakening, new bruises not present nite before. ...Read more
When someone has a lumbar epidural injection how long does it take when you are able to feel your legs? This is a outpatient procedure?
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