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Who Is Not A Good 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
Who is an ideal candidate for a septoplasty? How would i know if a septoplasty is right for me? Who would be the ideal candidate for this surgery?
In : In addition to the other contributors, i would add that surgery would be considered if a patient has failed an aggressive trial of medical therapy to help his/her breathing and/or is unwilling to take medication to achieve that endpoint. Clearly, a targeted examination is needed to be sure the cause of your breathing problem is attributable to the septum and not something else that needs to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not validated : I am assuming that you are referencing the use of spinal decompression tables. These are suppose to work by relieving pressure &/or reducing intradiscal pressure & thereby reducing the size of disc protrusions/herniation. Today there simply are no studies of good quality to support these claims. Further objective studies are needed. At present there are few complications associated, except expense. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Poor functional goal: Artificial disc replacement is a solution designed to improve range of motion, speed of recovery, physical capacity and ultimately to reduce the risk of adjacent level disc disease. People who are not committed to good physical health and who do not have functional goals are probably less good candidates for artificial disc. Medically, osteoporosis and severe arthritis complicate tdr treatment ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If health OK you are: If your malar areas are flat, anatomic cheek implants placed by an abps-certified plastic surgeon or abo-certified ENT surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery can be a wonderful improvement. They are solid, do not move, and can provide contour enhancements of several types for those who are a candidate and able to undergo the surgical procedure/recovery. See a ps for consultation! ...Read more
When it won't work: If the operation won't help the symptoms or meet the patients goals, it shouldn't be done. While this cannot be predicted with 100% accuracy, a careful history along with tests of the upper GI tract can maximize the chmaces for success. It should not be done in patients with achalasia. Gastroparesis that is mild and has predominantly gerd symptoms may benefit from nissen. Severe gastroparesis not. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Who is a candidate for tenodesis? What needs to happen in order for a person to be a candidate for a tenodesis procedure?
Shoulder Specialist: You may find this article helpful: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2011/shoulder-pain/biceps-tendon-pain-a-popular-diagnosis-loaded-with-decades-of-controversy/ there are multiple techniques for this procedure and in my experience biceps pain is rarely if ever the primary diagnosis. Here is our current technique: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=4iuesgnseki&list=uu15uuhuqiy9zdpywwxf31. ...Read more
Is it true that a person with -8.00 contact prescription would be a good enough candidate for lasik?
Possible: Patients with -8.00 can have laser vision correction surgery (lasik or prk can be done). However, it depends on other factors being normal as well, such as the thickness of your cornea, shape of your cornea. Consult an experience refractive surgeon for a consult to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No mentrual flow?: Often girls at age 12-13 are starting to have their period--often about same time or a bit earlier than mom when she had it. So, say if by 16-17 and having symptoms of period without the flow, then likely imperated hymen is there. A simple speculum exam by your doc/nurse can tell you this--and a simple incision is often adequate. There r other causes of no period. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough short answer: Failing liver basically. Multiple other factors involved including age, general health, underlying liver disease, alcohol use, hepatitis status to name a few. Best answer would come from comprehensive evaluation at a reputable transplant center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ablation: Anyone with heavy or painful periods who does not want the possibility of future children is a good candidate. It's important to understand you could still get pregnant, but it would be extremely dangerous for yourself and the baby to do so after ablation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. Helps many people with knee arthritis ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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