Treatment for accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR) does not change the prognosis. The most important therapy for patients with AIVR is to treat the underlying etiology. AIVR is usually hemodynamically tolerated and self-limited; thus, it rarely requires treatment. Occasionally, patients may not tolerate AIVR due to loss of atrial-ventricular synchrony, relative rapid ventricular rate, or ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation degenerated from AIVR (extremely rare). Under these situations, atropine can be used to increase the underlying sinus rate to inhibit AIVR.
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How is accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR) treated?
Metformin Use Likely Reduces Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Use of metformin likely reduces the risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the general population. Expression of a mitochondrial complex I–related gene, NDUFA2, reduced AD risk and was associated with less cognitive decline in the brain. Mitochondrial function and the NDUFA2 gene are likely mechanisms of action in dementia protection.
How to raise the awareness on mental health??
Hello, How to raise the awareness on mental health?? Continuous advances in research, treatment and awareness efforts, there is still much work to be done. Many people aren’t exposed to mental health issues until they are directly impacted by a tragedy such as suicide. Mental Health awareness is an effort to promote a more positive, proactive approach to addressing mental illnesses. Please leave your comments on that.
Mercury toxicity of 54 year old female- how to cure this?
A 54-year-old female presented to clinic with fever, cough, night sweats, weight loss, and pain in the extremities, all of which began 10 d earlier. Two weeks earlier, the youngest son of the family came home with an unknown putty-like substance he obtained from his school’s science lab, which was subsequently determined to be mercury. The mercury spilled on the floor of the house and 2 weeks later the mother cleaned it up and poured it down the sink; as such, the family was exposed via inhalation and/or dermal contact during a 2-week period.
RE: Acute abdominal pain- how to manage?
@leena Abdominal pain is the most common reason for a visit to the emergency department. Although a common presentation, abdominal pain must be approached in a serious manner, as it is often a symptom of serious disease and misdiagnosis may occur. Abdominal pain is the presenting issue in a high percentage of medicolegal actions against both general and pediatric EM physicians. The modern physician should be humbled by the fact that, despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances (computed tomography [CT], ultrasonography, and laparoscopy), the misdiagnosis rate of the most common surgical emergency, acute appendicitis, has changed little over time
RE: Is bleaching of facial skin good?
@satwika Skin bleaching refers to the use of products to lighten dark areas of the skin or achieve an overall lighter complexion. These products include bleaching creams, soaps, and pills, as well as professional treatments like chemical peels and laser therapy. There is no health benefit to skin bleaching. Results aren’t guaranteed and there’s evidence that skin lightening can result in serious side effects and complications. From a medical standpoint, there’s no need to lighten the skin. But if you’re considering skin bleaching, it’s important to understand the risks. A number of countries have banned the use of skin bleaching products because of the dangers associated with them. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Trusted Source also issued a notice that over-the-counter (OTC) skin bleaching products are not recognized as safe and effective. The products were deemed not safe for human use based on a review of evidence.
RE: How to prevent infection from skin tattoo?
@ipshita The popularity of tattoos may convince you that they aren’t all that risky to get. But getting a tattoo does carry some risk: Inserting an ink-covered needle into your skin has the potential to introduce foreign matter or infections into your body. Before getting a tattoo, find out if you’re allergic to any ingredients in tattoo ink. Make sure you ask your tattoo artist what ingredients their inks contain. If you’re allergic to any of the ingredients, ask for a different ink or avoid getting a tattoo altogether. However, keep in mind that it may be difficult to know what exactly is in tattoo inks as they aren’t regulated in any way. Make sure that all items that touch your skin have been properly sterilized. Don’t feel shy about asking the parlor about how they sterilize their instruments and meet safety standards. It’s your health! Is the tattoo parlor licensed? Licensed parlors have to be inspected by a health agency and meet certain safety requirements in order to stay open.
RE: What are all the probiotics we need to add in our daily diet?
@rekha There are two ways to get more good bacteria into your gut: fermented foods and dietary supplements. Fermented foods are the most natural source. Probiotic supplements, which are typically sold over the counter, are reserved to treat specific ailments as suggested by your doctor, and not recommended for everyday use. Plus, supplements do not have the same FDA oversight as medications do. There is no recommended daily intake for probiotics, so there is no way to know exactly which fermented foods or what quantity is best. Therefore, the general guideline is to just add as many fermented foods to your daily diet as possible.
RE: Treatment for H.pylori infection
@harup H.pylori attacks the lining of stomach, which usually protects you from the acid your body uses to digest food. Once the bacteria have done enough damage, acid can get through the lining, which leads to ulcers. These may bleed, cause infections, or keep food from moving through your digestive tract. doctor will probably tell your brother to take a few different types of drugs. The options include: Antibiotics to kill the bacteria in body, such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin (Biaxin), metronidazole (Flagyl), tetracycline (Sumycin), or tinidazole (Tindamax). Drugs that reduce the amount of acid in stomach by blocking the tiny pumps that produce it. They include dexlansoprazole (Dexilant), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), or rabeprazole (Aciphex).
Bismuth subsalicylate, which may also help kill H. pylori along with your antibiotics. Medicines that block the chemical histamine, which prompts your stomach to make more acid. These are cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine Pepcid, Zantac 360), and nizatidine (Axid).