@papan Most AIVRs originate from a single focus. Occasionally, in patients with acute myocardial ischemia and myocarditis, AIVR can originate from multiple foci. The ventricular rate of AIVR is generally between 40 to 100-120 bpm. Usually, AIVR is hemodynamically well tolerated due to its slow ventricular rate. It is self-limited and resolves as sinus rate surpasses the rate of AIVR. Rarely, AIVR can degenerate into ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. In patients with severe myocardial dysfunction, AIVR may lead to hemodynamic instability due to the loss of AV synchrony or relatively rapid ventricular rate.
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RE: What is the pathophysiology of accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR)?
RE: Whole Grains and Exercise Curb Risk for Colorectal Cancer!
@mithila In the current report, the researchers looked at how diet, weight, and physical activity affected the risk for colorectal cancer. They analyzed 99 studies, which comprised more than 29 million adults and over 247,000 cases of colorectal cancer. For factors that lowered the risk for disease, there was strong evidence (convincing) that being physically active decreases the risk for colon cancer (but no evidence for rectal cancer). There was also strong evidence (probable) that consuming whole grains, food rich in dietary fiber, taking calcium supplements, and consuming dairy products decreased the risk for colorectal cancer. In addition, limited evidence suggested that consuming foods containing vitamin C, eating fish, and taking a multivitamin and vitamin D could also reduce the risk.
'Striking' Differences in BP When Wrong Cuff Size Is Used!
Strong new evidence on the need to use an appropriately sized cuff in blood pressure (BP) measurement has come from the cross-sectional randomized trial Cuff(SZ). The study found that in people in whom a small adult cuff was appropriate, systolic BP readings were on average 3.6 mm Hg lower when a regular adult size cuff was used. However, systolic readings were on average 4.8 mm Hg higher when a regular cuff was used in people who required a large adult cuff and 19.5 mm Hg higher in those needing an extra-large cuff based on their mid-arm circumference.
RE: Why do people gain weight those are on antidepressant treatment?
@athu While some people gain weight after starting an antidepressant, the antidepressant isn't always a direct cause. Many factors can contribute to weight gain during antidepressant therapy. For example:
Overeating or inactivity as a result of depression can cause weight gain.
Some people lose weight as part of their depression. In turn, an improved appetite associated with improved mood may result in increased weight.
Adults generally tend to gain weight as they age, regardless of the medications they take.
If you gain weight after starting an antidepressant, discuss the medication's benefits and side effects with your doctor. If the benefits outweigh the side effect of weight gain, consider managing your weight by eating healthier and getting more physical activity while enjoying an improved mood due to the medication.
I feel nausea whenever I board a flight, what should I do?
Hello, I feel nausea whenever I board a flight, what should I do? Should I go to a doctor? Is there any remedy of that? Please leave your comments on that. No one wants to get sick on a plane—the bathrooms are tiny, the seats are crowded and there’s no fresh air. Please leave your comments on this.
RE: Is tonsillectomy a safe procedure?
@satwika Tonsils are lymphoid tissue and a part of immune system. Tonsils change in size over time and a typically at their largest in children before becoming smaller in older teens and adults. Children are particularly susceptible to complications such as breathing problems. The surgery usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. You will not feel any pain while the doctor is removing the tonsils. All of the tonsils are usually removed, but some patients may benefit from a partial tonsillectomy. A surgeon will use the technique that is best for the particular patient. After a tonsillectomy, a key to recovery is making sure that you drink enough fluids. Soft and/or cool foods often are easiest for about one week, but you may feel free to add things to your diet as long as you can tolerate the foods. You should still avoid hard and spicy foods. After a tonsillectomy, contact your doctor if any of the following occur:
Bright red bleeding from your mouth
A fever higher than 101⁰F that does not get better with acetaminophen
I am suffering from alcohol addiction, how to get rid of this?
Hello, I am suffering from alcohol addiction, how to get rid of this? I am willing to go ahead with the therapy. Please enlighten me on the steps I should adopt. Your help is highly appreciated.
RE: Treatment options for cholestatic jaundice?
@digambar Cholestasis is a liver disease. It occurs when the flow of bile from your liver is reduced or blocked. Bile is fluid produced by your liver that aids in the digestion of food, especially fats. When bile flow is altered, it can lead to a buildup of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a pigment produced by your liver and excreted from your body via bile. The first step to treating cholestasis is to treat the underlying cause. For example, if it’s determined that medication is causing the condition, your doctor may recommend a different drug. If an obstruction like gallstones or a tumor is causing the backup of bile, your doctor may recommend surgery. Early treatment can improve your chances for a full recovery.