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my daughter started having fainting spells about a month ago.never would i have dreamed that i would take her to the hospital and eventually find out that the doctors think that she would have this rare,horrible,life-threatening disease,they said that her only chance of survival is a bi-lateral lung transplant.If there are any doctors out there or any families willing to donate, my daughter weighs about 55 lbs and her blood type is B positive, we are located at CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES, her name is DELAYSIA WILLIAMS.I really need help. GOD BLESS.

Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a very rare illness causing pulmonary hypertension. As you mention, the prognosis is poor. Only lung transplantation has been shown to significantly increase survival. Lung transplantation can occur from cadaveric donors (deceased). Who gets the lung transplant is determined by the severity/prognosis of the disease and the organ availability, not by the amount of time on the list.  (+ info)

my bf has unspecified hepatic disease affecting the liver the prognosis is terminal is there still hope?

bcoz ive read from somewhere that the liver regenerates on its own is there still hope for him despite the doctors prognosis? he's only 26

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Where Can I find a Hepatic Diet for a person with Liver Disease?

i dont know but i hope they get well soon!  (+ info)

i had leg surgery for occlusive aortic disease, where they put in a sent, why are my legs still numb?

97 % blockage that feed your legs, the surgery was in the fall, and i have numbness still and i reatain fluids. My ankles swell. How long is that all going to take to heal, or should i be calling my surgeon?

I would advise that you call your surgeon.
It was a stent that was placed. They look like the spring that you find in an ink-pen. It keeps the space in the center of a tube open, that tube being your artery. I imagine that all of your arteries are affected by this disease, and the stent was place in a particularly bad part. It may be that your surgery was successful, and what symptoms that you have now are from other damaged arteries that are resisting proper blood flow.
It may also be that scar tissue has formed at the site of the stent. This is a problem with stents. You may have heard of medicated stents. They have a chemical on them that decreases the likelyhood of a bloodclot forming and the development of scar tissue. The medicated stents are very expensive and may not have been used. Your surgeon may need to take that one out and put into your artery a medicated one.
There are other possibilities too, like inflammation of the lining of the arteries, or infection.
Call your surgeon.  (+ info)

Can i work in Canada permanently? i was affected from hepatic disease.(HbSAg).?

I am from INDIA. Can anyone help me for this question.

Thanking You in advance.

I dont think you would be ablel to however I am in the US and they do..do a blood work for new hire employees...companies are very strict nowadays. but thats just my opinion you should ask a doctor....or if you have someone in canada have them find out for you. Hope this helps.

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What's the difference between peripheral arterial "insufficiency" vs. peripheral arterial occlusive disease?

I'm a nursing student.... my books are not clear on this at all. Any help would be appreciated.

The difference is in the word that is different. Occlusive, as you know, means blocking.
Insufficiency means that the blood still flows, in decreased amount, but keeps flowing. It is similar to CAD, but in the lower extremities. The Pt might suffer impotency in some cases.
An example of occlusive disease is the thromboangiitis obliterans, that involves inflammation of the arteries and thrombosis. The prognosis is very dismal if the Pt refuses to stop smoking  (+ info)

what is hepatic metastatic disease and haemengioma?

hepatic metastatic disease is a cancer originating from somewhere else in your body that has spread to your liver.

haemangioma (or hemangioma as it's known in the US) is a benign vascular tumor that can arise almost anywhere in the body, including the liver. again, hemangiomas are benign and unless they're bleeding, most of them are better left alone. it's riskier to excise them surgically, especially in a location like the liver.  (+ info)

What is hepatic flexure from a colonoscopy mean?

I have crohn's colitis with granulomous. I'm trying to understand this disease. So I have many questions that I would like to ask but I'll start with this one.

The colon consists of the ascending colon, the transverse colon and the descending colon. Think of its shape as an upside-down staple or horseshoe.

The bend in the colon that transitions from the ascending colon to the transverse colon is called the hepatic flexure. Flexure means 'bend' and hepatic ('liver') because it is near the liver on the right side of the body.

The transition from the transverse colon to the descending colon is called the 'splenic flexure' because it 'bends' and is near the spleen on the left side of the body.

Best wishes and good luck.  (+ info)

Can someone help, does any one know anything on end stage liver disease?

My mother is in end stage liver disease and I believe she hs Hepatic encephalopathy. I was wondering what the stages are because to me she seems really bad. Once this starts how long do I have with her.

Unfortunatly Hepatatic Encephalopathy is a serious complication of Cirrhosis (inflamation of the liver). It can be treated up to a degree, but organ transplantation is the only real treatment. Once she's admitted into an ICU, mortality rate increases to over 50% (but still almost half of the people admitted into intensive care units with this diagnoses have a chance for recovery - especially if they can find a donor liver, I believe even a living-donor's partial liver transplant can help). Improving this chance is when malnutrition is addressed quickly and aggressively:

"... early intervention in replenishing the nutrient deficit can prolong life expectancy, ameliorate quality of life, diminish complications and prepare them for a more successful liver transplantation.[5,7]

good luck!  (+ info)

Extensive Hepatic Metastatic Disease (Liver Cancer).?

Last November, i was diagnosed with liver cancer, i was told that the average lifespan was 2 years. Has anybody gone or is going through the same experience? What are your side effects? I am on a trial called "The Max Study", anybody else? I would be glad for any info on this disease, eg, alternative medicine.

Hi, I am so sorry to hear about your illness. Have you checked the American Cancer Society's site yet? They have a lot of info there, plus you can email or call anytime if you have questions. There is clinical trials section there too, but I'm not sure about alternative medicine. I wish you good luck and will pray for you.  (+ info)

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