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What are the most common IV fluids given in a hospital?

I went to the hospital for a kidney infection and I was also really dehydrated. I was given fluids during my hospital stay, and it made me feel better rather quickly. I'm just...

How long do people stay in the hospital for pneumonia?

My mother has been in the hospital for at least week with pneumonia, and it seems like she's getting better. But the hospital insists on keeping her because of her age. She's...

Is a ventilator considered life support?

My aunt is on a ventilator after her heart surgery, and I didn't realize that a ventilator is a lot serious than I thought. Because she's on a ventilator, does it mean that she's...

Is sepsis a common infection you can get from the hospital?

My mom had abdominal surgery, and once she was home, she was experiencing a fever and difficulty breathing. We took her back to the hospital immediately and it turned out that...

Does congestive heart failure cause cardiac arrest?

I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few months ago, and have been consistently dealing with the side effects. I've been managing it in the best way I can. But if...

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

My son's complaining of a headache and has been having issues falling asleep. He's also a little bit disoriented. This started over the weekend, after his wrestling match. I...

What can I do to prevent a heart attack?

Are there any supplements available to maintain a healthy heart? What can I do to prevent a heart attack?

Will I be given antidepressants in the hospital?

I am scheduled to have surgery at the end of the month, but I also have clinical depression and am currently on antidepressants for it. After my surgery, will I be able to take...

What are the duties of a Hospitalist?

My daughter had surgery yesterday and her nurse just told me that the Hospitalist will be in to see her this evening. What is a Hospitalist and what are their duties?

Can diabetes cause heart complications?

Can my high sugar levels lead to cardiac abnormalities and complications?

How do you know when you need a blood transfusion?

My mother is anemic, pale and weak. The doctor said her hemoglobin and other blood work isn't low enough for a blood transfusion. Is there a certain value of when they give one...

How soon should I see my bilirubin count normalizing after starting treatment?

I had abnormal bilirubin counts when I was diagnosed with jaundice. My treatment has started. How soon will the counts start normalizing?

How long is a liver transplant good for?

My sister needs a liver transplant, how long will her new liver be viable for? How long will she be in the hospital for? She is 47 years old and has cirrhosis.

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