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COVID-19 Resources: Care Recommendations for Home‑Based Ventilation Patients
https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/covid-19-resources-care-recommendations-home-based-ventilation-patients/

As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, it’s critical that we try to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible. This is especially applicable for patients who use noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV), mechanical airway clearance devices, or are supported by home ventilation for other chronic respiratory failure syndromes.

Fever - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fever/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352764

May 7th, 2022 - Diagnosis To evaluate a fever, your care provider may: Ask questions about your symptoms and medical history Perform a physical exam Take nasal or throat samples to test for respiratory infections Order tests, such as blood tests or a chest X-ray, as needed, based on your medical history and physical exam Because a fever can indicate a serious illness in a young infant, especially two months of...

Ebstein anomaly - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ebsteins-anomaly/symptoms-causes/syc-20352127

May 5th, 2022 - Overview Ebstein anomaly Open pop-up dialog box Close Ebstein anomaly Ebstein anomaly Ebstein anomaly is a rare congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve is incorrectly formed and positioned lower than usual in the heart. Atrial septal defect is a hole between the two upper chambers of the heart. About half the people with Ebstein anomaly have an atrial septal defect. Ebstein anomaly...

Dilated cardiomyopathy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dilated-cardiomyopathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20353149

May 4th, 2022 - Overview Dilated cardiomyopathy Open pop-up dialog box Close Dilated cardiomyopathy Dilated cardiomyopathy Dilated cardiomyopathy causes the chambers of the heart to grow larger. Untreated, dilated cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a type of heart muscle disease that causes the heart chambers (ventricles) to thin and stretch, growing larger. It typically starts...

Enlarged heart - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-heart/symptoms-causes/syc-20355436

May 4th, 2022 - Overview Enlarged heart, in heart failure Open pop-up dialog box Close Enlarged heart, in heart failure Enlarged heart, in heart failure As the heart weakens, as it can in heart failure, it begins to enlarge, forcing your heart to work harder to pump blood on to the rest of your body. An enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) isn't a disease, but rather a sign of another condition. The term "cardiomegal...

Congenital heart defects in children - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/congenital-heart-defects-children/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350080

May 3rd, 2022 - Diagnosis Congenital heart defects FAQs Pediatric cardiologist Jonathan Johnson, M.D., answers the most frequently asked questions about congenital heart defects in children. Show transcript for video Congenital heart defects FAQs Some very minor forms of congenital heart disease, like very small holes in the heart or very mild stenosis of different heart valves may just need to be followed eve...

Renal artery stenosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/renal-artery-stenosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352777

May 3rd, 2022 - Overview Renal artery stenosis Open pop-up dialog box Close Renal artery stenosis Renal artery stenosis In renal artery stenosis, one or both of the arteries leading to the kidneys becomes narrowed, preventing adequate blood flow to the kidneys. Renal artery stenosis is the narrowing of one or more arteries that carry blood to your kidneys (renal arteries). Narrowing of the arteries prevents en...

Double-outlet right ventricle - Overview - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/double-outlet-right-ventricle/cdc-20389537

May 3rd, 2022 - Double-outlet right ventricle Double-outlet right ventricle Open pop-up dialog box Close Double-outlet right ventricle Double-outlet right ventricle In double-outlet right ventricle, the aorta and pulmonary artery connect partially or completely to the right ventricle. A hole also exists between the two ventricles (ventricular septal defect). In a normal heart, as shown on the left, the pulmona...

Teen depression - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20350985

May 3rd, 2022 - Overview Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may be different between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academ...

Cardiogenic Shock: Risk Factors, C
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17837-cardiogenic-shock

May 1st, 2022 - Overview What is cardiogenic shock? Cardiogenic shock is a serious condition that happens when your heart can’t supply enough oxygen-rich blood to your body to meet its needs. It can be fatal when a lack of oxygen causes your organs to fail. This condition is an emergency situation that requires immediate treatment in a hospital. Cardiogenic shock is most often caused by a heart attack or heart...

Gaucher disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gauchers-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20355546

Apr 30th, 2022 - Overview Gaucher (go-SHAY) disease is the result of a buildup of certain fatty substances in certain organs, particularly your spleen and liver. This causes these organs to enlarge and can affect their function. The fatty substances also can build up in bone tissue, weakening the bone and increasing the risk of fractures. If the bone marrow is affected, it can interfere with your blood's abilit...

Tachycardia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tachycardia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355127

Apr 30th, 2022 - Overview Tachycardia heartbeat Open pop-up dialog box Close Tachycardia heartbeat Tachycardia heartbeat In tachycardia, an irregular electrical signal (impulse) starting in the upper or lower chambers of the heart causes the heart to beat faster. Tachycardia (tak-ih-KAHR-dee-uh) is the medical term for a heart rate over 100 beats a minute. Many types of irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) can...

Rectal cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352889

Apr 30th, 2022 - Diagnosis Tests to diagnose rectal cancer Colonoscopy Open pop-up dialog box Close Colonoscopy Colonoscopy During a colonoscopy, the doctor inserts a colonoscope into your rectum to check for abnormalities in your entire colon. Rectal cancer can be found during a screening test for colorectal cancer. Or it may be suspected based on your symptoms. Tests and procedures used to confirm the diagnos...

Gaucher disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gauchers-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355551

Apr 30th, 2022 - Diagnosis During a physical exam, your doctor will press on your or your child's abdomen to check the size of the spleen and liver. To determine if your child has Gaucher disease, the doctor will compare your child's height and weight to standardized growth charts. He or she might also recommend certain lab tests, imaging scans and genetic counseling. Lab tests Blood samples can be checked for ...

Hypereosinophilic syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypereosinophilic-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352856

Apr 27th, 2022 - Diagnosis Many types of disorders can raise your eosinophil level, including certain infections, allergies and reactions to medications. When trying to determine whether you have hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), your doctor is likely to ask about your travel history and any medications you're taking, to help rule out these other causes. Laboratory tests Your doctor may also need information fr...

Bone metastasis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-metastasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20370191

Apr 27th, 2022 - Overview Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Nearly all types of cancer can spread (metastasize) to the bones. But some types of cancer are particularly likely to spread to bone, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Bone metastasis can occur in any bone but more commonly occurs in the spine, pelvis and thigh. Bone metastasis may be the fir...

Diverticulitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diverticulitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371764

Apr 19th, 2022 - Diagnosis Diverticulitis is usually diagnosed during an acute attack. Because abdominal pain can indicate a number of problems, your doctor will need to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Your doctor will start with a physical examination, which will include checking your abdomen for tenderness. Women generally have a pelvic examination as well to rule out pelvic disease. After that, the ...

Rheumatic fever - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20354588

Apr 19th, 2022 - Overview Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop when strep throat or scarlet fever isn't properly treated. Strep throat and scarlet fever are caused by an infection with streptococcus (strep-toe-KOK-us) bacteria. Rheumatic fever most often affects children ages 5 to 15. But it can develop in younger children and adults. Although strep throat is common, rheumatic fever is ra...

POEMS syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/poems-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20352678

Apr 19th, 2022 - Overview POEMS syndrome is a rare blood disorder that damages your nerves and affects other parts of your body. POEMS stands for these signs and symptoms: Polyneuropathy. Numbness, tingling and weakness in your legs — and over time, maybe in your hands — and difficulty breathing. This is an essential feature in the diagnosis of POEMS syndrome. Organomegaly. Enlarged spleen, liver or lymph nodes...

Hepatomegaly (Enlarged Liver): Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17937-enlarged-liver

Apr 18th, 2022 - Overview What is an enlarged liver? Your liver is one of your essential organs — one you can’t live without. It performs many important bodily functions, including filtering toxins from your blood and regulating your blood cholesterol. Your liver’s role as a filter makes it vulnerable to toxic overload. Too many toxins or fats in your blood can cause liver inflammation (hepatitis). If you have ...