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a feedlot term for cattle that were sick, treated and never fully recovered and do poorly and periodically relapse. Commonly, they have a significant proportion of the lung affected with consolidating bronchopneumonia and if so they may be called lungers.

Patient discussion about chronics

Q. What is a Chronic disease? Please explain what makes a disease be considered chronic?

A. If a disease lasts for a long time or for your life time, it's considered a chronic disease. A person with a chronic disease needs to manage it and treat it all the time.

Q. What Is the Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis? My daughter has been suffering from sinusitis for years now. We've tried all possible drugs but nothing really seems to help her anymore. Is there another option for treating chronic sinusitis?

A. For chronic or recurring sinusitis, referral to an otolaryngologist may be indicated for more specialist assessment and treatment, which may include nasal surgery. However, for most patients the surgical approach is not superior to appropriate medical treatment. Surgery should only be considered for those patients who do not experience sufficient relief from optimal medication. A relatively recent advance in the treatment of sinusitis is a type of surgery called FESS - functional endoscopic sinus surgery, whereby normal clearance from the sinuses is restored by removing the anatomical and pathological obstructive variations that predispose to sinusitis.

Q. What causes a chronic cough? I had a cold for a few days, acompanied with cough. it all passed and the cough stays for over a month now! is it chronical? what to do in that case?

A. i would go check it up with a Dr. it sometimes happen that the disease is longer then is seems. the body fight the infection lowering it down and then it stays in a low level and cause to partial symptoms.
but this is just a guess. you may have another cause.

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The input variables are an estimate of the number of commercially insured patients with a chronic condition and their distribution in a practice.
We used a systematic review of the literature to identify the percent of events stemming from care failures that might be avoided for the chronic conditions studied to determine whether PAC rates could be compressed to yield savings for payers and margin opportunities for providers under the Prometheus Payment model.
recently reported that for patients with chronic illnesses, CHF, and bacterial pneumonia were the two most common causes of potentially preventable hospitalizations and accounted for half of the avoidable hospitalization costs (Jiang et al.
There is ample evidence that the quality of care for patients with chronic conditions is poor.
117 million if regions with high PAC rates could decrease their rates to the second decile level for each chronic condition.
at 532 ("On its face the present case does not fall within [Robinson's] holding, since appellant was convicted, not for being a chronic alcoholic, but for being in public while drunk on a particular occasion.
For the volitional reading to carry the day, the Powell plurality's holding--that a chronic alcoholic may be convicted of public intoxication--must be limited to the facts of Powell's case, while Robinson must be extended to include Justice White's dictum that "[if] it cannot be a crime to have an irresistible compulsion to use narcotics, I do not see how it can constitutionally be a crime to yield to such a compulsion.
In a dissenting opinion in Kellogg, Justice McDonald pointed out that the facts of Kellogg were virtually identical to White's hypothetical scenario of the drunk with no home:</p> <pre> Justice White's concurring opinion in Powell strongly suggests that he would have joined the four dissenting justices had the record in that case shown the defendant was a chronic alcoholic who was not homeless by choice and therefore could not have done his drinking in private or avoid being in public while intoxicated.
at 534 ("Even if we limit our consideration to chronic alcoholics, it would seem impossible to confine the principle within the arbitrary bounds which the dissent seems to envision.