Outpatient Treatment

The vast majority of patients with tuberculosis are treated initially as outpatients. Emergency physicians should contact physicians or public health services providing long-term care prior to discharge. Discharge instructions include home isolation procedures and sites of medication (if DOT is used) and ongoing care. Antituberculosis medications should be instituted by health care professionals who will coordinate the treatment and monitor adverse effects of the medication. Such medications should not be routinely instituted in the emergency department without these measures.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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