as mentioned in : In outpatient procedures, such as endoscopy, patients are treated with medication for sedation and pain relief, but they don’t undergo full anesthesia.
Once the brain cells have died, returning blood flow to the area doesn’t improve function.
Is there is a shot to help the blood flow back to my brain?
Dear Dr. Roach: I had a stroke and have had months of therapy, but I still cannot use my left arm.
Both times, I stopped breathing during the procedure, and they had to bring me out of the anesthesia to get me to breathe.
Reader has cautionary tale of lingering E. coli post-biopsy
as mentioned in ANSWER: A prostate biopsy is most commonly done to confirm suspected prostate cancer after an abnormal PSA test or physical exam.
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband acquired a drug-resistant E. coli infection from a prostate biopsy.
On the plus side, the prostate biopsy was negative.
The increasing use of MRI scanning to guide prostate biopsy may decrease the need for so many biopsies, and hopefully decrease infection rates.
I did some reading right after he got sick and learned about the increasing number of men becoming ill after prostate biopsies with drug-resistant E. coli — nearly 4 percent.
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