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Why do corticosteroids have few kidney-related side effects?

Prostaglandins are involved with promoting various renal functions. Therefore, NSAIDs, like indomethacin which inhibits protaglandin formation through COX enzyme inhibition, tend to have many ...

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asked by D.Tan 3 votes
answered by Twinkle Sheen 1 vote

Is there a standard projection (or ensemble of proyections) about whether a second wave of COVID-19 will occur?

Several countries and states are leaving or have partially left the lockdown and, with constraints, are recovering economical activity after getting hit by the covid-19 crisis. WHO has warned that ...

covid-19 disease-transmission epidemiology infectious-diseases who-world-health-org  
asked by Wolf 3 votes

Medical database with symptom frequencies

Is there a large medical database with symptom frequencies for diseases? I.e. the percentage of patients with a specific disease that have specific symptoms? For example (numbers and symptoms made up ...

disease symptoms database  
asked by lordy 2 votes
answered by JMP 1 vote

What are some medical conditions and disabilities that might prevent someone from wearing a face covering during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Many local businesses in the United States are requiring that everyone wear masks or face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. They said that those who were less than two years of age, and those ...

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asked by HeavenlyHarmony 1 vote

Effectiveness of chlorine dioxide in fighting COVID-19

How effective would dissolving chlorine dioxide tablets in a bucket of water be for sterilizing a room from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Would the vapors be enough?

covid-19 sterilization  
asked by gauri agrawal 1 vote
answered by Twinkle Sheen 2 votes

What is the long-term COVID-19 outlook?

Finding a cure for the common cold has long been an unattainable holy grail of medicine. The common cold is caused by over 200 different strains of viruses (Common cold - Wikipedia). The viruses ...

covid-19 immune-system vaccination common-cold sars-cov-2  
asked by Ray Butterworth 1 vote

False Positive PCR - COVID-19 and possible reinfection when antibodies value is +7.0

A friend of mine was detected COVID-19 positive through PCR one month back. He was asymptotic as per doctors and had no symptoms. He quarantined himself and increased his intake of water. After 1 ...

covid-19 immune-system sars-cov-2 antibodies pcr  
asked by Badddy 1 vote
answered by Graham Chiu 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What has hot shower to do with low blood pressure? What Are the Treatments for Low Blood Pressure? ... Avoid prolonged exposure to hot water, such as hot showers and ...

blood-pressure blood  
asked by Aquarius_Girl 4 votes
answered by Kenshin 3 votes

How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

I had an accident in August and eventually had a cast put on. The 2 pictures below are my x-rays from 7th August and October 23rd 2015. I basically have 2 questions as I am considering going to ...

orthopedics bone-fractures x-rays self-healing-repairing fibula  
asked by daibatzu 4 votes
answered by anongoodnurse 6 votes

TPO (Thyroid Peroxidase) Antibodies - reference range change

A couple years ago (end of 2013) the reference range for TPO antibodies (TPOAb) was <35 IU/ml but now it's <9 IU/ml. That's a huge change (almost 4x). Does anyone know why it changed by so ...

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asked by g491 12 votes
answered by Susan 9 votes

How to determine between a Baker's Cyst and a Deep-Vein-Thrombosis (DVT) behind knee?

Are there side by side image compairsons of what a Baker's Cysts (behind a knee) and a Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clot behind the knee looks like? I know Baker's Cysts, while painful, are not ...

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asked by Butterfly and Bones 1 vote
answered by Jan 1 vote

Why does it hurt to accidentally gulp air while drinking water?

Sometimes when I'm chugging water, I accidentally swallow a big gulp of air. It's extremely painful. As I understand it, water is less compressible than air and people inadvertently swallow air ...

pain gastroenterology water swallow-swallowing  
asked by Shanimal 16 votes
answered by Jan 1 vote

How much difference should there be between systolic and diastolic pressure?

How much of a difference should there normally be, between systolic and diastolic pressures? What could cause them to be too far apart, or too close together? What other symptoms could such deviation ...

blood-pressure cardiology  
asked by Iszi 9 votes
answered by Susan 5 votes

Why do drugs expire?

I've googled through internet, and all I found was "what expiration dates mean". I found nothing about the underlying mechanism of expiration. As drugs are chemicals, why do they expire? Are there ...

asked by Asmani 20 votes
answered by Don_S 22 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Should people with tachycardia avoid choline supplements?

After doing some brief research online it appears choline can have an effect on the electrical system of the heart, there are several medical papers online that discuss this topic, however I'm not ...

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asked by bobwiley 1 vote

Best Sleep quality index: polysomnography (PSG) , The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) or

I am interested in sleep quality measuring and by seeing this paper: Towards Benchmarked Sleep Detection with Inertial Wrist-worn Sensing Units I have seen this part paper: So i like to know ...

asked by Soheil Paper 1 vote
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