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Effects of amoxicillin on a staph infection of a bird's foot [closed]

Recently, one of my chickens developed bumblefoot, which is a local infection of staphylococcus in the foot. I have countertop amoxicillin that was bought from a past trip(around a year ago) from ...
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Book recommendation on inflammation at postgrad level [closed]

I am a research mathematician with interests in the biological sciences. There has been a good deal of work on inflammation over the last decade. Can anyone recommend a book summarising the current ...
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After effects of mercury vapor inhalation [closed]

I tried to find information about this online but unfortunately couldn't find anything besides more or less serious-looking articles. I'm not sure this is the right place to ask but I don't know where ...
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Dexamethasone was prescibed for muscular pain at the same time that antibiotics for a sore throat? [closed]

A doctor has prescribed Dexamethasone /B complex and azithromycin. The patient present two main problems A sore throat, fever, stuffy nose (azithromycin, ketoprofen,tylenol, Ambroxol) Chronically ...
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The shortest amount of time for which one can wear braces

if somebody lets say had a treatment of braces for 18 months and wore retainers for about 5 months but still his teeth moved after the treatment , probably because of removal of retainers too early , ...
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How prevalent are gastrointestinal parasites in gay men?

I was doing some research on gay health outcomes and came across some very old studies with very high prevalence rates for gastrointestinal parasites among gay men. (https://jcm.asm.org/content/24/4/...
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How come moderna vaccine can last at much more much higher temperature than Pfizer's vaccine?

I've read recently that Moderna's vaccine for covid-19 can last at around 60 degree more than Pfizer's. My question is why, given that they both use the same technique? references: https://...
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Can you distinguish a parotid gland tumor from an inflammation of the gland by looking at the gland's duct?

We heard this small tidbid in anatomy class, and it sounds simultaneously plausible and very incorrect. The parotid gland lies anterior to the ear, superficial, posterior and deep to the ramus. The ...
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Is there any treatment that heals damaged nerves(e.g. by Neuropathy)?

I saw that the main treatments are by giving pain relievers. Is there any way to heal a damaged nerve? Also, are there blood tests that are necessary in cases of Neuropathy beside B12 and B6? ...
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What is “recognized clinically”? Is there any special meaning in the word “clinically” here?

Quote: Many patients with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) experience long delays between their first symptom and initial diagnosis of AATD and require many encounters with healthcare providers ...
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Unclear line: “PI*SZ, null and about other 30 rare or null phenotypes”

From Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency PIZ and PIS Gene Frequency Distribution Using on Maps of the World by an Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) Multivariate Interpolation Method (2012): Alpha1-...
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Is city air pollution causes allergy?

Is there any evidence (study) which shows correlation with city air to allergy (to anything) or any other breath health problems? If yes is this correlation different if someone lives in big city ...
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When performing artificial insemination, why is the male donor tested for STD/HIV via blood test urine, instead of directly testing the semen?

https://www.thebodypro.com/article/hiv-can-be-found-in-semen-even-when-viral-load-is-: HIV can be detected in semen of men who have an undetectable viral load in blood, according to results of a 304-...
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What study design is used in this research?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1939865415001113 I've learned about many types of study design including experimental (randomised control trials etc.) and observational study ...
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likelihood of racial kinship [closed]

There is a situation: Mother is 100% Chinese with black hair, bushy eyebrows, dark brown eyes, dark skin and other Asian characteristics. Short. Father - 40% Slavs (Belarusian) and 60% Chinese. Brown ...
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Why do hair cells, of all things, last decades? [closed]

Bone, skin, heart, taste buds, every cell in the body regenerates every few years except neurons. Why do hair cells, alone among all body cells, lack any ability to regenerate? Talking about mamallian ...
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Exactly what triggers the release of Melatonin?

I work nights and I know it's terrible for the health (circadian rhythm) but what can you do, I'm stuck and can't get another job. I'm not taking any melatonin, because I'm skeptical of taking ...
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Koplik's spots are also found with Rubella (German Measles)? [closed]

Is it generally observed that Koplik's spots inside the mouth for Rubella virus infection or it just a sign for Rubeola virus infection?
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When do rashes from German measles go away for toddlers? [closed]

How long does rashes from German measles go away for a toddler when the fever is already gone? Fever lasted for about 3 days before the rashes actually showed up. Also, is the rashes sign that the ...
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Is clomipramine induced vision loss permanent? [closed]

Blurry vision or vision loss are some very common side effects of SSRI and tricyclic antidepressants. Will they go away once the medication is stopped ?
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Is the efficacy of N95 respirators or surgical masks reduced when wet (COVID-19)?

If my face mask gets wet, is its efficacy in preventing the spread of coronavirus diminished? If so, how much? It's monsoon season here in India, and my method of transportation (safer than crowded ...
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What is the difference between lipohyalinosis and microatheroma?

Lacunar strokes (small-vessel subcortical strokes) are commonly caused by "lipohyalinosis" or "microatheroma"(1). Both mechanisms appear to be related to hypertension and diabetes, ...
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Are COVID-19 patients infectious even if test results are negative?

With Covid-19, are people infectious in the first days after infection before they test positive on a Covid test? I have learned that Covid-19 tests are ineffective in the first few days after being ...
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Do the frequencies inherent in tinnitus have any side effects?

I've heard that certain frequencies naturally have some autonomic effects in some people. I've also heard that tinnitus sometimes falls into that range. I can't really find much information on these ...
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Why is carotid endarterectomy not beneficial for symptomatic 100% internal carotid stenosis?

According to this review article, for symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis: [Carotid endarterectomy] was highly beneficial in participants with 70% to 99% stenosis without near-occlusion (N = ...
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Is water an essential ingredient of alcohol based hand sanitizers?

The two WHO formulations (ethanol and IPA) make up the volume with distilled or boiled water. But is this water essential for the best efficacy of the cleanser or is it only to bulk it out? In other ...
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Pain in right side of stomach [closed]

My father has pain on right side in stomach when he stand. He feel relief when he lay down with press of right side stomach. We already met lot of doctors but did not get any result. You can find ...
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Is it true to say that germs are plants? [closed]

I read an old text that says "germs are plants". so: 1.Is it true? Why today germs are not consider plants. I look in the Internet and not found answer what the definition have change. 2.If it was ...
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Is it a wise idea to use preservative free eye drops on a regular basis, if I use the computer a lot? [closed]

I use a computer for over 8 hours a day. Should I use preservative free eye drops on a regular basis to soothe my eyes? But if I use them on a regular basis, will they cause me to have a dependency on ...
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Do oxygen and carbon dioxide move with Brownian motion? And, if so, do they get trapped by N95 masks?

Do oxygen and carbon dioxide move with brownian motion? And, if so, do they get trapped by N95 masks? Health professionals are experts agree: we should be wearing masks all day when in public during ...
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Why does the WHO's definition of respiratory droplets encompass such small diameters?

I frequently hear the World Health Organization (WHO) identify diameters of 5-10 μm as the size cutoff between "respiratory dropletes" and "droplet nuclei". For example, in a ...
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If an HIV test was done using a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA), does it mean it screens for HIV 2 and/or is a 4th generation test?

If an HIV test was done using a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA): does it mean that it screened for HIV 2 and/or is a 4th generation test? On http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/bugdrug/...
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Why Pakistan can “flatten the curve” but India can't?

Comparing the Covid 19 trends between India and Pakistan: One can immediately notice the stark difference: Pakistan managed to "flatten the curve", and India is unable to control the ...
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How does mitral stenosis cause atrial fibrillation? [closed]

I understand that left atrium enlarges, but how does that cause AF? SAN is in the right atrium.
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Can I get a PSG sleep study done at home in the USA? [closed]

I know there are a lot of at home sleep study alternatives these days, but I've only seen actigraphy (movement) based ones. Are there any at home kits that do PSG and EEG?
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DALY / QALY of COVID-19 [closed]

Is there any good source so far on the disability adjusted life years (DALY) or QALY / … of COVID-19 per country? Or is it just too early for that, is too little known about the long-term effects of ...
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Why do antihypertensives tend to cause weight gain? [closed]

Some blood pressure reducing agents on-label or off-label, such as: clonidine (alpha blocker) atenolol (beta blocker) propranolol (beta blocker) amlodipine (calcium canal blocker) CBD (cannabinoid ...
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Can the brain adapt to listening to audio in very fast playback speeds?

I witnessed a blind man use their phone with playback speeds that were incredibly fast and completely inaudible to my ears. To my best guess, it would have been about 4-5x speed. (I base this off ...
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Do comorbidities that have an important negative impact for COVID-19 patients are generally affecting patients with viral infections?

I have often seen in media about the comorbidities that make things worse for a COVID-19 patient. The most often mentioned are hypertension and diabetes as also mentioned in this article: From what ...
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Why can't we “heal” Tinnitus by destroying the corresponding neurons?

So, my basic understanding is this: A neuron can either send a signal, or not. Sending a signal costs energy & work (and the neuron might only survive so and so many send-cycles). So let's say the ...
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What determines “flexion” vs “extension” terminology? [closed]

Why is lifting your arm (or leg) in front of your body (like a Nazi salute, rather than swinging it behind your back like a martial arts shoulder pin) called flexion rather than extension? And why is ...
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Psoriasis body washes better than showering without soap? [closed]

Body washes made for those with psoriasis [1] are claimed to be less harsh on skin than many other body washes. But what about how those body washes compare to just a water shower instead of compared ...
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What is this procedure for eyes using electic impulses?

I am wondering what this device is called and what it is supposed to do. When I was a kid I was short-sighted (still am) and my parents tried a few treatments that could possibly improve my sight. One ...
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Does reducing dose of SNRI leads to increase in blood pressure? [closed]

I guess the problem statement is sufficient to understand my question
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PET scan or fMRI which is better to study brain metabolism in different pathophysiologies like OCD [closed]

There are several brain imaging techniques to study barin metabolism abnormalities like OCD or schizophrenia . Among the most widely used fMRI and PET scan which one is better to study the nature of ...
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Activated charcoal administered rectally?

A colleague of mine, an experienced pharmacist, told me that there used to be a product of activated charcoal called Charcodote, which could have been used either orally or rectally. I doubted this, ...
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Kailo and back pain--is it the pressure that works? [closed]

I'm a 70 year old male with lower back pain, but only when I sit for more than a few minutes. I was informed about Kailo; a product which guarantees relief or money back. It's a stiff-card patch about ...
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Estimated deaths if Covid control is based on herd immunity

Rachael Maddow suggested on her 9/16/20 show that reliance on herd immunity (naturally acquired immunity) to control the continued spread of COVID-19 could result in the death of 2 to 6 million ...
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Why COVID-19 “immunogenicity may be 70%”?

The USA CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield was recently quoted in the media as saying: "I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Covid than ...
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Data formats in healthcare [closed]

Does anyone know what medical data formats exist other than DICOM, HL7, PDF, XML and Json? (for example in hospitals)

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