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Citrate vs EDTA

What is the difference between the use of «citrate» and «EDTA» as an anticoagulant in medicine (I know that each one is used for some dosages but not the other, but I need to know why)?
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How sperm storage works in testicles?

I know that men sperms are getting stored in testicles and get pumped out during sex or masturbate. Question: If someone need thicker, quantity of sperms, does it depends on how long its been the guy ...
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Interpreting DXA results myself

I want to determine my body fat percentage. Every hospital here in Bangkok offers me the InBody method, which is based on Bio Electrical Impedance and highly sensitive to my hydration levels in the ...
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Can GFR be improved in patients with kidney failure?

How widely can glomerular filtration rate (GFR) values fluctuate and can they ever improve? How much "error" might one expect in the value if sampled quarterly?
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Why is predicted FVC calculated on height only (and not weight)?

(please forgive me if this is a stupid question, as I have very little medical knowledge) I've been found to have an unusally low vital capacity (about 65% of the predicted value) so I'm up for a ...
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What relation, if any, exists between height and erectile dysfunction?

For a given BMI, how does height affect erectile dysfunction? I'm curious because height is associated with better cardiovascular health in some studies.
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Is there a safe way to increase bones length?

I'm not sure if I selected the appropriate stackexchange sub-site, probably I had to use 'biology' instead, but I think those ones of you, who are doctors, are familiar with biology as well. I'm just ...
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How are BMI ranges established?

The ideal BMI is often quoted as being 18.5 to 24.9, and obesity is often defined as a BMI over 30. Were these ranges constructed based off established science connecting these numbers to health, or ...
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What health information does saliva contain?

Lets say I spit in a tube and send it into a lab for analysis. My question is, what kind of things can a lab detect in my spit? I know they can get your DNA for example. Or you can get some selection ...
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Calculating HRV from heart rate

I don't have ECG graphs and R-R peaks. I need to calculate the HRV(heart rate variability). Is it possible from the heart rate alone?
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What are basic parameters that need to be tracked, recorded or monitored in diabetic patients?

I want to make a diabetes app to assist diabetic patients (not replace a doctor). What are basic parameters that a diabetic needs to track, record, or monitor? For example maybe: BMI, BMR, etc.
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What do blood pressure readings indicate?

I have heard 120 by 80 is considered normal blood pressure. What do these numbers indicate? I am not a science student. Please explain in non-complicated language.
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Multi-parameters monitors: pediatric vs. adult mode

We often use a multi-parameters monitor to monitor the victim's pulse, SpO2 and blood pressure1. When using these devices on children, we have to switch them to 'pediatric mode' first. And for blood ...
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Blood pressure monitoring and breast cancer

Even though there is no mention of this in the french team first-aid guidelines, instructors, teams chiefs and doctors all instruct us rescuers not to monitor the blood pressure1 of a victim who has ...
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Oxygen saturation value of smokers

A person's O2 saturation, when measured in ambiant air at sea level with a pulse oxymeter (SpO2), is considered as normal between 95 and 100%. I've read (non-sourced Wikipedia FR fragment, no ...