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What is injected into the IV to wake a patient up from general anesthesia?

In my previous 16 surgeries in the United States, I eventually woke up from general anesthesia on my own -- it took a few hours after surgery for me to wake, but I woke up naturally in "Recovery." ...
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Why is heparin gel not used or sold in the united states?

Topical heparins are widely used in Europe for the prevention and treatment of local symptoms associated with peripheral vascular disorders. Why is this not used in the USA? Why is it not sold? ...
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How similar/dissimilar are the requirements to be a registered nurse in America and Europe?

How different are the college programs? Is nursing school more difficult in Europe or America? What is the average time a person spends on college to become a registered nurse in Europe?
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Do US students take USMLE exams of the same content like IMG (foreign) doctors?

Do US students take USMLE exams of the same content like IMG (foreign) doctors? Is it true that American students take USMLE separated in subjects not a as a whole set of 300 questions on all topics?
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Who decides the “normal” values for blood count?

I'm currently researching the values for a Complete Blood Count. Obviously different sources give slightly different values, usually due to rounding, but I found that some values consistently shifted ...
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What are the countries restricted for Workings as a TB diagnosed individual?

I came across some shocking information that GCC countries and Brunei doesn't give work visa for person who was diagnosed by TB in past. Any spots in chest will be enough evidence to cancel the ...
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How is PCOS officially diagnosed?

I have been treated for PCOS for about a decade now. But every-time I move to a new place, which happens quite frequently, the doctors always ask me how I was diagnosed with this condition or by what ...
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Did I get Lateral pelvic tilt from left leg overuse?

Almost 2 years ago I got a knee injury (ACL and meniscal tear) which left me with a mechanically locked knee for more than a month. I could still walk normally without much instability. Fortunately, ...
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Why doctors have different opinions and diagnosis for the same patient?

I really wonder why different doctors have different opinions or diagnosis!! I've experienced many situations. For example: I went to ten doctors to see what's wrong with my eye, Some of them said I'm ...
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Are medical units pertaining to blood-tests, etc. standard/universal? Or vary from country to country?

Are medical measurements/units pertaining to blood-tests and urine-tests standardized across the globe? Or are they different? (I thought the metric system was standard in science, but when I was ...
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Are systemwide treatment statistics collected in any countries?

It would seem that constant universal aggregation of treatment data, including all diagnoses made (and how they were made) and all treatments used (drugs, amounts, therapies, even diet) would offer ...
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Are influenza vaccinations the same worldwide?

Are influenza vaccinations a.k.a. flu shots the same worldwide? For example, if the patient gets a flu shot in South Korea in October, then spends the winter in the United States, would the protection ...
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Why do some General Practioners not consider Fibromyalgia as a genuine, real auto-immune disorder?

Before I was diagnosed with my Fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist, I had told my Canadian General Practitioner that my USA Family Doctor had thought I had thought I had Fibromylagia, and my G.P. ...
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What is the procedure to follow for a north american doctor to practice in Colombia?

I would like to know the requirements and procedures to follow for a Canadian doctor to practice in latin america, specifically in Colombia. For instance, are there board exams to pass? Is there a ...
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Procedure of Australian Medical Council exam for foreigners from South Asia

My friend is a MBBS student from Bangladesh. She is currently in her 3rd year and is willing to sit for AMC exam after graduation. But we don't know about the correct procedure to apply and sit for ...