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List of medical synonyms for information retrieval, elastic search

0 I am looking for a list of medical synonyms to use at token filter stage in elastic search (it will read a synonyms.txt file) basically equivalent to this one in emerse search engine: https://...
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What information is a US healthcare provider required to provide access to under the 21st Century Cures Act?

In the United States, in response to the 21st Century Cures Act, the Department of Health and Human Services has developed regulations that prohibit "information blocking". This publication ...
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Workable statistics about diagnoses per disease / country / year

I'm looking for data/stats related to the number of diagnoses (per year) (per country) (per disease) at least from 2000 up to 2020/2021 for major diseases (like the 5-10 most related to deaths WW). ...
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Method for Intravascular Perfusion Parameters in Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT

I want to create perfusion metric maps of the pulmonary vascular tree, but, in literature, it isn‘t clear to me which is the „state-of-the-art“ method for this. My target metrics are blood flow, blood ...
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Is there any data on herbal supplements interfering with the efficacy of vaccination?

Here's an excerpt from a paper published in "Journal of Inflammation Research" by Dove Press for a popular and controversial herbal supplement from India: Coronil effectively inhibited the ...
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Are deaths resulting from medical procedures reported and searchable?

In New York State are specialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, etc. reported to a state agency when a patient, undergoing surgery or medical procedure with them, dies during the procedure or from ...
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Clinical Notes database for research

My research is on extracting diagnoses from clinical notes/reports using Artificial Intelligence. I am strugling with finding good datasets that has big number of records I have MIMIC dataset but one ...
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Is electronic health record (EHR) in the US centralized or does each hospital/doctor have their own?

I read that the electronic health record (not electronic medical record) stores the complete history of a patient in the US. So, do all physicians use the same EHR system? (Like facebook i.e. there is ...
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Can a Health Assessment Questionnaire Score be negative? [closed]

I am an ESL editor and I came across a manuscript where the authors mentioned a mean Health Assessment Questionnaire score of 0.47±0.64. This seemed odd to me because the (-) part would go into ...
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Do these diagrams have an official name (treatment plan, treatment schedule, protocol)

I am doing research on treatment plans and protocols in order to design software to minimize error when indicating medicine, procedures, exams, etc. We also want to monitor treatment and somehow ...
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Is there solid data whether abandoning information technology in healthcare increases adverse events or errors made?

Hello fellow scientists, I work in a hospital where a lot of processes are digitalized (e.g., electronic health records, QR-code assisted workflow for prescribing medication etc.). I am looking for ...
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How extensive is the US Govt machine readable dataset on covid-19

How extensive is the US Govt machine readable dataset on covid-19 and where can I find this data?
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What is the difference between ICD-10 and SNOMED?

I know that ICD-10 is a diagnosis classification system. I am not sure what SNOMED is and how to it is different from ICD-10. Why do we need two different systems?
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What is Clinical Decision Support (CDS)? [closed]

What is Clinical Decision Support (CDS)? What is the official reasoning behind making CDS mandatory for Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications?
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Is it possible to get cancer after taking iron supplement of 100mg for 4 days [closed]

I took iron supplements of 100mg ferrous ascorbate for 4 days but since day 3 I experienced black stools and strange pain during bowel movement plus got hemorrhoids so I stopped it immediately after ...
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Snomed codes vs ICD Codes

I know ICD 10 codes are used to describe Granular Level diagnosis on a patient. Do SNOMED codes do the same? If Yes, why two set of terminologies to describe diagnosis? Is it because SNOMed Codes ...
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The next generation of contact lenses

My eyes have the problem of keratoconus and the last 10 years I live using rigid gas contact lenses. The last years piggy-backs. But I am not so satisfied with the precision and accuracy. To be more ...
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How often do ICD codes reflect the actual diagnosis in EHR?

Electronic health records (EHRs) often contains ICD codes used for billing purpose. Is there any study/survey that looked at how often ICD codes in EHRs reflect the actual diagnosis?
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Is exercise at night dangerous?

Exercise is more fun in the morning, when the air is still fresh and the hot sun is not there to sting you. But not for a few of us who have to go to work in the morning, and also not fun after just ...
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How is the workflow of physical examination's documentation in the USA exactly?

e.g. do you use paperforms, EHR masks? Do you type directly into a physician letter? In Germany we use mostly a paper form in the first place and afterwards we document the results into a report. You ...
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Is there a way to monitor the quality of healthcare and dental care I am receiving?

It could be a particular online website for reviews, a list of doctor's strength and weaknesses during some kind of an assessment, and or anything that can give consumers a greater capacity in gauging ...
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ICD-10 codes: required to go to most-granular level?

Given the example ICD-10 codes below, will a diagnosis code ever not be the most-granular option within a given classification? For example, could a patient's code be left at I21.0 and not taken to ...
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are there open-source (non-copyrighted) medical knowledge-bases? [closed]

Mayo Clinic, as one example, has an online guide to diseases and conditions curated by qualified medical editors. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions Clearly, the Mayo material is ...
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Eating fruits for Breakfast and Lunch

I have gastritis problem when I eat fast food. This year am kind of low in budget and won't be able to afford fast food. I depend on fast food because I come to work every early like 6:00AM and leave ...
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How important foam mattresses for you health?

why do you need them? what benefits you get from it? If you don't have problem with your back, does it make sense to use them?
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Do concept unique identifiers (CUIs) in UMLS have a hierarchy?

Do concept unique identifiers (CUIs) in UMLS have a hierarchy?
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Can one candy bar per day be part of a healthy diet?

Are there any ill effects from eating one normally size candy bar per day over a long period of time, as part of an otherwise well-balanced diet for an active adult? For example, a Twix bar with: ...
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Is it ok to have water when hungry?

The other night, I was getting ready to wind up work and leave for home. I was feeling terribly hungry. But there was no food available nearby and it would be at least an hour before I got home. So, ...
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Natural but scientific ways to improve memory and concentration

There's a lot of websites on internet that claim a number of games, exercises and diets to be actually helpful in this regard but they do not provide any authentic citation. Some of them are ...
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What is a "keep side" feature in a patient record?

I'm a bioinformatics guy working on a dataset related to the mesothelioma disease. In this dataset: each row represents a patient record each column represents a health feature There are around 200 ...
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Contraceptive and heart disease

I had watched movies which there were some teenagers when they want to prevent from pregnancy, they intuitively know that they should take contraceptive because they are not ready to give a birth. So ...
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Listening music relieves joint pain

I have heard someone saying to me that to reduce the painful of articles, listening to music can heal the pain. Is it right or wrong?
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Vitamin C, when the best time to have?

From the title above, we know that vitamin C is beneficial in numerous ways so I would like to know when to have vitamin C efficiently, we would receive the best benefits?
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Dataset for Tele-medicine Vital Signs

I'm a newbie to medical and healthcare informatics. I need to access some raw telemedicine dataset including vital signs for a single person over a specific period of time. Basically my questions are: ...
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Is there a universal medical terms naming convention web resource?

I want to use proper conventional names for known diseases and cell and tissue types in my scientific research. Is there a web resource where I can look the terms up and make reference to this ...
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Finding "Type of Service" code(s) for specific procedures/CPT codes

How do healthcare providers find the right "Type of Service" code(s) for Coverage inquiries/Claims? From what I gather, in order to get an accurate answer for Coverage inquiries and Claim submission ...
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What is the required procedure for a US resident to acquire a prescription drug from Canada?

Some drugs, such as Resolor (Prucalopride), are not available in the United States, yet doctors practicing in the United States use them for patients. For example, Dr. Mark Pimentel, discussing his ...
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Aged care, sensors and machine learning

What would be valuable to monitor for an aged individual. In order to be able to care for them better. Im working on a open source project to provide remote monitoring of senior population. The idea ...
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Medical Problems and Computers

Although I’m not a medical professional, I am interested in using computers to facilitate solving medical problems. You may have heard about the Folding at Home program. They study protein folding ...
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Are you at risk of Hep C because you were born between 1945 1965?

I saw on a website that being born between 1945 and 1965 put at risk of hep c but I could find know proof. Can someone please answer? This is the website I found it on, http://www.cdc.gov/features/...
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When dettol turns white, what does it indicate

Sometimes when I bathe or clean wounds with dettol, It upon contact turns white almost instantaneously. Does it mean there's some kind of microbes or something ?. If so what causes it it turn white ?
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What are the pros and cons of personalized medicine? [closed]

I've been hearing a lot about this term lately, and was wondering what exactly it is, and whether it really is the future of the medicine industry. What are the advantages and benefits, along with ...
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Should I be worried about rat bite

There is a wild mice that usually enters the house from somewhere and gnaws the skin from foot. It usually gnaws when we are sleeping. It is not a pet rat. It's a wild one. Is there any disease that ...
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Is there any possible health risks to eating subway every day? [closed]

Every day, I eat an average 6' subway sandwich, which is around 300 calories plus a drink (sweet tea). There may be a possibility that the meats are processed and i can realize that, but is eating ...
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Is there a data source indicating how long most major surgeries take, and what are the associated risks/outcomes? [closed]

I'm looking to play around with statistics around major surgery types; is there a publicly available data source I can work with which lists information such as: types of major surgeries, together ...
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