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Detecting a medical emergency based on the symptoms the patient presents

Are there standard rules or references for deciding whether a patient has a medical emergency, based on the symptoms the patient report? Are those standard rules international? Details I am in Germany ...
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Why are diagnostics based on the microbiome so slow to adopt?

Edit 2023/09/06: Many comments so far raise the fact that we can't tell whether there is causation or correlation between an illness and the corresponding microbiome of the patient. My point isn't to ...
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Is there a universal patient id to link individuals across clinical records and clinical studies?

For clinical record management, patients typically assigned an id within a medical center or a clinical study (often along with a national id). A bottleneck in leveraging patient information for large-...
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What constitutes a de-identified patient data in US healthcare?

HIPPA mentions 18 attributes listed here as PHI. Sharing of this data requires certain considerations as outlined by HIPPA. Most importantly data should be de-identified before sharing. As per this ...
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Did the British Medical Journal mislead the public?

Is it true the British Medical Journal mislead the public with an article alleging a whistle blower exposed flaws in the data integrity of the COVID-19 vaccine trials? If so why? Fact Check: The ...
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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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Find full article from PubMed page without any indication?

I understand that PubMed cites articles that are on other sources, so it might not have a direct link to a full article. The very question I am asking is actually answered in the FAQs of the site, and ...
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Is the day-of-week variance in COVID-19 case numbers a well-established phenomenon?

Right now (April 27), the JHU data on new COVID-19 cases in the US show a very distinct weekly rhythm; reports are lowest on the weekends and peak in mid-week. This isn't at all surprising — any ...
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What diseases can be identified by some defined algorithm?

I'm looking for some examples about diseases that can be identified by some equations? I mean something like, that if some person have this overweight, this age, these medical findings that means that ...
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ECDC/PHE covid data clash

12 April's new daily confirmed cases for UK seem to be dramatically different: ECDC says 8719 (https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-cases-covid-19?country=GBR), while PHE says 84279-78991=5288 (...
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What fraction health care workers contract COVID-19?

What fraction of health care workers contract COVID-19? Does anyone know of empirical evidence? Ideally, I’m looking for a reference to a study involving type of work, e.g., ER in close contact vs. ...
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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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Is there common database about drugs from around the world?

Let's say I would like to find cheaper Chinese alternative or find a drug by an active substance (by Xylose Isomerase for instance). Is there any site that could help with that?
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Technology prospects for genome sequencing at home and data protection

Ever since the end of the Human Genome project we have been witnessing the steady advance of genome sequencing technology and the decline of the price required to perform it. This lead to the advent ...
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Maternal Mortality Ratio without healthcare

What is an estimation of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR, number of mother death per 100000 births) without professional healthcare? In other words, how often women die during childbirth in some wild ...
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Are blood pressure numbers recorded during an office visit really meaningful?

On a recent visit to my primary care doctor the staff did the perfunctory BP reading. I had just sat down a few seconds prior. The reading was done only once. Is such a reading at all meaningful? I ...
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Machine learning for medical image scanning

I'm searching for a topic of interest in the domain of machine learning and computer vision. More specifically, researching can computer vision be applied to classify medical image scans and/or ...
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Why is Clostridium difficile toxin A + B outdated in snomed?

I'm looking at the new version of the Snomed dictionary and the concept 707993000 Clostridium difficile toxin A + B (substance) is deactivated (and outdated) since version 20170731. Can anybody ...
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Cancer Life Expectancy

I understand there is data for 5/10 year survival rates for different cancers. Is there any data on survival rates for survivors? IE what is the patient's 5 year survival rate, given no recurrence in ...
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Is Kiwi low or high fructose?

It's ridiculous: on some websites I see info that it is low fructose and on the other it is high fructose (not even moderate). Here for example it goes as high in fructose. And here it goes as low. ...
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Is there any reason why free sugar consumption should be limited to low amounts?

The terminology free sugars is possibly related to mono and dissacharides. It is not clear to me if it means precisely just refined sugars or both, refined and not refined. There is a WHO study ...
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Medical Images and workflow

What is the general workflow involved in managing images such as X-ray, scan etc in a day to day job of a healthcare-technician or a doctor? I am interested to know more about how these images are ...
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In what format does your practice send patient records to individuals who request it in electronic format?

I am currently a student studying at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology looking to develop a new medium for patients to manage their health records. My biggest question for you all is in what ...
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Is there a medical database with data (measured from patients) for research?

I am currently working on a mathematical project about optimisation problems in pharmacokinetics. To make it more practical and interesting, I was thinking of making some computations on actual data. ...
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Largest number of NDC characters

I'm trying to set the data type for NDC codes in a database, with a length on the data type. When reading about National Drug Codes (NDC), I'm finding that most codes are either 10 or 11 characters. ...
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