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Questions tagged [practice-of-medicine]

Questions regarding the policies, business, ethics, and other aspects of the practice of medicine that are not directly about the health of an individual.

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Med-School Anki query? [closed]

This question is not directly related to medicine, but I am a current medical student and have a small problem regarding Anki. So I have the Zanki flashcards set up in my account and besides that, I ...
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Eczema vs urticaria

What is the difference between eczema and urticaria? I want to know the pathophysiology and most common causes to understand why they are different !
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Is a study of one research in the field of medicine?

Medicine is not my field, nor do I have mesothelioma. I'm also not seeking any clinical trials or experimental treatment. However, sometimes I find myself trying my read medical papers, either out of ...
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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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Videos of surgery

Where can I find a website which contains videos of open trauma (HD if possible)? I want to accustom to these views (because I am a medical student).
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Are homeopathy treated patients really experiencing “Placebo”?

Today my mother told that a person who has heart disease is sound with an expensive homeopathic treatment. And I stopped explaining her that it's a placebo. I hear this claim a lot. In fact it worked ...
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What is the name of this medical practice? [closed]

new here. I am a software engineer and I want to make a thesis about medical practices with virtual mannequins using Virtual Reality. What I've seen so far is that they use tubes to put down trough ...
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Why is it a bad idea to use uppers and downers simulatenously?

In the Requiem For A Dream (2000) which is based on a novel written in '78, The grandma uses rainbow pills for weight loss and after overdosing on them. She loses Her sanity and ends up getting ECT. ...
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Can Telomers be tampered with using Nano technology? [closed]

Can Telomers be tampered with using Nano particles or nano robots that can be artificially used to CAUSE cancer? I happen to run into this website Talking about nano technology based cancer research. ...
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How often is a microscope used

I am planning on studying Graduate Entry into Medicine (4 years instead of 6 for people that already have a degree) in the UK. Microscopes really irritate my eyes. I think in the UK we still have to ...
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Can a medical student get an expedited certification as a paramedic?

Medical students, as future doctors, are in a rather unique position to support themselves in a part-time job in the medical field that provides a decent amount of on-call study time while also ...
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What are the benefits or drawbacks of my primary care physician having hospital admitting privileges?

In the United States, what are the reasons for and against choosing a primary care physician who has hospital admitting privileges? For example, if my primary care physician does not have hospital ...
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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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Possibilities after stage IV melanoma diagnosis [closed]

My aunt is 62 and was diagnosed last november with stage IV metastatic melanoma. She had an operation to get a tumor removed and is undergoing an immunotherapy treatment that I believe is ...
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Should we always eat something before taking pain killers?

When buying pain killers in the pharmacy (no doctor prescription), sometimes I'm told to take the pain killers only after eating something, sometimes they say it doesn't matter, and most of the times ...
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Medicines in the fridge

Why are there some medicines that are put in the fridge? Thanks
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Why do surgeons wear blue aprons during surgeries?

In most cases, the surgeon wears a white apron, but during a surgery he is wearing a blue apron, why blue?
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What exactly does “general practitioner” mean?

In the US, is a general practitioner (GP) a doctor who has finished a medical school and has a medical licence, but does not have any further specialization?
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Overfull ERs across the globe

A study conducted by the German journal Ärzteblatt revealed that in German Emergency Rooms more than half of the patients do not think their condition requires urgent treatment and thus do not meet ...
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Which type of doctor to see when?

What type of doctors are specialised in what fields? Ideally, below is a Community List of which doctors are responsible for what. This list is not exhaustive and should not be taken at face value ...
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Treatment Options of Tension Pneumothorax

What I‘ve learned and heard is that if there is an indication of a tension pneumothorax (e.g. rib series fracture with elevated pulse and difficulties in breathing), treatment is always to get two ...
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How does pulse oximetry work?

Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive method for monitoring a person's oxygen saturation (SO2). Though its reading of SpO2 (peripheral oxygen saturation) is not always identical to the more desirable ...
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What does B.D means in a Doctor's Prescription?

I searched the Web and I came across this article explaining the meaning of B.D it says that B.D means twice a day but it doesn't specifies that I have to take the medicine twice a day before or after ...
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Differences between MD vs DO regarding computational research?

I'm nearing graduation from university, at which point I'll have a degree in computer science (bioinformatics) with a minor in mathematics. My intention is to specialize in computational medical ...
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Acetaminophen after a heart attack [closed]

My grandmother was prescribed Dolo 325 (acetaminophen or paracetamol) after she had an episode of a silent heart attack. The dose is to be taken twice daily. Can anyone explain how this treatment ...
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What might require a hand to be immobilized for a period of time?

I am attempting to write a story and am stuck on a question of medical significance. Can anyone describe a health issue for which a proper treatment might require bandaging / immobilizing one or both ...
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Taking Blood Pressure Bilaterally — Why?

There's a physician that always takes blood pressures bilaterally for EVERY patient he sees. These patients are assumed to be healthy adults coming in for basic routine medical exams. I don't see ...
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What guarantees the benevolence of a doctor? [closed]

We are often told to trust doctors and the healthcare system in general. But what guarantees that the doctor is so willing to help, especially if they are hired in a public system? Just the fact ...
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Venous PO2 and anemic hypoxia

Why does venous PO2 decrease in anemic hypoxia? Shouldn't it be constant as PO2 is a measure of the dissolved oxygen?
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What's The Minimum Staffing/Logistics For Running A Hospital?

Specifically, a hospital serving a local population of 200-400 people, and assuming departments include ER, ICU, dentistry, maternity, outpatient, pharmaceutical, radiology, and general surgery. What ...
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What would happen if you administered endothelin during a myocardial infarction?

I have been going through the Rhodes medical physiology and have learned about Endothelin (specifically its role in hyperplasia) and collateral vessels in slowly developed [cardiovascular disease] (...
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What is the estimated monetary benefit (or cost) of annual checkups?

I've been seen seeing the "TV Doctors" commercials recently from Cigna. And it got me wondering. Strictly from a financial sense, what is the estimated average benefit (or cost) of annual checkups. ...
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Best books for understanding pathophysiology

Please recommend some books on advanced pathophysiology that are accurate and simple.
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What is the differences between the professions and requirement of pathologist and biotechnologist?

What is the differences between the professions and license requirement of pathologist and biotechnologist in New York? I asked this because this site is also for medical student and professionist.
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Can unpaid/unlicensed college interns edit medical charts in California?

I recently took an unpaid internship at a pain management clinic who is asking me to edit SOAP notes and patients' charts. Is it legal for me to even touch this information without even having been ...
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Medical professionals referring to 'left' and 'right': are they referring to my relative directions or theirs?

Given that they're facing me and I'm facing them. Excerpt from radiologist report: ... there is narrowing of the left neural foramen in comparison to the right ... but whose? Additionally: Is ...
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Need a primary care doctor: Internal medicine or family medicine?

I'm a single adult male looking for a primary care doctor, and I don't know how to choose between a doctor specializing in family medicine, and one specializing in internal medicine. I've read this ...
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UK - Doctor's access to family info

Situation: My NHS doctor asks me "Do you have any history of X in the family?" (X can be anything you like: cancer, insanity, arthritis, sarcasm etc, doesn't matter, I'm more interested in the ...
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Is copay dependent on whether or not you actually see a doctor?

I go to a dermatologist for UVB phototherapy for plaque psoriasis. It's a first-line treatment and is accepted by basically any insurance company. The standard price set by a dermatologist is around $...
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If people can create an accelerated medical program that can be completed in just three years, what textbooks should they select in the curriculum?

Imagine a third-world country with a lack of doctors. They should start to treat patients as soon as possible even if they did not take full courses in biochemistry, histology, anatomy, biostatistics, ...
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Why is there a left ventricular volume overload in patients with Ventricular septal defect?

With VSD left to right shunt in systole logically should dilate right ventricle due to volume overload since left side pressure is higher then the right.
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Is it ok to use sterile eye drops every day

I have very allergic eyes that redden up very quickly even without rubbing. When it becomes too much I see the doctor and take some eye drops for a month. But the allergy keeps on coming back. A few ...
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Name of medicine specialty dealing with lactation

What is the name of the medicine specialty that studies female breast in the context of breastfeeding and lactation?
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Cough that decreases on lying on stomach

What type of cough is relieved on lying on stomach? Does post nasal drip show such feature
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Could hairline fractures be obscured by x-ray images

I had fractured my ankle by the fracture of the fourth metatarsal was not seen in two X-rays that were taken. Only CT-scan revealed the cracks. Why is this the case? I was seen by an doctor who ...
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Who can release my medical records if I'm temporarily disabled?

Say I have a severe allergic reaction, or cardiac event, or poisoning, or any of a billion other conditions that would require urgent medical care, but might leave me unconscious or otherwise unable ...
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How do hospitals know who is family?

When a person is hospitalized, family members are legally allowed certain rights, especially if the hospitalized individual is unable to make his or her own medical decisions. But how does the ...
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Shadowing a Doctor

My doctor has allowed me to shadow him. As an aspiring med student, I'd no doubt relish the opportunity. I've obtained his availability from the secretary (for simplicity let's say: May 15-19 and June ...
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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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Which disease is this combination of medicine is used for? [closed]

I have had a cough form in several days. My doctor had given me some medication for this. But when I searched for the medication used it made me confused, because the medications given commonly work ...