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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Is there a synergistic effect between phosphate and testosterone in respect to Physiology?

For example: A patient's blood analysis results come through, and it states that the patient has high testosterone and high phosphate levels. What are the likely causes of this, assuming/...
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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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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 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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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 $...