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Penile Dysfunction in Relation to Intelligence Quotient [closed]

I was wondering if somebody here could summarize the relationship between penile dysfunction and the intelligence quotient and overall intelligence of an individual, or point to resources that could ...
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what are the softwar used or needed in clinical research? [closed]

data managements in clinical study final year project tips about research softwars for pharmacy students that's all Blockquote
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Reference(s) describing various challenges of introducing artificial intelligence into medicine

I'm looking for reference(s) describing various challenges of introducing artificial intelligence algorithms into medical practice. Preferably, references should be scholarly and comprehensive. I ...
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Was KP-1461 found to be not a good drug?

Everything I've been able to find out about the drug (which is a prodrug, I could glean that it becomes KP-1212 inside the cells, in a process involving triphosphorylation) sounds very promising ...
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Where can I find free cervical MRI files and cervical CT angiography files?

I would like to research cervical MRI and CT-angiography files of different people to understand more about cervical MRI and CT-angiography. I've only been able to find some other MRIs and CTs here: ...
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What are the websites providing medical articles?

I'm new here and I'm not sure if my question is off topic, however I need some resources about medical articles concerning the effect of covid on health employees. I found a website called sci-hub but ...
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In PubMed results sometimes there are no links to read the article?

In PubMed results sometimes there are no links to read the article. For example https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23009275/ Why is this?
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How to bring a possible topic for research to people's attention

I've noticed that a subgroup of patients with a particular disorder have an interesting diurnal pattern to their symptoms. As far as I can tell, this has not been covered in the literature (although ...
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What data and research is available on the mortality risk (infection fatality rate) of COVID-19?

Given controversy and confusion over aspects of COVID-19, particularly over comparisons and contrasts with the mortality risk of seasonal flu, this question seeks data and findings on the mortality ...
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How can I get involved in online medical research?

I am a medical student. I want to get involved in online medical research but i don't know where to start or if online medical researches even exist. so Please tell me what to do or what are the ...
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Why are there such large disparities about the efficacy of a covid-19 vaccine agaisnt the same variants?

I've seen this before with other vaccines (such as Sputnik V and Astrazeneca) but this time since there is no apparent way to justify it, it caught my attention . The efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine ...
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Controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation?

I am trying to do a literature review on double-blind controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation. Many such experiments would be unethical to do on humans so I was thinking ...
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How to search for a topic in humanity's medical knowledge?

Is it possible to search the scientific medical literature (journals, textbooks), in the same way we typically search the broader internet with common search engines? Is there a website that can do ...
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Detrimental effects of very-wide or multiple monitors?

Over the past several decades, computer monitors have typically gotten larger, and more specifically wider. Also, it has become (somewhat) more common for people to use an multiple monitors next to ...
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What are the current diagnostic tools for screening CMMRD?

I am currently conducting a research project on the diagnostic tools currently used for Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) suspected patients. As this is rare genetical disorder, there ...
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Studies of Dyprione effects after long storage period?

Dyprione/Metamizole is common as the active ingredient of analgesics - in some countries. It also has some adverse potential side effects, such as agranulocytosis (or more specifically Neutropenia). ...
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Is there a free vaccine or medicinal product database?

Is there a database that allows me to query for available vaccine products by ingredients? For instance, I want to find an available vaccine product that contains "Streptococcus pneumoniae ...
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What protection does T-cell immunity confer for Covid?

This preprint, which was just released today, says that while some of the Covid-19 variants evade antibody immunity, they do not evade T-cell immunity. It says that this is true both of T-cell ...
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How impartial is medical research?

This question comes off the back of an answer to this question where there was reference to a retraction of an article in The Lancet based on inaccuracies and fraudulent data. As a lot of research (if ...
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How is trustworthiness of medical research established? [duplicate]

This question has been inspired by current events, namely the Covid-19 pandemic and, ermm... let's graciously call them "vaccine skeptics". Also of note is that I'm not a medical scientist ...
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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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How do you determine causation? (based on this example) [closed]

We know correlation is not causation. Consider following example. Let's say we observe that on average people who smoke, die earlier that those who don't. This is correlation right? But how do you ...
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How quickly does remineralization of teeth happen from brushing?

To the extent that toothpaste can remineralize tooth enamel, how quickly does it happen? Is it a as-soon-as-there's-contact occurrence? Is it after ~30-120 seconds of scrubbing? Is it 10+ minutes ...
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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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What study design is used in this research?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1939865415001113 I've learned about many types of study design including experimental (randomised control trials etc.) and observational study ...
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Flu vaccine paradox [closed]

Here are two facts that one clearly admit and and almost read everywhere: Fact 1) it needs many years to elaborate a vaccine (from research, creation, testing and approval) Fact 2) new vaccine for ...
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Help me understand my test result [closed]

I recently got a bloodwork done. The ranges given were 35.0-155.0 pg/mL My test result was 72.3, (72.3-35)/(155-35) * 100 = 31% Am I correct to assume that I am on the 31 percentile based on the lab ...
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If placebo controls work even when the patient is aware that the treatment is a placebo. Why are deceptive placebo controls used?

Placebos are “fake” treatments prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect. Placebos are used for conditions defined by “self-observation” symptoms ...
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Heightened risk of bacterial endocarditis for receptive anal sex partners

TL;DR version: Is there any proof of correlation (or lack thereof) between receptive rectal intercourse and raised risks for bacterial endocarditis? [UPDATE] Does it hold even for protected sex, given ...
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When would a placebo/control group *not* be used in medical research?

Related: Why use a placebo in some potential COVID-19 vaccine trials? What is the point of a placebo in studies where the subject can determine their group? The answers to the questions above give ...
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Why COVID-19 vaccine defies the 12-18 month estimation? [closed]

Most of us are expecting a COVID-19 within 12-18 months. But how come in the past week, I find multiple articles and news reports suggesting the possibility of a vaccine in the fall. While this is ...
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What would it be like to participate in a (coronavirus) challenge trial, in the US?

I am strongly considering volunteering for any COVID human challenge trial that becomes available near me (midwestern United States). I am willing to undergo long-term isolation. However, I am not ...
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Why will COVID-19 last for 12 to 18 months?

In this YouTube video min 0:32, Dr. Samir Gupta, says It typically would last for 12 to 18 months In How the Pandemic Will End in the ll. The Endgame section: No matter which strategy is ...
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Research paper published SARS-CoV-2 persistence and durability

I know that there have been other papers published, but I was specifically looking for the one referenced by Bill Bryan, an undersecretary at the Homeland Security Department, in the press briefing ...
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Is there research on the relative effectiveness of different social distancing measures?

Toward the end of the widely read Medium article The Hammer and the Dance, the author talks about "the ROI [return on investment] of social distancing". He provides a chart and a table showing the ...
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A study about blood differences and the risk for COVID-19

On healthline it's mentioned a recent study that came out of Wuhan, China; it’s published on a website, but hasn’t yet been reviewed by peers. In the study, scientists looked at the blood types of ...
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Is it possible to calculating HRV from heart rate alone?

I don't have ECG graphs and R-R peaks, but I need to calculate the HRV(heart rate variability). Is it possible to calculate this from the heart rate alone? How reliable would that be?
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How can I set up alerts to notify me of COVID-19 clinical trial participation opportunities for healthy US volunteers outside of infection “hotspots”?

I live in a mid-size US city not hit too hard by the coronavirus. Is there a good way to set up email alerts (or similar) to alert me to COVID-19 clinical trials in my area that I can volunteer for? I ...
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Vaccines Research - A theorical question just out of curiosity

First of all I'd like to point out that I'm not in any medical field, nor I've the adeguate specific formation to know enough about the topic, so this question is going to be more like a "What if" ...
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Pandemic: what is the term for the phenomenon of diffusion of tests and the spreading of the virus itself?

Context: from the "discovery" of the virus to its spreading Before the discovery of sars-2 people died from sars-1, flu or pneumonia. On the one hand, we have a new, previously unknown virus that is ...
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Why haven’t other research groups invested into antineoplastons when it comes to cancer treatment?

I recently stumbled upon antineoplastons which is a family of drugs based on chemical natural products prevalent in human blood and urine. I have only been able to find one person administering ...
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Illnesses from indoor Mold growth: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

Has anyone heard of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)? Would you say it is a real illness that can be treated? It is described as a multi-system, multi-symptom illness. There are peer-...
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Where can I find head MRI files?

I have to calculate some anatomic values on different brains so I have to work on different MRI images for my project. Where can I find MRI images for this?
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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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How to go about medical literature review?

Basically, I am relatively new to research (though I do know the gist of it all but doing it is a bit different than knowing.) in an institute that focuses on research much later, however, I wish to ...
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How to calculate my "approximate" mortality rate while in ICU?

To make a long story as short as possible for context, I was rushed to the ER while in cardiac arrest back in 2014. Heart stopped beating momentarily and lost oxygen to the part of my brain. None of ...
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Is there any clinical evidence supporting or infirming the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy for humans?

I have read some claims about the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy. Example (mirror): Innovative treatments that include stem cell therapy, supplements, growth ...
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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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50:50-sugar-fat mixture and weight gain. New research? [closed]

A couple of years ago I saw a BBC Horizon television documentary about sugar and fat. One section mentioned three experiments performed by Dr Paul Kenny in which rats were given their ordinary rat ...
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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 ...