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Is there a good recent review on the treatment options for COVID19?

I am looking for a summary/review of all the treatment options that have been studied for COVID19? The British medical journal is updating a tremendously helpful ressource (https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj....
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How long is the delay when rehydrating orally vs. IV?

The going recommendation for patients who present to the emergency room with dehydration is IV fluids. It seems to me that this is fairly wasteful and needlessly expensive. Is rehydrating with a ...
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What is the difference in cosmesis of the treatment of a seborrheic keratosis between cryotherapy and curettage?

There exist different treatments to remove a seborrheic keratosis, such as cryotherapy and curettage+electrodesiccation {2,3}. I wonder what the difference in cosmesis of the treatment of a seborrheic ...
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What is the rationale behind using Il-6 inhibitors to treat COVID-19 patients?

According to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), one of the possible treatment options for COVID-19 patients is il-6 inhibitors (tocilizumab, sarilumab). What is the rationale behind ...
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What are the special medications to treat Covid-19?

We know there is no cure for Covid-19 (currently) and the treatment focuses on managing symptoms as the virus runs its course. The main symptoms of Covid-19 are -Fever -Cough -Shortness of breath ...
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Is it possible, and what would be required to modify a ventilator to support two patients concurrently?

An article from a pediatrician on NYT suggested this as a possibility, I'm keen to know if it could be done in an emergency/shortage situation. If so: What would the challenges be from a mechanical/...
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Mortality and when a protocol becomes statistically significant [closed]

A study has a placebo given to one group, GROUP P, and a medication given to another group, GROUP M. This medication could be given to prevent colon cancer, anemia, or any other ailment that may ...
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Is it possible to immunize against bacteria?

In anticipation of going to a region with known prevalence of flesh eating bacteria, can an individual take antibiotics prior to going to prevent it from being contracted? https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/...
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What is the most modern strategy for treating middle ear infections in children?

I am trying to wrap my head around the treatment of middle ear infections in children, since my toddler is having a lot of these, and there doesn't seem to be a clear cut solution. So far I have ...
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News by ICD 10 code?

Is there service online that provides the latest news based on a given ICD 10? For example if a doctor is treating a patient with E10.9 he could view/search for the latest news on diabetes (drug ...
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a cure for gray hair is on the way? [closed]

I saw this news article (here is the article about it in a medical journal) and began to wonder if the cure for gray hair is on the way. Those immunotherapy drugs can restore hair color only in people ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of "radon therapy"?

As far as I know, a possible therapy for rheumatism and arthritis can be "radon therapy". My understanding is that this means bathing in a tub with water that contains radon. My question is, if this ...
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Can nasal irrigation help for chronic sinusitis?

CT revealed chronic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. In addition to regular treatment (septoplasty, etc.), multiple ENT specialists recommend daily nasal irrigation e.g., with Irigasin (NaCl ...
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What are effective treatments for venous leak?

Venous leak is one cause of erectile dysfunction in which the trapped blood leaks back. It is difficult to understand, and I have these questions: How does venous leak develop? What is done to ...
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Can urinary tract infection be treated by inducing urination?

Urinary tract infection causes dysconfort by giving the urge to urinate even with empty bladder. The one time I had the symptoms (blood in urine, urge to urinate again), I forced myself into drinking ...
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How do I safely treat subungual hematoma? Tamarind seeds paste helps?

Some say that grinding 'Tamarind seeds' soaked in water and applying it all over the toe and letting it dry for more than 8 hours, effectively - if not completely - removes the blackened blood under ...
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How to get to sleep half-an-hour / an hour earlier than the day before?

Please only state ideas that have personally helped you, in your daily experience, not a hypothetical answer from a website, that might be helpful. I have had major problems with sleep at least since ...
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How to treat blood-shot eyes if I don't have eye-drops? Water good or bad idea?

How to treat blood-shot eyes if I don't have Visine eye-drops? Water good or bad idea?
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I've suddenly lost my voice (aphonia) due to illness (laryngitis?) -- how to get it back fast?! Speaking to a 1,000 ppl in 2 days. Eeek

I'm presenting at the most important academic conference of my entire career thus far in 2 days (presenting research to literally 900-1000 people), and as luck would have it my voice has suddenly ...
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How to correct Pectus Excavatum without surgery?

What are the alternative treatments for Pectus Excavatum that aren't surgery. I'm thinking stretching, weight training exercises etc?
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Should a chiropractor be called if my neck is (moderately) out of alignment? [closed]

Let's not beat around the bush: ~3 days ago, I was jumping on a trampoline. Being that I was jumping on a very good trampoline with a gymnast and a cousin or two of hers, I started endeavoring to do ...
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Does sleep hypnosis actually work for insomniacs?

Has sleep hypnosis been researched and studied to be effective for helping one to fall asleep? How does it work exactly?
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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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Is hair transplantation really efficient [closed]

Men hair loss is a real issue, and having been suffered from it trying to apply various inefficient ways, the only final way to resolve the issue, I believe, is hair transplantation. However, I'm not ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

So recently I have started a new job, and a common thing in the last few weeks is I have been getting headaches occasionally, that will last the rest of the day. The issue is, I workout right after ...
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no medication treatments for MS

What are the no-medication treatments for Multiple sclerosis (MS) ? Based on many papers, sport and meditation can help to keep the immune system and the body healthier which leads to a higher level ...
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Almost every joint pops in my body

I often feel the need to pop my fingers, elbows, jaw, neck, legs, and even spots by my ribs and pelvis. What type of doctor should I see that can help me figure out what's wrong with me?
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What are the best natural foods to help reduce gynechomastia?

The internet has contradictory information on this topic. Some say soy is good, some say it is not. What are the recommended foods to help reduce gynechomastia in men (men boobs)?
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Is there any way to overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder without using medicine?

I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and want to be a web programmer. It's really annoying when you have an error and can't see where it is or can't focus. I tried seeing a psychologist, ...
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How to prevent lack of potassium from physical activity?

My question is based on my (quite) recent experience. I have ridden on my bicycle since September of 2012. This activity leads to decreasing of volume of kalium (potassium). Hard to say how much. ...
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What is the protocol for allowing euthanasia in a medical facility?

Not many places allow assisted suicide however, when they do, it's for 'special circumstances'. On the other hand, there have been reports of "healthy" individual's, euthanasia requests being granted. ...
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Ways to lessen or prevent episodes of sleep walking

I am currently on medication to dampen my sleep walking. The medication is amitriptilyne, but lately it seems to be having no effect. For the past few weeks I have been getting up at around 3am for ...
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Who offers CO2 Laser treatment for Bartholin's Cysts in California? [closed]

I've called a very large number of GYN surgical clinics in and around the bay area and none of them seem to offer this treatment. Any leads are much appreciated!
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Can stem cell (msc) injections regrow damaged (articular / hyaline) cartilage if injected to joint?

I have read that fixated stem cells (mixed with glue, growth factor and fixated in the cartilage defect under low oxygen conditions) will regrow into articular and hyaline cartilage with type II ...
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Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Is there any certain treatment for restless leg syndrome?! my father is 52 and it's really bothering him when he wanna go to sleep (anytime of day or night). He has the most severe form of this ...
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Treatment for mild Tourette syndrome

I have a friend who has had Tourette syndrome since he was a child. He is 26 now, the Tourette is mild, involving shoulder twitching. Is there any treatment that bring the syndrome to a negligible/...
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How do I get rid of toenail fungus?

I have had several treatments for toenail fungus where you have to file down the nail then apply a solution for weeks [about six weeks] to kill off the fungal infection. Each time it has come back ...
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Is breath holding effective to prevent sleep paralysis? [closed]

I constantly get sleep paralysis (the feeling of being awake in my mind but asleep in my body). I do not like the sensation, and am trying to battle it as much as possible. One of my friends has ...
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Is Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) treatment beneficial for shoulder injury? [closed]

Due to a fall (during training) on my left shoulder, about 6 months ago, I've been experiencing mild to severe pain in my left shoulder. Pressing the AC joint hurts and upward movements tend to ...
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Sex as a generic medical treatment modality?

Sex therapy (including clinical, licensed sex itself) is a treatment option for sexual health issues - when there are problems and goals pertaining to sex itself. Sexual health tends to be studied ...
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Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Some women have mild discomfort with their menstrual periods; some have much more pain. Is there anything anyone can do to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?
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How to devise therapies using neuromotor task training for a child with writing problems?

I would like to devise therapies for a child with writing difficulties. This child has developmental coordination disorder (DCD), therefor he has problems with his fine motor skills. I would like to ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

As we know hair turns gray or white hair due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin. This article and study from 2009 and 2013 suggest that accumulation of H2O2 is due to oxidative stress which can ...
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Is there any proof that acupuncture is an effective pain remedy?

I have heard of acupuncture being used for pain management. Are there clear scientific proofs that indicate it is more effective than a placebo treatment for pain? If so what types of pain has it ...
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What are pros and cons of different approaches to aborting ventricular tachycardia?

Idiopathic (or spontaneous, unknown origin) ventricular tachycardia is a type of ventricular tachycardia (VT) that occurs in patients with structurally normal hearts. I would like to know what the ...
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Are there proven natural treatments to kill acne-causing bacteria?

I ask about natural options that specifically kill bacteria in acne. These options should be interchangeable with conventional antibiotics. Medicine such as topical retinoids don't answer this ...
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