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Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis treatments

Could Batten’s disease be cured by supplementing a drug which promotes lipolysis, since it is caused by an accumulation of lipids in brain?
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What are the most widely-used telehealth platforms today?

I know that healthcare is often administered remotely in developing areas of the world with restricted access to healthcare, but I would like to know if telehealth is common in the developed world. My ...
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Does treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine eliminate reservoirs of Toxoplasma gondii?

Toxoplasma gondii is known to be one of many pathogens that sequesters away in nerve cells, as well as cysts in the muscles and liver, to avoid the immune system. Standard treatment for severe ...
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Can myopia be treated by applying pressure?

I have high myopia in my right eye (~7.00). I've noticed that unsystematically applying pressure onto certain areas of the eyelid onto the eye can actually bring the power down to about 3-5.00 (by ...
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Do zinc lozenges really help the common cold?

For years I've been seeing advertisements for zinc supplements for the common cold, and I've heard recommendations from people who swear that they work, either wiping out a cold completely or ...
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How can I quickly know whether a medical treatment is supported by evidence?

Griffin, Robert, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, and Rebecca English. Transforming Clinical Research in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary. National Academies Press, 2010. Harvard (...
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Can migraine attacks be predicted by any means?

Migraine occurs in its chronic (daily) or episodic form. Is there a way of predicting migraine attacks in episodic migraine?
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Does cissus quadrangularis help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

I have seen many non-scientific claims that cissus quadrangularis help heal a tendinopathy. For example: https://www.resonatenutrition.com/cissus_quadrangulairs_joint_repair.html (mirror): Today ...
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Treatment options for scotoma

I am interested in a condition known as scotoma which is a demyelinating disease that results in the formation of a blind spot and loss of vision. Is this condition temporary or made permanent as a ...
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Does astaxanthin help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

{1} claims that astaxanthin: Use of natural astaxanthin may suggest that daily use can help alleviate pain associated with Tennis Elbow, and increase mobility This study doesn't seem to have ...
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Does the delivery of BMP-12,-13,-14 (either in form of a gene or a protein) into an injured tendon help improve healing in humans?

I have read that delivery of BMP-12,-13,-14 (either in form of a gene or a protein) into an injured tendon improved healing, but I haven't been able yet to find an in-vivo study in humans confirming ...
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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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What treatments help decrease the percentage of immature type III collagen fibers following a tendon injury?

{1} mentions: A microscopic view of tendinosis reveals an increase of immature type III collagen fibers (mature type I fibers dominate in healthy tendon tissue). What treatments help decrease the ...
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Has any treatment based on applying exogenous BMP-2 to the wound site been shown to be useful to treat tendinopathies?

The 2011 study {1} showed that: Our findings indicate that it is possible to significantly improve tendon healing by applying exogenous BMP-2 to the wound site, inferring that this protein could be ...
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How does one manage sarcopenia as one ages?

Sarcopenia is an almost inevitable accompaniment of aging, and we know that reduced physical strength leads to increased morbidity. For example failing the sitting rising test can predict increased ...
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Do all Eye drops for dry eyes contain steriods?

Do all eye drops for the dry eyes contain steroid? How can you check if the eye drops include steroids in it?
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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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Is being “healthy” an actual, overall provable term? Or is “healthy” just a loose assumption?

Say you go to a doctor and they say -- more or less -- that you are "healthy." What does this mean? Under what circumstances does one fall within these supposed confines? And what would falling ...
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Which hormonal treatments have been shown to be useful to prevent or treat tendinopathies?

Which hormonal treatments have been shown to be useful to prevent or treat tendinopathies? {1} surveyed the links between hormones and tendinopathies but their main conclusion is: The influence of ...
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How are surgical patients kept still while awake?

Certain surgeries require the patient to be awake and lucid to be performed safely. If the patient has clonus, epileptic seizures, tremors, or any of a number of other symptoms, staying still during ...
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Is cupping therapy of any use to treat a tendinopathy?

I have read some unsupported claims that cupping therapy helps treat a tendinopathy, e.g. http://www.tridoshawellness.com/quadriceps-tendonitis-treatment-with-cupping (mirror): Quadriceps ...
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How does cooling physically on the forehead help ease fever?

As I remember, when I caught a fever in my childhood, my dad and mom often put a frozen towel in front of my forehead when I was sleeping, in addition to regular treats like hot water and proper ...
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Can tuberculosis be treated with obesity?

When I was a kid I was told something that keeps bothering me until now, mainly because how weird it seems. Namely, I was told that before antibiotics were discovered, people with tuberculosis were ...
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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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Is there any treatment for autism?

Are there any treatments that can help improve the cognitive function of people with autism? I've also heard about Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) being a cure for autism. Does this claim have any ...
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Is Tourrettes considered a condition requiring medication?

Many mental disorders major depressive disorder, bipolar and/or schizophrenia borderline require and or recommend the use of medications. Is tourettes considered less severe such that you may go ...
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What are these perfectly circular red shapes on the back of that person?

I am now living in Korea and have seen regularly these circular red shapes on the back of Korean people. Here is a picture. Sorry for the low quality, it is difficult for me to take a picture of ...
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What is the current status of cancer-related research? [closed]

Cancer might be the most studied medical condition of all (I don't know if it's actually true, but it sure sounds like it), as it is such a complex and diverse disease. Scientists all over the world ...
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How promising is the engineered bs-bnAb as an HIV-1 therapeutic intervention?

I founded alot of sites talk about this news a research team from Hong Kong university invents universal antibody drug for hiv-1 and they tested that in mice news source. Basically, they propose an ...
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Why are some viruses harder to make vaccines for?

A number of common viral disease agents have vaccines produced for them: Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Influenza (flu), Varicella (chicken pox), Poliovirus (polio), and many more. But many very serious or ...
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How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (in terms of treatment efficiency)?

First, some acronym definitions: RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. MEAT: movement, exercise, analgesia, treatment How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (...
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Is Ayurveda treatment effective for modern diseases?

Ayurveda is an ancient treatment from India which is 3000 years old, based on experience and observation. Is Ayurveda good against modern diseases like tuberculosis, cancer etc?
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Anisohypermetropic amblyopia

Are there any treatments for anisohypermetropic amblyopia? For background information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Anisometropic amblyopia is the second most common cause of ...
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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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Why is FMT an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile?

I have a relative who has gone through a few different courses of antibiotics to combat a Clostridium difficile infection, with limited success. As I understand it, the initial antibiotic course for ...
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What does metformin do to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetes but one of its off-label uses is to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What does metformin do for someone who has PCOS but does not have diabetes? Is ...
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Root canal therapy for diabetes patient?

If someone has the symptoms of the damaged nerve and should undergo a root canal therapy: Is there any risk for a diabetes patient to undergo this procedure?
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Restoring vocal chords after tracheostomy?

Is there a way to "fix" destroyed vocal chords a person has after undergoing tracheostomy? Many have tracheostomy and this is an issue for them.
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How is the workflow of physical examination's documentation in the USA exactly?

e.g. do you use paperforms, EHR masks? Do you type directly into a physician letter? In Germany we use mostly a paper form in the first place and afterwards we document the results into a report. You ...
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Check Lithium Related Side Effects Without Blood Test

Situation: A middle aged patient with no health insurance and a well documented history of moderate to severe bipolar disorder visits a low cost clinic. The patient has a just lapsed lithium ...
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Treatment for severe Pain [closed]

I've been having severe internal pain around my eye, why? And how can it be taken care of
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Is it indeed forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcohol?

I've listen to a lecture of a Russian doctor who said that "it is forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcholol" ("spirt") as a first treatment, he added that it is possible to disinfect the wound ...
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Can a past psychiatrist share information with your current psychiatrist?

I've heard there's a HIPAA exception where health care providers can share information without the patient's consent for the purposes of treatment. Does this mean my previous psychiatrist can share ...
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Treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia

I've been researching dorsal wrist ganglion cysts and trying to find more information on treatment outcomes, both in terms of recurrence and incidence of complications. I found a good review article, ...
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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 fast and effective does an epi-pen work against a peanut allergy reaction?

Last night, I read a horror story about a baseball coach who assaulted his star player after training because she made his son look bad as the eternal number 2. He fed her peanuts while she had a nut ...
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Why are healthcare costs so inflated in the USA?

I have seen much more inexpensive non-socialized medicine in places such as Puerto Rico, with equal or greater standards of care and outcomes. I would like to understand why the USA is not like that.
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Why do we need a rabies vaccine after exposure?

So I understand the need for rabies vaccination "before" exposure since the vaccine basically prepares the immune system, so that in the future should the same intruder enter the body again, the ...
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Cervical spondylosis with disc prolapse at C5-C6 level [closed]

My mother is suffering from cervical spondylosis with disc prolapse after an accident. She got whiplash injury. She was feeling acute pain at that time but pain has now reduced. She has been advised ...
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Multiple Sclerosis and Chemotherapy

I caught part of a cable television program but I ended up falling asleep but it seemed interesting (I was just exhausted). Basically it talked about chemotherapy being a so-far proven treatment for ...