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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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How to identify Ganglion Cysts? What are possible treatment of it?

What are the possible cause of Ganglion Cysts? What kind of health problem it can create? What kind of treatment available for it?
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Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM?

Is stem cells treatment an effective cure for nerve damage from peripheral neuropathy in DM? Googling returns plenty of hits. Top results are businesses offering stem cells treatment for almost any ...
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Symptoms in men and women

I was reading something about women’s heart attacks and how they are more likely to die from them as doctors are usually taught male symptoms in unis or something. I tried finding something about it ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any treatment for adults with talipes calcaneovarus (club foot)?

I did a quick research & there seem to be a non-surgery treatment for babies with talipes calcaneovarus (club foot) as quoted from this website. Major surgery was often a common treatment used. ...
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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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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 much do certain probiotics reduce cavity causing bacteria?

In the paper titled Effect of Short-term Consumption of Amul Probiotic Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La5 and Bifidobacterium Lactis Bb12 on Salivary Streptococcus mutans Count in High ...
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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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Can IVIG treatment increase risk of infections?

Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) are often used to treat patients with impaired antibody production or autoimmune conditions[1]. However, according to this paper[2], it can also inhibit antibody ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is my ENT specialist ripping me off?

I have been to an ENT specialist regarding my tinnitus problem several times, but each time she just insists on doing a hearing test, which appears to be the standard one where you put on headphones ...
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Can an infection with toxoplasma gondii be cured with the current medical state of the art?

According to the CDC, toxoplasma gondii is purported to be present in approximately 22.5% of those in the US above the age of 12, and is present in some populations worldwide at an incidence rate of ...
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Treatment for catarrh?

I've been having catarrh for 3 days now and it's really becoming hard to bare, till today I've not slept for 3 days because it has totally blocked my nostrils. Is there any home remedy for catarrh.
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Beyond melanogenesis, what mechanisms does the human body have for acquired tolerance to UV-B exposure?

I've been studying narrow-band UV-B phototherapy used for treatment of psoriasis and eczema. Generally, the administering physician will begin at a low enough UV dose to avoid burning, and gradually ...
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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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How can I cover up bruises?

I have recently had a few bruises to my leg, one quite bad, I was just wondering is there any way of covering the bruises up? If so, how? What methods could I use?
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Elbow Ligament/Tendon Injury Diagnosis-Aid?

When a patient comes into the office with what seems like an injury to the ligaments/tendons around the elbow, what are the "exercises" that the physician uses in order to identify or pinpoint the ...
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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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"Dichotomy" in prostate cancer treatment options at the cusp of locality

Common prostate cancer, a.k.a. prostatic adenocarcinoma, develops gradually (like any cancer I guess): Increasing in size, breaching the prostate capsule, settling in nearby lymph nodes etc. However, ...
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How is a ruptured blood vessel repaired? (Drew Bledsoe)

A famous near-fatal injury is the ruptured blood vessel suffered by Drew Bledsoe in a football game in 2001. He was hit in the chest by the tackler's shoulder and this sheared a blood vessel in his ...
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What's the success rate of Imiquimod Cream 5% recommended for the treatment of facial superficial basal cell carcinoma beyond 5 years post-treatment?

I have read several studies on the success rate of Imiquimod Cream 5% for the treatment of facial superficial basal cell carcinoma, however none of them looked at beyond 5 years post-treatment. E.g. {...
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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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Does ingesting itraconazole pills increase the likelihood of success for a topical cream (Imiquimod/5-Fluorouracil) to treat BCC?

The 2014 phase II trial {1} indicates that oral itraconazole is beneficial for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Imiquimod 5% cream and topical 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) have also been used to ...
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Why isn't Imiquimod Cream 5% recommended for the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma located on the face?

I read on Approval Package for Imiquimod Cream, 5% on February 25, 2010 (mirror): Reference Drug (NDA number): Aldara® (imiquimod) 5% Cream (NDA 20-723), Graceway Pharmaceuticals. Date of approval: 2/...
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Why is superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) the most common pattern seen in BCCs of the shoulder?

I read on https://www.medscape.com/answers/276624-100162/which-histologic-findings-are-characteristic-of-superficial-basal-cell-carcinoma (mirror): Approximately 10-15% of all BCCs are of this type [...
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Why is Imiquimod 5% cream used to treat a superficial basal cell carcinoma less effective on lower limbs than the rest of the body?

I read on https://bpac.org.nz/2017/skin-cancer.aspx (mirror): It is less effective when used on lower limbs and generally impractical for the posterior trunk due to inaccessibility. Why is Imiquimod ...
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Should Imiquimod 5% cream be applied 1 cm beyond the target tumor when treating a facial basal cell carcinoma, and if so, why?

I read on https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2004/20723s016lbl.pdf (mirror): 364 patients with primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) were treated with Aldara Cream or ...
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Is Imiquimod 5% cream (US brand: Aldara) helpful as an adjunctive treatment of a facial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) prior to a Mohs surgery?

I wonder whether Imiquimod 5% cream (US brand: Aldara) is not helpful as an adjunctive treatment of a facial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) prior to a Mohs surgery. Helpful in this context means 1) ...
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How effective is topical fluorouracil to treat facial superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

I wonder how effective topical fluorouracil is to treat facial superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC). What I have found so far doesn't give any source supporting their claims or I cannot access them: ...
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Conflicting opinions on treatment of COVID-19 shortness of breath

There are two authoritative conflicting opinions on treatment of COVID-19 shortness of breath that came from physicians in the front-lines last week. David Price, MD said there's no need to go to a ...