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Why isn't COVID-19 just called SARS-2? Isn't it a second SARS?

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a disease caused by SARS-CoV—the "SARS CoronaVirus". We now have a second disease caused by a second coronavirus, which we call SARS-CoV-2. So why ...
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Conversion from ICD9 to ICD-O [closed]

I am actually a data analyst (now) and not a cancer expert. I am managing a dataset of pediatric subjects with malignant cancer and their ICD-9 codes are given (140-209). Recently I am required to ...
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Do “a joint sprain” and “a joint displacement” mean the same thing?

According to Cambridge Dictionary, "sprain" means an injury to a joint (= a place where two bones are connected) caused by a sudden movement Do "a joint sprain" and "a joint ...
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How can people live in extreme heat with little water?

There are people living in extreme heat without air conditioning and little water. I would like to understand how this is possible without constant heat stroke. As an example, the Afar people live in ...
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A covid-19 strategy based on rapid “contagiousness tests” - how to make it work?

Background / research so far I am very intrigued by the idea of rapid "contagiousness tests", "infectiousness tests" or just "rapid tests" for SARS-CoV-2 which have ...
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Strategies to conserve filters

If using reusable elastomeric respirators with dual filters (e.g. 3M 6200, 7502, or 6800) in medical settings with potential contact with Covid positive people, in order to conserve the limited number ...
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Do these diagrams have an official name (treatment plan, treatment schedule, protocol)

I am doing research on treatment plans and protocols in order to design software to minimize error when indicating medicine, procedures, exams, etc. We also want to monitor treatment and somehow ...
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Is there a “maximum” HSV-2 incubation period that we can use to narrow down the likely infection source?

My research online regarding the incubation period for HSV-2 indicates that it is "usually about 2-12 days". I understand this period to be the time that elapses from contracting the virus ...
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Is using a shield rather then a mask effective with covid-19?

I am seeing more people wearing a shield rather then a mask in public. I read this article here that talked about a mask alone as protection. To summarize the answer it was maybe a shield alone offers ...
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Is there solid data whether abandoning information technology in healthcare increases adverse events or errors made?

Hello fellow scientists, I work in a hospital where a lot of processes are digitalized (e.g., electronic health records, QR-code assisted workflow for prescribing medication etc.). I am looking for ...
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What is topical snuff?

I am reading Burket’s Oral Medicine, Chapter - 4 on ‘Ulcerative, Vesicular, And Bullous Lesions’. Under Herpesvirus infections, the author has this to say: Animal studies on hamster cheek pouches ...
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Tick bite treatment. Doxycycline intake suspended after 3 days only. If substituted by Bactrim, is there a risk to develop bacteria resistant?

A patient was bitten by a tick and carried the tick on his skin for 5/6 days (which got engorged at the end). Then the tick dropped spontaneously. He has been prescribed a preventive antibiotic course ...
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COVID-19 vaccine

A group of scientist developed Equine polyclonal antibodies (EpAbs) obtained after immunization of horses with the receptor-binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 viral Spike glycoprotein. https://ri....
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The placebo effect

Is it possible to eliminate the groups of placebos in all those clinical trials that have a precision medicine nature? Since if it is precision medicine, it is supposed to cure 100% of those affected ...
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Do presymptomatic people test PCR-positive

I know that RT-PCR testing can detect coronavirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers. I was wondering whether a presymptomatic carrier (I don't know if the terminology is correct, but I mean ...
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Is chronic fatigue syndrome a symptom of myocarditis?

In the past few weeks I've seen news that Covid-19 infection is often followed by myocarditis or effects similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (though it is simply too soon to call it CFS). Because both ...
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Can eating food cause you to gain more weight than the mass of that food, over time [duplicate]

NOT A DUPLICATE OF: Can food make you put on more weight than it's own weight? That question diverges off into stuff about calories and energy density and other stuff, which I'm not interested in ...
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Is there ICD-10 AM PCS?

I know there are 2 different forms of ICD10 for diagnoses the first is the australian version ICD10 AM and the other is ICD10 CM ( i dont know what is CM is short for ) Anyway, I also know there are ...
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How sophisticated were efforts to track the spread of past pandemics for public information?

I am currently inquiring into the COVID Tracking Project for a first-year university course. I would like to give some historical context, i.e. past attempts at pandemic tracking. Searching the web ...
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DIY hypernatrimia test

Is there a reliable, accessible blood test kit that can be administered at home to monitor hypernatrimia ? I understand that because sodium does not produce colored compounds, serum sodium cannot be ...
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Does a KN95 that says 'non medical' helps to protect against COVID-19?

I saw this type of face masks on a 'building tools' store (like home depot), and on the label said, among other things in chinese and english, non medical. In this KN95 Masks Explained mentions ...
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Why are Dentists specifically mentioned alongside Medical doctors in ICH-GCP guidelines number 7? [closed]

In ICH-GCP guidelines No.7 'The medical care given to, and medical decisions made on behalf of, subjects should always be the responsibility of a qualified physician or, when appropriate, of a ...
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Why do respirators have separate inhalation and exhalation valves? [closed]

Thinking mostly of the elastomeric reusable respirators like 3M 6200, 3M 6800. Why not just exhale through the filters? Then it protects both ways. Would that be a problem?
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Would a vaccine made for humans work on animals who can get the same virus?

Recently it has been reported some dogs and cats getting covid-19. This doesnt seem to be so common I suppose, since we only hear about a few cases but I'm assuming they can transmit the virus anyway. ...
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Is there robotic hair removal which is selective for white hair? [closed]

Is there robotic hair removal which is selective for white hair (in young people with some 50 white hairs that happened only in the area of the utilization of some shampoos)? I would assume that a ...
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What is the term for external tissue insufficiency due to surgery?

Please assume a case were a human had a plastic surgery to revise a scar and the surgeon mistakenly removed a bit too much of external tissue (skin/sub-cutaneous-fat) so the scar has become much ...
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How to differentiate Split S2 from Mitral valve prolapse murmur?

If history is not available or doesn't gives a clue about the pathology, is it still possible to tell whether it is MVP or Split S2 due to pulmonary valve problems? Both split S2 and MVP's murmur( the ...
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If i have leukimia how many years could i live the longest [closed]

What would be the good diet to eat and medicines to take, i am not fat but i have low stamina now(i used to can walk 15 kilometers with just taking less than 3 minutes break each), i could only bike ...
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What is Oral cancer and causes, symptoms and treatments? [closed]

60 percent of all people with oral cancer will survive for five years or more. I want to know about oral cancer.can you help me
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Why are some medicines recommended to be taken with a high dose and low frequency?

Alendronate sodium is an osteoporosis medicine commonly recommended as a once-a-week 70 mg dose. Why not 35 mg twice a week? or 10 mg daily? I am guessing that a more steady intake like this would be ...
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Is drinking blended meals just as nutritious as eating whole meals? [closed]

If you cook a meal and then blend it and drink it, are you getting more-or-less the same amount of nutrition from the meal? Does your body absorb the nutrients in the same way as it would otherwise? ...
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Breakthrough bleeding on progestogen-only contraception

Background In hormonal contraception, two types of hormones are used; estrogens and progestogens. The progestogens are the type of hormone that is mainly responsible for the contraceptive effects. ...
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Is it harmful to touch/inhale soaked/liquid printer ink? [closed]

I have been printing a lot of work last night, but I accidentally placed my printed stack of paper (5 pages back to back filled printer ink) on top of a shelf below my air conditioner, next to me and ...
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How to measure how long does a vaccine last?

Recently I read someone arguing against pharmaceuticals saying COVID 19 vaccine immunity would last around a year. His argument was that how do they know that it's good for a year if a year has not ...
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Is there a DB with pictures of tooth shade determination procedures?

I'm starting to work with image processing trying to understand better tooth shade determination with VITA Classical A1-D4 scales. Is there any image DB with such images? I found a lot of medical and ...
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Can alcohol prevent food poisoning?

I was on vacation this summer with some friends. At one point we bought and shared a large oyster platter. We were 5 people and all ate a lot, but a few hours later 4 of us got some serious food ...
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Book of drug interactions

Where can I find full list of drug _ drug interaction & adverse reaction, apart from pdr.net, I mean to say in a book form. What books of medical science contain these information? Please name a ...
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interaction between Mirtazapine & Mesalamine & olanzapine [closed]

Is there any adverse reaction or interaction between Mirtazapine & Mesalamine & olanzapine, If taken in low doses(mirtazapine 7.5 & Olanzapine 2.5).
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What would happed if someone got transfused with the wrong blood type? [closed]

What are the effects if someone got transfused with the wrong blood type? (effect/amount)
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How do Doctors choose a drug therapy duration? [closed]

Do the doctors solely rely on the pharma companies recommendations for a drug therapy duration (eg.ciprofloxacin is prescribed for 5 to 7 days) or do they calculate the duration on the basis of other ...
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does the treatment of Ingrown Toenail pain [closed]

I started having some irritation in the sides of my toenail about 3 weeks ago , later it started turning red , and finally last week , some pus started coming out , now my doc has advised me to get a ...
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gout in leg toe joint [closed]

I have gout formed in left foot toe since 2 years. Age 47. Health level - good. Now, it is clear that high uric acid causes gout. Reference : cause of gout Question is, Is it possible to eliminate an ...
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Can I calculate the Blood pressure and pulse based on a given blood loss

What I would like to know is if there is some sort of function, graph guideline or thumb rule by which i can see how a change in Blood Volume changes those values Something like saying for every % ...
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Looking for dental professionals to take part in a quick survey [closed]

Hi I am developing a software application for dental practices, to help with day-to-day workflows and general operation. I'd like to learn a bit more about the tasks involved, working as a dentist, ...
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Why proximal muscle weakness improves in Lambert- Eaton syndrome with isometric contraction?

Lambert Eaton has antibodies to presynaptic calcium VGC(voltage gated channel). So how does doing an isometric (or any other type of contraction) will improve weakness, what will be pathophysiology? ...
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How can I take blood pressure into the cardiac output formula?

I wanted to know if there is some kind of formula that can help me calculate the cardiac output. So, lets say we have a standing person. The StrokVolume should be around 100 cm2 for the average adult, ...
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Is low immature reticulocyte fraction after an acute hemolytic crisis normal?

All following data are theoretical and not real: A patient had a hemolytic crisis without anemia proven by elevated reticulocytes, elevated unconjugated bilirubin and normal hemoglobin and erythrocyte ...
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Why is methadone not prescribed with naloxone for opioid use disorder?

Two possible treatments for opioid use disorder are methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone (suboxone). According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness(https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/...
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Progress of the FDA's review of products under review in the Shortcut Way

The U.S. FDA appears to have five shortcut regulatory approval ways, as follows; (1) Accelerated Approval (2) Priority Review (3) Fast Track (4) Breakthrough Therapy (5) RMAT:Regenerative Medicine ...
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Is regenerative medicine promising for Ischemic stroke stroke patients? ; two points difference in the 47-point test

Many papers says, regenerative medicine using MSCs are promising for Ischemic stroke stroke patients. But in my layman's sense, various data don't seem promising. So, I want to hear the opinions of ...

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