Yes. There are a number of diseases that can be transmitted by rodents, and several of them can be quite serious. This is the list of diseases that can be directly transmitted by rodents according to the CDC:
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
The site you found that on is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's generally considered an authoritative source. The site states the following:
There are high rates of Hepatitis C in people born during 1945-1965.
People born during 1945 through 1965 are 5 times more likely than
other adults to be infected. In fact, 75% of adults with ...
Health insurances and hospitals (for the coding of the diseases) often use the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) from the World Health Organisation to standardise the naming of the diseases and assigns them a code.
There is an online available version (ICD-10) here:
For the ...
Twix is part of an otherwise healthy diet.
According to the American Heart Association the limit is 36 grams of sugar. That is 2/3 of the recommended maximum in one little bar.
That one little bar is 35% of the recommended saturated fat for the day.
You would need an otherwise perfect diet to balance out. People with an otherwise perfect diet just don'...
What is Clinical Decision Support?
This ends up getting a little bogged down in compliance mumbo jumbo, but Clinical Decision Support is defined by the US centers for medicare and medicaid services as:
Health information technology functionality that builds upon the foundation of an electronic health record to provide persons involved in care processes ...
Side effects of iron supplements can include:
So, these are common side effects that have nothing to do with cancer.
In the study described in Medical News Today, they did not confirmed the cause-effect relationship between iron supplements and cancer, because they only found a substance (a marker) that could be ...
ICD-10 is a classification system which can be used to record certain disease states of a patient, e.g. I50 meaning "Heart failure" or I50.1 meaning "Left ventricular failure".
SNOMED CT provides multiple advantages:
SNOMED CT covers all clinical terms, not just disease states. For example we can say 85232009 meaning "left heart failure" but we could also ...
In many cases they do reflect the actual diagnosis.
It depends on the disease in question.
eMerge network work on validation is for example here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3715338. In that study, they used ICD-based definitions but also other available data.
Similar work in diabetes mellitus diagnosis is also published (https://www.ncbi....
This is excerpt of mesothelioma staging from the info booklet of American Cancer Society:
"Mesothelioma is in the pleura lining the chest wall on one side of the chest. It may or may not also affect the pleura lining the diaphragm (the thin breathing muscle below the lungs) or the ...
Drug research and epidemiology are two areas that lend themselves to distributed computing, and there are several existing projects that you can look at.
There are several BOINC projects for medical projects, for example:
DENIS @ Home - electrophysiological modeling
FiND @ Home - malaria research
Malariacontrol - malaria epidemiology
The World ...
There are many systems for classifying diseases and medical terminology. Some are international, while many countries have their own systems.
The purpose of medical classification systems is to ensure that the accurate encoding of digital medical records so that terminology has the correct meaning across different regions and languages and for the gathering ...
As far as I know, there is a hierarchy, but it is based on the original sources (ie not created by UMLS). For example, SNOMED concepts belong to a hierarchy. UMLS records this hierarchy in the mrhier table. It is probably best to consider the hierarchy based on the source's code, and not on the UMLS concept ID, as the mapping between UMLS CUIs and codes ...
Dettol upon contact with H2O turns milky like white.
When H2O is added to the dettol liquid its oil droplets become suspended in the water droplets, creating something called an Emulsion.
It is that state of emulsion that causes the colour to change with its response to light.
In a typical ambulance operating at the paramedic level in the US, the following vital signs might be recorded:
The last two would be uncommon and only found with certain patients. It's likely there would be more than one set of vitals if the transport time is longer than a few minutes.
As for size, ...
If you are exercising outside make sure to bring a flash light and other saftey precautions. From what I have read there are many benefits to exercing at night. Here is an article from the Washington Post. And then here is another one which talks about research on this very subject (Chtourou & Souissi, 2012). Other research in the article includes ...
I agree with the other answer and wanted to add a few things.
At most larger healthcare systems in the USA, EHRs are used. Paper is still sometimes used in smaller practices, but rarely.
In the USA physician documentation is called notes, not letters. Letters generally are directed to a particular individual, for example to a specialist or work note, etc.
It does not have to exhausted.
The best way would be to point to coder's guideline.
Instead, I will use a data method to prove it.
To prove it via data, you can analyze data from Columbia Open Health Data (from Columbia U in NYC) and look for broad terms and you would see that they have counts that are greater than sum of the most granular terms.
I tried a Tempur mattress for a couple of years. I have no back problems. I found it too hot and didn't like the feeling of sleeping in a depression.
In future I will stick to a good quality mattress with a high spring-count.
It's harmful, because what passes for the rest of the so-called "well-balanced diet" isn't actually all that healthy either, it will also contain a fair amount of sugar, and saturated fats and also unsaturated fats which are healthier than saturated fats but not healthy in an absolute sense. So, what passes for a healthy, well-balanced diet is a diet that ...
better treatment (e.g., IL-5 inhibitor will not help if you do not have a subtype of asthma that is eosinofilic) (by knowing your type the therapy will be more targeted at your subtype of disease)
more complex diagnostic workup to arrive at personalized care (e.g., must get sequencing results to recommend best action for Lynch syndrome)