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Why do medical professionals tap syringes before injecting somebody?

It's so that the correct dosage of medication to be administered can be drawn in the syringe and to get rid of any air bubbles incidentally drawn. The syringe has milliliter (and fractions thereof) ...
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breathing in versus injecting mercury (the gas)

The problem here is the over-simplified (and inaccurate) idea that Thiomersal = mercury, it's not, rather it is a compound (chemical formula: C9H9HgNaO2S) that has mercury atoms in it's molecules, the ...
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Markings on a 3ml syringe

Minim (unit): Part of the Apothecary system. It is rarely used anymore(some countries and areas still use the apothecary system) and is a alternative to the drop(which was formerly the smallest unit ...
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Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons?

One study published in 1996 in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicince said that there are insufficient published data to determine the comparative risks and benefits of corticosteroid injections. ...
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Passing out after injections

Fainting due to vaccination occurs only occasionally, your immune system usually takes longer to react to viruses or bacteria (this is the incubation time of an illness). 1 hour is a very unusual ...
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What is the blood level evolution of a intramuscular injection?

This is taken from a paper on Science Direct. The intramuscular route is used where effects are desired over a longer period of time than can be expected after intravenous injection, for drugs ...
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Use of injection containing both insulin and glucose

Glucose and insulin could co-exist in the same container without reacting. Intravenous insulin has been used to treat hyperglycemia. There is a risk of severe hypoglycemia and even death after ...
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What does administering a vaccine intradeltoid mean?

Intradeltoid is one of the routes of intramuscular administration, where the injection needle is administered into the deltoid muscle. The deltoid is a triangular-shaped muscle forming the rounded ...
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Does halving the quantity of an oil-based time-release intramuscular injection medicine also require halving the time between dosing?

The intramuscular injection has rather erratic pathways of a drug absorprtion. Moreover the drug absorptions rate depends on a drug type and a target organ. However for a purpose of illustration of ...
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Why aren't there any competitors in the market for epi-pens?

The Ludwig von Mises Institute (Economy Institute) has recently written an article about the lack of EpiPen Competitiors. It provides a good summary: EpiPen is sold by Mylan, and the price for a ...
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Are there any significant differences between Triceba and Toujeo?

Triceba is actually Tresiba. It is a very long-acting basal insulin, that you take once a day. It is probably the best basal insulin today for people who do not have fast-changing basal needs like ...
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Which is the best injection after dog bite in india

It is one of several brands of rabies vaccine available in India. A list can be found here. It wouldn't be appropriate for anyone allergic to eggs since it is cultured in eggs. Otherwise, it should be ...
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Existence of injection administering certification?

Yes there is. In the USA, the certification is called a Medical Assistant. It is a certification that is unlicensed, thus they must work under supervision of a licensed provider (who CAN inject ...
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Are botox injections approved by the FDA to treat chronic migrraines?

BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to prevent (not treat) headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or ...
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What are the long term health risks from repeated cortisone injections?

I'll start off by highlighting a couple of more general studies: Cole & Schumacher (2005): A general study of corticosteroids, this found that some corticosteroids may be free of side effects (...
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Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons?

Effects of cortisone ie. glucocorticoids (GCs) are very variable. One effect of GC is the inhibition of collagen formation. Collagen is the main ingredient of tendons. Collagen units form the ...
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How many valves per distance are common in veins?

The distribution of valves in the veins can vary greatly. FOREARM VEINS Relationship of Common Vascular Anatomy to Cannulated Catheters (Hindawi, 2017): Veins of the antecubital fossa [anterior ...
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Where, in the human skin, would lidocaine cream stop but lidocaine injections won't?

The depth of topical lidocaine penetration is time-dependent (for the amount of time it is on the skin). In one study they found that with topical lidocaine placed on the skin for 90 minutes, the mean ...
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What are risks associated with injection made by a non-sterile needle?

This isn't an exhaustive list, but a non-sterile puncture is a risk of tetanus (infection with Clostridium tetani): The spores can get into the body through broken skin, usually through injuries ...
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Is there evidence that vaccine-related blood clots could be due to injection technique?

While I realize this doesn't answer your question in the narrow way that you frame it ("I do not believe that we can exclude accidental errors as a potential cause" as you put it), I'm ...
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Is there evidence that vaccine-related blood clots could be due to injection technique?

Yes. This recent Nature article mentions a few potential hypotheses for vaccine-related blood clots, including the hypothesis in question here: One possible factor affecting the safety of adenoviral ...
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Where are less painful self-injection sites for sub-cutaneous injections?

If an injection seems especially painful or if blood or clear fluid is seen after withdrawing the needle, the patient should apply pressure for 5–8 s without rubbing. Blood glucose monitoring should ...
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Long term side effects of Xolair

Yes, there are many studies, too numerous to list. I'm unsure of what is meant by "long term use", since the drug is relatively new. For ethical reasons, it is required that every author state if ...
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