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How to calculate my "approximate" mortality rate while in ICU?

An individual person does not have a mortality rate: it means the fraction of people out of a group who die over a specific time period. It may seem like your particular chance of dying is that same ...
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Why can't we give blood within 8 days after taking an anti-inflammatory?

For this answer, I'll assume that with “anti-inflammatory pills” we're exclusively talking about NSAIDs. In summary, I see multiple reasons why donors have to wait a few days after taking NSAIDs. In ...
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Why can't we give blood within 8 days after taking an anti-inflammatory?

Although ACCP recommends 7- to 10-day aspirin intake cessation before surgery in patients with low cardiovascular risk, the results of our study suggest that aspirin intake cessation not longer than ...
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Why can't simple blood transfusions be used for treatment of COVID-19, instead of plasma transfusions?

The Red Cells can be used for other purposes like blood transfusions. It's not necessary for whole blood transfusions as far as we know. Plasma is the part of blood that remains after the red cells, ...
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