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Preventing thrombosis during long distance travels
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I had the same concern and asked my family doctor. He showed me the recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians. Below you can find an extract: VTE = Venous Thromboembolism (...

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Vibrator side effects
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The literature regarding the use of sex toys in women is sparse. I have found two studies, which describe potential side effects related to the use of sex toys in women: Transmission of sexual ...

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Are elevated platelet levels (yet, still anemic) a symptom of endometriosis? Connection?
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Depending on the laboratories, the upper limit for thrombocytes count varies between 350,000 to 450,000/microL (350 to 450 x 109 /L). Thrombocytosis refers to the condition where the thrombocyte ...

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Does the digestive disorders affect the location of aorta beat around navel?
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During my last course called "Physical Examination of the Abdomen" (at medical school), we learned to palpate the abdominal aorta, which can be easily palpated in +/- lean patients. This ...

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Are Lupus patients typically good candidates for total ankle replacements?
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When you browse through Pubmed, there are two articles which provide some insights for your question: Shah U, Mandl L, Mertelsmann-Voss C, et al. Systemic lupus erythematosus is not a risk factor for ...

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What is the relationship between hormones and proteins?
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According to this book "Endocrinology: An integrated Approach", which is freely available via the NCBI Bookshelf (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK20/) in Chapter 1: Hormones can be derived from ...

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Why aren't there any competitors in the market for epi-pens?
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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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What is the field of medicine divided into? E.g. Anatomy and physiology
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From my current personal experience at medical school, I would like to add following precisions to Carey Gregory's answer: Before going into clinical practice and rotating in the different ...

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Is there a universal medical terms naming convention web resource?
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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 ...

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What steps can I take to prevent a seizure from occurring?
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I have found following peer-reviewed paper which provides a review of the nonpharmaceutic conservative interventions for the prevention of seizures: Wolf P. The role of nonpharmaceutic conservative ...

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Confused by blood pressure terms
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According to this book (freely available on NCBI bookshelf: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK268/) Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Chapter 16: ...

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