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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Close: A healthcare proxy designates and individual to be responsible for all healthcare decisions, whereas a power of attorney may be designated to make all ... Read More

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Might help: Best would be to use a contact in each eye which would minimize the aneiseikonia.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
D use for short time: D stands for decongestant- better to avoid allergy pills with decongestant for more than a few days if needed. Decongestant can have cardiac side eff ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical wor ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Stent v bypass: A stent procedure usually starts with a needle stick and requires no knives (incisions) while i bypass requires a knife and open exposure of the vesse ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Caliber of vessel: A venipuncture is targeted at withdrawing blood using needle aspiration from a visible vein with a prominent lumen. A capillary puncture or "stick" i ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
What they do: Some pacemakers include defibrillators and some do not. A "regular" pacemaker simply sets the heart rate or helps to control the rate at which the he ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis shunts.: A shunt is a term for the connection that shunts blood from an artery to a vein, bypassing the microscopic network in the tissues that normally connec ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Partial vs total: A lumpectomy is the removal of the breast tumor (the "lump") and some of the normal tissue that surrounds it. Lumpectomy is a form of "breast-conservi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia is weak spot: A hernia is a "weak spot" found where there is an opening in the middle of muscle tissues, allowing abdominal contents to pass through. The danger is ... Read More
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Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Bag helps strength: Depending on your style of kickboxing, you need a bag to really develop your kick strength. If you are doing a muay thai style kick, with the impact ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Lots: A lap band is a band that is placed around your stomach to limit the size of your stomach, making you feel full sooner. You eat less and thus lose we ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Mahan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Cannula is the tube : IV is intravenous. I is a plastic cannula.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Scar tissue: Mole is a growth made of pigment cells. A keloid is thickened skin from over production of collagen, at a site of acne surgery or piercing.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Artery: go to wikipedia
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
External: Keloid is external thickenig of skin. An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hole vs machine: A tracheostomy is a hole in the neck that connects the trachea (windpipe) directly to the outside world. This is done for many reasons. A vent is sh ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
2 ways sew SVC -PA: The bidirectional Glenn connects the SVC above the right PA to the PA so blood can go to either lung (bidirectional), and the SVC below the level of t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Well: Probably none - to repair the meniscus they shave off the torn part. The never completely remove it they try to keep as much as they can.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
The suffix: When a word ends in ectomy it refers to removal of:an organ such as colon in colectomy and kidney in nephrectomy, When the word ends in oscopy it re ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Lots: Urostomy is for urinary diversion when the urinary bladder is removed ileostomy is for stool/fecal diversion when the colon is removed when it is perm ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Laceration: Both can be used interchangeably.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Big difference: know the word origins ectomy = cut tendon = soft tissue attachment from muscle to bone onych = nail tendonectomy - tendon cutting the more common ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Feder
43 years experience Podiatry
"Ectomy" = Remove: A "tendonectomy" is the removal of a Tendon. An "onychectomy" is the removal of a Nail.

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