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does fda test medical devices?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions).

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How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Breathing difficulty: You should get medical attention if your baby is not getting better with home treatments, is having difficulty breathing, sounds noisy when inhaling (stridor), is using the muscles in between the ribs to breathe (retractions), is turning blue, is drooling or having trouble swallowing.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

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No: I would not use them in place of medical oxygen.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What medical symptoms might I get when I have mountain sickness?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Mountain sickness: Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Initially, there may be dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, and shortness of breath w/exertion. Later there can be chest tightness, blue skin discoloration (cyanosis), confusion, cough, coughing up blood, withdrawal from social interaction, and shortness of breath @ rest. Worst stage is coma and death.
A 41-year-old member asked:

When must a newly pregnant mom seek professional medical treatment?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
ASAP : You should seek to start prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Early prenatal care assures prevention of complications.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is this medical malpractice if baby has low apgars?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Not necessarily. It would depend on a lot of factors. Especially, why the apgar scores were low. The first score represents how the bay did with delivery. The second score reflects the baby's health.

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