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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more


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I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

Not huge: But not small. Per cdc data, the incidence of listeriosis in the us is 1600 cases annually. ...Read more

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Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

No: Doubt it would have any benefit against a weaponized biological agent or a neurotoxin. You would need a biohazard set up or specialized mask to work. Thankfully the chance of such an attack is exceedingly small unless you plan on traveling into syria which would be a foolish idea. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

40,000: Is the number of salmonella cases reported to the cdc each year. It is estimated that 30 times that is the actual number of cases, since most of them are mild and go unreported. ...Read more

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Are there fewer environmental allergies in the southern states?

Are there fewer environmental allergies in the southern states?

Nope: There are just different environmental allergens in different parts of the country, but there are really no places where there are less allergens. That is a gross misnomer that has been readily debunked. ...Read more

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Why is pertussis (whooping cough) still common in Canada but not in other developed countries?

Why is pertussis (whooping cough) still common in Canada but not in other developed countries?

Poor immunisations: could either be because children are not getting immunized completely.it could also be because the immunity has been seen to wane in adults so until age 64 yrs they need TDap booster so they do not transmit it to children. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

I agree with Dr. : Sudler. What is tragic is that even in countries where female genital mutilation (fgm) (more accurate terminology) is commonly practiced but has been legally banned- there are very few cases prosecuted. There is great opposition within those countries to banning fgm. It is interesting that after extensively researching which countries have no ban on fgm - I am only able to find gambia. >. ...Read more

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Is thiomersal still used in children's vaccinations in any of the western countries?

Is thiomersal still used in children's vaccinations in any of the western countries?

Thimerosal: Thimerosal is not used as a preservative anymore in any of the child vaccines available today. One vaccine that still has it the flu vaccine given to adults. ...Read more

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Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Throughout the US: Scarlet fever is found throughout the US. It is caused by group A streptococcus, found on the noses and throat of people. It is most commonly found in children ages 5-15 years. The classic symptom of scarlet fever is a sandpaper like rash. More about scarlet fever: https://www.cdc.gov/features/scarletfever/ ...Read more

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What are cardiac electrical centers and(EP)doctors in Middle East for treating Afib (I live in Iraq) exception UAE(can't have visa) ?

What are cardiac electrical centers and(EP)doctors in Middle East for treating Afib (I live in Iraq) exception UAE(can't have visa)

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Careful! Regarding: the bigger issue A. Fib. is quite rare at age & ablation procedure outcomes at 1 year for those with A. Fib. remain quite poor despite advancements. In clinical trials, outcomes for older people with A. Fib. are better for rate control + anticlotting medications than rate control approaches. Cannot answer question but it is best to focus on bigger issues, CVDs drivers & MRI atria for % fibrosis. ...Read more

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Why were cyclamates forbidden in usa and permitted in the european union?

Why were cyclamates forbidden in usa and permitted in the european union?

No logical reason: Rats fed massive doses of cyclamates developed tumors. Never seen in humans. When cylamates were banned some of us at sloan kettering institute for cancer research went out and bought all the cans of soda with cylomate that we could. ...Read more

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What inhaler affects the heart in ashmatics children?

What inhaler affects the heart in ashmatics children?

Beta agonist ones: Usually the inhailers that have a medication such as albuterol or like ones affect the heart as they act upon the receptors that are located both in the bronchi and the heart. The effect is usually manifested by accelerated heart rate or tachycardia. ...Read more

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How prevalent is back pain in the united states postal carriers?

How prevalent is back pain in the united states postal carriers?

It depend on the: Job.Letter carriers experience excess shoulder, and perhaps neck and back, disability due to their weight bearing on the job. Increase in weight carried is also related to excess shoulder disability among letter carriers. Postal clerks who neither walk nor carry a load those problem are less prevalant. ...Read more

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Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in japan but not here in the us?

Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in japan but not here in the us?

Pharma decision: Studies with Amlexanox in treating asthma including Aspirin sensitive asthma have been published in japanese medical journals since 1989. I suspect a pharmaceutical company is not confident enough to perform studies in the U.S. To satisfy the fda (food and drug administration). It is very expensive to bring a drug to market. ...Read more

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

Check state society: The best list of specialists is with the state society. Florida society of periodontists phone #: 352-232-6800. Florida society of oral and maxillofacial surgeons phone #: 877-831-2500. Or google it and find a list and reviews. ...Read more

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How many people contracted sars in the united states during the 2003 outbreak? How many people died of sars in the united states?

How many people contracted sars in the united states during the 2003 outbreak? How many people died of sars in the united states?

Only 8 cases: Sars, an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome started in hong kong in 2003. Within weeks of the outbreak it was determined that sars was caused by a novel coronavirus. It was found that this virus infected civets and horseshoe bats which were the zoonotic natural resevoirs. There were 8096 cases of sars on 5 continents and 774 deaths. Only 8 cases in us. ...Read more

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Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

Do 3rd and 4th year: In the us in most states, you must redo 3 and 4th year of dental school. There are a few states like california that allow you to practice after passing the state/regional boards. ...Read more

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I have asthma?

I have asthma?

General advice ??: The best advise for an asthma patient is to get a good evaluation, set up a reasonable treatment plan & comply with that plan. Proper followup & a good relationship with your pcp helps assure you can adjust treatment as changes arise. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway Obstruction: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to airway obstruction. The symptoms are usually episodic, but can be present on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

A condition: a condition based on inflammation of the airways that causes increased secretions, cough and difficulty breathing ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway inflammation: Main components of asthma are inflammation and constriction of small airways, making more difficult to breathe. When exposed to virus or allergen, wheezing can occur.The more severe inflammation and constriction, the worse the asthmatic attack. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual plugging up airways. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Asthma: It is characterized by narrowing of the airways (breathing tubes) in the lungs. This narrowing is partially or completely reversible. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. These symptoms tend to come and go, and are related to the degree of airway narrowing in the lungs. The airways are sensitive to a variety of stimuli, which may include viral illnesses (eg, the common cold), allergens, exercise, medicines, or environmental conditions. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Asthma : Asthma is a codition that affects the airways of the lungs, leading to a spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchial tree, inflammation of the mucus mabrane that is lining the airway & also the secretion of mucus , all these factors lead to narrowing of the airway leading to wheezing, difficulty breathing & cough. It can be familial, allergic or due exposure to pollution. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

InflammatoryDisease: Asthma is a chronic Inflamatory Disease of the Airway and causes recurrent symptoms and airflow obstruction and reversible airflow obstruction and Bonchospasm It can present as cough,wheezing and Shortness of Breath ...Read more

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What is asthma?

Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause constriction of the airways and causes shortness of breath, cough and wheezing and is usually treated with bronchodilators and antiinflammatory inhalers, and sometimes other medications are indicated depending on the severity of the disease. A pulmonologist or allergist can diagnose and treat it. ...Read more

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What causes asthma?

What causes asthma?

Also infection: While 80% of asthma patients have allergies, there are patients whose asthma starts after they had a respiratory infection. Those infections can be due to viruses such as influenza (the real flu) or certain bacteria such as mycoplasma or chlamydia. Such patients are usually older and have no history of allergy. Still, patients who already have asthma and get infected, their asthma will get worse. ...Read more

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How asthma happens?

How asthma happens?

Inflammation: There are many causes of asthma, allergies and pollution and reactions to infections are just a few. Inflammation builds up in the airways and so does tightening of the muscles in their walls and then asthma is triggered by certain factors and mucus can plug the airways in severe cases. ...Read more

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Hi what is asthma ?

Hi what is asthma ?

InflammatoryDisease: Asthma is a chronic Inflamatory Disease of the Airway and causes recurrent symptoms and airflow obstruction and reversible airflow obstruction and Bonchospasm It can present as cough,wheezing and Shortness of Breath ...Read more

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How to cure asthma?

How to cure asthma?

You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more

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Can asthma be cured?

Can asthma be cured?

Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan. ...Read more

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What causes. Asthma?

What causes. Asthma?

Genetics/external fr: There is ample evidence that true asthma is genetically linked to the issues of allergy & eczema & frequency is higher when one or both parents are affected. Lower respiratory tract viruses often trigger both infectious wheezing & that of true asthma early on with infectious wheezing subsiding after 3-4y. Allergies often co-exist but less than 5% of events are allergy driven alone. ...Read more

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How can asthma form?

How can asthma form?

Difficult to answer: Most asthma that starts in childhood can be linked to allergies. As we mature, other "triggers" may come into play such as occupational triggers (dust from manufacturing or fumes), pollution, etc. Though it sometimes can be difficult to put a finger on the cause, the treatments are usually the same- rescue inhalers and controllers (if necessary). Getting tested is always the best thing to do. ...Read more

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How do i treat asthma?

How do i treat asthma?

Asthma: The treatment depends on the severity. Mild cases - only albuterol as needed. Moderate and severe cases - betaagonists and inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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How does asthma spread?

Many causes 4 asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways caused by both inherited and environmental factors. It doesn't spread like infections but develops in patients when inflammation leads to spasm of muscles around the windpipe and the airways become hypersensitive. Many factors trigger asthma, including allergies, respiratory infections, weather changes, irritants, exercise, and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is asthma a disability?

Is asthma a disability?

No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read more

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Insect Venom Panel (Definition)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is ...Read more


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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more