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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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My grand mom urine report has 4-5 pus cells, 1-2 epithelial cells, ....Is any treatment required ?Her age is 70

My grand mom urine report has 4-5 pus cells, 1-2 epithelial cells, ....Is any treatment required ?Her age is 70

If she has: No symptoms then this result is nothing to worry about provided that was the only abnormality identified. If she has any urinary tract symptoms it could be consistent with an early infection. ...Read more

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Hand sanitizer at least 60 percent alcohol effective against hepatitis A? Conflicting reports on Internet

Hand sanitizer at least 60 percent alcohol effective against hepatitis A?  Conflicting reports on Internet

Hep A transmission : Hep A transmitted by fecal-oral route, so hand sanitizer use after using bathroom may help to prevent spreading hep a to others, but there's not enough data in literature, however how effective it is. would also use thorough hand washing, since virus shedding can persist for up to 10 weeks after symptoms onset ...Read more

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Is there any good, consistent data that show emr's improve patient disease outcomes?

Is there any good, consistent data that show emr's improve patient disease outcomes?

None whatsoever: Current studies and data analysis show that EMRs do not improve disease outcomes. There seems to be no positive effect of these computer systems on health. They are good for data mining which might help in the future but the data mining currently is by regulators and insurance companies trying to save money. ...Read more

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How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?

Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?

Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read more

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Can we extrapolate estimated radiation risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

Can we extrapolate estimated radiation risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

No: Radiation risk is a population based item. There is good data on the radiation dosage and the likelihood a radiation induced disease including cancer. But the chance for each individual is quite variable and can be estimated in a general sense but not for a specific person. ...Read more

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What is operation peer support within the blinded veterans association?

What is operation peer support within the blinded veterans association?

Special funding : Special line item funding for the centers of excellence to put together best programs for vets. ...Read more

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Does a link exist between immunizations and autism?

Does a link exist between immunizations and autism?

Fraudulent data: Several studies have disproven the link, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield. An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr, wakefield lost his license. ...Read more

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Is there scientific evidence to prove that bright lights prevent dementia?

Is there scientific evidence to prove that bright lights prevent dementia?

No: Light therapy has been shown to help with more restful sleep and possibly with mood or anxiety but there is no evidence it has any preventative benefits. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between trisomy 18 and autism?

Is there a correlation between trisomy 18 and autism?

Not really: Trisomy 18 is a severe syndrome that significantly affects the brain and its development . A child with autistic like behaviors who has trisomy 18, is a trisomy-18 patient, not an autism patient. ...Read more

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Is there any data collected showing what types of cancer certain people have collected over their lifetime?

Is there any data collected showing what types of cancer certain people have collected over their lifetime?

Registries: Most hospitals have cancer registries that collect this information. Hospitals, in turn, need to report this data to the state. On a national scale, the surveillance epidemiology and end results (seer) database of the national cancer institute collects this information as does the national cancer database (ncdb). ...Read more

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Any recent research studies on preventing respiratory distress in newborns?

Any recent research studies on preventing respiratory distress in newborns?

Yes, indirectly.: Since the discovery that antenatal steroids could reduce respiratory distress syndrome (rds) more than 20 years ago, there have been few studies of preventing rds, per se. However, the major cause of rds is preterm birth and there have been lots of recent studies of conditions like preterm labor, gestational diabetes, and pregnancy-induced hypertension, that are associated with preterm delivery. ...Read more

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Is there a site that lists reports of abuse and neglect against group homes?

Check your state: Many states do have such a site. Check with your states disability office. ...Read more

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Low-level ionizing radiation from noninvasive cardiac imaging: can we extrapolate estimated risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

Low-level ionizing radiation from noninvasive cardiac imaging: can we extrapolate estimated risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?

extrapolation: Your question remains a subject of controversy today. We assume that total exposure to ionizing radiation is a correlate of risk of complications from all kinds of testing exposures. This is why we try and limit radiation testing procedures to use when the data is really needed in decision making. ...Read more

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Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Some can: It depends on the level of the child's functioning, whether there is co-existing intellectual disability and whether the family qualifies financially. You can apply for ssi and katie beckett at the same time. If you are denied ssi for financial reasons, the federally -funded katie beckett program is based on the other two factors. The level of impairment is more stringent. ...Read more

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Is there any good data (rcts) on sensory processing disorder in kids without any other diagnosis (autism spectrum, dd, etc)? Thank you.

Is there any good data (rcts) on sensory processing disorder in kids without any other diagnosis (autism spectrum, dd, etc)? Thank you.

The American : Academy of pediatrics & coding organizations do not recognize sensory processing disorder as a stand-alone diagnosis, because it's always found as a manifestation of a neurodevelopmental disorder. Occupational therapists use the term descriptively, but it's not a medical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more