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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bal (Overview)

BAL is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Tell me difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

Tell me difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bal (Overview)

BAL is a topical steroid which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What is the treatment for bal overdose?

What is the treatment for bal overdose?

BAL = dimercaprol: Bal is "british anti-lewisite", a prescription medication given by injection for the removal of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. (it also combats lewisite, an arsenic-based chemical warfare agent). Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and seizure (convulsions). Treatment is supportive with protection of the airway, intravenous fluids, and a tincture of time. ...Read more

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Female pattern baldness is genetics? if so, how is it genetic exactly? from my mothers side? can you please clarify because my moms side are not bald

Female pattern baldness is genetics? if so, how is it genetic exactly? from my mothers side? can you please clarify because my moms side are not bald

BOTH SIDES: Definitely baldness is usually transmitted genetically. Both parents, unles or aunts or siblings also having it. Well documented and applies also in male hormone disturbances in women of family. ...Read more

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Will CMP, GGT, CBC W/plat auto diff show cannabis use in urine or blood?

Will CMP, GGT, CBC W/plat auto diff show cannabis use in urine or blood?

Nope: Not directly, no ... But that's not a reason to avoid the discussion with your doctor about drug use. It's important that you give your physician all of the facts ... So that we all can help you in the best way possible. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

It is a type of Biop: It is a test done to examine the cells contained in a lump or mass . This is one way to check a lump for Cancer. It is the least invasive test because it uses a very thin/fine needle to pull out a few cells and check if they are normal or abnormal(cancerous). ...Read more

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What's the difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

What's the difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL Vs BAC: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable   the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?

Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...Read more

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What is a 10 panel etg drug test?

What is a 10 panel etg drug test?

Drugs: The 10 panel means it tests for 10 substances. This is a pretty common number for drug screens. The etg means it tests alcohol. The etg will test positive if alcohol has been consumed recently and is a common test in zero tolerance programs. ...Read more

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How effective can hair transplants be for baldness?

How effective can hair transplants be for baldness?

Hair Restoration: Hair transplants can be highly effective, but there are 2 limitations. #1 the amount of hair loss you currently have, and #2 the density of your hair in the donor site (in the back of the scalp). High density and thinning hair are the best combination, but it is worth getting an evaluation from a specialist to help set your expectations. ...Read more

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Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?

Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?

See below: I'm not sure how your procedure was done, but nodules can be very difficult to biopsy, depending on size and if any type of imaging guidance is used. So in your case, the biopsy may have only gotten normal lung tissue and the nodule itself wasn't biopsied. The washing gets a large area - normal tissue and where the nodules are. It is sent for cytology. the Biopsy would be for histology. ...Read more

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Do any of baldness treatments actually work?

Do any of baldness treatments actually work?

Yes: Yes, there are two fda approved drugs for hair loss: rogain and propecia (finasteride). Like all drugs, they might not work in every individual and may have side effects. But they also work for many people and have had no side effects. Consult your dermatologist if you're sufferring from thinning hair to determine if either drug would be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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My urine analysis shows pus cells shows 80-100.... Albumin shows +1 and Epi.cells shows 2-3/hpf is it dangerous ??

My urine analysis shows pus cells shows 80-100....
Albumin shows +1
and Epi.cells shows 2-3/hpf

 is it dangerous ??

Suggests some: Inflammation. This could be related to inflammation around the urethra, in the urethra or in the higher urinary tract like the bladder and above. A urinalysis without understanding what symptoms you are having is very difficult to interpret. It could be related to an infection or something else. Consider providing more history for improved guidance or just a formal HealthTap consultation. ...Read more

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Does Aminexil works against male pattern baldness?

Does Aminexil works against male pattern baldness?

Yes: This is a topical treatment similar to minoxidil. It is reasonably effective, especially if the problem is not too advanced ...Read more

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Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Dimercaprol (Definition)

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