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I'm researching a medical condition. (worster drought)Are NIH & The Oxford Journal considered reliable sources?? Are there others worth looking into.,
Yes, But,: We are human & we all have things that bother us too but our professional training helps us to deal with them anyway. Also, it is one reason we may choose a different specialty - to avoid the things we don't like. In many ways it is like changing baby's diaper, no one likes to do it but we do it since it needs to be done! we also may assign the task to someone that is less bothered by it ...Read more
Depends where: There is a difference between a mistake *causing* a death, and a mistake *not preventing* a death. Some experts fail to make this distinction, and therefore claim that deaths from medical mistakes greatly outweigh death from infectious diseases. Technology and smart computer apps likely will have a big positive effect upon error reduction. In developing countries, answer most likely is infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical setting: This depends a lot on the setting. In a newborn, high bilirubin is usually transient, but may indicate hemolytic disease related to maternal antibodies. In young adults, often Gilbert's disease and usually insignificant; in an older adult, it often reflects blockage of bile ducts by stone or tumor. ...Read more
What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?
Sexuality & Human: They are: who do I want to love? What can I do to provide love and romance with my partner? How do I become sexually active and continue to enjoy good health? What if i want to love someone of my own gender? What if i love someone and they don't know? The questions go on and on. With time and experience one can navigate these important questions and have a deep and meaningful life. ...Read more
Is there an "overseeing body" where patients can file formal complaints against physicians who are bad doctors?
State Medical Board: You can contact the medical board for whichever state the provider is practicing in. ...Read more
It depends: Premature delivery can be caused by a number of different things, each of which predisposes the baby to a different set of possible complications. Extremely premature infants are commonly afflicted by respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, poor temperature regulation, infections, intracranial hemorrhages, feeding disorders and intestinal problems like NEC. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you mean by "challenging"? Neurosurgery is commonly referred as challenging due to the risks involved, but elective plastic surgery may be considered "challenging" due to the patients involved. Surgical oncology may be "challenging" as well due to definitive removal of tumors but keeping healthy tissue intact. Opthomalogist have to deal with microscopic nerves in the eye. ...Read more
What are the most common crimes among people with serious mental disorders? I am researching for my AP Language 11 class.
Research: Being victims of violent crimes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Malnutrition: Many people in america do not think of vitamin, mineral, and protein malnutrition, but it exists. With such, we see bone fractures, dementia, depression, infertility, skin disorders, etc. Multiple sclerosis is usually difficult to diagnosis, and may have false labels for years. Sprue disorders and allergies are often given gastrointestinal labels, without relief by classic care. ...Read more
Do a majority of urology doctors treat premature ejaculation? Also, are there specialists in this field that are certified doctors (general hospitals) that fall under most ppo health insurance that are not the boston medical groups or other commercially b
Which medical specialties do physicians have a more comfortable/fun lifestyle? I'm leaning towards Radiology...
Most in the natural childbirth community say obgyns don't practice evidence based medicine. Is this true?
No : That is untrue. We do practice evidence based medicine and the decision about the mode of delivery is made on an individual patient baises. ...Read more
Is there any difference btw drs that graduate from foreign medical schools vs drs that graduate from american medical schools?
What do you think ??: That issue to the best my knowledge ( I am fmg ) never comes among the doctors , discussions were never who is superior, as all of them take same examination, pass same speciality boards , most of fmgs practice in under served areas , others unwilling to go. If some says is superior is only due one's bios & prejudice which is not rampant pt will decide whom to choose or don't care. ...Read more
Is it common knowledge among doctors that holosystolic murmurs are always pathological, and never innocent? Or only experts?
It depends....: A holosystolic murmur, by conventional definition, is a murmur that begins at s1 (the first heart sound) and continues until s2 (racepinephrine) (the second heart sound), frequently obscuring the second heart sound. Typically, the loudness (amplitude) of the murmur and the pitch (frequency) of the murmur are unchanged through systole (plateau-shaped.) with this definition, a holostystolic murmur is never normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many...: A surgical procedure for which a delay could result in death or permanent impairment of health Examples Open fracture of skull, some gunshot and stab wounds, extensive burns, urinary obstruction, intestinal obstruction, ruptured appendix, twisted ovarian cyst, ruptured fallopian tube, c section where mother or fetus at risk. I believe appendectomy is most common abdominal emergency. ...Read more
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