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Milan study says smokers who give up have higher risk of cancer due to cell repair mechanism leading to unrestrained cell growth. True?

Milan study says smokers who give up have higher risk of cancer due to cell repair mechanism leading to unrestrained cell growth. True?

Must be distorted: This is simply not true epidemiologically. As a pathologist, there's a lot more cell turnover in a current smoker's lung than there is after they stop. The molecular pathways of cancer are numerous and being clarified as we go, but this doesn't make sense. I've noticed over the years that medical research from italy in particular tends to get scrambled in the media even worse than other science. ...Read more

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Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

MATERNAL STRESS: When mom is stress out, she neglects herself, forgetting to eat, worry a lot, depressed and causes the baby to feel it by not growing good. They sometimes come out as small for gestational age or mom will have premature delivery or other complications. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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Marrow aspirate flow cytometry. Whats importance of the dominant markers in lymphocyte vs. blast gates? Eg. Lymph CD2~5~7~38 Blast 22~34~45~117~hladr

Marrow aspirate flow cytometry. Whats importance of the dominant markers in lymphocyte vs. blast gates? Eg. Lymph CD2~5~7~38 Blast 22~34~45~117~hladr

Exactly400Characters: I'm not here to answer.This is beyond my expertise. But I would like to remind you,& others,that we are restricted to 400 characters(not words,but individual letters,etc).I would suspect that a question like this would require some more information before someone would want to commit to an answer and,anyways,the person who ordered and/or did the aspirate should be consulted for definitive answers. ...Read more

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Help please.Suspect MCAD (Mast Cell Disease) - tryptase and mutliple GI confirmations-possible organ damage. Any DFW hospitals that will admit / help?

Help please.Suspect MCAD (Mast Cell Disease) - tryptase and mutliple GI confirmations-possible organ damage. Any DFW hospitals that will admit / help?

See allergist: Your problem can usually be handled by your allergist and there is nothing more that can be done at a hospital unless you have organ failure. You likely need a bone marrow biopsy by a hematologist as well. I also note that you are not taking any antihistamine at all. ...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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Does stem cell research help with congenital heart disease?

Does stem cell research help with congenital heart disease?

Maybe: There are a lot of possibilities. Stem cells are used to repair damaged hearts in adults in experimental protocols. There is also work being done trying to treat heart valve valves with stem cells so they are not broken down after a few years (see 60 minutes.Com, growing body parts about 3 years ago). Maybe even growing a new heart is possible; it been done in rats. ...Read more

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Safety of chorionic sampling vs. Amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities?

Safety of chorionic sampling vs. Amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities?

Risks: The risk of pregnancy loss has been looked at in four randomized studies of cvs vs. Amniocentesis. All four studies show that both procedures have about the same risk of pregnancy loss. About 1 in 1600. Another cvs study showed that losses in a group of women who had the procedure were equal to losses in a group of women who didn't have the procedure. A loss may not be related to the procedure. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell testing mandatory in any races?

Is sickle cell testing mandatory in any races?

No: In the U.S., sickle-cell testing is not mandatory by any state. In 2010, there was controversial discussion by the ncaa of requiring all african-american athletes at division i schools to undergo sickle-cell testing but this never went forward. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy success rate of d5 xfer of 8 cell embryo, if D3 biopsy showed normal xx genetics. Also, did D3 biopsy affect embryo growth rate?

What is the pregnancy success rate of d5 xfer of 8 cell embryo, if D3 biopsy showed normal xx genetics. Also, did D3 biopsy affect embryo growth rate?

Ask specialist: This is a question best directed to your infertility specialist. Unfortunately those of us who are general practitioners and general ob/gyns don't have these statistics. Didn't want you to think we were ignoring you! good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what fetal spine is towards maternal right n anterior means?

Can you tell me what fetal spine is towards maternal right n anterior means?

It means the Baby on: board has its back towards the Mom's front on the RT side, ie Facing towards Mom's back & left. ...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 an increase in stem cell research worldwide now?

Is there an increase in stem cell research worldwide now?

Major Expansion: Uses of adult derived stem cells have exploded in the that 5 years, with advances in orthopedic medicine, wound healing, anti-grafting (organ) rejection, structural fat grafting, etc. Particularly from fat origin (has the largest number of mesenchymal stem cells of any tissue in the body). Outside us having less regulatory controls makes research easier to complete. ...Read more

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Who does targeted fetal scan?

Who does targeted fetal scan?

Radiologist, MFM.: Some radiologists and select maternal-fetal medicine specialists are the only physicians qualified to perform and interpret targeted fetal sonography, e.g. Assessing the fetal brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, spine, skeleton etc. General radiologists, general obstetrician/gynecologists and others are not trained to assess targeted prenatal songoraphy. ...Read more

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Are complete blood cell counts useful in the evaluation of asymptomatic neonates exposed to suspected chorioamnionitis?

Are complete blood cell counts useful in the evaluation of asymptomatic neonates exposed to suspected chorioamnionitis?

Perhaps: A CBC could show an elevated white blood cell count, which could be concerning for an infection. Though typically, an infected infant will have either a fever or temperature instability (low temp) - in others words could be symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound show that fetus died because of maternal thrombophilia?

Can ultrasound show that fetus died because of maternal thrombophilia?

Sorta: HYDROPS fetalis is pretty obvious. But the blood and pathology reports are definitive. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm ...Read more

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Normal blood count with blood smear leukocyte; particles of toxic granulation, atypical cells lenfomo nuclear, one cell view of downey. Male, 58 ?

Normal blood count with blood smear leukocyte; particles of toxic granulation, atypical cells lenfomo nuclear, one cell view of downey. Male, 58 ?

Typical cell: This is a typical cell type (both the lymphocytes with toxic granulation and the Downey cell, which similar is a lymphocyte with features consistent with activation). These occur in the context of infection or stress when the lymphocytes are receiving "danger" signals. Can't comment conclusively without knowing more about the clinical situation, but not likely something that needs follow up. ...Read more

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Why do they measure the MCA in maternal fetal ultrasound?

Why do they measure the MCA in maternal fetal ultrasound?

Problem with baby: Blood flow in the mca (middle cerebral artery) may be abnormal if a baby is not getting enough oxygen, either because it has anemia so that it's blood cannot carry enough oxygen, or because it is not getting enough oxygen from the placenta. If your baby is not growing well, or if you have an infection or problem that might be causing anemia, your doctor may look at the baby's mca with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?

Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?

Asking what?: If your are requesting a diagnosis online, this is not the appropriate venue. Though the flow cytometry results are not totally normal, your results should be reviewed with the physician who ordered it. This format does not give us the ability to determine if your clinical presentation and lab results are consistent with a specific diagnosis. ...Read more