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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
Wrong Forum: I am sorry but this is a forum for answering health questions not legal questions. ...Read more
TIAs: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) – either focal brain, spinal cord or retinal – without acute infarction (tissue death). Tias have the same underlying cause as strokes: a disruption of cerebral blood flow (cbf), and are frequently referred to as mini-strokes. No tiaas found. Sorry. ...Read more
Route, frequency: P.O. - oral, I.V. - intravenous, i.M. - intramuscular, p.R. - rectally, p.V. - vaginally, b.I.D. - twice daily, t.I.D. - 3x/day, q.D. - daily, q.I.D. - 4x/day, q.O.D. - every other day, t.I.W. - 3x/week, q.Wk. - weekly, q.Mo. - monthly, q.4wk. - every 4 weeks, sig. - directions, disp. - number dispensed, n.R. - no refills, inh - inhaled, o.D. - right eye, o.S. - left eye, o.U. - both eyes. ...Read more
From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more
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Yes and no: Generally physicians considered experts in their field are paid for lectures, research, etc. This does not necessarily label then as "company people" since their lectures are supposed to be devoid of bias. ...Read more
Several: Cancer, Migraines, Chronic Pain, IBD/IBS, Seizures, Hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, Cachexia, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, PTSD, Difficulty Sleeping due to Pain. There are several more but these are generally considered acceptable conditions across the 25 medically legal states. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heredity to function: Dna, deoxyribonucleic acid is the basis of heredity and it passed from parent to child. Chromosomes are the structures in which the dna is packaged. Dna codes for proteins. Proteins are made by cells by first transcribing the dna into RNA and then translating the latter to protein. Proteins carry out the functions of life, e.g., structure of organs, muscles, hemoglobin, hormones, antibodies. ...Read more
There are no: immunizations specific to EMT's that I am aware of. Just the same routine immunizations that we all should have. Now your application may require you to have a varicella (chicken pox vaccine) if a blood test does not show immunity. ...Read more
Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?
Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?
Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)?
(It's a medical question I'm a medical student)
Many uses.: A syringe is the plunger and barrel into which medicine is drawn up. A needle is then connected to a syringe to administer medicine. Any syringe can be used to administer medications under the skin, into the muscle, or in the case of some special needles, into bones or the epidural space in the spine. They can also be used to withdraw body fluids. An "insulin" syringe is usually 1mL, not 10. ...Read more
What does =1= the PSA assay is a direct chemiluminometric immunoassay manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics mean too me please help ?
Manufacturer: This is simply a reference to the company manufacturing the test kit used by the lab ...Read more
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