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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What is the risk of exposure if at a clinical setting for stds? They use a reusable finger prick device. They replaced the needle in front of me.

What is the risk of exposure if at a clinical setting for stds? They use a reusable finger prick device. They replaced the needle in front of me.

No they do not use: We do not use reusable reusable needle or lancets in usa anywhere, and that too in std clinic, it is not possible i can assure you it can not be true and if is it needs to be reported to health dept of the city and state but once again I do not believe it is happening in usa. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?

If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?

CES: I use Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation regularly with many of my patients. It was used as early as 1963 for sleep and was approved by FDA in 1976. The literature I have read does not report long-term safety problems. It is helpful in about 90% of cases and overall is a safe treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Where can we find fire safety device for someone confined to bed?

Where can we find fire safety device for someone confined to bed?

Fire department: Call your local fire department. They should have some great ideas and information. ...Read more

Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Are hair growth/regrowth laser devices such as the HairMax laser combs harmful to use or do they pose any safety/health risks?

Are hair growth/regrowth laser devices such as the HairMax laser combs harmful to use or do they pose any safety/health risks?

Hair laser device: Are hair growth/regrowth laser devices such as the HairMax laser combs harmful to use or do they pose any safety/health risks? ANS: These devices are not generally tested properly to answer your questions. They do not need to be approved by the FDA. So you have no way of knowing if they are effective, safer or harmful. Beware of testimonials as they are not science. Go to PUBMED and search to see. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I have an obsession with sticking safety pins and sewing needles in my arm?

I have an obsession with sticking safety pins and sewing needles in my arm?

Evaluation: Get a full psychiatric evaluation for the symptoms you describe, and tell the psychiatrist what these behaviors mean to YOU. I'm sure you're doing these things for a reason that is deeply personal to you. You will not be judged by anyone. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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May have touched/scratched a needle when flicking the safety after a flu shot. Didn't even feel it, didn't draw blood. HepC/HIV still a concern?

May have touched/scratched a needle when flicking the safety after a flu shot. Didn't even feel it, didn't draw blood. HepC/HIV still a concern?

Very low risk.: If you are not sure if you stuck yourself, didn't feel it and did not see any blood, your chances of any blood borne infection is pretty low. Any potential exposure should be reported to your supervisor. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How safe is an intrauterine device?

How safe is an  intrauterine device?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Infection?: I am assuming you mean an infection. And yes! You can get an infection from a sexual device. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How safe are intrauterine devices now?

How safe are intrauterine devices now?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Humes Dr. Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Regretfully no: I would love to say yes, because no one should smoke. It is a vile habit with many health risks. But it doesn't directly do anything to an ASD or the device. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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What is an electronic infusion device?

What is an electronic infusion device?

IV pump.: Here's what the free online medical dictionary says: "an automated system of introducing a fluid other than blood into a vein. The device may have programmable settings that control the amount of fluid to be infused, rate, low-volume notification level, and a keep-vein-open rate..." see the rest here: http://tinyurl.com/y92zo5od ...Read more

Dr. Vasudev Ananthram Dr. Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
28 years in practice
Bangalore University, Bangalore Medical College
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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

Dr. Usha Mukhytar Dr. Mukhytar
Gynecology
22 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What is the best female urination device?

What is the best female urination device?

What & why...?: Being best means the only one in the pack, and a device is meant to help correct one does not like. Based on these common senses, what is your specific concerns in urination? Knowing such will help to know what you may need and what you would like to accomplish. Hence, to do the related things correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Hahn Dr. Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
24 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What is the left ventricular assist device?

What is the left ventricular assist device?

Booster pump: Instead of a totally artificial heart which replaces the entire heart, an lvad is a much smaller pump that boosts the pumping ability of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). This has many technical advantages over a totally artificial heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel Dr. Singel
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
Free University of Berlin Faculty of Medicine
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Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

No: No, but a bone stimulator might. Nothing makes up for lousy carpentry so - pick your surgeon wisely. Are you sure that you got a problem fusion will fix (e.g. Spinal instability) ?. Vague symptoms ("back pain") rarely get better with fusions. The nerve decompression portion of the case needs to be handled well also (unusual for a 34 year old to need a fusion, double check on the indication ... ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How is dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

How is dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

Here are some...: Before beginning the application of Dr. Simon Allen's device, I strongly recommend you to peruse the articles about BPH/its care listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. More? Contact me for timely counseling. To reach me, go to www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more