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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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There is a device which is held in place and has two tubes inserted into the nostrils administering 02 (not a Hudson mask) What is this device called?

There is a device which is held in place and has two tubes inserted into the nostrils administering 02 (not a Hudson mask) What is this device called?

Nasal cannula: A nasal cannula is a clear flexible tube that is placed under the nose. The tube includes two little short tubes (prongs) that go inside the nostrils. The rest of the flexible tube runs over each ear and can be tightened under the chin or behind the head. A nasal cannula is for providing low flow, extra oxygen. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Do anti-radiation earphones actually work?(air tube).Do regular earphones connected to a iPhone device with cellular and wi-Fi on cause brain cancer?

Do anti-radiation earphones actually work?(air tube).Do regular earphones connected to a iPhone device with cellular and wi-Fi on cause brain cancer?

An I phone or any: cell phone held to the ear repetitively annd for a lonng time have been associated with a higher incidence of brain tumors ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bark Dr. Bark
Dermatology
45 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Whats a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

Dr. Eddie Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Is a nightguard a medical device?

Is a nightguard a medical device?

Dental device: Night-guard is typically recommended by dentists. While wearing in your teeth at night to keep your teeth from grinding. It helps to preserve enamel of your teeth from abrasion as result of grinding during sleep. It is also recommended for TMJ disorder due to excessive night grinding or bruxism. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What type of medical test and device can detect the number of boys a girl has done sex with and is it do the test?

What type of medical test and device can detect the number of boys a girl has done sex with and is it do the test?

There is no test...: AND why should there be?Honest communication & trust are a great thing in a relationship.If you don't have that then maybe moving forward to sexual intercourse isn't the best idea anyway.Are you honest about the number of sexual partners you have had? Does the # really matter?If there is a # that will change the feelings you have for your partner...I'd think more about if it's a real relationship ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr Dr. Carr
General Practice
29 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Does fda test medical devices?

Does fda test medical devices?

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

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How can you operate medical devices if the electricity fails?

How can you operate medical devices if the electricity fails?

You mostly cannot: Many of the things we are accustomed to using in medicine require electrical input and will stop operating when the power stops. Most hospitals and many clinics have back up electrical generators for this circumstance. This is not different than all of society, dependent upon technology usually run with electrons. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Bloom Dr. Bloom
Anesthesiology
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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What consumer medical devices are available in healthy senior lifestyles?

What consumer medical devices are available in healthy senior lifestyles?

Many & hard to rank: There are many and their value to you varies with your focus. There are the usual one to monitor your blood pressure, weight, caloric intake. You can measure sleep patterns, exercise level, heart rate, and others. If you need it, there are devices to measure your blood sugar, the effect of anti-clotting medications, and some urine values. The field is growing . See startup reflexwireless.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez Dr. Rodriguez
Urology
5 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Are their any medical tests or devices in usa that can tell the number of boys a girl has done sex with?

Are their any medical tests or devices in usa that can tell the number of boys a girl has done sex with?

Yes: There is one "test". You just ask the person (but be sure you have a reason to ask). A girl can ask a guy how many people he has had sex with. Likewise, a guy can ask a girl how many people she has had sex with. This "test" has better accuracy when guys are being asked, because there is more negative stigma for a girl to have had several sex partners. To be fair, stigma should also apply to guys. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav Dr. Engrav
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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If is there a website that can provide abbreviated versions of medical guidelines (disease specific), how often would you use it many times healthcare professionals use the internet or their mobile devices for quick references on drugs and disease states.

If is there a website that can provide abbreviated versions of medical guidelines (disease specific), how often would you use it many times healthcare professionals use the internet or their mobile devices for quick references on drugs and disease states.

In : In my opinion as an emergency physician, i think that would be a very valuable contribution. I would personally love to have an app like that for rapid reference. In general, i would estimate that a physician would pay $5 for an app. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Bloom Dr. Bloom
Anesthesiology
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? Who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? How can I be sure they're safe?

Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? Who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? How can I be sure they're safe?

Not a Medical device: Yes, actual medical devices are regulated by the fda, but i doubt an inversion table is marketed to treat anything. Most manufacturers go out of their way to be sure to state the it is not intended to treat a medical condition. So you are left with reviews and comments by other users. If the device is truly unsafe and it injures someone, they will be sued for it. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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I have a Fisher Wallace FDA-approved medical device for cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Is it a safe & *possibly* effective treatment for anxiety?

I have a Fisher Wallace FDA-approved medical device for cranial electrotherapy stimulation. Is it a safe & *possibly* effective treatment for anxiety?

Read what you can: Talk to anyone who's tried it. Since you already have it - the $ is not an issue - Ask about liability coverage for possible injury or other risk. Then, if all says "go". give it a try. But only after asking hard ?'s of the mfg. Confidence is important - so gain it if deserved. Good luck. Be careful. Best wishes. http://tinyurl.com/kagr35p http://tinyurl.com/ckkqlv8 http://tinyurl.com/nz24vgc ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What is the medical device used by optometrists to visualize the optic nerve called?

What is the medical device used by optometrists to visualize the optic nerve called?

Several devices: Several devices are used to evaluate optic nerves. The most common is the biomicroscope, or slit lamp, that is also used to examine the other parts of the eye. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Saradarian Dr. Saradarian
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have a very low hematocrit and I work in a medical device they don't want my blood for testing cause my blood is like a water it leaks on the membrane and goes to the channel of our products.. I'm worried but I don't know what to do..?

I have a very low hematocrit and I work in a medical device they don't want my blood for testing cause my blood is like a water it leaks on the membrane  and goes to the channel of our products.. I'm worried but I don't know what to do..?

See your doctor: I don't really know what you are describing. But if you have a really low hematocrit, the least of your problems are difficulty using your blood in testing your products. This means you are anemic and you need to find out why and fix it. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Laha Dr. Laha
Podiatry
34 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Yes and no: The are medical devices such as over the counter arch supports or physician prescribed orthotics that may help with your arch problems. Poor circulation usually requires a good evaluation to determine the cause before deciding what treatment may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What could be causing constant baby like movements in my stomach for 3 months now? I have an IUD birth control device 2 yrs tl. Been to gyn /medical

What could be causing  constant  baby like movements in my stomach for 3 months now? I have an IUD birth control device 2 yrs tl. Been to gyn /medical

Intestines: The only thing that moves in your abdomen is your intestines assuming you are not pregnant. Maybe a gastroenterologist should be your next step. ...Read more