Top
10
Doctor insights on: Understanding Medical Research

Share
Dr. Thomas Rado
69 doctors shared insights

Understanding Medical Research (Overview)

Medical research is an enormous field with many subspecialties. The results of different studies may be difficult to understand, and are frequently debated within the medical community. When reading about medical research, it's important to make sure that the results make sense, and apply to you.


1

1
Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Yes: There is quite a bit of deliberation on this topic, as well as case history studies on the boston pediatric hospital's website, under renal transplant. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Rado
69 doctors shared insights

Understanding Medical Research (Overview)

Medical research is an enormous field with many subspecialties. The results of different studies may be difficult to understand, and are frequently debated within the medical community. When reading about medical research, it's important to make sure that the results make sense, and apply to you.


2

2
Does anyone have a link to definitive medical research on the porgyria?

Does anyone have a link to definitive medical research on the porgyria?

Porphyria: I think you mean porphyria, which is a chronic metabolic disease involving the liver, which may be characterized by acute flare-ups requiring hospitalization. Google the american porphyria foundation website for current and evolving therapies. ...Read more

3

3
Understanding Puberty for Boys (Checklist)

Stage 1: Prepubertal; no signs
once
Stage 2: average age 11.4 yrs (range 9.5 to 13.5 yrs)
once
Stage 2: testicles and scrotum are enlarged. Pubic hair grows
once
Your growth spurt begins two years after your genitals become enlarged
once
5

5
Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..

Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..

Yes: Try Pubmed it has many citations and occasionally full articles. Also look at MedScape. If those do not work for you check with your professors. ...Read more

6

6
Understanding Puberty for Girls (Checklist)

Read a book about puberty
Once
Give your daughter a book about puberty
Once
Buy pads and have them ready before your daughter gets her period
Once
Have first talk about birth control and sexuality with your daughter
Once
7

7
What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

Here are some...: The excitement to search alternative meds/herbs seems having died down lately. The ingredients of so-called alternative meds usually include saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamins, etc. The studies on these failed to constantly prove their claimed effects, at best, marginal and inconsistent. Of course, another wave of similar effort may loom; time will tell. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Darrell Herrington
184 doctors shared insights

Medical Research (Definition)

Medical research is the field of basic and translational research conducted to help and expand knowledge in the field of medicine. One important focus involves creating and studying the safety and efficacy of treatments ...Read more