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Can xiaflex be used on depuytrens in the feet?

Can xiaflex be used on depuytrens in the feet?

Xiaflex in the feet: To treat ledderhose disease as it is called is currently an "off label" treatment. In the us this means it is not an official recognized treatment associated with the drug xiaflex. A literature search will not reveal any significant clinical study published study in peer reviewed literature. One must be careful not to take a patient's stated positive experience if they have had this as the results may be very dependent upon many factors including clinical stage, health and of course subjective interpretation of what a good result is. This does not mean that there are dedicated people who wan tot help others just "caveat emptor". ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations

Renew your tetanus vaccination at a memorable date or an event- helpful to remember. ...See more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's common complication of antibiotics & being around sick people
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: crown?

Upper part of tooth: The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common procedures done in dentistry. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

Adolescent health

Pre-teens: tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), hpv (human papilloma virus), mcv4 (meningitis). ...See more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Take recommended therapy completely
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void antibiotics unless absolutely necessary
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Tell your doctor immediately if diarrhea recurs
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Consider probiotics
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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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