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Xanthoma by Ahmad.H Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 12:00am Xanthoma   This will be our topic today. First i would like to thank all our facebook page's members for their enthusiasm to learn and know more about all medical conditions that they come across. Let's start by defining xanthoma Xanthoma is a skin problem characterized by development of irregular yellow nodules due to ... Read on »
Ergonomic Risk Factors in Workplace: Traditional Risk Factors by Nicole M. Physical TherapistHealth Maven Posted Sun 16 Aug 2009 8:57am 2 Comments Addressing traditional and environmental risk factors can keep workers injury free.Rehab providers in industrial medicine often operate in a gray area. It can be difficult to connect a specific workplace injury to a single job task, posture, lifestyle behavior or hereditary trait. Many elements may be at work.But employers are becoming more aware o ... Read on »
Relative Risk Reduction vs Absolute Risk Reduction by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 8:30am Like most pre-med students, I was not a big fan of statistics.  Sure, there was a time I could tell you about all the mathematical nuances of Major League Baseball, such as on-base average or slugging percentage, but that was way back during the days of Catfish Hunter , Rollie Fingers & Campy Campaneris .  But dry numbers?  Yuck, at least f ... Read on »
Trade lower stroke risk for higher risk of having a heart attack? Oh boy…what a choice. by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 1:31pm The new study findings, from Cleveland Clinic researchers Ken Uchino, MD, and Adrian V. Hernandez, MD, PhD, are based on a fairly large data set from seven clinical trials that enrolled 30,514 patients.  These Cleveland Clinic researchers say their new study finds Pradaxa can up the odds of a heart attack by about a third when compared to warf ... Read on »
FDA Correctly Identified Risks With Risk From Statins States Orthopedic Surgeon–Recognizing Side Effects & Muscle Pain by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Mar 2012 11:14pm Again with marketing today and finding short comings on various clinical trial reportings what is the real truth about statins?  This doctor said the FDA called it right and granted they have to personally sift through all the reports and so forth before making their decision as they are accountable and who the US citizens depend on for their i ... Read on »
Relative Risk Reduction vs Absolute Risk Reduction Part 2 by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 17 Apr 2012 3:00am So what did yesterday's drivel have to do w/today's topic?  Well,  a year ago this month , I noted a study suggesting an increase risk of thromboembolism (blood clots) in those women who used oral contraceptives containing drospirenone.  Of course, all the evidence did not flow against this particular progestin (very different from bio-identi ... Read on »
Relative Risk Reduction vs Absolute Risk Reduction Part 3 by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 16 May 2012 3:00am Remember last month's review of absolute vs relative risk ?  We looked at how the use of drospirenone doubled to tripled the relative risk of blood clots compared to women not taking any contraception, yet the overall or absolute risk of a deep venous thromboembolism (DVT) remained quite small compared to the number expected during pregnanc ... Read on »
FDA Approves New First In A New Class of Drugs, Zontivity From Merck To Reduce Risk of Heart Attacks And Strokes for High Risk P by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 May 2014 1:09am The drug is an anti-platelet agent to decrease clumping of platelets to form blood clots.  By reducing blood clots this lowers the risk of a heart attack or stroke.  It carries a boxed warning as it does thin blood.  It is not for patients who have had a stroke.  For those who have peripheral arterial disease this will lower the risk of a heart ... Read on »
Extended radiotherapy may increase risk of biochemical failure in low risk patients by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:46pm It appears that extending the amount of time over which radiotherapy (RT) is given to patients in treatment of localized prostate cancer may increase the risk for biochemical failure in a subset of those patients — the ones already at low risk for rapidly progressive disease. Patients at low risk for progressive prostate cancer who decide to ... Read on »