Month: September 2021

Vicoprofen is the brand name for an oral analgesic medication. It is prescribed for short-term management of acute pain, such as post-surgical pain or active cancer treatment, generally for less than ten days.1 Vicoprofen is a fixed-dose combination of hydrocodone bitartrate and ibuprofen. Hydrocodone bitartrate is a semi-synthetic opioid.2 Its immediate-release (IR) form is commercially
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Chemical peels are a widely used procedure for the management of acne scars. Also known as chemexfoliation, chemical peels for acne scars involve applying one or more chemical agents, of variable strength, to the skin’s surface. The process creates a controlled chemical-induced injury to the skin. Wounding promotes epidermal and dermal regeneration and tissue remodelling
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Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) may sound purely medical to most, and training about it may only stir the interest of healthcare workers. Contrary to this belief, though, bloodborne pathogens training is a requirement for many people—whether working individually or in a laboratory and office setting—handling blood and other bodily fluids on a regular basis.  The Occupational
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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an integrated clinical and CT-based AI nomogram (CIAIN) to predict which COVID-19 patients need a ventilator. CIANE can more precisely identify patients at an earlier disease presentation who may need intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation. The novel approach would decrease disease progression and mortality. The study included a
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A molar pregnancy is a nonviable pregnancy characterized by an abnormal growth of placental tissues.1 The resulting growth is not an embryo, but it triggers the symptoms of early pregnancy. It is a rare gynecological condition that ends in pregnancy loss and can affect women at any reproductive age. However, the risk is often higher
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Receding gums are gums that have pulled away from the teeth, exposing their root surfaces. This leaves the teeth at risk of decay, infection, and loss. If the recession is severe, it can cause symptoms, such as tooth sensitivity, pain, or infection. Can this process of gum receding be reversed? The gums (gingiva) form the
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Sunshine plays an important role in many of our body’s biological processes, but the modern lifestyle limits sun exposure. For years we have heard the message to limit our exposure to sunlight, especially during the middle of the day to prevent skin cancer. Sunscreen application has become part of our daily routine, ensuring we slather
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Beets, and in particular beetroot juice, are known to have many health benefits. For example, beets are great for your cardiovascular well-being.1 That is, eating this vegetable promotes a healthy heart and a good flow of blood throughout the body. Beets may also have some benefits for diabetes. Beets also have a high fibre content,
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