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(1) A representation of a clinical variable, fact, concept or instruction in a manner suitable for communication, interpretation or processing by humans or by automated means.
(2) An individual question, statement or task that is evaluated by the patient to address a particular concept to be measured by a peer-review organisation (PRO) instrument.
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Q. my dad has msa, he has recently started seeing things, eg aliens, government consp.ext not fully reconzing lov does not reconize loved ones while having these episodes, becomes anxious and ill manered just not like my dad at all, he's so quite and polite normally.

A. Multi Systems Atrophy = MSA

Try this:
http://www.credencegroup.co.uk/Eclub/ses/sessearch.php?q=atrophy&pvdc=0
Get in touch with the credence group - they know very very much.

Q. What's the thing with having diabetes and flights? I heard that I might have problems with my feet and I should buy special socks.

A. As above stated, diabetics are at increased risk for forming clots b/c of the damage to the blood vessel walls due to high glucose. This can cause narrowing in the arteries (vessels bringing blood to tissues) as well as increase your chance of a DVT. With regards to the socks, my guess is that you're talking about pressure socks which are common for people with varicose veins and venous insufficiency where blood doesn't return from the leg well. This stasis (non movement) of the blood makes it more likely for you to form a clot. The pressure stockings in turn prevent veins from dilating and allow more blood to return from the legs, keeping the blood moving and decreasing your chance for a clot. These stockings and raising your legs periodically are some of the best activities to decrease any pain from varicose veins or swelling in your legs from vessel problems. As you're sitting still in a flight, the lack of movement means there's less blood leaving your legs (as most blood in

Q. I would like to know many things about Autism? Hello everyone here. I did a research on Autism and have found many interesting facts. Although I could not confirm anything as I have just read them, I would like to know many things. My friend’s daughter was affected by autism and they were worried more. In fact their main concern was that autism is related to mind changes during life. Is that true?

A. well, it's the chicken and the egg thing. you see there are a different brain development of the brain with autistic people. but because the brain develops according to stimulations it encounters - it's really hard to know what causes what..
you see, a child that will born paraplegic will have a much less development brain function in the part of brain that controls leg use.

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