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1. not obstructed or closed.
2. exposed to the air; not covered by unbroken skin.
3. pertaining to a clinical trial or other experiment in which both subjects and observers know which treatment is administered to each subject, as opposed to a single blind, double blind, or triple blind study.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Not closed; exposed, said of a wound.
2. To enter or expose, as a wound or cavity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Vox populi → medtalk Patent, pronounced PAY tent
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Patient discussion about open

Q. How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar? I am studying in a coed college and am high scoring and talented. Actually I am a guitarist who entertains most of my peers. So I have lots of friends. For the past 8 months I could not use my guitar because of my busy study schedule. Without music I feel very depressed. My attitude has changed. My friends started deserting me because of my depression. So I started hating life and checked with a psychiatrist who diagnosed as bipolar. I fear whether I will lose my friends. So this question is to bipolar people: How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar?

A. P.S..we all have problems,god made us all different,acept who you are,and you will be alright.

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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FIGURE 4: Parameterization of target exercises: (a) SMM for open chest; (b) parameters of open-chest exercise; (c) computed angle between elbow joints.
Patients in the Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest from Trauma (EPR-CAT) trial must have at least one sign of life present within the 5-minute period prior to ED arrival or in the ED, and have no response to open-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation with clamping the aorta or remain pulseless for 5 minutes despite aggressive resuscitative efforts.
The new procedure offers a promising option for people who are not candidates for conventional open-chest surgery, due to age or other health factors, to repair the damaged valve--a process that requires placing patients on a heart-lung machine and a lengthy recovery process.
Available in three sizes, the microbial sealant provides a suitable option for locking skin flora out of any surgical site, from the smallest incisions to open-chest procedures.
Open-chest surgery in the lateral position may be expected to alter renal, hepatic and pulmonary perfusion through several mechanisms, including gravity-induced alterations in blood flow through the dependent and non-dependent pulmonary circulations, movement of abdominal contents into the non-dependent hemithorax, surgical retraction of thoracic organs, alterations in cardiac output during the procedure and through activation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Lyrical arms, open-chest suspensions, and breath impulse characterize the plies, tendus, degages, and grande battements of a Limonesque center-barre.
Instead HCW told her to have major open-chest surgery.
Most patients with severe, symptomatic valve disease must undergo open-chest surgery to repair or replace the damaged valve.
In 2001, statistics showed the father-of-two performed more open-chest operations on lung cancer patients than any other surgeon in the NHS, putting in around 10 in an average week.
The treatment requires no open-chest surgery, and no connection with a heart-lung machine.