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May 27, 2014
"Hello, There are a number of factors that affect risk for blood borne pathogen exposure (size of the needle, depth of penetration, whether or not the injured person immediately washes with soap and water, etc. according to CDC). Th..."
May 27, 2014
"Hello, It is standard practice to interpret initial test results for drug testing as "non-negative" if there is a non-negative result. The sample is then sent for confirmatory testing to determine if the specimen is positive or negati..."
May 04, 2014
"Hello, There are several types of rabies vaccines and there is no published evidence that the vaccine or the response to the vaccine causes negative effects on the human brain or nervous system. ~ Dr. Parks This answer provided..."
May 04, 2014
"Hello, Any time that you have symptoms that you believe are related to a vaccine, you should communicate with your healthcare provider. These symptoms may (or may not) be related to the vaccine. ~ Dr. Parks This answer provide..."
May 04, 2014
"Hello, There is no evidence-based answer to your question regarding the 11 hour time difference. I do not believe that the eleven hour difference will significantly impact the effectiveness of the booster. ~ Dr. Parks This ..."
May 04, 2014
"Hello, Congratulations on your pregnancy. In general, the procedures that you describe (working in a hood + wearing gloves, safety glasses, lab coat) are designed to minimize or eliminate exposures/potential exposures. First, I ..."
May 04, 2014
"Hello, Do you know anything about the source patient's HIV, Hep C, Hep B status? In general, the type of needlestick (small puncture through gloves with a solid bore needle) is relatively low risk. The CDC guidelines and best pract..."
May 04, 2014
"Hello, Yes. After washing and sterilizing the bottles, there should be no residual materials. ~ Dr. Parks This answer provided to you is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in t..."
Apr 03, 2014
"Hello, Did you have an injury or was there a specific event that you recall when the pain began? If so, what happened? Have you seen a healthcare provider to evaluate your back pain? What have they told you about a diagnosis?..."
Apr 03, 2014
"Hello again, Based on the information provided in your original posting, the exposure that you described is relatively low risk. The most important factors that determine risk are the HIV status of the source patient, the size of the ..."