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Ashworth University medical transcription, good?  

Ashworth University is a convenient, low cost solution to career success. Ashworth University is a nationally accredited distance learning school founded in 1987. They offer home study training courses for continuing education in addition to college degree programs. Their online courses help students to develop career skills in transcription. It is considered to be on the better programs compared to pricing and timing. Also most of the  students term it as really good with good practical training.

Biofeedback a lucrative career choice?

Biofeedback helps patients improve their health by understanding signals from their own bodies and working consciously to affect change. Generally, biofeedback is used in a clinical setting by licensed health professionals. Because it provides an alternative to drugs for the treatment of stress-induced pain, such as migraines or muscle spasms, it works well in a natural medicine setting.

What biofeedback degrees or certificates are available?

Certification for healthcare professionals is available. To qualify for training, trainees must have a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited academic institution in a healthcare field. Qualifying programs include: physical therapy, Western, allopathic medicine, exercise physiology, dentistry, nursing, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, counseling, rehabilitation, chiropractic, dental hygiene, and more.

How to go about a career in Biofeedback therapy?

First take a training seminar and know how to work biofeedback machines, how to use the electrodes and how to teach people to relax. There are many resources available that offer training seminars, and you can select any one of them.

Next consider getting qualified or certified as a biofeedback therapist/practitioner. Though it comes in alternative healthcare careers and certification as such is not required in any state, it is very highly recommended for a good practice. One such institute is Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) that offers various certifications. Certification includes taking a training seminar, passing a test, completing contact hours with a BCIA approved mentor and paying certification fees.

The next step is to get a license or credentials to practice in a health care field, depending on the state you live in. First start working under supervision of a health care practitioner and then go ahead on becoming a licensed therapist or practitioner. As earlier discussed, you need to have some exposure to human sciences and therefore consider taking anatomy, human physiology and counseling classes.

Blockage of superior mesenteric artery what happens to marginal artery supplying intestines?

The marginal artery of the colon, also known as the marginal artery of Drummond and artery of Drummond (named after Sir David Drummond (1852-1932) an English physician), is a blood vessel that anastomoses (connects) the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) with the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). It is sometimes absent, as an anatomical variant.

Cast syndrome, clinically known as superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS), is gastric dilatation with partial or complete obstruction of the duodenum. It is most frequently seen in orthopaedic patients who have had spinal surgery or who are in hip spica or body casts. Obstruction occurs when there is compression of the duodenum between the superior mesenteric artery anteriorly and the aorta and spinal column posteriorly. Obstruction can occur within days of surgery or casting or may not develop for several weeks. The colon though is supplied by marginal artery still shows ischemic effects.

 Treatment for SMAS varies from conservative nonoperative to operative procedures. Complications can be severe if symptoms are not quickly recognized and treatment instituted in a timely manner.

Blood type indicator career?

The blood type theory of personality is a popular belief in Japan that a person's ABO blood type is predictive of their personality, temperament, and compatibility with others, similar to the Western world's astrology. This belief has carried over to some extent in other parts of East Asia such as South Korea and Taiwan. This theory is completely dismissed by many scientists as superstition or pseudoscience.

Blood type theory is widely popular in women's magazines as a way to gauge relationship compatibility with a potential or current partner. Morning television shows feature blood type horoscopes, and similar horoscopes are published daily in newspapers. Though there is not a proven correlation between blood type and personality, it has still remained in the many matchmaking services that cater to blood type. In this way, it is similar to the use of astrological signs in the west, which is also popular in Japan. Asking about a blood type is common and it is often a surprise if a foreigner is unaware of their own blood type.

Personality - Type O "Hot"

Type O's are outgoing, and very social. They are initiators, although they don't always finish what they start. Creative and popular, they love to be the center of attention and appear very self confident. They are proud, Dedicated, Sociable, Energetic, Extroverted, Frank, Realist, Showy, Flighty, Generalist, Positive, Independent, Risk-Takers, Dislike taking orders, Insecure, Stubborn, strong will and determination but Self-Centered. Make friends easily and go with flow and grasp opportunity. Quick to start a project or chase an idea. Are good at organizing activities. May have short attention span, and expresses strong emotions. May quickly take opposite views that are deep but not always durable. Classic entrepreneurs and movers and shakers. Express their emotions but can be swayed by other blood types. Have an intrinsic elegance. Sociable and showy. May be good at adapting to circumstances. Words come easily to them. Not self conscious and will frankly reveal inner feelings. Ambitious, but may have issues with detail. 

Personality - Type A "Cool"

Though calm from outside, they have such high standards of perfectionism. Type A's are the most artistic of the blood groups. They can be shy, are conscientious, trustworthy, and sensitive. Obedient, Careful, Sympathetic, Self-Sacrificing, Polite, Honest, Loyal,  Emotional, Introverted & Nervous. Are reserved calm and even tempered. Sensitive to public opinion. May be Introverted, shy and nervous or ill at ease with others. May be Pessimistic. Value relationships and are loyal. Hesitant to change. Nature lovers and dislike crowds Need a private place or secret hideaway. Can be indecisive. Good at team work and obey rules. Dislike to touch or be touched by others.

Personality - Type B "Active"

Goal oriented and strong minded, type B's will start a task and continue it until completed, and completed well. Type B's are the individualists of the blood group categories and find their own way in life. Cheerful, Optimistic, Active, Sensitive, Kind, Forgetful, unorganized, Noisy, Egocentric Energetic and have the drive to reach towards goals. May be workaholics. Not the best team players and are individualistic. Do things at one's own pace. Strong personality adventurous. Likes to get one's own way. Are Sociable and enjoy entertaining.  

Personality - Type AB "Care-Free"

Type AB's are the split personalities of the blood groups. They can be both outgoing and shy, confident and timid. While responsible, too much responsibility will cause a problem. They are trustworthy and like to help others. Social, Easy-going, Sympathetic, Diplomatic, Outgoing, Laid-back, Creative, Unpredictable, Artistic, Flexible, Moody and Brooding. Blend of opposites. Shy with some and bold with some. Introvert and Extrovert. Unpredictable and may seem to have calm exterior. Strong creative strain. Good at spotting problems and skirting them. Like city environment. Get bored easily. Everything they do is compelling. Never take things for granted. Appear mysterious. Contribute harmoniously to society. 

Compatibility by Blood Groups:

  • O is most compatible with O, and AB
  • A is most compatible with A and AB
  • B is most compatible with B and AB
  • AB is most compatible with AB, B, A and O 

Careerstep is it useful?

I'm currently taking the course. One can work at their own pace and if some one has problems in certain areas they can work on the subject matter as many times as they need to master the information. There is a lot a subject material that is to be taken down in notes. It is wonderful. I can attest that they are a great school for MT or MC work. I am also enrolled in the Coding program.

There's a lot of information that you learn when you take the course. One needs to purchase extra materials to help with the coursework, especially with the Medical Terminology portion. Purchase a really good set of flashcards. As for anatomy, the pictures are okay but you need to use a good site such as wikipedia.org. That's where

I'm at so far, so other than that, it's a good course and I'm learning far more than I had ever expected.

Does the foreskin attached to penis causes problem in sex?

Usually it causes no problem unless and until you have a lesion or a medical problem. Infact you need it for proper lubrication and exposure of glans during intercourse. Thin white skin-like layer formed between my foreskin and penis. It is probably connective tissue that allows your foreskin to retract over the top of your penis when you become sexually aroused. If this layer of skin is not there, it may be difficult for this to occur.

The foreskin cannot be retracted. Do I need to be circumcised?

A boy’s foreskin is naturally stuck to the head of the penis. As one gets older, the foreskin separates and can more easily be pulled back from the tip of the penis. The age at which the foreskin becomes retractable differs for each child but usually around 2 to 6 years. Sometimes this may not occur till puberty and it is normal. However, if there is a problem such as infection, swelling, pain or retracted foreskin, you need to visit the doctor for proper treatment.

 Female reproductive system and how each part works?

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How do i start a free medical transcription course on line?

For starting a medical transcription course online, you will need a lot of effort. Though its much easier then starting a practical course; the intricacies and efforts put in are huge. You should gather full course information. Then you need to decide what course module and structure you are going to design and how would students access to it.

You would also need good software and website support for creating an online resource. It would take a lot of time and lot of efforts to find the right people who can write for this course. Gathering course information, designing, planning, getting training material, recruiting trained people, and finally promoting your online course with comparative pricing should be your target. There are many people looking out for online transcription course; however, they do so on word of mouth publicity especially in forums. If you can generate that publicity through forums, it should be a good success.

 How does the diaphragm work?

The thoracic diaphragm is a sheet of muscle extending across the bottom of the ribcage. The diaphragm separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavity and performs an important function in respiration. The Diaphragm is a dome-shaped musculofibrous septum which separates the thoracic from the abdominal cavity, its convex upper surface forming the floor of the former, and its concave under surface the roof of the latter. Its peripheral part consists of muscular fibers which take origin from the circumference of the thoracic outlet and converge to be inserted into a central tendon.

A diaphragm can refer to other flat structures such as the urogenital diaphragm or pelvic diaphragm, but "the diaphragm" generally refers to the thoracic diaphragm. Other vertebrates such as amphibians and reptiles have diaphragms or diaphragm-like structures, but important details of the anatomy vary, such as the position of lungs in the abdominal cavity.

The diaphragm is a cervical barrier type of birth control. It is a soft latex or silicone dome with a spring molded into the rim. The spring creates a seal against the walls of the vagina. Anyone inserting or removing a diaphragm should first wash their hands, to avoid introducing harmful bacteria into the vaginal canal.

How long after drinking can alcohol-induced pancreatitis happen?

In alcohol induced pancreatitis symptoms usually begin 6-12 hours after an episode of binge drinking. Gall stones should be suspected in patients over 50 years of age (especially women), those who do not drink alcohol, and when the attack begins after a large meal. In patients with an alcohol history and proved gall stones it can be difficult to distinguish between the two causes. A serum alanine transaminase activity greater than three times above normal usually indicates that gall stones are the cause.

Acute pancreatitis is relatively common. In more than 80% of patients the disease is associated with alcohol or gall stones. Patients usually have pain in the epigastrium that typically radiates through to the back. It is often associated with nausea and vomiting.

How often to check ca19-9 or CEA cholangiocarcinoma annual

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the bile ducts, which drain bile from the liver into the small intestine. It is a relatively rare cancer. There are no specific blood tests that can diagnose cholangiocarcinoma by themselves. Serum levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CA19-9 are often elevated, but are not sensitive or specific enough to be used as a general screening tool. However, they may be useful in conjunction with imaging methods in supporting a suspected diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma.

CEA measurement is mainly used as a tumor marker to identify recurrences after surgical resection. Elevated CEA levels should return to normal after surgical resection, as elevation of CEA during follow up is an indicator of recurrence of tumor. CA 19-9 is a useful adjunct in the diagnosis of cholangiocarcinomas without primary sclerosing cholangitis, especially in the diagnosis of peripheral cholangiocarcinomas. However, it does not provide a reliable guide for the pathological staging of these tumors.

How to become a medical transcriber in BC?

If you have a background in medical terminology you can become a medical transcriptionist without taking a medical transcription course. But you definitely need to have excellent computer and keyboarding skills. Though it is difficult and hard to do that without a regular course, you can start by working in a physician's office and lay your hands on some practice material. Since medicine terminology would be known to you, what remains to learn is to transcribe the dictations with speed and accuracy and that's what you most of the time need to learn. You can then opt for a book for American grammar and transcription guidelines and set yourself a nice career in MT field.

How to document medical lab values?

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How to get medical Transcription course from Mumbai?

How to become a Medical transcriber?

You have to complete a post secondary training in the field of medical transcription, offered by numerous professional schools, community colleges & distance learning programs. Completion of a 1 year certificate course or a 2 years associate’s program including assignments in medical terminology, Anatomy, legal issues, Physiology, Pharmacology, laboratory tests and values, medical equipment and procedures.

 In US, it’s mandatory for medical professionals to maintain a precise medical record of all the aspects of a patient and thus the need for recruiting medical transcribers. The future outlook for this looks great. In the coming years, hospitals will continue to employ a large percentage of medical transcribers thereby resulting in rapid growth of medical transcribers all over.

 How to transcribe suture?

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 List of drug in which benzothiazepine skeleton is used

Thiazepines are a substituted thiepins, with a nitrogen replacing a carbon in the seven-membered heterocyclic compound. Benzothiapines (such as diltiazem) have a single benzene attached to the ring, while dibenzothiazepines have two.

What are the 206 bones in your body?

When a child is born, he/she has over 300 bones. As he/she grows, some of these bones began to fuse together to finally form around 206 bones.

Did you know?

  • The human hand has 27 bones while face has 14.
  • The longest bone in your body-thigh bone, the femur (it's about 1/4 of height).
  • The smallest is the stirrup bone in the ear which can measure 1/10 of an inch.
  • Humans and giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks.
  • Humans have over 230 moveable and semi-moveable joints in your body.

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 What is betaderm? Neomycin?

Betamethasone valerate is a corticosteroid that is used for the topical treatment of skin irritations. It helps to reduce the redness, itching, and swelling of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and seborrhea.

Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that is found in many topical medications such as creams, ointments and eyedrops. Neomycin is overwhelmingly used as a topical preparation. It can also be given orally, where it is usually combined with other antibiotics. Neomycin is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and has been used as a preventative measure for hepatic encephalopathy and hypercholesterolemia.

What is dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding is the most common cause of functional abnormal uterine bleeding, which is abnormal genital tract bleeding based in the uterus and found in the absence of demonstrable organic pathology. Diagnosis must be made by exclusion, since organic pathology must first be ruled out. It can be classified as ovulatory or anovulatory, depending on whether ovulation is occurring or not.

In most cases, this problem is related to changes in hormone levels. It is not caused by other medical conditions, such as miscarriage, fibroids, cancer, or blood clotting problems. Your doctor will rule out these and other causes of vaginal bleeding to confirm that you have dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

What are the symptoms of DUB?

1. The periods are more often than every 21 days or farther apart than 35 days. A normal menstrual cycle is 21 to 35 days long.

2. The periods last longer than 7 days (normally 4 to 6 days).

3. The bleeding is heavier than normal and passing large clots or soaking a large pad each hour for 8 hours.

What is medical transcription?

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What is the condition in humans where the ribcage and the intercostal muscles are fused together abnormally?

Mostly such abnormality is due to defects in embryogenesis or mutations in Pax3 gene. The PAX3 gene belongs to a family of genes that plays a critical role in the formation of tissues and organs during embryonic development and for normal function of certain cells after birth. PAX proteins are also called transcription factors as they regulate. During embryonic development, the PAX3 gene is active in cells called neural crest cells. These cells migrate from the developing spinal cord to specific regions in the embryo. The protein made by the PAX3 gene directs the activity of other genes that signal neural crest cells to form specialized tissues or cell types such as limb muscles, bones in the face and skull, some nerve tissue, and pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.

Any mutation in this gene can result in wide variety of defects, one of which is Waardenburg syndrome. Others are craniofacial-deafness-hand syndrome and also related to development of cancers.

Where to do medical transcript course in India?

  • Wintel Institute of Medial Transcription, New Delhi
  • Novatech Institute of Teleworking (corporate member or American Association of Medical Transcription (AAMT)), Bangalore
  • EIMT, 2nd Neelkanth Udyog Bhavan, Above Mainland China, Saki Naka Junction, Andheri East, Mumbai
  • Sofcom Institute of E-Com and Teleworking, 103 Chitrakoot, 1065/A/1 Chaturshrungi Road, Pune-411016
  • KG Information Systems (P) Ltd., Coimbatore
  • Focus Infosys, #117-120, 2nd Floor 80 Feet Peripheral Road 4th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Phone 5527231; Fax 5527230
  • Induj Infotech Ltd., SKumars House, Street 14 , plot no 60 , Phase II . MIDC, Andheri (E), Mumbai   Maharashtra, Phone 8368429
  • Infoscript Services Pvt. Ltd., 37, Krishna Reddy Colony Domlur Layout, Bangalore   Karnataka, Ph: 5355512; Fax 5352723
  • KIMT, Salt Lake, Calcutta, WB, Phone 033-3589352 / 033-3587484
  •  Spectrum Softtech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., PB No. 2269 A.C.T Chambers Palarivattom, Cochin   Kerala,  Phone 0484-345922, Fax 346340

 


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