What is the most effective measurement of catheter-related bloodstream infections?

Answer On One Hand: Blood Cultures SuperiorBlood culture testing is the most effective method for measuring catheter-related bloodstream infections. Research performed by Siegman-Igra, et al, demonstrate... Read More »

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Is my dizziness the result of ear infections or dental infections?

Answer Your dizziness could be caused by an ear infection, but if it is a dental problem, it is probably inflammation of the TMJ bone in your skull. I have TMJ problems myself, and I sometimes get ... Read More »

Can yeast infections or bladder infections cause nausea?

One of the symptoms of a serious bladder infection can be nausea. However, nausea is not considered a symptom of a yeast infection, though it could be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease.Sourc... Read More »

What is a catheter and what is it used for?

There are several types of catheters but I'm assuming you mean urinary catheters. It is a device that is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder to empty the bladder of urine, (the urine ... Read More »

Whats a catheter?

A catheter is just a fancy word meaning a medical "tube" of some kind. Some are for general drainage (like the ones inserted into the bladder, called Foley Catheters) while others are for more spec... Read More »