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Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Deep brain stimulation has been studied in patients with very severe, treat resistant depression (trd). The number of people treated has been small b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
DBS can work: Dystonia secondary to stroke or head injury can be treated with dbs. I have a young patient who was successfully treated with dbs for hemidystonia du ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
19 years experience General Practice
I found...: ...the results of studies of baclofen use in people who had spinal cord or head injuries, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. In these studies, bac ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Yes.: Patients that have undergone deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery are able to do pretty much everything that they could do before the surgery. Trauma ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
No one really knows: There are tau tangles and amyeloid plaques that are associated with it. As brain cells die they cause atrophy. The temporal lobes are affected first.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Octreotide: It inhibits glucagon, growth hormone & insulin, hence it is used for acromegaly & carcinoid syndrome & to treat diarrhea in some intestinal tumors. It ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Multiple Mechanisms: The current theory proposes that the excitability of neurons in the central nervous system are reduced by a number of different mechanisms. These theo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Imatinib: "Imatinib mesylate is a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase." See: http://www.rxlist.com/gleevec-drug/clinica ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Modafinil: Modafinil (provigil) is an analeptic drug approved for treatment of narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness associated with sleep apnea. It works by ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Etoposide: As a Topoisomerase Inhibitor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Neurotransmitter: Norepinephrine (ne) is a molecule used to carry signals to organs in the body. Ne is present throughout the body including the heart, blood vesssels a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
32 years experience General Practice
Operant Conditioning: And learning occurs when the client is rewarded with positive audiovisual cues every time s/he changes and trends the biological measure closer to nor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Venom Immunotherapy: If you have a history of anaphylaxis and confirmed venom allergy by skin testing, venom immunotherapy (VIT) can significantly reduce your risk of havi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Maxolon: Maxolon (reglan) is used for nausea & vomiting. It speeds up the emptying of the stomach. Mechanism is by inhibiting dopamine2 receptors, & at higher ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
It inhibits: The muscarinic receptors in the bladder. These receptors stimulate the bladder muscles to squeeze.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Phentermine: Phentermine is a central nervous system stimulant (much like the ADHD medications). Hope that helps!
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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
Balances our energy: Chigong practices attunes our energy system and puts it in harmony with the universal energies. We harness the universal energies for our benefit and ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
21 years experience Critical Care
Multiple effects: Amiodarone is primarily a class iii anti-arrhythmic agent. It prolongs the depolarization phase of cardiac muscle--the muscle takes longer to reset af ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Remove skin: MDA is a technique of removing the outer layers of the epidermis without causing a lot of trauma or bleeding. Several things exist from fine sand to d ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Like vaccine: Allergen immunotherapy works like a vaccine. Your body responds to the injected amounts of a particular allergen, given in gradually increasing doses, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
SSRI: Fluoxetine is the first of the "newer generation" of antidepressants developed around 1990, called selective (or specific) serotonin re-uptake inhibit ... Read More
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
6 to 12 months: Depending on the location and the amount injected, juvederm can last from 6 to 12 months. The more active the underlying muscles, the faster it gets ... Read More
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