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Doctor insights on: Absorbable Hemostatic Agents

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What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

Dissolve blood clots: These are proteins that when added to blood bind to clots and dissolve them. ...Read more

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When are neuromuscular blocking agents used?

When are neuromuscular blocking agents used?

General anesthesia: Neuromuscular blocking agents are used during general anesthesia to help with surgery. They help keep a patient still, so that there is no movement during critical procedures, they can also assist with performance of certain procedures (abdominal surgery). Relaxed muscles can make it easier for the surgeon to get the exposure they need. ...Read more

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Which solvents dissolve cholesterol better?

Solvents?: Dont drink solvents. If you've got a cholesterol problem talk with your provider. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Yes: Chemotherapy agents act by killing cells that divide rapidly (cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells). Certain chemicals such as antibiotics kill micro-organisms (also known as antimicrobials). In general antibiotics kill bacteria and antimicrobials kill bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. There are cytotoxic antibiotics that are used in treating cancer such as actinomycin, doxorubicin, bleomycin. ...Read more

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Why are some complement fragments called opsonins, anaphylatoxins or chemotactic factors?

Why are some complement fragments called opsonins, anaphylatoxins or chemotactic factors?

Related to function: Opsonins bind microbes, particles and cell fragments flagging them for uptake/engulfment by macrophages or neutrophils. Anaphylatoxins, when released, bind to their receptors on macrophages and mast cells to activate the cells. Subsequently, the activated cells release mediators (eg histamine) involved in anaphylaxis and/or inflammation. Chemotactic factors guide WBCs to site of inflammation ...Read more

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How effective are "detoxamine edta suppositories" as chelation therapy for removing heavy metals and plaque from the blood?

How effective are "detoxamine edta suppositories" as chelation therapy for removing heavy metals and plaque from the blood?

Effective for metals: More research is needed but there is evidence that detoxamin suppositories can help remove heavy metals; whether they remove plaque is still to be determined but removing lead should lead to plaque reduction. Oral edta is only about 5% absorbed. Research has shown detoxamin is about 35% absorbed but stays in the body a much longer time than IV edta. Please see my comment for more information. ...Read more

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Does bacterial lysate contain heavy metals? Actually,i'm using an immunostimolant called broncho munal

Does bacterial lysate contain heavy metals? Actually,i'm using an immunostimolant called broncho munal

Bacterial lysate: These are prepared by sonification, freezing and grinding or by enzymatic lysis. None of these techniques or the bacterial lysate involve heavy metals. Efficacy and safety of OM-85 have been demonstrated in several clinical trials, and systemic analytic reviews underscore the heterogeneity of the study populations. Nonetheless, prevention strategies are fundamental in both children and adults. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Not really: Depending on the scars and your skin type, a fractionated laser may be stronger/better than creams. Overall ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Can you clean toxins from your hair cortex? By using stripping agents such as perm/relaxers which opens up the hairs cuticle?

Can you clean toxins from your hair cortex? By using stripping agents such as perm/relaxers which opens up the hairs cuticle?

Toxins can be: extreted into the hair shafts, but the only way to reliably remove is to cut the hair. Actually if the toxin is excreted into the hair that is a way for your body to eliminate toxins. This is a whole specialized area of medicine and there are multiple ways and theories to do this. infared saunas are often mentioned as helpful. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in nail polish?

Which chemicals are in nail polish?

Nail polish: Numerous chemicals are in nail polish and the chemicals vary with the different products e.g. Nirocellulose, ethyl acetate, resins, plasticizers, solvent, coloring agents, adhesive poymers, formaldehydes, camphor, pigments, thickening agents, toluene, sylene and the list goes on and on. Anyone using nail polish should use products from companies that formulate responsibly and have a good reputation. ...Read more

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Adverse reactions to alginate denture impression material common?

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Adverse reactions to alginate denture impression material common?

Contact stomatitis: Some new study suggests that alginate denture impression material may evoke type IV allergic reactions. The number of such allergic reactions is very low. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which skin conditions use emulsion?

Which skin conditions use emulsion?

Not sure of question: Emulsions are vehicles for delivering medication to the skin, just like creams, ointments, lotions, etc. Emulsions allow manufacturers to mix liquids that ordinarily do not mix well, such as oil and water. If you are asking which medications are available in emulsions, there are many, for a wide variety of skin conditions. ...Read more

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Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are you deficient?: Some folks have pancreatic lesions and cannot digest their food without supplemental enzymes. This is a common problem in kids with cystic fibrosis. For most folks, it's a complete waste of money -- like wearing glasses if you don't need them. ...Read more