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My dad is now on a Morphine syringe pump and Fentynl 50 m patch how much longer is he likely to last? he is still can't move without acute pain

My dad is now on a Morphine syringe pump and Fentynl 50 m patch how much longer is he likely to last?   he is still can't move without acute pain

Discuss w/ Dr: Even the doctors treating him may not now, but they'll be best able to predict. This may be a time to make decisions that will work best for the worst case scenario and be pleased w/ a better outcome. Sorry he's suffering! ...Read more

Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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Using syringes, is cancer easily spread?

Using syringes, is cancer easily spread?

No: It is hard to transplant a tumor. Even if the cells are in the bloodstream and bear the ability to form their own colonies, anybody except your identical twin will reject them as foreign. I can't recommend sharing needles -- HIV is still very much with us, as is hepatitis c and goodness knows what else. ...Read more

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How do I use an oral syringe to administer treatment?

How do I use an oral syringe to administer treatment?

See below: I assume you mean administering a liquid medication to a child or infant. You fill the syringe with the amount of medication then you squirt the liquid into the side of the mouth of the child a little at a time and let the child swallow it the squirt in a little more till the child takes it all. You can ask the pharmacist if you still have questions. ...Read more

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If I have a 5 ml syringe would that work for insemination?

If I have a 5 ml syringe would that work for insemination?

Probably not: I presume you are considering intrauterine insemination (IUI). For that you would need specialized sperm selection media, an incubator, and an insemination catheter at least. Trying to perform an insemination with a simple 5 c syringe is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more

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What is the medical intervention using a syringe for tinnitus?

What is the medical intervention using a syringe for tinnitus?

Tinnitus Treatment: For difficult to manage tinnitus, some doctors inject a local anesthetic via a syringe. While this may offer short term aid, it's long term benefit is not helpful. ...Read more

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For the experts - might using a syringe to draw blood kill you?

For the experts - might using a syringe to draw blood kill you?

No this is: Done thousands of times a day in the us at many medical facilities. Sterile, single use needles are used. ...Read more

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Is a specific type of syringe needed for emergency insect allergy injections?

Yes: I usually prescribe and epipen (epinephrine). This is a prefilled, spring loaded, self injector. It is most convenient for those that have a reaction and require rapid treatment. There are other devices out there as well but i prefer the convenience and widespread availability of this product. ...Read more

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How deep do ur creases have to be to need more than one syringe per nasolabial fold?

Depends: After many years of injecting fillers, a physician can tell very accurately how many syringes could be needed in a particular patient. Consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in your area for a facial exam. ...Read more

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Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe.. Regular and long lasting?

Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe.. Regular and long lasting?

Only the older types: Insulins n (intermediate-acting) and r (short-acting) can be mixed together in the same syringe immediately before injection (draw up the r first). Newer long-acting insulins like Lantus and levemir, (insulin detemir) and rapid-acting insulins like Humalog and NovoLog can not be mixed in the same syringe, due to their unique properties. Rapid-acting insulins can be mixed with n insulin. ...Read more

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Why don't they have multiuse epinephrine syringes? What if I don't respond to one shot?

Why don't they have multiuse epinephrine syringes? What if I don't respond to one shot?

Lasts seconds: Epinephrine lasts only a few seconds once administered so a second dose in the same syringe would be ineffective. You can administer a second dose in 3 minutes but if you don't respond to the first, you or someone else should call 911 immediately. ...Read more