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What does a high plasma renin act, lc/ms/ms mean?

What does a high plasma renin act, lc/ms/ms mean?

Renin...: ...Is the hormone kidneys make to raise blood pressure. If your blood pressure is low, this is an appropriate response by the kidneys. If it is high, it might represent a problem such as narrowing of the renal artery. ...Read more

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Aldosterone (Definition)

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It is involved in blood pressure regulation, potassium ...Read more


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Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is hydromorphone by lc-ms/ms lab results

What is hydromorphone by lc-ms/ms lab results

Hello. : Hello. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (lc-ms/ms) is how the study is done. Hydromorphone is a semisynthetic derivative of morphine. ...Read more

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I had a spinal puncture done and the results said CSF/serum oligoclonal bands negative and CSF Oligoclonal bands 0 bands. does that mean i have ms?

I had a spinal puncture done and the results said CSF/serum oligoclonal bands negative and CSF Oligoclonal bands 0 bands. does that mean i have ms?

Multiple sclerosis: Presence of CSF oligoclonal bands is consistent and normally diagnostic of multiple sclerosis in the right circumstances. The absence does not rule out MS and the diagnosis has to be based on clinical findings and MRI results. There may also be some ethnic differentiation of oligoclonal bands present in patients with MS. you can review the article below http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/217961 ...Read more

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2.8 oligoclonal bands IgG in CSF. Zero serum bands in CSF. Why does Mayo Clinic standards require 4 oligoclonal IGg CSF for MS diagnosis?

2.8 oligoclonal bands IgG in CSF. Zero serum bands in CSF.  Why does Mayo Clinic standards require 4 oligoclonal IGg CSF for MS diagnosis?

Other causes: Oligoclonal bands can be present in some other conditions such as infections and inflammation of the central nervous system. Increasing the threshold for diagnosing MS by requiring at least 4 oligoclonal bands, allows to exclude these other causes and diagnose MS with greater certainty. ...Read more

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Dizziness, one sided numbness, one sided temp loss of function, uncontrollable body jerks, oligoclonal bands in CSF and serum. Neuro behcets or ms?

Dizziness, one sided numbness, one sided temp loss of function, uncontrollable body jerks, oligoclonal bands in CSF and serum. Neuro behcets or ms?

Suggest : The oligoclonal bands should be significantly increased in spinal fluid as contrasted to serum to be c/w multiple sclerosis, and some of your problems are likewise supportive of ms. However, do you have history of eye and skin problems more in keeping with behcets, and are MRI studies of both head and neck c/w ms? This should be fairly easy to sort out, and if ambiguous, perhaps a second opinion. ...Read more

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Lumbar puncture results: Multiple IgG oligoclonal bands detected in CSF and serum, most bands unique to CSF. IgG value 9.43, range 6 - 15 Is this MS?

Lumbar puncture results:
Multiple IgG oligoclonal bands detected in CSF and serum, most bands unique to CSF.
IgG value 9.43, range 6 - 15 
Is this MS?

Consistent: But diagnosis of MS should be based on history, physical exam, results of MRI films, and spinal fluid is useful in ambiguous cases. However, elevation of oligoclonal bands can be seen in several disorders and NOT definitive on its own. Have your doctor now put the whole picture in place. Most likely MS, but other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum aldosterone?

What is the definition or description of: serum aldosterone?

Hormone: Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It is involved in blood pressure regulation, potassium balance, and fluid balance. ...Read more

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What do MS symtoms mean?

What do MS symtoms mean?

Acute vs chronic: New symptoms (acute) imply a new attack on the nervous system by the disease. These usually improve with time but the patient will often not fully recover. Chronic symptoms are due to structural damage that will not improve over time. ...Read more

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Any new medication fo ms?

Any new medication fo ms?

Yes: Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod). There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more

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How to diagnose benign ms?

Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life. We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more

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Ms, how to naturally treat it?

Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is good for ms?

What kind of diet is good for ms?

Nothing spectacular,: Historically, the low fat swank diet was studied and seemed to reduce relapses a bit. The pulse counting diet looked at pulse elevation after food, and gradual items were eliminated until to pulse stayed stable with remaining items. Unlikely, it ever worked. So, doesn't hurt to do low fat diet, and add vitamin d-3 5000 units twice daily. Some initial value to vitamin a and maybe b complex. ...Read more

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Why is MS so difficult to diagnose?

Why is MS so difficult to diagnose?

Diagnosing MS: MS can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms vary from person to person. The criteria for MS diagnosis are clear though, based on long-lasting clinical deficits, brain and spinal cord MRI and spinal tap testing. ...Read more

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Would you treat MS with no lesions?

Would you treat MS with no lesions?

Prevention or Rx?: Ideally, someone diagnosed with MS has no lesions because they have responded well to treatment. The goal of treatment is to prevent attacks, and in a sense, to prevent lesions. It is not obvious that MS is the diagnosis if there are no lesions at the onset of the condition, however. ...Read more

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What are the last organs of MS effect?

What are the last organs of MS effect?

very complex: First, ms is a disease of brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Of course could see weakness, imbalance, loss of vision, cognitive and fatigue issues. However, the organ systems that could deteriorate due to meds include bones (osteoporosis from your steroids), liver, thyroid, GI issues, etc. I do not see that you are on an ms medication, or vitamin d. Would recommend both if these absent. ...Read more

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What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

Diagnosing MS: There is no single test that is proof-positive for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. The medical history, neurological exam, MRI, spinal taps or lumbar punctures and lab analysis make the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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What's the difference in the stages in MS ?

What's the difference in the stages in MS ?

EDSS: There is not a staging system for MS as there is for cancer. That said, there is something called the EDSS, the disability scale, which is used to compare progression of MS in populations of people undergoing research. This is a ranking from 0-10 that is based on walking, how far, and with what kind of assistance. Not everyone with MS progresses or finds this scale useful. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more