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Are there side effects for thrombolytic therapy?

Are there side effects for thrombolytic therapy?

Bleeding: There are risks associated with tpa (alteplase). Complications include bleeding into the brain, other types of serious bleeding (e.g., gastrointestinal), and death. It is important to weigh the possibility of benefit against the possibility of harm. In most cases tpa (alteplase) is safe and makes a positive impact on the outcome in stroke patients. ...Read more

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What will happen during thrombolytic therapy?

What will happen during thrombolytic therapy?

Disolve a blood clot: An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a major artery in the brain. The effect of t-pa is to dissolve clots so that blood flow can be restored and viable brain tissue may be saved. T-pa, when introduced into the systemic circulation, binds to the fibrin protein threads of a thrombus and converts the enmeshed plasminogen to plasmin, initiating local fibrinolysis. ...Read more

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What should be the role of thrombolytic therapy in stroke?

What should be the role of thrombolytic therapy in stroke?

Depends: The role of thrombolytic therapy in stroke is patient specific and should be rendered only at centers accredited for comprehensive stroke care. ...Read more

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What is thrombolytic therapy?

What is thrombolytic therapy?

Stroke and MI: Thrombolytic therapy is the urgent application of drugs/enzymes that break down blood clots, mainly in arteries to slow down or stop the progression of heart attacks and strokes. Blocked dialysis shunts are also sometimes treated with such medications. Since busting the clot allows blood to flow freely downstream, damage to vital tissue is reduced or sometimes totally halted. ...Read more

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What is thrombolytic therapy?

What  is thrombolytic therapy?

"Clot buster": These are medications that can be given to patients so as to break up blood clots in the lungs, heart, or for strokes and leg clots. These are utilised in situations where improving blood flow to the affected organs is critical. Examples include tpa, (alteplase) streptokinase, etc. ...Read more

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What does thrombolytic therapy involve?

What does thrombolytic therapy involve?

Clot dissolving: Thrombolytic therapy is intended to assist the body's natural mechanism to help dissolve blood clots. These clots can be found in either arteries or veins depending on the underlying problem. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there alternative names for thrombolytic therapy?

Are there alternative names for thrombolytic therapy?

Blood thinners: Yes, it is called also blood thinners that prevent the blood to making thrombus inside the blood vesseles. ...Read more

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Are thrombolytic therapy and reperfusion injury related, and how?

Are thrombolytic therapy and reperfusion injury related, and how?

Sort of: Thrombolytic therapy entails breaking off a blocked vessel due to a clot. In the process reperfusion injury can occur to surrounding tissues due to transient lack of oxygen and inflammatory reactions. ...Read more

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Which patients will benefit most from early thrombolytic therapy with intracoron?

Which patients will benefit most from early thrombolytic therapy with intracoron?

Quickness: It all depends on the speed. If the patient can't get to the specialized hospital dealing with angioplasty, he can get some reperfusion quickly in a hospital close-by. ...Read more

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Will thrombolytic therapy reduce the size of veins?

Will thrombolytic therapy reduce the size of veins?

THROMBOLYTIC RX.: Thrombolytic threrapy is a method of dissolving clots in veins. It does not increase or decrease the size of veins. If successful, the clot in the vein will disappear and more blood will flow through the vein. There are several types of thrombolytic therapy including chemical, mechanical and a combination of both. ...Read more

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Why thrombolytic therapy is contraindicated in aortic dissection?

Why thrombolytic therapy is contraindicated in aortic dissection?

Bleeding risk: Because doctors tries to balance the possible benefits to the risk of harm. And here with aortic dissection, there is an increased risk of bleeding that exceed the desired benefit, which makes thrombolytic contraindicated in those patients. ...Read more

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Thrombolytic treatment to dissolve coronary artery blockage must be started within 3 hours of the onset of the episode?

Thrombolytic treatment to dissolve coronary artery blockage must be started within 3 hours of the onset of the episode?

More or less: The longer one waits after the onset of chest pain, the less likely that it is to help .Once the damage has been done to the heart, it is too late. The problem is that patients may have pain for longer periods of time before there is actual damage and there may be ongoing damage even if the pain started more than three hours ago. So this is often a difficult choice requiring a careful history. ...Read more

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When does treatment with thrombolytic drugs after cva help prevent brain damage?

When does treatment with thrombolytic drugs after cva help prevent brain damage?

When given early: Optimally if given within two hrs of symptoms. May be given between 3 and 4 hrs but with increased risk and diminishing rewards. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of interferon therapy?

What are common side effects of interferon therapy?

Interferon: Treatment-related side effects are nearly universal most common: fatigue (interferon and ribavirin) flulike symptoms: fever, headache, muscle ache (interferon and ribavirin) mild anxiety (interferon) skin rash (ribavirin) depression (interferon) gastrointestinal symptoms: nausea, diarrhea (interferon and ribavirin) monitoring for severe side effects (eg, marked anemia) is an important part of trea. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What are the side-effects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Wallet shrinking: I know of no side effects from this treatment other than changing of behavior. Some might not like the changes but I suspect most would appreciate it. One side effect might be breaking up abusive and controlling relationships and decreased neediness. Which side are you on? ...Read more

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Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Mostly infusion rxns: Rituxan is given intravenously slowly at first to look for common immediate reactions like chills, fever, shakes, itching, hives, headache all of which could be prevented or lessened by giving premedications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroids. Reactivation of hepatitis b, lowering resistance to infections, rapid destruction of tumor cells causing i'll effects to organs (tumor lysis) can also occur. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

Too many: Side effects depend the area of the body which is being radiated- dry mouth & mouth sores (oral cancers), diarrhea (pelvic radiation), shortness of breath (lung radiation), hair loss (brain radiation), stomach ulcers and bleeding (stomach radiation). General side effects can include severe fatigue, low blood counts, skin rash and discoloration. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radio therapy on my neck?

What are the side effects of radio therapy on my neck?

Swallowing effects: Radiation therapy to the neck is usually employed with nodal disease, either primary as in lymphoma or metastatic squamous Ca from oral cavity or pharynx. The most common complication occurs when the effect is on the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus at which time the salivary glands are destroyed and radiation fibrosis causes dysphagia. ...Read more

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