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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Cytovene (Overview)

Cytovene is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells?

Endocervical and/or squamous metaplastic cells?

Pathologist speak: This simply means that when the pathologist reviewed your pap smear it contained either normal cells from the inside of the cervical opening or cells that were not microscopically different in appearance from cervical cells. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Cytovene (Overview)

Cytovene is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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How does chemoembolization kill cancer cells?

How does chemoembolization kill cancer cells?

2 methods: The first is that the particles/medicine clogs the blood vessels that provide essential oxygen and nutrients to the cancer growth. The second is that the chemotherapy medicine that is injected prevents the cancer cells from dividing and growing. ...Read more

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Do gamma rays kill cancer cells?

Do gamma rays kill cancer cells?

Yes. Gamma: Rays are photons, usually all of teh same energy, once produced by cobalt 60 machines, now in gamma knife units. Alpha particles are densely ionzing not very penetrating helium nuclei, and beta particles are electrons that do not penetrat. An x-ray generally produces a pectrum of energies, produced by the braking of electrons on a target of metal, like tungsten. ...Read more

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Alp 170 liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Alp 170     liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Not specific: These are nonspecific descriptors without your clinical history and reason for the liver biopsy, it's difficult to know exactly what it means. In general, elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver injury and with the biopsy findings we can make figure out where the injury is occurring within the liver and what cells or liver structures are affected. ...Read more

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Marrow aspirate flow cytometry. Whats importance of the dominant markers in lymphocyte vs. blast gates? Eg. Lymph CD2~5~7~38 Blast 22~34~45~117~hladr

Marrow aspirate flow cytometry. Whats importance of the dominant markers in lymphocyte vs. blast gates? Eg. Lymph CD2~5~7~38 Blast 22~34~45~117~hladr

Exactly400Characters: I'm not here to answer.This is beyond my expertise. But I would like to remind you,& others,that we are restricted to 400 characters(not words,but individual letters,etc).I would suspect that a question like this would require some more information before someone would want to commit to an answer and,anyways,the person who ordered and/or did the aspirate should be consulted for definitive answers. ...Read more

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What's wrong? UA that are off . Renal epithelial cells, mucus, amorphous calcium exalate, leukocytes estarase, squamous epithelial, WBCS, bacteria.

What's wrong?  UA  that are off . Renal epithelial cells, mucus, amorphous calcium exalate, leukocytes estarase, squamous epithelial, WBCS, bacteria.

UTI: Hi VictoriaP. Sorry you are having a concern. It appears you have a urinary tract infection. I would also be concerned to know if you had any kidney stones recently. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated and please see someone in person. ...Read more

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Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?

Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?

Asking what?: If your are requesting a diagnosis online, this is not the appropriate venue. Though the flow cytometry results are not totally normal, your results should be reviewed with the physician who ordered it. This format does not give us the ability to determine if your clinical presentation and lab results are consistent with a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, had UTI test. Result: Epithelial cells 1-2/HPF, pus Cells 2-3/HPF, colony count 100,000 cfu/ml. Organism Isolated:Staphylococcus saprophyticus?

Hi Doc, had UTI test. Result: Epithelial cells 1-2/HPF, pus Cells 2-3/HPF, colony count 100,000 cfu/ml. Organism Isolated:Staphylococcus saprophyticus?

Possible UTI: The organism you described is a skin contaminant and is not considered a pathological bacteria it is not the bacteria that has given you a bladder infection. If you have pain on urination or pain around the belly you may have a bladder infection these values in your urine analysis are not diagnostic of a UTI. ...Read more

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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir(IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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Cervical smear test result contains superficial and intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells & neutrophils cells in background neg for NILM?

Cervical smear test result  contains superficial and intermediate squamous cells metaplastic cells & neutrophils cells in background  neg for NILM?

Nilm: Means negative for intraepithelial lesions or malignancy (so negative for bad things - I.e., all good). The squamous, metaplastic and neutrophil cells are all normal cells. The idea of Pap smear is to catch cervical precancer or cancer and it doesn't see either here which is great! ...Read more

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How can gamma rays kill cancer cells?

How can gamma rays kill cancer cells?

Causes cell damage: Radiation causes cancer cell death by breaking apart the dna in the nucleus of the cell. When the cell tries to divide to make new cells, that process is interfered with. There are other mechanisms too. ...Read more

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SLIDE REVIEW results, anisocytosis 1+,microcytes 1+,normochromic,ovalocytes occasional,toxic granulation 2+,toxic vacuoles 1+,large platelet 1+Whado?

SLIDE REVIEW results, anisocytosis 1+,microcytes 1+,normochromic,ovalocytes occasional,toxic granulation 2+,toxic vacuoles 1+,large platelet 1+Whado?

Clinical picture: The real question is, how do you feel? These findings, while abnormal, may never be explained. In isolation, apart from the clinical picture, they are meaningless. I trust the reader is a pathologist or hematologist -- I'm the former, and often remind people that labs, while indispensable, are adjuncts to the clinical findings. ...Read more

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How will be RBC count, pcv, hb in metastatic renal cell carcinoma?

Unpredictable: Most patients will have a drop in red count due to the cancer itself. Some will be normal, but a small percentage of renal cancers produce excess epo and will have a high rbc. ...Read more

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How does melphalan kill cancer cells?

How does melphalan kill cancer cells?

Halt division: Melphalan or Alkeran (melphalan) is l phenylalanine mustard an alkylating agent acts on guanine based dna by halting cancer cell division. ...Read more

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2specs: mesothelial-lined tissu w/endometrial-like stroma: 1 stain: cd10positiv in stroma; 2: calretinin&d2-40 postv in mesoth. Cells. Poss malignant?

Tumor markers: An answer to your question isn't possible on-line. This needs to be discussed with the doctor ordering the test and the doctor interpreting the results. More details of you history and reasons for the testing are needed. It's not possible in this situation to tell you more. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Cassady
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Ganciclovir (Definition)

Ganciclovir is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more