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Daunoxome (Overview)

DaunoXome is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother has tuberculosis?

Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother has tuberculosis?

Complex problem: This is a complex problem that should be addressed with your local infectious disease providers/health department, etc. The regimen varies with the situation. If mom had active TB in pregnancy the child might first be isolated from mom & worked up for congenital infection. Moms with treated responsive TB would have a different plan than those with resistant forms.Best get a thorough eval first. ...Read more

Daunoxome (Overview)

DaunoXome is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Mult.Myeloma relapsed after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Mult.Myeloma relapsed  after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Fever could be side : Effects of the chemotherapeutic agents and steroids considering there's no blood infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help control the fever. Follow up with your oncologist. God bless you! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/36171-herbs-cancer/. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or  rituximab+bendamustine?

There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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My daughter got profuse watery diarrhea in bangkok/ phuket. Empiric rx?

My daughter got  profuse watery diarrhea in bangkok/ phuket. Empiric rx?

Traveling Diarrhea: Without fever or blood i would first advise a simple drug such as immodium. Dosing would be 4 mg every two hours as needed up to 32 mg/day. But, of course not to use the medicine after the first dose unless the diarrhea persists. Antibiotics in that part of the world are often easy to obtain and we often use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin as first line if there is fever and/or bleeding. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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What is hemagglutinin (ha) gene and neuraminidase (na) gene?

What is hemagglutinin (ha) gene and neuraminidase (na) gene?

Flu virus genes: The hemaglutinin and neuraminidase genes are in influenza viruses. They code for proteins that are found on the surface of the flu virus. The viruses are named according to which type of hemaglutinin and neuraminidase proteins are on their surfaces (for example: h1n1 or h7n9). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Scid severe immunodeficiency--is it a mutation?

Scid severe immunodeficiency--is it a mutation?

Yes: There are too many different types of scid - severe combined immunodeficiency for there to be just one mutation. Scid is commonly referred to as "bubble boy" disease in the lay press. The most common type is linked to the x chromosome and causes a defect in t cells and natural killer cells. There are other autosomal recessive types of scid from different mutations. ...Read more

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Is rituxan (rituximab) considered a chemotherapy drug?

Is rituxan (rituximab) considered a chemotherapy drug?

Not really: Rituxan (rituximab) is used to treat certain cancers as well as other non-cancer conditions. In the oncology world, we don't think of it as "chemotherapy" because it is a monoclonal antibody that is selective. We use the term chemotherapy for drugs that non-specifically kill fast-growing cells. We call Rituxan (rituximab) a biologic therapy, not chemotherapy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Looking for a sickle cell trait medication, information on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Looking for a sickle cell trait medication, information on intron a (interferon alfa 2b)?

Unclear question: I'm not sure what you are trying to treat. Sickle cell trait is not a disease and there are no medications currently approved to "treat" it. Do you have some other condition that you feel would be helped with intron a (interferon alfa 2b)? ...Read more

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Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read more

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Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother having active sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis, is this effective?

Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother having active sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis, is this effective?

Yes: As long as mother does not have a multiply drug-resistant TB. The newborn should have undergone evaluation for a possible congenital TB. ...Read more

Daunorubicin Citrate Liposomal Injection (Definition)

Daunorubicin citrate liposomal injection is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a ...Read more