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Deriphyllin Injection Dosage And Intravenous
I would like help on a advanced intravenous calculation for dosage calculation for medical admin class?
Med calls: I would look at your textbook. Then go to app store and look at medical calculators. Of do 2nd opinion with we and we can work it out. ...Read more
None: IVIG is a generic replacement therapy, non specific, and will not stimulate the adaptive (specifgic) immune system ...Read more
Why are intramuscular (but not intravenous) injections of rhig contraindicated in thrombocytopenic patients?
Hematoma: Intramuscular injections in a thrombocytopenic patient would result in bleeding in the muscle and create a hematoma. The same risk is not there with an intravenous injection. ...Read more
Not true.: There is no absolute contraindication to IV injections during high grade feverf - maybe unless someone is having a seizure due to a high fever. In fact, high grade fever sometime can be associated with serious, life threatening illness. In those cases, IV therapy is definitely part of the treatment regimen. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the medicine injected and the history of the patient. ...Read more
Heparin: This depends on the indication and base on the weight. Check this link to answer your question. Http://reference. Medscape. Com/drug/calciparine-monoparin-heparin-342169. ...Read more
I have fshd. I read that compounds combating oxidative stress are showing promise. Is glutathione (intravenous/injection) something to look into?
FSHD: To date there is no known cure for fshd. ...Read more
Not known: If it was given by mistake, there is no studies exist about the side effect of it. ...Read more
Can I be treated with intravenous infusion therapy for PID, when I have a heart problem? Is injection therapy more recommended?
No problem: There are no heart conditions likely to cause any problem with IV treatment with antibiotics or anything else. Hundreds of kinds of infusion therapy are used all the time in people with all kinds of heart disease. As I said in response to your other questions, ask your doctor! ...Read more
When treating PID, is intravenous infusion (cefoxitin/cefotetan) + oral pill therapy more effective than injection (ceftriaxon) + oral pills therapy?
Female, 30 years old, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) onset every year for the last 10 years. Each onset: immunoglobulin and oral prednisone, dexamethasone intravenous injection, injection of platelets. Any other solutions?
ITP: Your treatments do sound effective. I would also suggest a treatment to maintain a long-term response. I would see a rheumatologist. Rituxan has been used as well. ...Read more
HIT: HIT is known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. There are two forms. Only type II is clinical significant and can be life threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately. It is mediated by an immune mechanism through formation of antibodies against platelet. It occurs in 1-5% of patients exposed to heparin, regardless of the dose or route of administration. ...Read more
An intravenous in chimiotherapy has stretched my chordae tendinease. How can you explain it? Thanks.
Cardiomyopathy: Some chemotherapeutic agents can cause the side effect on the heart muscles cases them to become weak and dilated, along with that the cordae tendinae / muscle bands inside the heart gets stretched too. ...Read more
No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Although unheard oif, if somehow someone can prepare it for use as injectable, sudden death is possible due to effect on heart. ...Read more
No: There is no reason to have any vitamins given IV unless in some cases when you are hospitalized for certain conditions. For certain vitamin deficiencies (usually b12) we sometimes administer vitamin into the muscle or the skin by injection. Vitamin d for example is fine to take orally if needed. ...Read more
Medical Questions: I am not sure if I am missing the point. But, all fluids in your body go through the liver, lungs and kidneys and are used up and cleaned up and excreted. I am not sure why you wonder about this. If I am missing the point then please ask again. ...Read more
Depends: The type of IV fluid used depends on the patient's needs. ...Read more
Rate is adjustable: And decided by treating physician. It may vary from 30cc/h to wide open. ...Read more
Only in hospital: Intravenous Insulin works immediately and needs close-monitoring and so only given in-hospital setting--often small bolus and the as a slow drip in controlling acute diabetic ketoacidosis. Actually all Insulin can be given iv, but not recommended elsewhere besides hospital where you can be closely monitored. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Sugar, salt, lactate: Iv fluids 101. The most common IV fluids uses are some combination and concentration of sugar (glucose, dextrose), salt (saline), and lactate. These combos are generally either isotonic (same concentration as blood), or hypotonic (less so). So, d5w is hypotonic sugar water that would be used for water depleted state; ns (normal saline) for low blood volume state. D5 in 1/2 ns for dehydration.... ...Read more
No, because it's IV: If a medication is IV, generally you do not have to fast - since 'absorption' from the stomach is completely bypassed. Definitely though Streptozotocin or streptozocin can give you nausea, so I would recommend to take your anti nausea medications BEFORE you take the infusion. Hopefully you can get through this treatment OK. Definitely talk to your doctor though if you have questions. Hang in there ...Read more
Is there an advantage of using 10% DW vs Normal Saline as a medium for intravenous drip or there is no advantage?
Intravenous fluids: Are selected specifically in different clinical situations. Sometimes it is important to have glucose in the solution and other times restricting the glucose and only using electrolytes is more appropriate. After you complete medical school and residency training you will be able to appreciate the advantages and select the proper solutions for your patients. ...Read more
Is it ok for a patient to take fluids and food orally at the same time when intravenous drip is being administered.
Depends on reason: Although there is no inherent danger in drinking or eating while getting IV fluids, it is important to discuss with the physician if they have another reason why one shouldn't be taking anything by mouth. Before surgery, obstruction, etc. Would require a patient to be NPO (nothing by mouth). Discuss with the doctor treating you - they would know best. ...Read more
Why can't oxygen be provided intravenously-afterall we all started off getting our oxygen that way? Please see above thanks!
This has actually been tested. The researchers designed an injection filled with tiny, gas-filled microparticles that can be administered directly into the bloodstream, supplying it with much-needed oxygen.
The microparticles are made of a single layer of fatty molecules that surround a miniscule pocket of oxygen - they are placed in a liquid solution and injected into the patients. ...Read more