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Is dobutamine safe to given in a nursing home setting?

Is dobutamine safe to given in a nursing home setting?

Dobutamine: We usually would not administer Dobutamine in a nursing home setting. It needs to be closely monitored and this monitoring is usually not possible in a nursing home. Dobutamine is usually given for acute hemodynamic instablity and this is again not usually a nursing home treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Elazer Edelman
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Dobutamine (Definition)

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Oxytocin use in office setting ok?

Oxytocin use in office setting ok?

Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, the hormone plays a huge role in pair bonding. Prairie voles, one of nature's most monogamous species, produce oxytocin in spades. This hormone is also greatly stimulated during sex, birth, breast feeding, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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What is skilled nursing center vs nursing home?

What is skilled nursing center vs nursing home?

Skilled Nursing : Facilities (snf) have nursing home level of care within their building. For example, one wing of the snf or certain rooms are dedicated to people receiving short term rehabilitation services (those who will not be living there once therapy is complete) and those who stay long term. People who live there are under custodial care, or the same level of care as a nursing home. ...Read more

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Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Unknown : There is not enough information on even oral diltiazem, let alone gel. The 2% gel used for anal fissure, maybe absorbed systemically however is unreliable, unlikely to be significant and will vary from dose to dose. ...Read more

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Is trazadone safe to use in cardiac patients?

Is trazadone safe to use in cardiac patients?

Is Complicated: by many factors. Medical decision is not purely book knowledge. It is combination of book knowledge, clinical judgment, based on information about the patient. There is no way to answer this question without knowing what kind of cardiac patient, what the cardiac patient is taking, why the patient is being treated with trazodone, etc. Please don't jump to conclusions based on what you read. ...Read more

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Glutathione safe for hypertensive person?

Glutathione safe for hypertensive person?

Probably: Oral glutathione is not absorbed very well. I am not aware of any contraindications for its in hypertension. Discuss further with your physician. ...Read more

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Will all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

Will  all skilled nursing facilities provide IV therapy?

Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service. ...Read more

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Is anafrinal safe to use in a cardiac patient with 2 stents?

Is anafrinal safe to use in a cardiac patient with 2 stents?

Probably not: Anafranil (clomipramine) does carry cardiac risk. It can prolong the QT interval putting one at risk of dangerous heart rhythms. A recent heart attack&AV BLOCK are known listed contraindications to using it. Common cardiac side effects are tachycardia, less common side effects include arrhythmias. And more rare side effects include low platelets, which may be an issue if on antiplatelet meds. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Possibly OK: Most substances taken by nursing mothers are safe because only about 2-5% of most medications enter breastmilk. Given that the itworks wrap is a topical treatment, it is probably fine. However, I am unable to see exactly what is in the wrap. If the ingredients are herbal products or vitamins/minerals that are considered generally safe orally, then it should be safe to use while nursing. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more

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Oncology: Who are the best candidates to receive 24 hour IV chemotherapy in a hospital setting vs. 6 hour out patient? Thank-you.

Oncology: Who are the best candidates to receive 24 hour IV chemotherapy in a hospital setting vs. 6 hour out patient? Thank-you.

Inadequate info: It would seem, by your question, that there was a specific cancer you were asking about. If not, then more specific information needs to be provided in order to answer. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Not really!: Some is excreted in milk, but problems would primarily be GI in baby! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take omega 3s while nursing?

Is it safe to take omega 3s while nursing?

Ok in normal amounts: It is probably fine to take Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in normal, typical amounts while nursing. In reality, nobody knows for sure, because there are many different brands of this, with varying purities, different doses, plus varying concentrations. That means a woman is safest if she doesn't take supplements that she does not truly need (some supplements are needed, most are NOT needed). ...Read more

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Is it safer to keep door closed in nursing home or hospital during flu season?

Is it safer to keep door closed in nursing home or hospital during flu season?

No: Keeping your door open or closed will make no difference in the prevention of influenza. Make sure that you get your flu shot every year in the fall. Make sure that all the staff in the nursing home is vaccinated each fall. Make sure your visitors have had the flu shot. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and work in oncology. Is it safe to administer chemotherapy while breast feeding ?

I am breastfeeding and work in oncology. Is it safe to administer  chemotherapy while breast feeding ?

Handling chemo: As long as you take proper precautions when handling chemo, including proper garb, gown, gloves and handling techniques, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Absolutely: It is an excellent source of additional nutrition that is needed to provide optimal milk for your child. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take creatine hydrochloride while nursing?

Is it safe to take creatine hydrochloride while nursing?

Uncertain: It is not known if taking taking creatine is safe while nursing. In reality, nobody knows for sure, because there are many different brands of this, with varying purities, different doses, etc... That means a woman is safest if she doesn't take supplements that she does not truly need (some supplements are needed, most are NOT needed). Creatine supplements are usually unnecessary. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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