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Fortovase (Overview)

Fortovase is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

Not!: Very commonly seen in end stage kidneys, most notably in the arteries. Due to abnormal calcium metabolism, there is also commonly seen calcifications in many other tissues (dystrophic calcifications). ...Read more

Fortovase (Overview)

Fortovase is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is redocoronary artery surgery?

What is redocoronary artery surgery?

Re-do CABG: It is a second or third operation to bypass blocked coronary arteries after previous bypasses fail or new blockages develop. ...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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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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Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Not recommended: Laser refractive surgery is generally not recommended for patients with glaucoma but it depends on many factors: is it early glaucoma, is prk planned? There may be exceptions to the general rule. ...Read more

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How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again. ...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 portal vein embolization for?

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What is portal vein embolization for?

Pv: We usually use portal vein embolization to preferentially grow a segment of liver that we choose while shrinking a segment of liver we want to get rid of. For instance, if we want to respect part of the liver we can first get the remaing liver to hypertrophy by embolizing the vein that feeds the segment that's coming out ...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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Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Why flomax (tamsulosin) is used in kidney stones patients?

Ureter: Because it causes the smooth muscle of the ureter to relax,making it easier for stone to pass if it is not too big. ...Read more

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How effective is eptifibatide (Integrilin) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is eptifibatide (Integrilin) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Not treatment: Integrillin is something used DURING treatment of Coronary disease by angioplasty to prevent clots. IT is not usually a first line drug and is only used during the procedure or for a few days after. IT is not used to treat or prevent coronary disease outside of the angioplasty setting ...Read more

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Is the sirolimus eluting stent better?

Is the sirolimus eluting stent better?

Better: Then bare stent? Yes. Good patency rates. Be sure to take your Plavix (clopidogrel) or Effient after. I have one in my lad. ...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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Between carotid endartectomy and stentis, is the stentsafer?

Both are safe: Vascular lesions in the carotid arteries increase stroke risk. Both stents and endarterectomy or lesion removal are safe and effective procedures to lower your stroke risk. Each procedure also carries a small risk of stroke during procedure. Your providers results should be available to you, and may help you decide. ...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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What is transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) used for?

What is transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) used for?

Enlarged prostate: It is surgical resection for benign prostate hyperplasia ( enlargement). ...Read more

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How is a coronary artery bypass surgery (cabg) done?

How is a  coronary artery bypass surgery (cabg) done?

Complex, routine: With or without a heart-lung machine to isolate the heart from the circulation, conduits like vein segments or arteries are placed from the aorta (oxygenated blood) to the target artery beyond the blockage site, thus restoring oxygen to the heart muscle. If suitable, off-pump procedures can be used, though uncertain how much is gained with that less traumatic technique. ...Read more

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Saquinavir (Definition)

Saquinavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more