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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Gastrografin (Definition)

Gastrografin is an ionic, high osmolar agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug ?

Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug ?

No: There does not appear to be any reason for people with sulfa or sulfite allergies to avoid medications that contain a sulfate salt such as barium sulfate. Here is the web page: http://allergies.About.Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfahub.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in ercp procedures, is the contrast used: ionic or non- ionic?

Can you tell me in ercp procedures, is the contrast used: ionic or non- ionic?

Mostly nonionic: In most institutions in today's world non ionic contrast is used. You should ask this question of person performing study, ...Read more

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Risk of gastrografin allergy?

Risk of gastrografin allergy?

Yes: Same as other iodinated contrast. Need to be premeditated with steroids and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you need to take it for a test. ...Read more

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Which electrode works better potassium chloride or silver chloride for ecg?

Which electrode works  better potassium chloride or silver chloride for ecg?

Sodium chloride: Nacl sodium chloride commonly known as table salt is an electrical conductor that I have used to assess impulses for an ecg. ...Read more

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What can an abdominal CT scan with IV dye and barium sulfate solution find?

Many things: In general areas of abnormal growth such as a tumor or fluid cyst, or areas of swelling such as inflammation or infection. The intravenous contrast solution and swallowed barium help the radiologist identify and separate nearby structures and organs, and help to better visualize possible abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to the contrast dye for cat scan?

Allergic reaction to the contrast dye for cat scan?

See below: Allergic reaction to ct scan contrast may range from mild skin rash and itching to severe skin rash and cardiac arrest. Patients at risk are those with previous adverse reactions to iodine-based contrast materials, history of asthma, history of allergy. Contrast reaction may be reduced or prevented if appropriately treated before the scan, but this is not 100%. ...Read more

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Is barium safe with CT scan?

Yes,: barium is safe with a CT scan. Dilute barium is often used as oral contrast for a CT. Non dilute barium(for example from a barium enema) will cause an artifact on CT which could obscure much of the anatomy and render the scan useless, so although it is not harmful to you, it could ruin the scan. ...Read more

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Is magnetic resonance venography without contrast as accurate as mrv w/ contrast? Is mrv good accurate for distal clots?

Is magnetic resonance venography without contrast as accurate as mrv w/ contrast? Is mrv good accurate for distal clots?

MRV advantages: "Contrast media-enhanced MRV, however, is more reproducible and less susceptible to artifacts." "...MRV to have both high sensitivity (range, 87.5%–94.5%; pooled sensitivity, 92%) and specificity (range, 92.6%–96.5%; pooled sensitivity, 95%)" http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=47686 Advantages: deep calf, abdominal, and pelvic vein imaging. can show source of compression ie. source. ...Read more

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Could a contrast dye cat scan always show small gallstones in bile ducts?

Could a contrast dye cat scan always show small gallstones in bile ducts?

No: Gallstones and biliary duct stones are often not visible on ct. If there is a need, mrcp is the better choice for seeing them. ...Read more

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How might the radioisotope iodine 131 be used?

How might the radioisotope iodine 131 be used?

Iodine 131 uses: Major uses include the treatment of thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism due to graves disease), sometimes hyperactive thyroid nodules (abnormally active thyroid tissue that is not malignant), & some types of thyroid cancer that absorb iodine. ...Read more

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How is a mineral oil enema different from a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

How is a mineral oil enema different from a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate)?

Simple!: Enemas are used to help cleanse the rectum and left colon. Mineral oil enemas are simply that - mineral oil in water. It functions to lubricate and stimulate the rectum to help evacuate stool. Fleet's enemas are made from sodium phosphates, and the salt load stimulates the bowel to secrete fluid causing a diarrhea effect. Fleets are a few ounces as opposed to mineral oil which is 2 quarts. ...Read more

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Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before CT scan?

Not aware of testing: The risk of an adverse reaction to non ionic IV contrast dye is very low, less than 1 in 100 injections. Most of the reactions are mild and easily treated. Severe reactions occur in 1-2 per 10, 000 injections of IV non ionic contrast. If a person was severely allergic to many different things, perhaps a consultation with an allergist could be obtained. ...Read more

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What is using a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) like?

What is using a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) like?

Holding in a large: Bollus of fluid in the rectum can be uncomfortable. However, if you have been consitpated then getting rid of excess stool will likely be a big relief. ...Read more

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Gadnolinium, MRI contrast, can produce adverse effects in a person with renal calcullus?

Gadnolinium, MRI contrast,  can produce adverse effects in a person with renal calcullus?

Unlikely: Gadolinium is a very safe contrast agent used routinely for mri. There a rare occasions in patients with very poor functioning kidneys when there could be adverse effects, specifically nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Nearly all facilities that performs MRI exam will ensure that it is safe to have the exam either by screening survey and possibly blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Diatrizoate (Definition)

Diatrizoate is an ionic, high osmolar agent which is a kind of ...Read more