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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Is it safe to use heparin that is two years old in an interstitial cystitis bladder cocktail? The heparin is in unopened sealed vials.

Is it safe to use heparin that is two years old in an interstitial cystitis bladder cocktail? The heparin is in unopened sealed vials.

Check expiration: Check the expiration date on the vials. If it is past the expiration date do not use the Heparin vials. Medication might be less effective or contaminated. ...Read more

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How is low molecular weight heparin used?

Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is given as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection, which is more convenient than a continuous IV infusion of standard heparin. ...Read more

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What is heparin lock?

What is heparin lock?

Just a device: It is a means of infusing drugs or fluids. In this case specifically heparin. thru a canula or drip ...Read more

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What are heparin and insulin?

What are heparin and insulin?

Heparin: Heparin is anticoagulant. Insulin is hormone produced by pancreas and given to type 1 diabetics whose pancreas cannot produce enough insulin. ...Read more

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Is there an antidote for heparin?

Yes: There is a drug called Protamine sulfate that can counteract Heparin in the case of overdose. It binds to heparin, inactivating its anticoagulant ability. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of heparin?

Effects of heparin: In the short term, Heparin can cause bleeding and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (a dangerous allergic reaction causing low platelets and blood clots). Taken for long periods, it can cause hair loss and weakened bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more

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How does heparin work to assist conception?

This is a myth: There is a lot of misinformation about Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) out there. These are injectable blood thinners that can be helpful for women with recurrent miscarriage due to anti phospholipid syndrome - a type of lupus. It is currently not recommended for infertility or for recurrent miscarriage unless you have anti phospholipid syndrome. This is a new acog recommendation just this year. ...Read more

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What will happen if heparin gets on your skin?

What will happen if heparin gets on your skin?

Nothing: Heparin is an IV drug so it does not have any topical effects noted. Just to be safe, wipe it off skin as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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What are the uses of heparin for someone with diabetes?

None: Heparin is a blood thinner. Has no use for diabetes directly. It is used however in hospital settings since diabetics are at higher risk for forming dvts. ...Read more

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How effective are Heparin injections for treating stroke?

Depends: Heparin would be effective for a thrombotic stroke or embolic stroke if a blood clot is the reason for the stroke. If the embolism is due to cholesterol or if the stroke is hemorrhagic, then heparin would not help or be even harmful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Heparin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Heparin overdose?

Heparin overdose: Heparin is a blood thinner. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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Do you bleed to death if your heparin gets overdosed by injection?

Do you bleed to death if your heparin gets overdosed by injection?

Heparin overdose: Although Heparin can cause bleeding (if given appropriately or not), available treatments such as infusion of its antidote (protamine) and plamsa transfusion can usually prevent life-threatening complications. ...Read more

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What happens if heparin affects the formation of thrombin then why pt is not prolonged?

Two pathway measures: The PT can be with VERY HIGH doses of heparin but generally remember our coagulation system has two primary enzymatic pathways measured differently in the lab
1. Intrinsic system :measured by aPTT (activatted partial thromboplastin time) and prolonged by heparin and

2. Extrinsic system: measured by PT (prothrombin time) and prolonged by coumadin (warfarin).They then converge at the final common pathway. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HIT after just 1 dose of 2500 u of heparin intravenously?

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

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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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