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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma nhl.Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine.Nodules over body .?
MAO-B inhibitors: Both selegiline (eldepryl) and Rasagiline (azilect) are mao-b inhibitors, with a couple important differences. Azilect (rasagiline) is much more specific for mao-b, meaning no risk of serotonergic crisis when used alongside ssri antidepressants (celexa, lexapro, etc). Azilect (rasagiline) is also the only neuroprotective drug for parkinson's. Take care! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TCA/SSRI: Both are, depending on what they are prescribed for. The difference is in tolerability & side-effects. ...Read more
Which is best for treating alzheimers, traditional medicines eg. Cholinesterase inhibitors or deep brain stimulation?
Is ubiquinol better than coenzyme q for treating/preventing statin induced side effects such as myalgias?
UBIQUINOL/COENZYME Q: Ubiquinol is reduced coenzymeq10, it is purified version of coenzyme coenzyme10 has ubiquinol and ubiqunone.Ubiqunone is not very active so in ubiquinol you get the active form, so you have to take half the amont of coenqymeq10 they are both effective for prevention of myalgia due to statins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early vs later stage: Both relieve symptoms of the disease & focus on neurotransmitters key to memory and learning. Aricept focuses on acetycholine in an attempt to slow its loss because of alzheimer's. Namenda (memantine) focuses on glutamate, blocking the excess produced as a part of the disease. Namenda (memantine) is better suited to moderate to advanced stages of alzheimer's, while Aricept is for early onset through advanced stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No head2head study: So far, there are no head-to-head studies demonstrating that one medication is better than the other/rest. Aricept (donepezil), Exelon (rivastigmine) & Razadyne (nee Reminyl aka galantamine) are all acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEI). Namenda (memantine) is an NMDA receptor antagonist which is often used in conjunction w/one of these AChEI to slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
Identical: Data on Bevacizumab or Erbitux in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who do not have a KRAS 12/13 gene mutation, have nearly identical survival rates. These identical results were seen after chemotherapy, where survival with chemo alone was about 5 months vs. 7-8 months using either bevacizumab (Avastin) or cetuximab (Erbitux). ...Read more
NO contest: Tysabri (natalizumab) is the second most potent MS drug on the market, but it has a risk, as can potentially cause Progressive Multi-focal Encephalopathy, and possibly melanoma. Interferons are drugs of the past, and being phased out over time, due to lack of efficacy, but they are quite safe in most patients. ...Read more
Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?
There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herceptin (trastuzumab): ... Is used in malignancies that over-express the her2 protein. It was initially approved for breast cancer, now also approved for use in her2 + gastric cancer. I would guess there is research with it in other cancer types but to my knowledge those are the 2 cancers for which it would be covered. Thank you for your service. ...Read more
No: We can only guess what causes diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, but we know there are at least 3 genetic subtypes. See: http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/105/5/1851 This implies gene mutations are very important in this disease, as in most (if not all) blood borne malignancies. As far as anyone knows, Aleve (naproxen) PM (or any drug like it ) does not cause genetic mutation or clearly increase cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DBS and medications: DBS is not a replacement for medication and vice versa. Many DBS patients are place on Azilect (rasagiline) before and some after surgery. This drug can block the destruction of Dopamine in the brain. These allows more Dopamine to be available for action. This may induce dyskinesias in some patients but DBS to the GPI can help that side effect ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ECG result says that I have Inferolateral wall Ischemia. My symptoms are Shortness of breath, chest pain, High Blood Pressure, Dizziness. Hera are my laboraty exam Fasting Blood Sugar 126, Triglycerides 193, Creatinin 1.54, Blood Uric acid 7.86. ?
A common virus: 'herpes' = herpes simplex (hsv): the virus that causes oral & genital blisters. Hsv is a common std. After infection with HSV the virus hides in sensory nerves for the rest of our life. There is no cure. At various times the virus reactivates & causes another case of painful blisters. The blisters can be treated & prevented with antivirals.People with HIV have more frequent & severe HSV infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HRA: Health reimbursement accounts or health reimbursement arrangements (hras) are internal revenue service (irs)-sanctioned programs that allow an employer to set aside funds to reimburse medical expenses paid by participating employees. Using an hra yields "tax advantages to offset health care costs" for both employees as well as employers. ...Read more
And the light is on: Yes, we are here and the lights are on. HealthTap Basic is an interactive service that provides free public health information to members who can ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided mainly by US-licensed doctors (as of 2018). HealthTap's premium services in the US include Prime and Concierge, in which patients see doctors via private, virtual eMedicine visits to get care. ...Read more
Let me explain: Hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube passes on its way to connect to your stomach. The stomach can push up through this opening and cause a hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Coarse hair?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heel pain: Heel pain can be common, and often activated by inadequate arch support or improper shoe wear. People whose jobs have them on their feet all the time, are at more risk for heel pain too. Posible causes can be variant of plantars fasciitis, tendonitis, or a heel spur. Try nsaids and rest to start, if persisits, see a dr. For an evaluation and possible testing. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, don't pick.: How long a cut takes to heal depends on where it is on your body, and how deep it is. If it is in an area of movement, like over a joint or is widened when you use the muscles under it, then movement will keep it from coming together. Clean it with mild half strength soap, and cover with Bacitracin twice a day. Don't pick. Avoid moving the affected part ( a splint may be required). ...Read more
Per???: I believe this is a typo. Can you re-post and clarify? If not, tell us what per means, please. Also, add how long this has been going on, any other symptoms, and include any over the counter meds you take in your list of meds. Ask again! Proof your question before posting. Typos can be the very dickens! ...Read more
Constipation: Hi lisa, start with the basics: water, exercise, and eating frequent meals. Try to avoid laxatives or harsh colon cleanses. You can also try prunes, green tea, and greens in general. It could also be that you are stressed. Whatever you do, do not strain to have bowel movement. This can produce hemorrhoids. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Erection: If you're experiencing premature ejaculation it's best to seek help from a sexology clinic. You can also get help for other issues to do with sexual performance there. Taking a medication like Viagra or cialis or using a sex aid like a cock ring(Google this) may also be helpful. ...Read more