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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hespan (Overview)

Hespan is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hespan (Overview)

Hespan is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is hetastarch?

What is hetastarch?

Hetastarch: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock. ...Read more

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Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Mylotarg-cytarabine: Open these links: http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/mylotarg.Html http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/cytarabine.Html.

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Is the lifespan for blood cancer polycythemia vera short?

Is the lifespan for blood cancer polycythemia vera short?

NO: The average lifespan for someone with polycythemia is about the same as it is without polycythemia. The risk of complications of the disease can be decreased with treatment, when appropriate. This may include Aspirin to decrease the risk of blood clots, phlebotomy to decrease the red blood cell count, and/or medication to control the blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera and polycythemia vera?

What is the difference between polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera and polycythemia vera?

Polycythemia: Polycythemia is a terminology used for a condition where your hemoglobin is elevated above the normal range.It does not tell you what the cause of the condition- which could be caused by a primary bone marrow problem -( which is called polycythemia rubra vera -abbreviated as polycythemia vera) vs some other secondary conditions such as chronic lung problem, sleep apnea, liver mass/renal mass et. ...Read more

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Can astaxanthin lengthens lifespan?

Can astaxanthin lengthens lifespan?

Yes, for worms: Astaxanthin is a caroteneoid found in salmon ; other seafood that is a powerful antioxidant ; also has anti-inflammatory properties- see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/suzy-cohen-rph/astaxanthin_b_2750910.Html it can extend the lifespan of worms but it would take about a hundred years to find out if it can expand human lifespan; however, anything that reduces inflammation may help extend lifespan. ...Read more

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Does medications of thrombocytosis reduces platelet counts?

Does medications of thrombocytosis reduces platelet counts?

Yes: It will. But you have treat the cause and avoid the risk factors....smoking, high lipid, dehydration. Taking aspirin helps protect from clot formation. ...Read more

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Does chelidonium majus increase blood pressure?

Does chelidonium majus increase blood pressure?

Chelidonium: The whole plant extract is toxic and rich with alkaloids. This herbal extract is used to treat some inflammatory disorders. Its effects on BP is not known. ...Read more

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What factors affect tidal volume (respiration)?

What factors affect tidal volume (respiration)?

Tidal volume: tidal volume is just the size of the breath you take. It is affected by your body type, age, height, as well as by your own effort. There are diseases and conditions that can reduce your ability to take a deep breath like pneumonia for example. ...Read more

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Packed cell volume of rbcs decreased what does this mean ?!

Packed cell volume of rbcs decreased what does this mean ?!

If you mean: Mcv that is mean cell volume, and low means the average size of the rbcs are small. If you are referring to hct then that means anemia. ...Read more

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Tell me differences between polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera and polycythemia vera?

Polycythemia: Polycythemia rubra vera and polycythemia vera are the same thing - a myeloproliferative disorder which causes production of too many red cells (and usually white cells and platelets also). Polycythemia or erythrocytosis just means someone has too many red cells, whether due to prv, high altitude, sleep apnea, emphysema, certain cancers, or certain congenital abnormalities of red cell production. ...Read more

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Divalproex sodium has affected my platlets and red blood cell indices (e.G., mcv). Does Neurontin (gabapentin) have similar effects?

No : Neurontin (gabapentin) has a more favorable side effect provide as compared to valproic acid. Hematologic derangement is extremely rare with neurontin (gabapentin). Valproic acid may however be more effective in the treatment of your specific epileptic disorder. ...Read more

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Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more

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What are plasma derived clotting products?

What are plasma derived clotting products?

Blood derived: The liquid part of blood, called plasma, contains a number of proteins/factors essential for blood clotting. Some of the factors can be isolated for administration to patients deficient in a given factor, e.g., factor viii for hemophilia. ...Read more

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If RBCs carry oxygen, what does plasma carry?

If RBCs carry oxygen, what does plasma carry?

Proteins, etc: Plasma is a yellowish liquid portion of whole blood after red blood cells, white blood cells and platelet are removed by centrifuge. It contains many proteins, hormones, and electrolytes essential for our life. For proteins, it includes immunoglobulin (for immunity), clotting factors (for hemostasis reducing bleeding), lipoproteins (carry lipid), enzymes and hormones, etc. ...Read more

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Does pletal (cilostazol) improve erections?

Does pletal (cilostazol) improve erections?

Possibly: Overall effect of Pletal (cilostazol) is supposed to increase blood flow and thus could inprove erections. ...Read more

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What affects plasma colloid osmotic pressure?

What affects plasma colloid osmotic pressure?

Osmotic pressure: The number of osmotically active substances in it. Great wikipedia question. ...Read more

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Hetastarch (Definition)

Hetastarch is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye ...Read more