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Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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Where can I purchase a desferal infusion pump?

Desferal : Dont use this medication without doctors orders. Your doctor should be able to guide you in this. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an epidural infusion pump?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an epidural infusion pump?

Continuous meds: The epidural needs to b reloaded so to speak In the old days an anesthesiologist would come by every few hours and inject meds into the epidural the pump creates a nice continuous stream of medication avoiding the peaks and lows associated with the old method. You feel more comfortable for a longer time ...Read more

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I hav lost my arm in car accident.And hav an infusion pump in abdomen that pumps drugs in the spine.It doesn't help.I want to try drezlesion.Anygood?

I hav lost my arm in car accident.And hav an infusion pump in abdomen that pumps drugs in the spine.It doesn't help.I want to try drezlesion.Anygood?

Fifty-six patients: With intractable pain following a spinal cord injury treated with (drez) lesions after a follow-up period ranging from 6 months to 6 years 50% of patients had good pain relief certain pain syndromes tended to respond better to drez lesions than did others patients with pain extending caudally from the level of the injury and patients with unilateral pain were most likely to to obtain relief ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infusion?

What is the definition or description of: infusion?

Inject: An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be infused subq but rarely. ...Read more

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When is an albumin infusion necessary?

When is an albumin infusion necessary?

Rarely: There are other ways to build up blood volume. Albumin does not last very long. It is usually given when other types of infusion have already been done. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With : Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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What is an electronic infusion device?

IV pump.: Here's what the free online medical dictionary says: "an automated system of introducing a fluid other than blood into a vein. The device may have programmable settings that control the amount of fluid to be infused, rate, low-volume notification level, and a keep-vein-open rate..." see the rest here: http://tinyurl.com/y92zo5od ...Read more

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Is longterm infliximab infusion treament dangerous?

Yes and no: These is an increased risk of infection which is the major side-effect. Other possibile problems are reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. However the chances of having any of these issues is fairly small. ...Read more

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Pneomonia with bilateral infusion. Cancer?

Pneomonia with bilateral infusion.  Cancer?

Not necessarily: Pneumonia can be nilater, and have bilater infusions - in may individuals: children, otherwise healthy adults; the presence of cancer depends on numerous factors - are there and masses on the x-ray? Is the person a somker or ex-smoker? Many more details are needed to answer this question - please speak with your doc! ...Read more

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Pain and redness warmness in arm after lv infusion?

It depends: Talk with who provided the IV infusion. If it happened soon after most likely an irritant in the infusion. Infections generally take at least 12 hours or so. Warm moist heat often soothing. ...Read more

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What makes pamidronate infusion sometimes cause a cough?

What makes pamidronate infusion sometimes cause a cough?

Cough is a: Not uncommon side effect of pamidronate, but is usually not severe and resolves spontaneously without permanent damage. Don't know if the exact cause is known. ...Read more

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What risks are with an infusion of fentanyl and maxolon?

Death: I think you mean naloxone, or narcan. Naloxone is an opiate receptor antagonist, meaning it will block the effects of fentanyl. So giving both together will, if the proportions are correct, produce no effect. The danger arises when the short acting Naloxone wears off and the fentanyl now may stop your breathing. Its good to understand pharmacokinetics before adding two different drugs. ...Read more

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If patient is on inj.Amiodarone infusion can we do haemodialysis?

Yes : Amidarone is predominately metabolized in the liver, and levels will not be significantly affected by dialysis. ...Read more

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After 5 remicade (infliximab) infusions im having more side effects?

After 5 remicade (infliximab) infusions im having more side effects?

Switch.: Remicade (infliximab) blocks the tnf-a receptor. Drugs like Humira an Enbrel are antibodies to tnf-a. I recommend switching to one of these ( i favour humira), since they work differently. Humira is the only one of the 3 that is fully human. ...Read more

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Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Various: Remicade (infliximab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is infusion reactions and increased risk of infections. We monitor you for these and others. ...Read more

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