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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
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?
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
For 3 days I've had a skin irritation and hotness on the site where my insulin pump infusion was. It is fairly hard under the skin and sore.
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
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
You need your: Hb to be raised with some sort of iron supplement. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Amidarone is predominately metabolized in the liver, and levels will not be significantly affected by dialysis. ...Read more
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
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
Which metals: Sub q needles do not have nickel the most common metal allergy. ...Read more
Risky idea: If you stop your infusions abruptly, and do not replace with a potent ms agent such as gilenya, you will be at very high risk for a relapse, and a substantial rebound of the disease, at about 3 months. If you do have a positive anti-jcv antibody test, you and your doctor might decide to stop tysabri (natalizumab) by 18-24 months, but you need to start a new medication. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more
Oral supplements are usually enough. However, if you are not absorbing iron efficiently or you have excessive losses, each month, you may need an infusion. What is your hemoglobin? If it is above 8-10 gm, you should give oral supplements a try. Take multivitamins also.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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
Yes: Port whichis buried subcutaneously can remain for many yers. If there is a possibility that with Ca the port may need to be used again, it can be flushed periodically with heparin. This way the port is always available for use and should only be removed if there is no possibility it will be needed in the future. ...Read more
Fine: A very high percentage of patients I treat with Remicade do fine during the infusions and after. If we do get complaints from patients the day after a Remicade infusion they include headache usually controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) fatigue which may last a day or two. Rarely fever may occur again treated with tylenol (acetaminophen). Everyone is different so if something does not feel right, talk with the medical office. ...Read more
CVID: Is an arbitrary or a default diagnosis, no body knows what is really going on except that B cells are present, but not functional, as opposed to Bruton's agammaglobulinemia, which is diagnosed in infants, both receive IVIG for life. At any rate, derangements of lymphocyte reading would happen, for a reason or another, possibly drug induced, might correct itself, just keep your regimen and follow up ...Read more
That depends: If you have true iron deficiency anemia, you'll know your iron injection is helping you before the hemoglobin goes up, and your labs will confirm this. If it is not a true iron deficiency, it won't touch you anemia. I see that you have had a recent blood transfusion; as a pathologist and sometime blood banker, transfusion is a treatment of last resort and you need to be told why it was given. ...Read more
Had first remicade (infliximab) infusion for severe left sided uc. How long before I see any benefit?
Can be soon or take: Can occur within weeks to several months. Many patients will need an increased dose, if only modest benefit is see. Discuss this with the dr. That inniated rx, or that plans to! ...Read more