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Iv Infusion Zenapax
Central line: Patients treated with zenapax receive a central line. A large IV in one of the larger veins in the body. This is usually put in in the neck or the upper-part of the chest. ...Read more
Few, but can occur: Zenapax is the brand name of the il2 receptor blocking antibody called daclizumab. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody most often used to prevent rejection of organ transplants. Any antibody (protein) can cause infusion reactions such as fever, chills, joint pains, headache, sob, etc. It was taken off the market in the us by its manufacturer in 2010. For poor sales, not safety issues. ...Read more
Can you tell me if throughout an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab), the nurse forgot the filter until almost all the med was in?
Not a big deal: Should not be a big problem....filters were not strictly needed....so, if mixed well, infused well, no worries ...Read more
I doubt it: If you believed all the claims made for lactoferrin supplement pills, you'd be reading uncritically. There are some real studies that support the use of this germ-killer to make episodes of bacterial diarrhea shorter in children. If you are being treated for iron deficiency, please make sure you understand why & that the cause has been addressed. Stay proactive & good luck. ...Read more
Hi!Can you tell me can air embolia occur after 48 hours.Supose someone gets it from an iv infusion in the hospital.Is that possible?
Yes. May stay lodged: Air emboli can form in the vein when the IV is inserted. Over time, the oxygen from the air can be absorbed, reducing the size of the bubble. However N2 nitrogen, an inert gas, remains. When the bubble shrinks to a sufficient size, it can dislodge & embolize. Thus, the thrombus (actually air bubble) can form many hours before the movement of the bubble to a dangerous region of the body (embolism). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Like many drugs Rituxan (rituximab) has both short term and long term side-effects. Short term may include lowered blood pressure, shortness of breath, abdominal pain and may occur during administration or shortly thereafter. Since Rituxan (rituximab) affects the lymphocytes the longer term effects of decreased immune function can persist for months after even one infusion. ...Read more
Depends on type: There are different types of hemophilia, and the need for infusions varies by both the type of hemophilia you have and the type of injury sustained. If you have a severe clotting deficiency, you may need infusions with even minor bleeding episodes or injuries. If you have a mild form of hemophilia, infusions may only be needed with major trauma or major surgery. Talk with your hematologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placental invasion?: Do you mean what happens when the placenta grows beyond the borders of the uterus? This can be a life threatening condition in pregnancy as can cause damage to organs such as the bladder as well as life-threatening bleeding. Most doctors concerned about this will do extensive imaging to make sure the placenta hasn't invaded surrounding organs. ...Read more
Infusions ,my hemotologist has discontinued any future infusions. what would you recommend at this point?
Minimal information: For a meaningful answer. The type of infusions as well as the condition for which you were treated would be needed. Most treatments/ infusions are stopped because they are no longer needed. ...Read more