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In 2011 i was in a study(gs-us-248-0120 ) for hep c. Drugs were tegobuvir, gs5885, gs9451 & ribo. I failed week 2. Am i now resistant to inhibitors?

In 2011 i was in a study(gs-us-248-0120 ) for hep c. Drugs were tegobuvir, gs5885, gs9451 & ribo. I failed week 2. Am i now resistant to inhibitors?

Probably not: I would certainly get evaluated again by a gastroenterologist, and hopefully start with the new medication combination of sovaldi, Ribavirin and peg-interferon for 12 weeks. >90% "cure" rate. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of azd 6244 mek inhibitor & mk 2206 akt inhib. For adenocarcinoma. 70yrs..115lbs (lost 40)..8mth chemo..Radio..Gamma-11mth diag?

What are the benefits of azd 6244 mek inhibitor & mk 2206 akt inhib. For adenocarcinoma. 70yrs..115lbs (lost 40)..8mth chemo..Radio..Gamma-11mth
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These are brand new: The drugs that you have mentioned are new anticancer drugs which are still experimental, not fda approved for general use. Your doctor(oncologist) has to answer all your questions that you ask before signing up for receiving these drugs. There is not a lot known about them yet. But azd6244 has been tested and found to have some anticancer activity. But more can be found out from your oncologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I am searching for lenghting the telomeres.I saw in internet supplements that have telomerase enzyme. "telezyme" and "telomerance"can i benefit?

Hi, I am searching for lenghting the telomeres.I saw in internet supplements that have telomerase enzyme. "telezyme" and "telomerance"can i benefit?

Not yet proven: I researched these products & am not at all impressed with telezyme. Telomerance has more impressive hype but they provide zero objective evidence that it's effective & that's a lot of money to pay for a product without evidence. Science suggests the best way to lengthen telomeres may be astragalus extracts, which are affordable & have other proven benefits.See http://growyounger.Us/tag/astragalus/. ...Read more

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Why has stanton e samenow phd psychologist received so much criticism?

Why has stanton e samenow phd psychologist received so much criticism?

Expert witnesses: I had not heard of DR. Samenow until I read your question last night & decided to read up on him. I still don't know that I have a good handle on the answer. But I can say that often behavioral health providers who act as expert witnesses whether it be for the defense or the prosecution, can become known for stance on issues like capacity/ lack of capacity etc. When the behavioral health provider- ...Read more

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Are statin drugs for cholesterol a scam by big pharma or do they actually work?

Absolutely not: These are extremely effective agents in reducing cardiovascular risks and are, imo, one of the greatest medical advances of the last 25 years. ...Read more

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60 Yrs.f.taking rabiprazole,aspirin, rosuvastatin, amlodipine,olmesartan.hd stroke 2 yrs bck.no physicl disabilty.nw tasts bittr all sweet food.reasn?

60 Yrs.f.taking rabiprazole,aspirin, rosuvastatin, amlodipine,olmesartan.hd stroke 2 yrs bck.no physicl disabilty.nw tasts bittr all sweet food.reasn?

Taste dysfunction: Recovery from a stroke takes place as the undamaged parts of the Brain learn to take over the function of the damaged parts, but the more specific functions like taste ans smell, it is much harder for the Brain to recover ...Read more

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Where I reside overseas the only 2 Ubiquinol products are Eckhart Corp's Vitamode CoQ10, & Tishcon Corp's Stay-well Active Q. I am 67- which is best?

Where I reside overseas the only 2 Ubiquinol products are Eckhart Corp's Vitamode CoQ10, & Tishcon Corp's Stay-well Active Q. I am 67- which is best?

CoQ10 choices: As supplements and vitamins are not uniformly regulated it's difficult to say if one is better than another, as the quality may vary even within the same brand from one "batch" to the next. Pick a brand that you trust or someone can recommend, but still no guarantees. ...Read more

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Im 39,5'8",235 lbs no meds/no real med probs. my bloodwork read 377 triglycerides.HDL 25 & LDL 93. Whats that mean?

Im 39,5'8",235 lbs no meds/no real med probs. my bloodwork read 377 triglycerides.HDL 25 & LDL 93. Whats that mean?

Need some work.: Well, the triglycerides are high, HDL is low. This can be fixed, but needs some work. Regular cardiovascular exercise, proper diet, don't smoke, keep your weight in check. Supplement Niacin and fish oil. ...Read more

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(I know there's no research) Where do I find someone who's interested in medical mysteries & paternal Dioxin exposure? (Vietnam).

Dioxin Exposure: The quickest way of finding someone interested in medical mysteries and paternal dioxin exposure is by asking a question about Agent Orange. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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60 Yrs.f.taking rabiprazole,aspirin, rosuvastatin, amlodipine,olmesartan.hd stroke 2 yrs bck.no physicl disabilty.nw tasts bittr some foods.reasn?

 60 Yrs.f.taking rabiprazole,aspirin, rosuvastatin, amlodipine,olmesartan.hd stroke 2 yrs bck.no physicl disabilty.nw tasts bittr some foods.reasn?

More info More info: Do you have dentures???? This is the most common reason for alteration of taste.....A number of blood tests are indicated including thyroid function. Complete blood Count and liver/kidney function! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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28 Yo Male OA Cholesterol 246, LDL 172, HDL 45,Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion before starting them. ?

28 Yo Male OA Cholesterol 246, LDL 172, HDL 45,Trig 150. Doctor prescribed Statins, looking for 2nd opinion before starting them. ?

You may find: value in consulting with a Functional Medicine practitioner, Dietitian, Nutritionist or all three. Lifestyle changes may be all that is necessary to turn things around. ...Read more

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Is Amylin (Pramlintide) approved in Canada yet (as of February 2017)?

Amylin: Is Amylin (Pramlintide) approved in Canada yet (as of February 2017)? I would go to drugs.com and see what you can find. Your Dr should also know also. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, what is your opinion on humaworm (http://humaworm.Com/)? Fraud or useful alternative medicine? Thanks, ggg

Dear doctors, 
what is your opinion on humaworm (http://humaworm.Com/)? Fraud or useful alternative medicine? 
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ggg

Scam: The premise behind this supplement, that we need regular deworming, is not accurate. Also, there is no meaningful information about what formulation of herbs are in the supplement. The fact that it has been banned from several countries is a huge red flag. Save your money! ...Read more

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Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

HUGE Selection Bias: The biggest mental health tx outcome studies r ones sponsored/conducted by drug companies; & those paid for by gov agencies. Biggest studies tend 2compare meds vs various types of psychological/behavioral therapies. Cbt is tx now most studied as it's structured (ppl can b trained 2do it in standard ways) & involves small #of sessions. If only eat mcdonald's burgers u may think they're the best! ...Read more

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Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?

Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?

Unfortunately: No. Preventive medicine in the U.S. Is usually physical exams, chest x-rays, colonoscopy etc. A few physicians do prevention by consideration of diet, lifestyle etc mostly medicine is directed toward cure of disease. ...Read more

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What’s biotech compared with biopharmaceutical companies?

What’s biotech compared with biopharmaceutical companies?

Some crossover: Biotech companies mostly concentrate on biological molecules like antibodies as products for disease modification. Pharmaceutical companies mostly concentrate on chemicals that can be made in a laboratory. But pharm companies are constantly on the look for promising biotech companies to work with or buy to increase their product line. ...Read more

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How can I recognise geniune crestor (rosuvastatin) from fake crestor (rosuvastatin)?

How can I recognise geniune crestor (rosuvastatin) from fake crestor (rosuvastatin)?

You can't: The only one who can give you a true answer is your pharmacist. That is why it is usually not a good idea to obtain medications from foreign sources over the internet or mail. ...Read more

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