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IPT with chemo.: Apparently, this is the combination of low dose chemotherapy, with Insulin targeted at cancer cells. Cancer cells have many more receptors for Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (igf) than normal cells, and Insulin is used to get more chemotherapy drugs into these cells. They die, and less chemo. Is used and so there is less side effects. So this uses a cancer cell's "advantage" to kill it. ...Read more
Category?: Really impossible to answer without more specifics. In general the best advice is to find a comprehensive team you can trust. ...Read more
Photodynamic therapy may play a limited role in lung cancer treatment — generally complementing, rather than replacing, other forms of treatment: Photodynamic therapy may be an option for treating superficial non-small cell lung cancers that haven't spread beyond the lungs and those that are located in areas easily reached with the tools used during the treatment. Photodynamic therapy begins with the injection of a light-sensitive medication into a vein. One to three days later, the doctor shines light of a certain wavelength onto the tumor from inside the body — typically using a thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope, which is passed through the mouth into the lungs. The light destroys the cells that have absorbed the light-sensitive medication. After photodynamic therapy, your whole body is sensitive to light. Generally you need to avoid any exposure to bright light, including the sun, for up to eight weeks after treatment. Photodynamic therapy isn't effective for cancer that has spread beyond the lung or tumors that can't be reached by the bronchoscope. ...Read more
As good as drops: About 80% of patients will have a 20-30% drops in pressure in "regular" open angle glaucoma. Slt is repeatable. It is not for all patients. Patients with closed angle or narrow angle glaucoma, history of inflammation (uveitis) in the eye or other types of glaucoma a are not candidates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: That's where i would start. (it won't work if the cause of the bradycardia is below the av node, though). ...Read more
Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose-
Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy
When the therapy will be available?
Patient warded due to Antral erosions. what type of treatment to patient.Does Esophagogastroduodenoscopy treatment necessary?
What is the difference between aggressive treatment and nonaggressive treatment for a younger glaucoma patient?
Complex question: This is highly debated at present. If every option cost the same, it might be the best external beam option. Data questioning it recently are retrospective, based on 65yo+ data sets, and cost biased. That being said, one can get great surgery (and bad), great imrt (and bad) and great observation (and bad). The best treatment is unique to a person's situation (and their teams experience). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is a very effective treatment that avoids medications. It is a bit tough at first, but the learning from it actually is more helpful than medications. ...Read more
No 1 "best" one: There are many treatment augmenting strategies for treatment resistant depression. One that seems promising but has less side effects is l-methyl folate (folic acid), (folic acid) since many with depression have abnormalities of folate (folic acid) metabolism that can worsen depression. Also there are transcranial magnetic stimulation and ect. Ongoing psychotherapy of course. Plus many complementary forms of medicine as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thanks for asking!: Hypothalamic and pituitary disorders have low levels of gonadotropin and estrogen.Hgh has not been indicated for treatment of secondary amenorrhea. In cases of turner's syndrome where recombinent hgh along with estrogen is used as part of standard treatment but not for amenorrhea per say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer