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No.: It seems to have proven efficacy. Fda approval is difficult to obtain, and is not necessary for access to this treatment. There will likely be more progress toward fda approval when there is more consistency in the timing, dosing and other treatments. But this treatment is readily available in several large pediatric centers, regardless of the lack of fda approval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumor evaluation: Mibg scintigraphy images tumours of neuroendocrine origin, particularly of neuro-ectodermal (pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas and neuroblastomas) , although other neuroendocrine tumours (carcinoids, medullary thyroid carcinoma.Can also be visualized. Radiation from i131 mibg is greater than imaging with i123 mibg. Resolution on latter images is considered better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7yrboy with stage 4 NB that did not respond to frontline tx. Currently receiving Mibg therapy . Prognosis ? Friend's son.
Ask your doctor: Disposition depends on clinical symptoms and results of tests. Mibg scan shows functioning tumors such as pheochromocytoma .Symptoms of pheo include headache, sweating, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, anxiety.Nodule usually needs characterization by mri. Adrenocortical carcinoma can produce hormones with virilization and feminization.Some asymptomatic nodules followed such as benign adenoma. ...Read more
What's the best test to detect a pheocromocytoma? Besides a mibg? Is it better to go with a pet scan or mri? I seem to have a sporadic pheo......
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
I have cold?
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer