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Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen for white blood count, what is this?

Neupogen (GCSF): This is the trade name for a medication known as Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor that mimics the action of the normal hormonal response to low numbers of neutrophils (granjulocytes.) But because it is given in much larger doses, the response is more dramatic than waiting for the natural response. Primarily it is used to blunt or shorten the period of low neutrophils from chemorx. ...Read more

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Is filgrastim (filgrastin) injected into the blood or fat tissue ?

Is filgrastim (filgrastin) injected into the blood or fat tissue   ?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): It is injected under the skin or in a vein (blood) depending on dosage and usage (usually to fight chronic neutropenia - low white blood cell count). Hope this helps. Here's a link for more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692033.Html. ...Read more

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Which pain reliever is not a blood thinning agent?

Which pain reliever is not a blood thinning agent?

Many: Muscle relaxants (i.e. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) flexeril), neuropathic agents (gabapentin, lyrica), opiates (morphine, hydrocodone), Lidocaine and other local anesthetics, tyelenol, along with many other drug classes do not thin the blood. Aspirin is the most commonly used pain killer that will act as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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When you have a cancer fighting agent in your blood naturally, what is that called?

When you have a cancer fighting agent in your blood naturally, what is that called?

Not aware of any!: As such there is no known cancer fighting agent in our blood. But our immune system does play an important role and provides us some protection from developing cancer but it is not a complete protection and we are unable to measure this protective effect or factor, like you have wondered about. Perhaps in future we might be able to quantify such a immune protection factor(s). ...Read more

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I have a coagulation disorder. Glazmann's thrombasthenia. Which foods should I avoid? I know some foods are natural blood thinners. Thanks!

I have a coagulation disorder.  Glazmann's thrombasthenia.  Which foods should I avoid?  I know some foods are natural blood thinners. Thanks!

No games: Glanzmann's is a dangerous disease (its severity is variable) and you want to avoid specifically anything that interferes with platelet function. You've been warned about Aspirin and a few other drugs. The web is crawling with "pop" claims about "foods that interfere with platelet function" but these all seem to be reports of allergy that made platelets drop, rather than anything to worry you. ...Read more

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Blood coagulation status require bleeding time?

Blood coagulation status require bleeding time?

Risk of bleeding: Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway. Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more