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Doctor insights on: Octreoscan Uses

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Do doctors recommend that an octreoscan be done for carcinoid syndrome?

Do doctors recommend that an octreoscan be done for carcinoid syndrome?

Yes: An octreotide scan or octreoscan is a type of scintigraphy used to define metastatic carcinoid lesions. Octreotide, is a drug similar to somatostatin. It is radiolabeled with indium-111 to seek out the carcinoid lesions and is then delivered intravenously. Radioactive octreotide attaches to tumor cells that have receptors for somatostatin and releases a radioactive signal that can be detected ...Read more

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If you have a pituitary tumor and high gastrin levels but an octreoscan came back negative, what is likely wrong?

If you have a pituitary tumor and high gastrin levels but an octreoscan came back negative, what is likely wrong?

There is a condition: Called men (multiple endocrine neoplasia) that can be associated with pituitary tumors, gastrin producing tumors (and other tumors of the pancreas) and parathyroid tumors. It is caused by a certain gene mutation. Things to consider-1. If you are on a proton pump inhibitor, that can raise your gastrin level. 2. Octreotide scans are not the most sensitive imaging technique, and may miss some tumors. ...Read more

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Does radiation from CT scans, mris and/or octreoscan cause peripheral nerve sheath tumors?

Does radiation from CT scans, mris and/or octreoscan cause peripheral nerve sheath tumors?

No radiation from MRI: I have not heard of an association between medical radiation and peripheral nerve sheath tumors. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more

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What are the medicinal uses of coriander leaves?

No hard evidence.: There are no well-designed clinical studies that have attempted to determine the risks and/or benefits of coriander. Wait until there are before you spend a lot of money for purported "cures." See this article: http://www.wellness.com/reference/herb/cilantro ...Read more

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At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection(iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts ). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more

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What is hemaglutination and what are its uses in medicine?

What is hemaglutination and what are its uses in medicine?

Briefly,: It is the measure of agglutination of red blood cells and can be used as a measurement of the relative concentration of antibody in serum. The red blood cell acts as the antigen and antibody in the serum 'agglutinates' the antigen. Can also be utilized to quantitate virus and bacteria. Although not a medical site this reference is good: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hemagglutination. ...Read more

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How to use permite?

How to use permite?

Permite: Permite cream (permethrin) is a topical medication designed to treat patients with scabies or crab lice. It works by paralyzing and killing any mites and their eggs after absorption from the skin. Check with your doctor to determine how they want you to use this. ...Read more

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When do you use tpn?

When do you use tpn?

Gut doesn't work: Tpn is used when it's not safe to use the GI tract (bowel obstruction, for instance) or when the GI tract isn't functioning properly (e.g. Short-bowel syndrome, high-output fistula, malabsorption problem, etc.). ...Read more

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Is Alli safe to use?

Is Alli safe to use?

Yes: But be careful with the total fat at each meal due to bad gastrointestinal side effects. I would not recommend this be taken long term. Some have implicated this med with liver problems. ...Read more

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Whey we use condome?

Whey we use condome?

Prevent pregnancy: Condoms are a form of barrier contraception. It creates a barrier for sperm to get through and meet up with an egg . When a sperm meets up with an egg, it can lead to pregnancy. Therefore, condoms are meant to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Any uses for sotalol?

Any uses for sotalol?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more

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Can children use Vanos?

Can children use Vanos?

Age 12 & older: This topical corticosteroid is prescribed for adults & children age 12 & older with certain skin conditions. It can be used for up to 2 weeks in adults. I do not know if dermatologists lower the duration of use for teens. It should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. ...Read more