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Omnipaque Vs Visipaque
Omnipaque: Is the trade name of a type of iodine-based X-ray contrast (dye). The main use is in contrast enhanced CT scans, but there are other potential uses in radiology. Allergies are rare, but can occur. An allergic reaction to anything, omnipaque included, can range from minor (e.g. hives) to severe and life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more
I am to have Omnipaque 350 x2 (one two hours prior, and one an hour prior to the scan with IV dye. Will this cause diarrhea? Otherwise healthy
Yes: No toxicity was shown in animal studies. The main issues is that it is a radio-graphic contract medium, so the question is what is going to be x-rayed? Many studies can be done without contrast. This would be a question for your doctor to review with the radiologist. Lactation studies haven't been reported, but I would recommend doing "pump&dump" for 24 hours after to clear it out. ...Read more
How long after having omnipaque 100ml injection for ct should I look for unwanted side effects. It has been 3 hours?
The vast majority: Of allergic and idiosyncratic reactions occur immediately or within minutes following injection. Rarely, delayed reactions can occur. By 24 hours most of the contrast is eliminated from your system via the kidneys/urine. At 3 hours, you are highly unlikely to have a reaction. ...Read more
Yes: But visipaque is very safe. Literature is divided but I have need using visi since its trials in the early 1990's, and I feel that it is the safest. ...Read more
Is it safe to use ultravist injection instead of visipaque injection in renal impairment patients?
Maybe: It depends on the severity of the renal impairment. Either contrast should be used with caution and only if the benefits are greater than the risks with moderate to severe renal impairment. ...Read more
A co-worker inj. 100ml of visipaque370 in a pt. With a 2.3 creat level. The necessary md were notified, but did permanent kidney damage ensue?
Maybe not but...: Maybe not.....We used to be more cavalier about contrast injections 20 years ago. While a createnine of over 2.0 would raise red flags, when studies such as angiograms were necessary we did them. Visipaque may be better tolerated than the older contrast media. They need to follow createnine clearance to see if damage occured and if it is permenant. ...Read more
No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more
Sex is Part of Life:
Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.
But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more
Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more
Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more
Yes: Proper diet, exercise, sleep, controlled stress & social interaction have been shown to drive longevity for seven cultures around the world. The diet is mostly plant based and includes legumes. The exercise comes in the form of low to moderate intensity constant activity. Sleep is at least 7 hours per night. Managing stress is critical through relaxation techniques. Social networks are also key. ...Read more