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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Oprelvekin (Overview)

Oprelvekin is a blood and coagulation agent.


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What is oprelvekin?

What is oprelvekin?

Interleukin-11: Oprevelkin is interleukin-11 a growth factor stimulating increased production of platelets. It is available as an injection given under the patient's skin daily for up to 10-21 days beginning after their chemotherapy in patients who have shown a severe drop in their platelet counts during prior treatments in an effort to prevent platelet transfusions. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Oprelvekin (Overview)

Oprelvekin is a blood and coagulation agent.


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How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

Better than placebo: The study for which oprevelkin was approved by the fda looked at how good the drug was at preventing need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy for solid cancers. It was effective 28-65% of the time vs placebo (7-41%). Because of its mediocre effectivity and a high list of side effects (swelling, irregular heart beat), it is not widely used compared to just giving platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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What is oprelvekin?

Interleukin-11: Oprevelkin is interleukin-11 a growth factor stimulating increased production of platelets. It is available as an injection given under the patient's skin daily for up to 10-21 days beginning after their chemotherapy in patients who have shown a severe drop in their platelet counts during prior treatments in an effort to prevent platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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How effective is using oprelvekin for low platelets?

Better than placebo: The study for which oprevelkin was approved by the fda looked at how good the drug was at preventing need for platelet transfusions following chemotherapy for solid cancers. It was effective 28-65% of the time vs placebo (7-41%). Because of its mediocre effectivity and a high list of side effects (swelling, irregular heart beat), it is not widely used compared to just giving platelet transfusions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neumega allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neumega allergy?

Neumega allergy: Neumega (Oprelvekin) is a bone marrow stimulant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/neumega-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

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

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

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 more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Neumega (Definition)

Neumega is a ...Read more