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Can you help me understand this result? Hsv-2 (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2) Igg Ab, Serum ABNORMAL Herpes II Ab.(IgG): >8.0 ai
I was wondering is biphasic isophane insulin, insugen 30/70 chemically the same as mixtard 30hm penfill insulin?
Insulin mixtures: These insulins do not appear to be available in the US. 70/30 mixes are usually a mixture of NPH and regular. NPH is intermediate in duration (peaks about 10 hr, lasts about 24 hr) and regular peaks about 3-4 hr, lasts about 8. It may say on the bottle or package insert what kind of insulin. Look for the words "NPH" and or "regular". ...Read more
Canagloflozin: Invokana is a novel drug that prevents reuptake of glucose from the kidney, so that you just shed more glucose out via the kidney. Not effective with kidney disease, creatinine clearance <45. Drops hga1c ~0.8, both fasting and after-eating sugars. Must drink lots of liquids to prevent dizziness low blood pressure and, to reduce risk of urine infections, push fluids andkeep fastidious bathroom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What makes Trovax different from other kidney cancer meds (like nexavar, proleukin, torisel, (temsirolimus) sutent)?
Other drugs worked: Nexavar, torisel, and sutent all received FDA approval because they improved progression free survival. The initial Trovax trial was terminated early because there was little or no prospect of demonstrating a statistically significant survival benefit compared to placebo. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/16/22/5539.long ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the DSM-V acknowledge mixed episodes in bipolar II disorder? My mood shifts: depression, hypomania, mixed episodes but no mania is this BPI or II
This distinction may: Be understood & applied to ur case on talking w ur MD. In very basic terms, what distinguishes bipolar I from bipolar II is presence of mania, as opposed to hypomania only. Some sxs are severe enough that they only occur in Bipolar I or mixed episodes including delusions, sxs, necessitating immediate hospitalization, catatonic sxs. Talk with ur md abt ur case specifically for best dx & care! :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, what are the antiviral drug for dengue virus spesifically the rna-dependant RNA polymerase as the potential target? Thanks
None yet: Dengue fever and its severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, have no cure nor vaccine. One path of research is to find a way to use nucleoside analogs to block the viral rna-dependent RNA polymerase (coded by ns5), which copies the viral genetic material. So far, no drug has been approved yet. Not sure if anyone has found and submitted such a drug to the fda (food and drug administration). ...Read more
BCG has been used : in attempts to vaccinate against leprosy but isn't that effective. More specific vaccines are in development. At this point, leprosy has consistently responded to multi-drug therapy which for multibacillary leprosy is usually Dapsone, Rifampicin & Clorazime. Other antibiotics can be used. This is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind and appears to remain steady in it's form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known now. : These drugs were aqpproved for use recently (sitagliptin 2006), and although they have been observed to have side effects in clinical studies, long term effects, including cancer are inconclusive. One "in vitro" study found them to encourage cancer cell metastasis, but long term preclinical studies have not confirmed cancer causing effect. ...Read more
Is a neurofibroma tumor 2.5 CM in size positive for s100, pgp9.5, NSE, factor XIIIa, CD 34, desmin, and SMA cancer? Negative for CD68.
NIH study: The combination of these drugs is being studied in adult patients already diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The thought is that the combination might help slow down the progress of diabetes. The study isn't complete yet. If there is another phase 1 trial using these drugs in a different study, the investigator should be approached with your question. ...Read more
Rejection Severity: Both are import ant and each can trigger rejection when the host is mismatched for any of these hla antigens. Recipients that develop antibodies to these phenotypes, in particular class ii dq--may have poorly responsive rejections. The antibody generated against class ii may derive from more resilient memory cells. Both are bad though. ...Read more
Lifestyle and Meds: Diet-the mediterranean diet has been shown to be effective, exercise -150 minutes a week of aerobic activity, stretching, & 2 days a week of resistance training, weight loss of 7-10% weight loss if needed. There are multiple medication on the market to treat type 2 diabetes but we typically start with metformin as the mainstay of therapy and add other medications as needed based on the individual. ...Read more
Above/below the belt: In general, hsv-1 causes herpes labialis (cold sores) and hsv-2 causes anal and genital herpes. But the viruses don't always follow the rules, so it's possible, for example, to get genital herpes caused by hsv-1, especially with an initial outbreak. Hsv-1 would be unlikely to cause recurrent genital herpes, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"big three": Frequency, excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Textbook full: Hi. Big question. Here are some brief simple points. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the immune system erroneously kills the beta cells in the pancreas (the cells that make insulin). Insulin is required for life, and type 1's must take insulin. Type 2's are both insulin resistant and insulin deficient (but not autoimmune). Many treatment options, including insulin. Tight control lessens risk ...Read more
ADHD!!!!: Is there a possibility that this could be adhd. Having adhd does not means that you need to be jumpin off the wall. People that have the innatention type will only have problem focusing and concentrating. If this is adhd then amphetamine is your answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer