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Solumedrol Iv Infusion
Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Rarely contrast dye can knock loose some intravascular deposits which can lodge in narrow vessels and change the function of the part supplied. This has been reported rarely with the ophthalmic vascular supply. Have you ophthalmologist see this immediately to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having sp.Injections w/ lidocaine, Depo-Provera medrol, (methylprednisolone) isovue contrast dye affect a drug urinalysis ?
No: This will not affect drug screens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Solubility: In order to make certain substances soluble, an appropriate "salt" or attachment must be made. Succinate is often used because of this property. ...Read more
If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?
Depends: It depends on what is being treated, what the sensitivity of the organism is and why changes are being made. Medications have different dosages that are appropriate for that medication that do not correlate with other medications. For instance we may use 1 million units of penicillin for an infection or 250 mg of Zithromax for the same infection. It has to do with the effective dose. ...Read more
Contrast: Yes. Modern contrast media has less side effects ...Read more
Specialist: Either a board certified pain physician or neurosurgeon are the types of physicians who usually insert or manage intrathecal catheters for drug infusion. Even in these groups only a few include this technique in their practices. You would need a very thorough assessment by a pain specialist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more