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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Streptokinase (Overview)

Streptokinase is a clot buster which is a kind of blood and coagulation drug.


Dr. Thomas Fiala
11 doctors shared insights

Streptokinase (Overview)

Streptokinase is a clot buster which is a kind of blood and coagulation drug.


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Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

Is it safe to take streptokinase while pregnant?

Maybe: Strepokinase is not tested in pregnancy, but when it is being given (heart attack, stroke) it is generally to save a life, so the risk/benefit may be in favor of using it. Hopefully this will never be needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic streptococci?

What is hemolytic streptococci?

3 different kinds: Streptococci growing on so-called blood agar can be alpha-hemolytic (partial hemolysis) causing a ring of green around the colony, beta- hemolytic (complete hemolysis) causing a clear ring around the colony, or gamma-hemolytic (no hemolysis) with no ring around the colony. ...Read more

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Does streptococcus have hemolytic properties?

Does streptococcus have hemolytic properties?

Some types do: There are many different types of streptococci and some have hemolytic properties. See this site for more details: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/228936-overview ...Read more

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Why heparin is contraindicated in bacterial endocarditis?

Mycotic aneurysm: Use of blood thinners in bacterial endocarditis is associated with increased chance of mycotic aneurysms of the brain which can ultimately result in bleeding of the brain. ...Read more

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Positif ANA IF, Anti-B2 glicoprotein igM, anti-CMV igG, Lupus Anticoagulants, history of DVT. Dr suspect Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Possible?

Positif ANA IF, Anti-B2 glicoprotein igM, anti-CMV igG, Lupus Anticoagulants, history of DVT. Dr suspect Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Possible?

POSSIBLE: Your lab outcomes plus the prior DVT, seem consistent, but other labs may further assist such as changes in PTT. Might get additional opinion to confirm your diagnosis, and exclude other problems, but certainly antiphospholipid antibody syndrome seems high on list. ...Read more

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Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) inhibit CYP3A4 enzyme?

Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)  inhibit CYP3A4 enzyme?

The Answer Is.......: No Non Ne Bu Nee Nein Lo Nei Ni Nai Aniyo Ne Nei Na Nie Nao Nu Niet Nie Hapana Nej .......well, you get the point....... ...Read more

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What causes beta hemolytic.Streptococcus group b infection?

Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus hemolyticus?

What is streptococcus hemolyticus?

One strain: There are many strains and species of the Genus Streptococcus and hemolyticus is one species that often causes infections in humans. ...Read more

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Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor. Mk 2206- akt inhibitor. Why prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Azd 6244- mek inhibitor- a selective mitogen-activated protein kinase (mek) inhibitor.    Mk 2206-  akt inhibitor.  Why  prescription for me? It ? Nsclc/mets

Molecular targeting: These agents are designed to selectively knock out key pathways your tumor may use to grow. Presumably you already had your tumor tested for these different mutations. Ask the doctor offering these options to explain their rationale. These are investigational studies and many of the treatment costs may be covered-ask. ...Read more

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How does streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

How does  streptokinase in the heart work for thrombolysis?

Dissolves clot: Acute coronary syndromes are generic terms to describe blockage of the arteries feeding the heart caused by rapid formation of a clot in the vessel wall. Usually opened by balloon angioplasty and stent placement if patient sent to suitable facility and team. If not available, streptokinase and other enzymes to dissolve the clot can be tried. Indiscriminate dissolution may result in bleeding. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus mutans?

Strep mutans: Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities. The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924. ...Read more

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Does serrapeptase have antithrombolytic activity like nattokinase does?

Does serrapeptase have antithrombolytic activity like nattokinase does?

Yes: Serrapeptase is a fibrinolytic (and thus antithrombolytic) enzyme. As you mentioned, nattokinase is also fibrinolytic. Another excellent choice is lumbrokinase. See http://tinyurl.com/qdp485w and http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T447441.html ...Read more

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Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?

They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more

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What is group b streptococcal?

What is group b streptococcal?

Gram pos bacteria: Streptococcus agalactiae is part of normal colonic and vaginal flora. It can be transmitted to neonates at birth causing neonatal sepsis. They are gram positive chain forming cocci. This organism causes many different infections in adults including female genital tract infections, pneumonia, endocarditis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, skin and soft tissue infections and meningitis. ...Read more

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Treat alpha hemolytic strep on urine culture?

Treat alpha hemolytic strep on urine culture?

See below : We usually do not treat positive urine cultures unless the person has urinary symptoms such as burning while urinating, urinating much more than often, or bloody urine...The main exception when we do treat positive urine cultures regardless of symptoms is in pregnant women. Anyways you should definitely check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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