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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Synagis (Overview)

Synagis is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Does anyone know about synagis (palivizumab)?

Does anyone know about synagis (palivizumab)?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Rsv causes very intense colds, pneumonias, and ear infections, and is especially dangerous for young premature infants. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
6 Doctors shared insights

Synagis (Overview)

Synagis is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Is anyone familiar with the vaccine used for premature infants called synagis (palivizumab)?

Is anyone familiar with the vaccine used for premature infants called synagis (palivizumab)?

Synagis (palivizumab) vaccine: Synagis (palivizumab) is the vaccine given to new born pre term babies to prevent RSV disease, which can be fatal in small and pre term babies. ...Read more

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Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about synagis (palivizumab)?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Rsv causes very intense colds, pneumonias, and ear infections, and is especially dangerous for young premature infants. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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Why are synagis (palivizumab) injections expensive, and are they really that helpful?

Why are synagis (palivizumab) injections expensive, and are they really that helpful?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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In Florida there is no synagis (palivizumab) season it's recommended for the whole first year. She is 4 months 10 pounds. Do u think she needs 4 more shots?

In Florida there is no synagis (palivizumab) season it's recommended for the whole first year. She is 4 months 10 pounds. Do u think she needs 4 more shots?

It depends: Your ex-premie Synagis (palivizumab) schedule depends on many factors. Intants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia or congenital heart disease will have very specific requirements. Because Florida is semi-tropical, many respiratory illnesses such as RSV and influenza have year round prevalence. Your pediatric pulmonologist should be well versed and reliable on current recommendations for your state. ...Read more

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Baby has 2 month appt Friday for checkup/shots. What can I expect after shots with his behavior/possible reactions? He also has TOF so getting Synagis (palivizumab)

Baby has 2 month appt Friday for checkup/shots. What can I expect after shots with his behavior/possible reactions? He also has TOF so getting Synagis (palivizumab)

Reactions..: The most common side effects with immunizations are fever and irritability which should normally last no more than a few hours and the fever should not be high (more than 102).Severe allergy (anaphylaxis) could happen but very uncommon. However it is certainly more common and risky to contract illnesses if not vaccinated, especially with his condition. Make sure you also discuss with his dr. ...Read more

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What is benefit of Synagis (palivizumab) for baby with TOF pre repair surgery? He's 3 months old pink tet no other issues. Is it necessary at this point in RSV season

What is benefit of Synagis (palivizumab) for baby with TOF pre repair surgery? He's 3 months old pink tet no other issues. Is it necessary at this point in RSV season

Important question: A 3 month old TOF patient could develop life threatening bronchiolitis due to RSV and even if it was mild, would make the kid unsuitable for surgery for a significant period afterward. Treated infants can still get RSV but it would be mild. If you can get it approved, its a no brainer to me. I've watched far too many infants struggle with this disease over several decades. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with the vaccine used for premature infants called synagis (palivizumab)?

Synagis (palivizumab) vaccine: Synagis (palivizumab) is the vaccine given to new born pre term babies to prevent RSV disease, which can be fatal in small and pre term babies. ...Read more

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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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Can you die from s.V.T?

Can you die from s.V.T?

Usually not serious: Death from svt must be extremely rare, if ever. It is usually managed as outpatient. ...Read more

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What is sjögren’s syndrome?

What is sjögren’s syndrome?

Dryness arthritis: Typically it is dryness of eyes, mouth, arthritis, swelling of salivary glands. ...Read more

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My b/s is 564 what should I do?

My b/s is 564 what should I do?

Need to seek trtmt: I am not an expert here but having elevated blood sugars this high for too long can be life threatening and lead to permanent organ damage. Could land you in a diabetic coma. You need to seek medical attention with an internist, family practice doc, or endocrinologist to get this under check. ...Read more

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How is sjögren’s formally diagnosed?

How is sjögren’s formally diagnosed?

Several ways: History, physical examination, lab tests for sjogren's antibodies and on occasion a "lip biopsy" removing some minor salivary glands from inside the lower lip to examine them microscopically. ...Read more

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Hello my name 's benz. I have a headag?

Sorry: Sorry, you're going to have to clarify your question. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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What are some of the manifestations of p.T.S.D?

What are some of the manifestations of p.T.S.D?

PTSD symptoms: Persistent re-experiencing of a traumatic event that threatened death or serious injury, or that one witnessed in another. Persistent avoidance of stimuli which might remind one of the event, and generalized numbing. Symptoms of increased arousal such as intense anxiety, difficulty falling asleep, nightmares if you do sleep, exaggerated "startle" responses, and hypervigolance are also common. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting military waiver (s)?

What are the chances of getting military waiver (s)?

Possible MOS reclass: Are you asking about a waiver to get in, or to stay in? Regs to get in are of course more stringent than regs to stay in. After you've gone through Basic, AIT, and spent time serving, the military will rightly try to keep you, since you have valuable training & experience. It all boils down to safety. You've got to pass the PFT & perform basic soldiering duties in an austere environment to stay in ...Read more

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Is there any contraindicatios /ri s k s w I t h b 12 shots?

Is there any contraindicatios /ri s k s w I t h b 12 shots?

Risk of B12 shots: No. Except it is an injection and may cause some pain. Vitamin b 12 is a water soluble vitamin, which means if you have enough in your body the excess will pass in the urine.It can also be given in oral form, but absorption is unpredictable, and nasal spray which is comparable to shots but costs more. There is no contradiction except I don't recommend in children and young adults as they don't need it. ...Read more

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What’s a fitbit?

What’s a fitbit?

A pedometer: This is a small clip like device that measures the number of steps you take. It also measures the flights of stairs that you climb and estimates calories burned. It is synced with your computer and keeps track of calories eaten if you fill that in by computer or smart phone.
You can look at how you do compared to others your age. ...Read more

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What’s a panacea?

What’s a panacea?

Panacea: Something that can cure everything. Example: antibiotics are not the panacea of the common cold. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

Behcet's: Behcet's disease may come and go on its own in periods of flares and remissions. Your doctor works to control any signs and symptoms you experience during flares with medications such as: topical agents to oral steroids to immunosuppressants to interferon. What is the outcome of life? Death....Doesn't mean we stop trying to treat an illness. ...Read more

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What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome?

What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome?

Huh? AS is an out-: Dated diagnosis subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. Deficits in joint attention, facial recognition & Theory of Mind cause impaired social reciprocity/communication & narrow, repetitive areas of interest. If your? Is why it was a preferred diagnosis, one criterion for AS was an IQ of 70 or >, in the normal range. The myth was that everyone with AS had an above-average IQ. ...Read more

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How can I be sure it´s fms and not something else?

How can I be sure it´s fms and not something else?

Rheumatologist: ? How to know if fibromyalgia (FM) is correct diagnosis? Rheumatologists are expert at diagnosis of FM. FM is diagnosis of exclusion; laboratory & imaging studies are used to rule out other possible causes of symptoms being experienced. Diagnosis requires chronic widespread pain; including both upper & lower back regions. Depression, confused mentation, & restless sleep are common symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for my nanny to be a u.S. Resident?

Is it necessary for my nanny to be a u.S. Resident?

No: This could be a tricky question that the federal eeoc would be happy to answer for you. However, a nanny could be here on a work visa, or an au pair from another country looking for an experience here in the United States. The essential thing is that they should be here legally to avoid future trouble. However, you need to make sure that your nanny is somebody you trust to leave children with. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving lymphoma in the u.S.?

What are the chances of surviving lymphoma in the u.S.?

More info: More information is needed. Hl or nhl? B cell or t cell? Subtype? Patient characteristics (young and health or old and ill)? There is no one simple answer at the individual patient level. See http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin and http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin. ...Read more

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If you have crohn's, what medication (s) should you be on?

If you have crohn's, what medication (s) should you be on?

Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects.
3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids
4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Palivizumab (Definition)

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