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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Tensilon (Overview)

Tensilon is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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Is tensilon test done?

Rarely: While still useful as a discussion point to show how disruption of acetylcholine receptors causes myasthenia gravis, the tensilon test is slowly mbeing supplanted by laboratory and electrical tests that are more sensitive and reliable. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
6 doctors shared insights

Tensilon (Overview)

Tensilon is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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What is tensilon?

A test : The tensilon test is a method to help diagnose myasthenia gravis, lambert-eaton syndrome and other similar brain and nervious system disorders. You will be asked to perform some muscle movements over and over again, such as crossing and uncrossing your legs or getting up from a sitting position in a chair. The health care provider will check whether the tensilon improves your muscle strength. ...Read more

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Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more

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Is tensilon test done?

Rarely: While still useful as a discussion point to show how disruption of acetylcholine receptors causes myasthenia gravis, the tensilon test is slowly mbeing supplanted by laboratory and electrical tests that are more sensitive and reliable. ...Read more

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Emg vs muscle biopsy?

Emg vs muscle biopsy?

See different things: Both tests are useful, but they serve different purposes. Emg is a functional test that allows for the assessment of muscle irritability, as well as signs of nerve damage. It is fast, minimally invasive, and can be performed on multiple muscles in a single session. Biopsy is an anatomical test that is more invasive, but provides a deeper look at muscle structure. ...Read more

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Does mestinon (pyridostigmine) effect diagnostic blood test results for myasthenia gravis?

Does mestinon (pyridostigmine) effect diagnostic blood test results for myasthenia gravis?

NO, NOT AT ALL: Mestinon (pyridostigmine) enhances neuromuscular junctional efficiency by enhancing acetylcholine persistence, but is NOT an immune agent like a steroid. The standard testing for myasthenia gravis looks at antibody reactions, and would be positive or negative irregardless of use of Mestinon (pyridostigmine). ...Read more

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Can MRI with 3 tesla magnet power evaluate cremaster muscle strain/inflammation?

Can MRI with 3 tesla magnet power evaluate cremaster muscle strain/inflammation?

Not likely: The muscle is too small. Both thin and superficial structures are difficult to image on mri. This muscle is both. ...Read more

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What is myathesis gravis muscle disease?

What is myathesis gravis muscle disease?

Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue. The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm ...Read more

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Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Is norgesic a muscle relaxant?

Norgesic was: a combination of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. There are no brands of Norgesic available, this drug was discontinued. ...Read more

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Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

No: Baclofen can sometime help muscle spastic conditions due to stroke or multiple sclerosis but it will not help myositis which is an inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Is tizanidine HCl 4mg prescribed for Parkinson's disease?

Is tizanidine HCl 4mg prescribed for Parkinson's disease?

Not usually: Tizanidine is indicated for spasticity, but may be useful for cramps, muscle spasms, strains, etc, but not usually for parkinson's. I suppose that an older pt might have a stroke co-morbidity and maybe spasticity, and perhaps there might be a role, but would tend not to use it otherwise. ...Read more

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Is Zanaflex (tizanidine) stronger than Flexeril?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Zanaflex (tizanidine) & Flexeril: there is no such thing as "best", "worst" or "stronger" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Zanaflex (tizanidine) and Soma compound what is the difference?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) and Soma compound what is the difference?

Alot: Soma compound has Carisoprodol and aspirin. Soma (carisoprodol) is more of a tranquilizer than a muscle relaxer. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an excellent muscle relaxer than truely works to relax spastic muscles (unlike soma). ...Read more

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What are the differences between recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and tissue plasminogen activator?

What are the differences between recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and tissue plasminogen activator?

Same aa sequence: tPA and its recombinant version (Activase) are identical with respect to the amino acid sequence. There have been reported some minor differences with respect to glycosylation of the protein, but this is well within the specifications of the cGMP production by the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?

Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?

Physical Therapy: I will probable have him/her continue with pt/hep focused in strengthening the paraspinal musculatures. Tens units can be tried to see if it can also help. ...Read more

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Are MS contin and morphine the same?

Are MS contin and morphine the same?

Yes and no: It is the same narcotic but in different preparations. Ms contin is a continuous release, long acting version of morphine. ...Read more

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Which muscle relaxer works best for rheumatoid arthritis?

Which muscle relaxer works best for rheumatoid arthritis?

Hum: In rheumatoid arthritis you might have for other reason inflammation , but muscle contraction is really not a feature of rheumatoid arthritis , flexure contracture might occurs , that are reducciton on the lengh of the tendons with dys functionallity those have to be evaluated and specific therapy instituted. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis suffer of fybromyalgia, and have contractures. ...Read more

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What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

Few differences : Both Methocarbamol ( robaxin) and flexaril( cyclobenzaprine) are muscle relaxants. Exact mechanism of action is unknown, but both are most probably centrally acting muscle relaxants. Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a short half life of 1-2 hrs. And is usually given 4 times a day. Flexeril's half life is 18 hrs (range of 8-37 hrs) and is metabolized mainly by the hepatic cyp450. Flexeril is more sedative. ...Read more

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