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Dr. James Chapman
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Tracrium (Overview)

Tracrium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Coarse echotexture of liver parenchymal.Portal vein/spleen/pencreas normal.No focal lesion seen.Pv10mm.Cbd 4.6mm.Kidnys normal.No postvoid residue?

Coarse echotexture of liver parenchymal.Portal vein/spleen/pencreas normal.No focal lesion seen.Pv10mm.Cbd 4.6mm.Kidnys normal.No postvoid residue?

Need more info: Coarse texture on ultrasound can be from several reasons, fibrosis or cirrhosis of the liver, or inflammation or infiltration of the liver, and in some patients may be age related. It would be useful to know if the liver function tests are normal, if there is a history of liver disease including hepatitis, alcohol use or fatty liver changes. The ultrasound otherwise is not concerning. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Tracrium (Overview)

Tracrium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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When is atracurium used?

When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

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What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

Dilated bile duct: The bile duct is the duct the drains bile out of the river and into the intestines. Dilated bile duct can be a sign of pancreatic, bile duct, liver,or gallbladder disease. It is an important sign, and it definitely needs to be evaluated until a cause is identified and taken care of. Do not hesitate to get the MRI and follow up with your doctor on the results. Good luck. ...Read more

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CT Scan: "Liver is normal in morphology. Mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation. Normal common bile duct". Is this normal?

CT Scan: "Liver is normal in morphology. Mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation. Normal common bile duct". Is this normal?

Relatively normal: If the radiology report states normal morphology it is fairly certain there are no big worries. We do not know why the scan was ordered but mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation may be completely normal for this patient. The normal common bile duct finding means the liver, pancreas and gallbladder empty in to a normal duct that drains into the intestine. All good findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Enhanced CT kidney 2.7x2cm homogeneous mass arising close hilum left kidney predominantly low density rising from 33HU to 62 on enhancement. Cancer?

Enhanced CT kidney 2.7x2cm homogeneous mass arising close hilum left kidney predominantly low density rising from 33HU to 62 on enhancement. Cancer?

See Nephrology: The information given is from part of a CT scan. There is more information needed to answer your question. See the ordering physician for next steps in your medical care. The specialist that works in this area is called a Nephrologist. Or Kidney doctor. ...Read more

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What is 'pancreas biliary system'?

What is 'pancreas biliary system'?

Pancrease (pancrelipase) and biliar: The biliary system is a collection of tubes that end in gall bladder. The panreatic duct arises in pancreazse and joins common bile duct. This tube empties into small intestine just past end of stomach. ...Read more

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Can head CT w&wo contrast cause brain tumors?

Can head CT w&wo contrast cause brain tumors?

Very little chance: Because our understanding of radiation induced cancer is incomplete, it is assumed that any exposure to radiation increases the risk of developing cancer. This is called the non-threshold model. According to a recent nejm article the risk is approximately 0.005% at age 35 that a single ct brain would cause death due to cancer. N engl j med 2007; 357:2277-2284. The risk is even smaller at > age. ...Read more

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Us results: liver is enlarged msg 19.5cm in the midclavical line. Diffusely incr. Hepatic echogenicity is noted compatible w/infiltrative disease?

Us results: liver is enlarged msg 19.5cm in the midclavical line. Diffusely incr. Hepatic echogenicity is noted compatible w/infiltrative disease?

Possible fatty liver: Your description sounds like hepatic steatosis or fatty liver. This can be due to being overweight, alcohol misuse/abuse, medications or other causes. Discuss with your doctor to see if you need additional testing. ...Read more

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7mm periampullary lesion, 3 liver lesions, total beta hCG is high, anion gap-10, monocytes-1.1, chloride high, erc low, cbd & pancreatic duct dilation?

7mm periampullary lesion, 3 liver lesions, total beta hCG is high, anion gap-10, monocytes-1.1, chloride high, erc low, cbd & pancreatic duct dilation?

Your question?: I appreciate your sharing this, but no one here will be able to make the call. Unless your HCG is extremely high, it means nothing. The other labs are not helpful. Your periampullary lesion has hopefully been biopsied, as will your liver lesions if the radiologist cannot certify them as benign. Hoping celiac sprue has been ruled in or out, along with whipple's and common lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Usg-fatty infiltration in liver.Both hepatic biliary ducts nrml, cbd nrml, no focal lesion.Mild acalculous gb wall thickening|meaning?My lft is normal.

Why was US done?: Fatty liver changes are not uncommon with the growing problem of obesity in the usa. For the most part, your us would be considered normal, and with normal lfts, i would only focus on the cause of fatty liver disease, either due to being overweight, being poorly controlled diabetic, consuming alcohol, excessive fat intake. Start with dietary changes in consultation with a dietician/nutritionist. ...Read more

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What affects plasma colloid osmotic pressure?

What affects plasma colloid osmotic pressure?

Osmotic pressure: The number of osmotically active substances in it. Great wikipedia question. ...Read more

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Can hyperosmolarity cause brain cells to shrink?

Can hyperosmolarity cause brain cells to shrink?

Yes: Mannitol is osmotic agent utilized to raised the serum osmolality and actually takes fluid from healthy neurons to make room for damaged neurons to swell. Another agent utilized in certain institutions is 3% nacl solution which again raises the serum osmolality for the same reason. Osmolarity is mol/kg and osmolality is mol/kg which is what is used in medicine. ...Read more

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What can cause scattered pulmonary parenchymal opacities in the upper lung?

What can cause scattered pulmonary parenchymal opacities in the upper lung?

Many things: A number of different things can cause this, from tumors (often metastatic), certain infections to autoimmune diseases. You will need additional studies such as a ct scan of the chest, blood work, and likely a visit with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Can a brain metabolism problem(low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever ?

Can a brain metabolism problem(low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever ?

central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain followinf things like aneurysm rupture or significant brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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In respiratory acidosis does blood enter the lungs?

In respiratory acidosis does blood enter the lungs?

In the usual manner: Respiratory acidosis means that carbon dioxide is not washed out of the body as it is supposed to be. The two main reasons would be severe lung disease in which air exchange cannot occur, or suppressed sensorium where there is no air coming into the lungs because the patients are not breathing. Blood flows as usual. ...Read more

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What does diffuse groundglass opacities in the bilateral lung fields mean?

What does diffuse groundglass opacities in the bilateral lung fields mean?

Out of Context: Please re-submit the question and report on why the x-ray was taken and what else was included in the report. ...Read more

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Abdominal&back pain. UA RESULTS:blood(small),27 RBCs, 3 WBCs, 3Renal epi cells, Mucus (rare). LABS: Sodium 134, est. creatinine clearance 80. Causes?

Abdominal&back pain. UA RESULTS:blood(small),27 RBCs, 3 WBCs, 3Renal epi cells, Mucus (rare). LABS: Sodium 134, est. creatinine clearance 80. Causes?

Kidney: You have Blood in Your urine. Small kidney stones and kidney disease/infection would be my first concern. Drink lots of fluids and go to your doctor and get evaluated ...Read more

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Fusiform aneurysmal dilation 2 CM of proper hepatic artery in porta hepatis. Can someone explain this in plain English?

Fusiform aneurysmal dilation 2 CM of proper hepatic artery in porta hepatis. Can someone explain this in plain English?

Weakening of artery: Fusiform refers to the shape (spindle-shaped, ie both facing walls) of the aneurysm, or a bulge in the artery. See medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/fusiform+aneurysm for a diagram. The proper hepatic artery is the artery to the liver; it goes through an opening called the porta hepatis ("liver door") or transverse fissure. TTYD about a possible weakening in the artery to the liver. GH & GL ...Read more

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Atracurium (Definition)

Atracurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a ...Read more