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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Intramuscular Haematoma

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Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

MS relapses: Steroids such as cortisone can be used to treat relapses, but should not be used chronically due to adverse event potential. These drugs should only be used briefly to reverse a flare. ...Read more

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How effective are Heparin injections for treating stroke?

How effective are Heparin injections for treating stroke?

Depends: Heparin would be effective for a thrombotic stroke or embolic stroke if a blood clot is the reason for the stroke. If the embolism is due to cholesterol or if the stroke is hemorrhagic, then heparin would not help or be even harmful. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective on old keloids? What about cimeosil?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective on old keloids? What about cimeosil?

Yep: Scars are living tissue, and they need to be maintained. Kenalog (triamcinolone) can help reduce even mature scars, if it can tip the balance of collagen formation more toward removal and away from building up. Topical silicone sheeting can also work on mature scars. Topical gels have been studied on new scars, but not as much on mature scars. ...Read more

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How effective are reteplase injections for treating stroke?

How effective are reteplase injections for treating stroke?

Good in theory but: Reteplase is a clot buster that hasn't been approved yet for use in treating acute stroke, although not for lack of studies. Check out http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/749013_5 for more info. ...Read more

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Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

It certainly can be: As dr. Hadied said, when done by the right person, it can be very effective. ...Read more

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How effective are Alteplase injections for treating stroke?

How effective are Alteplase injections for treating stroke?

FDA approved for AIS: AIS = acute ischemic stroke. Think FAST (http://goo.gl/I9dyo2) = Face droopy, Arms (or legs) weak, Speech difficult, Time to call 911. We have less than 3hrs after symptom onset. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/alteplase.html & http://www.activase.com/iscstroke (yes, I know it's Big Pharma but it's informative, and no, I have no relation). ...Read more

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Are steroid joint injections contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

Are steroid joint injections  contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations Theoretically if platelet count is good ( bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more

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How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

How effective are Bleomycin injections for treating leukemia?

No good!: Bleomycin is not a good diagnosis for treating Leukemia. It is often used for treating Lymph gland cancer(Hodgkin Disease). So you need to confirm your exact diagnosis before you get concerned with this response. ...Read more

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How effective are Leucovorin injections for treating colon cancer?

How effective are Leucovorin injections for treating colon cancer?

Not anti tumor: Leukovorum is used as an adjuvant or modifier of single or combinations of chemotherapeutic agents. It helps to prevent the toxic side effects of a number of chemotherapeutic agents including methotrexate. It also can be used to treat anemia caused by a lack of folic acid. It is added to combination of drugs employed in the supportive care of patients with colon cancer but does not have anticancer effects on diseases such as colon cancer, . ...Read more

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Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Yes: The syringe size is not the issue, it's the volume of fluid and the needle. The syrine may not be calibrated to small volumes. Better to use 1ml syrine with small calibrations. ...Read more

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What is your view of humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for hs. Antibiotics and cortisone injections had zero effect for me. Dermatologists?

What is your view of humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for hs. Antibiotics and cortisone injections had zero effect for me. Dermatologists?

See details: As a rule, tnf agents such as Humira are not very effective for small vessel vasculitis such as hs purpura. Imo, Rituxan (rituximab) would be a better choice for refractory disease. Humira is not an approved therapy for hs purpura. ...Read more

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Does subcutaneous and intramuscular injections use the same B12 solution or vial? or is it different solution for different types of shots?

Does subcutaneous and intramuscular injections use the same B12 solution or vial? or is it different solution for different types of shots?

Same: The injectable B12 is the same formulation for subcutaneous use as for intramuscular use. Both delivery routes are equally life-saving in the treatment of true pernicious anemia, and equally worthless (but safe) for everything else. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is solumedrol (methylprednisolone) effective as a treatment for keloids?

Please help docs! is solumedrol (methylprednisolone) effective as a treatment for keloids?

Steroids help: Steroid injections to the keloid have been shown to help shrink and flatten the keloid. We typically use kenalog (triamcinolone) but 5-fu works as well. ...Read more

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How effective are Bevacizumab injections for treating lung cancer?

How effective are Bevacizumab injections for treating lung cancer?

Beneficial: Bevacizumab injections have been used to treat Glioblastoma, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) & Metastatic Kidney Cancer (mRCC). SEE: http://www.avastin.com/patient ...Read more

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Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?

Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?

Lumbar sympath blk: I would suggest a series of lumbar sympathetic blocks without steroid. If these fail ketamine infusions may help. A spinal cord stimulator may also be an answer. ...Read more

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Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?

Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?

No: Chemotherapy alone is not generally used for treating cancers of the head & neck. Surgery may be an alternative to radiation therapy for cheek cancers. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgery could be significantly more morbid than radiation therapy. You might consider a consultation at a multi-disciplinary program with head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists & medical oncologists. ...Read more

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Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more

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Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

It can be: Depends on the reason for why you have back pain, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or even facet arthropathy? Then yes an epidural injection can be helpful. Speak with a pain/spine specialist to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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