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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Uniphyl (Overview)

Uniphyl is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia (bpd) treated in neonates?

Options: Close attention to nutrition, caloric intake, weight gain, possible vitamin supplementation is also advised. Supplemental oxygen, diuretics and avoiding infections such as RSV. It is advisable to check with you pediatrician regarding the use of a monoclonal antibody against RSV, a type of viral infection which can result in hospitalization. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
14 doctors shared insights

Uniphyl (Overview)

Uniphyl is a methylxanthine agent which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

Methylxanthine: This class of drugs is called methylxanthines and are typically given today as oral pills. They may improve the contractions of the diaphragm and also improve a patients response to bronchodilators like albuterol. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, tremor and fast heart rate. ...Read more

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Is primary progessive multiple sclerosis always fatal?

Is primary progessive multiple sclerosis always fatal?

Not necessarily : Ms has been said to shorten life span, and untreated this is correct, but several studies have supported normal life if appropriate potent meds are employed. Primary progressive ms does not respond well to the usual meds, and mostly symptomatic interventions are used. There are many research projects nowadays, and best to contact a medical school and get involved. ...Read more

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Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Skin contmaination: Coag negative staph on urine culture is not of pathological significance. Please consult the site below for preparation for specimen collection to avoid contamination. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-culture. ...Read more

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Is interstitial cystitis usually fatal?

Is interstitial cystitis usually fatal?

No: Interstitial cystitis while possibly affecting the quality of life due to pain and frequent urination does not cause death. ...Read more

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Why is thymic carcinoma rare?

Why is thymic carcinoma rare?

Small organ: The thymus is a small organ in the anterior mediastinum. There are several different tumors, but a thymoma is the most common. Thymic carcinoma is just not a common tumor. It may be related to the volume of the gland. Same as eye: very rare to have eye cancers, and it is also a small organ. This is not always true though -- testes are small, but they have many cancers per year. ...Read more

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Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Unlikely: Speciation of bacterial colonies grown in a urine culture is pretty accurate. Of course, mislabeled specimens (e.g. From another patient) and other such processing errors can occur, but this would be uncommon. Your results are probably correct. ...Read more

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Is wild yam effictive treatment of ovarian cyst?

Is wild yam effictive treatment of ovarian cyst?

No: You need a visit to your gyn doctor & ultrasound to decide the nature of the ovarian cyst.Some cysts have to be removed. Wild yam has no action on it. ...Read more

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Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

Can theophylline (prescribed for asthma) show up in pre employment drug test as an opiate or illegal substance?

No it cannot: Alwaystestclean.Com/false_positive_drug_test_list.Htm the most complete list of cross reactants that cause a false positive drug test on the internet. ...Read more

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Is rabies lethal or nonlethal?

Is rabies lethal or nonlethal?

ALWAYS LETHAL: After the acute phase, death is inevitable. ...Read more

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Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius. Is this abnormal/problematic?

Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius.  Is this abnormal/problematic?

No: Assuming you are not symptomatic, these bacterial organisms are considered part of the normal gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. Strep salivarius lives in the mouth whereas E. coli lives in the intestines. In only very rare instances does this strep cause illness. The type of E. Coli mentioned causes UTIs since the urinary and GI tracts are so close ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia, or, as it was known a century ago, dementia praecox, in fact a premature dementia?

Is schizophrenia, or, as it was known a century ago, dementia praecox, in fact a premature dementia?

Schizophrenia: 267 M Canada Asks: Is schizophrenia, or, as it was known a century ago, dementia praecox, in fact a premature dementia? ANS: No. But folks may appear demented during an episode. ...Read more

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Didn't declare theophylline to employer but i was taking it until month back. Will it show up in blood work that I have been taking it until recently?

Didn't declare theophylline to employer but i was taking it until month back. Will it show up in blood work that I have been taking it until recently?

Changing stories: Sometimes our true pathologies are shown to the doctor whether we want to or not. I think the changing story is getting to be a bit bizarre. Your question has been repeatedly asked and answered. ...Read more

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Why is Syphilis serology done as oppose to Syphilis antibody?

Why is Syphilis serology done as oppose to Syphilis antibody?

Same thing: These are two names for the same set of tests. Both intend to diagnose current or past infection with syphilis. ...Read more

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Is legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Is  legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Prokaryotic: Legionella is a bacterium without a nucleus and is therefore a prokaryote. ...Read more

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Is IgG subclass 3 deficiency a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?

Is IgG subclass 3 deficiency a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?

Great question: You already know that most folks who are discovered to have real igg3 deficiency are troubled primarily by recurrent nasal sinus infections. Until we know whether there's one of more genes for this, or whether it's the result of some other change in the immune system (igg3 can drop after other illnesses), i think the mainstream medical community will remain undecided. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more

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Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

No: Biliary atresia is unsuspected until there is a persistent rise in bilirubin of the direct type. Initial imaging study should be a preprandial gall bladder ultrasound to see if gall bladder is present. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

Avoid combination: Both drugs may interfere with the metabolism of the other, and the combination could potentially create both blood pressure and cardiovascular complications. Not sure why an individual might be taking a drug for asthma and alzheimer's in this fashion, but need to spend some time with your doctor and get this explained. ...Read more

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My mother age 55 has diagnosed polypus glandula endometrium cum hyperplasia atypia focalis. Is surgerry (hysterectomy) only option ?

My mother age 55 has diagnosed polypus glandula endometrium cum hyperplasia atypia focalis. Is surgerry (hysterectomy) only option ?

Need details: A more detailed pathology report is needed. It depends on whether the hyperplasia was simple or complex and whether there was any atypia seen. If the hyperplasia was simple without atypia, the treatment of choice would be progesterone. Otherwise hysterectomy may be a better option. ...Read more

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Is primary sclerosing cholangitis rare?

Is primary sclerosing cholangitis rare?

Yes: The goal of managing acute attacks is antibiotics and IV fluids. In about 15%, emergency decompression or surgery is needed. Prevention of future attacks of cholangitis is based on removing biliary stones and debris, dilation or resection of strictures, and establishing optimal biliary drainage. Also important to rule out the clonorchis parasite. Your GI doctor can discuss newest treatments. ...Read more

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Is instertitial pneumonia usually curable?

Is instertitial pneumonia usually curable?

Need more details...: "interstitial pneumonia" is not very specific term. This may be referring to something on a ct scan or perhaps a biopsy you had done. Occasionally, this term is misused, so i hesitate to provide more information. Tell me how they decided you had this condition. You should follow up with your doctor, as they may want to do more testing. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a serum theophylline level?

Why would  someone  need a serum theophylline level?

Toxicity: Theophylline can have cardiac toxicity and it is important to measure serum levels to provide appropriate dose to stay below the toxic level. ...Read more

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Does a silo treat gastroschisis?

Does a silo treat gastroschisis?

Connfusing question: Surgeons will often create a "silo" from 2 pieces of sterile fibrous material that are stitched on 3 sides. This acts as a temporary housing for the abdominal contents that will not fit in the small abdominal space.It sits on top of the abdomen, and with time the silo is repeatedly stitched across until the contents are pushed back into an enlarging abdominal cavity ...Read more

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Can taking theophylline for 6 months cause side effects in a preemie?

Can taking theophylline for 6 months cause side effects in a preemie?

Theophylline: Used to treat asthma, theophylline is safe for use during pregnancy and during lactation. Theophylline is also used for treatment of apnea in premature babies. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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Whats theophylline or theo-dur?

Methylxanthine: This class of drugs is called methylxanthines and are typically given today as oral pills. They may improve the contractions of the diaphragm and also improve a patients response to bronchodilators like albuterol. Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, tremor and fast heart rate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: theophylline?

What is the definition or description of: theophylline?

Medicine and in tea: Theophylline is an older drug used to treat asthma or copd, it works as a bronchodilator. It requires monitoring of drug levels so is not often used anymore except in difficult to manage cases. It naturally occurs in black tea, and is degraded by the liver to caffeine. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a serum theophylline level?

Toxicity: Theophylline can have cardiac toxicity and it is important to measure serum levels to provide appropriate dose to stay below the toxic level. ...Read more

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Why are babies given a stimulant like theophylline?

Why are babies given a stimulant like theophylline?

Respiratory stimulnt: Theophylline is a first cousin of caffeine.About 3 decades ago was found to stimulate respiratory centers in premature infants who occasionally forgot to breathe (apnea) & it or caffeine are both still used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i take theophylline and singular together?

D/W your doctor.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2177-0,1654-1024) ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take theophylline and singular together?

Singulair (montelukast) and theoph: depends on whether your doctor has prescribed them together. There is normally not a significant interaction between the two. ...Read more

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What neurotransmitter does theophylline affect and how does it do this?

None: Theophylline does not affect any neurotransmitter. It affects the levels of a signaling molecule in the cell that results in relaxation of smooth muscle. It's not a particularly effective treatment. ...Read more

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Does the doctor give you theophylline or theo-dur?

Either: Theo-dur is a brand name (among several) for theophylline. It's the same thing. ...Read more

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Can taking theophylline for 6 months cause side effects in a preemie?

Theophylline: Used to treat asthma, theophylline is safe for use during pregnancy and during lactation. Theophylline is also used for treatment of apnea in premature babies. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for theophylline and donepezil to interact with one another?

Avoid combination: Both drugs may interfere with the metabolism of the other, and the combination could potentially create both blood pressure and cardiovascular complications. Not sure why an individual might be taking a drug for asthma and alzheimer's in this fashion, but need to spend some time with your doctor and get this explained. ...Read more

Theophylline (Definition)

Theophylline is an older drug used to treat asthma or copd, it works as a bronchodilator. It requires monitoring of drug levels so is not often used anymore except in difficult to manage cases. It naturally occurs in black tea, and is degraded by ...Read more