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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Vp 16 (Overview)

VP-16 is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Can be vp brain shunt surgery done by awake method ( e.G. When the patient has apart from hydrocephalus (e.G heart dis.) and anest. Risk is so big?

Can be vp  brain shunt surgery done by awake method ( e.G. When the patient has apart from hydrocephalus (e.G heart dis.) and anest. Risk is so big?

Its not the rouitine: Vp shunt surgery is usually done with general anesthesia. This is the safest way to do it. Under extreme circumstances, it is possible to do this surgery with local anesthesia nd sedation, but again this will be very unusual. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
15 doctors shared insights

Vp 16 (Overview)

VP-16 is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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How to increase heigh at age of 16 ?

How to increase heigh at age of 16 ?

Proper nutrition: There is truthfully no real way to increase your height, as it 's genetically predetermined. If your genes meant you to be tall you will be. However, you can optimize what they were meant to accomplish by eating well, with a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and proper levels of proteins and building blocks. ...Read more

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My hemo is 7.7, ferritin 0, iron 16, and iron saturation 4 and just had 2 units of blood. No heavy menses or apparent blood loss. What's going on?

My hemo is 7.7, ferritin 0, iron 16, and iron saturation 4 and just had 2 units of blood. No heavy menses or apparent blood loss. What's going on?

Can be Many things: There are many reason why to have iron diff along with anemia. It could be simply a very sever form of iron difficincy anemia which result from malabsorption, inherited forms of Iron diff. It can also be related to poor iron intake, especially if you are strickly veggie. Blood loss can result also in this-can be from GI. Many other causes and its limited space, hope you feel better and this helps. ...Read more

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154 iron 16 weeks pregnant what does that mean ?

154 iron 16 weeks pregnant what does that mean
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Is this on a test?: It depends on context & the units.154 iron could b the amount of iron in a product like a vitamin or other supplement or could b the amount of iron in ur blood if it was on a blood test.The test would generally show ur total iron, ferritin,&iron binding capacity&,if u r anemic,would b used2determine if it is due 2 iron deficiency.U expand ur blood volume by 50% in pregnancy requiring a lot of iron ...Read more

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Exactly how common is vp shunt independence? Will young people eventually outgrow the need for one as they grow older?

Exactly how common is vp shunt independence? Will young people eventually outgrow the need for one as they grow older?

Shunt indepedence: A common asked question but a commonly unknown answer. Very few patients with shunts truly become independent, in my own experience it is probably only about 5%. There is a surgery, known as a iiird ventriculostomy where a hole can be made at the base of the brain to bypass the fluid obstruction - if successful the shunt can be removed but not all patients fulfill the criteria for this operation. ...Read more

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What do icd 9 and icd 10 codes mean?

What do icd 9 and icd 10 codes mean?

ICD codes: International classification of diseases ninth revision came out of meeting of the international conference convened by who, held in geneva in 1975, to revise the codes used to classify diseases. The icd 10 followed, with further revision & expansion to the codes. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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I'm just over 16 weeks pregnant & have been experiencing mostly visual & audio hallucinations. Is this normal? 

I'm just over 16 weeks pregnant & have been experiencing mostly visual & audio hallucinations. Is this normal? 

No - see doctor: Hallucinations can have medical causes as well as psychiatric. Please see your pcp, OB or go to ER for evaluation and guidance. Tell your family and have someone go with you to get help. Be safe and get yourself checked as soon as possible. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How is the distal tube of vp shunt placed in the abdominal cavity? What is the incision for in the process? Describe the procedure please?

How is the distal tube of vp shunt placed in the abdominal cavity? What is the incision for in the process? Describe the procedure please?

Distal tubing: There are several methods used including endoscopic placement with only one or two small incisions. I like to make a small incision in the abdomen which is opened to the peritoneum. I then place a shunt passer in the peritoneum and over the liver into the subcutaneous (fat) space and pass it up into the neck to join the proximal shunt catheter. ...Read more

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What medication do you usually prescribe for periodontitis disease? Can antiseptic mouthwash help? I am 16 and I am worried that my teeth will fall out if i can't visit a dentist.

What medication do you usually prescribe for periodontitis disease? Can antiseptic mouthwash help? I am 16 and I am worried that my teeth will fall out if i can't visit a dentist.

See a dentist: I know you say you can't see a dentist but you must. $ can be issue but it will cost more in long run to not get it done now. You must clean better than normal, rinses may help but will not cure your probs. A dental cleaning and continual care is your only definitive treatment. ...Read more

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What does this indicate a pco2 arterial of 24, pH 7.49, co2 whole blood 18.8, o2 sat. 98.4 all from a blood gas

What does this indicate a pco2 arterial of 24, pH 7.49, co2 whole blood 18.8, o2 sat. 98.4 all from a blood gas

Lab data: The pc02 is low suggesting that you are blowing off carbon dioxide at an excessive rate, perhaps from hyperventilation. The p02 is normal, and the the total c02 is the sum of hco3? and pco2 by the formula: tco2 = [hco3?] + ?*pco2, where ?=0.226 mm/kpa, hco3? is expressed in millimolar concentration (mm) (mmol/l) and pco2 is expressed in kpa. 18.8 is low. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hcg level 4/14 1299, 4/16 1288, 4/21 1490 & transvaginal ultrasounds on 4/14 & 4/21 show irregularly shaped fluid collection & no signs of pregnant ideas?

Hcg level 4/14 1299, 4/16 1288, 4/21 1490 & transvaginal ultrasounds on 4/14 & 4/21 show irregularly shaped fluid collection & no signs of pregnant ideas?

Miscarriage: What you have is an abnormal pregnancy - a miscarriage. Bleeding will begin, but it may take a few weeks more. You can't do anything yourself to make a miscarriage happen, and you can't do anything to stop one. About 1 in every 5 pregnancies miscarried - usual when there is something wrong with baby. ...Read more

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I was taking eltoxin 100mcg , i got my throid checked it came 0.16 how much optimum dose should i take?3different doctors prescribed different dose

I was taking eltoxin 100mcg , i got my throid checked it came 0.16 how much optimum dose should i take?3different doctors prescribed different dose

Slightly less: It would be helpful to have a free T4 level. The 0.16 is likely a TSH level and indicates that you need slightly less thyroid hormone. The next dose to try is 88 mcg. You should be sure to take the medication on an empty stomach and wait at least 40 minutes before eating. Do not take any supplements at the same time. ...Read more

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I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon.go

I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon.go

Foods: Your situation MAY have something to do w/the foods you eat. Because you have had GI surgery it is important that you eat properly as you know. Please see your doc tor and a nutritionist and mention the body odor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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In hospital on iv antibiotics during chemo as had fever. Bp dropping to 83-88 ? Im worried

In hospital on iv antibiotics during chemo as had fever. Bp dropping to 83-88 ? Im worried

Hard to say.: Obviously you have a complicated situation. BP does sometimes drop for a variety of reasons. You should discuss this with your docs who can put it into context. ...Read more

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Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?

Need Examination: Anybody with new onset headaches in the setting of having a VP shunt needs to immediately ask to see their doctor for a shunt check. If it's possible to get in to see either your neurologist or neurosurgeon, so much the better. If the shunt's cleared then, the headaches can be addressed knowing they're not due to shunt problems. I'd be happy to answer more questions @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Simpleast way to increase my body...My age is 16+ and wan to increase my body and I have enough height so can u tell me easy yet effective way...?

Simpleast way to increase my body...My age is 16+ and wan to increase my body and I have enough height so can u tell me easy yet effective way...?

Food and exercise: It sounds like you want to gain weight. At 16 this is hard to do because you are gaining height quickly. But to increase weight you need to eat more. To not put on fat you need to exercise, such as weights or other resistance exercise (like bowflex or universal machines vs. Free weights). ...Read more