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Will IV Flagyl kill MRSA and/or H.Pylori?

Will IV Flagyl kill MRSA and/or H.Pylori?

No MRSA: def no to MRSA H pylori is treated with combination medications, Flagyl is sometimes one, but there is no evidence it can work for H. Pylori on its own that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can I get screened or tested to find out whether I have been exposed to anthrax?

Can I get screened or tested to find out whether I have been exposed to anthrax?

Not a specific test: There is not a specific test for anthrax. If spores were to be seen on gram staining - this could confirm the diagnosis. Problem is that they are often not present. ...Read more

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Will heroin cause someone to test positive for oxycodone on rapid urine screen?

Will heroin cause someone to test positive for oxycodone on rapid urine screen?

No. Heroin will: show up as an opiate but not necessarily oxycodone. However, many point-of-care drug screening tests include specific screening for oxycodone. Also, if the heroin was cut or contaminated with oxycodone, both can show up on a urine drug screen. If you or a loved one has a heroin habit, there are some fine outpatient treatment centers in the Cinci area. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...Read more

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Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests? If not, why?

Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests?  If not, why?

Spirochaetes: These organisms are exceptionally difficult, if not impossible, to grow in artificial media. They can be diagnosed by special stains, serologically by antibody formation, and in some instances by detection of antigens by nuclear protein detection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Can you tell me how I could get screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Hx + Physical Exam: If you are worried about Hodgkin's Lymphoma, please share this concern with your physician. A detailed history and physical exam can rule it out. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the preimplantation genetic screening?

What information do I have to bring along to do the preimplantation genetic screening?

Medical records: A complete medical history is important and useful...Bring all the information you have available to your doc/genetic counselor who can review the info and discuss with you about what you need/should do... Good luck... ...Read more

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Do UDTs screen for opiates?

Do UDTs screen for opiates?

UDTS & opiates: Yes. Opiates is one of the main reasons for the screening. Confirmation testing though is where the rubber meets the road as it weeds out false positive or confirms true negative results from a screening test. ...Read more

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Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Multidrug resistance: More information is needed before advising on what to do next. Why was the urine culture checked? what were the patient's complain? ---> It may be what we call asymptomatic bacteriuria. In that case no treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and i even bought q-carbo herbal clean, i don't know if this works or not.

Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read more

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