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What is sulfasalazin?

What is sulfasalazin?

Sulfasalazine: Generic name for azulfadine, used in treating inflammatory bowel disease, such as chrons disease or ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What is interferon?

What is interferon?

Immune booster: Interferons are proteins released from host cells in response to the presence of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to allow for the defense against pathogens or tumors. It has been manufactured by recombinant dna technology and has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, infections and tumors. ...Read more

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What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

Usually not an issue: Most patient have little injection site discomfort. It is the only true human tnf-alpha antibody, and is given once every two weeks for arthritis, and once weekly for crohn's. I have had more success with this biologic than any other. ...Read more

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What is Topotecan?

What is Topotecan?

Topotecan: Topotecan is a medication used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orencia (abatacept)?

What is the definition or description of: orencia (abatacept)?

Orencia (abatacept): It is a immunomodulatory fusion protein designed to help RA patients who have failed anti-tnfa therapy. Abatacept prevents antigen-presenting cells (apcs) from delivering the co-stimulatory signal to t cells to fully activate them. ...Read more

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What is Irinotecan?

What is Irinotecan?

Irinotecan: Irinotecan is used in combination with other meds to treat colon & rectal cancer. ...Read more

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What is mikacin for what it used?

What is mikacin for what it used?

Antibiotic: Mikacine (a.k.a Amikacin) is a potent antibiotic. It can be used for severe bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What is typhoid? What is actual treatment/medication? There doses?

Typhoid: This is an important issue. I strongly recommend that you go to a Library and find several journals or books that will tell you all you need to know about typhoid. You will quickly understand what needs to be done and you must take that information to your doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What is monoarthritis?

What is monoarthritis?

1 joint inflamed: A single joint is inflamed. If severe, the first and most serious concern is a bacterial infection. Gout generally presents initially as a monoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enbrel (etanercept) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Enbrel (etanercept) allergy?

Local reaction: Patients who have an allergy to Enbrel may have a local reaction at the site of the injection. This may include redness, bruising, itching, and pain. Some patients may also have development of a rash on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet ...Read more

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What is lupues?

What is lupues?

Lupus is a mystery: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimic many disease states. Lupus symptoms may be present much earlier than when it can be diagnosed, thus lab measurement only provide a guide. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body somehow produces "autoantibodies" which attack its own tissues--virtually all organs/tissues can be involved . Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is remicade(infliximab) for?

What is remicade(infliximab) for?

FDA approved for....: Used to treat crohn's disease, ra, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis. It is used for other problems, but these are the fda approved indications. ...Read more

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What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

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What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

Ready made antibodies: Immunoglobulins are mainly used to replace deficiency, in other words people with weakened immune systems who don't produce enough antibodies for whatever reason. Immunoglobulins are used also for other conditions to combat some immunologic problems not otherwise helped by other treatments ...Read more

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What is amphicimia?

What is amphicimia?

Emphysema: Emphysema is a disease of smokers. The lungs have lost their elasticity. It is hard to blow off the waste carbon dioxide and to get good oxygen levels for your blood passing through the lungs. Emphysema can be the end stage of lung disease. It is to be avoided at all costs. Which means stopping smoking now for all reading this that want to have a normal length of life. ...Read more

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What is methotrexate and what is it used for?

What is methotrexate and what is it used for?

See below: It is what is known as a dmard---disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug that is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is prednisone?

What is prednisone?

Medicine : Predisone is a type of steroidal medicine. ...Read more

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What is immunotherapy?

What is immunotherapy?

Educate Immune Cell: Immunotherapy involves a retraining of the immune system. This may include therapeutic vaccines or immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with cancer. The goal is to train the body's immune system to behave more normally for example recognizing and attacking the cancer. This type of therapy has recently gained interest with the approval of immunotherapy agents for prostate cancer and melanoma. ...Read more

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What is tacrolimus?

What is tacrolimus?

Tacrolimus: Tacrolimus is an agent which suppresses the immune system. It is used in pill form to help prevent organ transplant rejection. In ointment form, it is used in some forms of eczema. ...Read more

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What is psorsiasis?

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What is psorsiasis?

Multiple: This is considered an autoimmune disorder leading to various combinations of skin , joint, nail involvement. In the more serious cases, joint destruction may occur if left untreated. Fortunately there are several very effective treatments for this condition today. ...Read more