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What is vasoactive drip?

What is vasoactive drip?

Vasoactive drip: A vasoactive drip is a medication that is continuously infused into a patient to maintain his or her blood pressure and heart rate. ...Read more

Vasoactive (Definition)

Any medication, naturally-occurring substance or anything else that makes little arteries (or perhaps other vessels) widen or narrow, controlling where the blood goes ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: vasoactive?

What is the definition or description of: vasoactive?

Opens/closes vessels: Any medication, naturally-occurring substance or anything else that makes little arteries (or perhaps other vessels) widen or narrow, controlling where the blood goes and under what pressure. ...Read more

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What's vasoactive intestinal polypeptide vip?

What's vasoactive intestinal polypeptide vip?

VIP definition: Vasoactive intestinal peptide or vip is a peptide hormone containing 28 Amino Acid residues. Vip is produced in many tissues of vertebrates including the gut, pancreas and suprachiasmatic nuclei of the hypothalamus in the brain. Vip stimulates contractility in the heart, causes vasodilation, increases glycogenolysis, lowers arterial blood pressure and relaxes the smooth muscle of trachea & stomach. ...Read more

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How high must vasoactive intestinal levels be to indicate a disease process?

How high must vasoactive intestinal levels be to indicate a disease process?

>75: The diagnosis of a vipoma is established by the presence of an otherwise unexplained high volume secretory diarrhea and a serum vip concentration in excess of 75 pg/ml. A single elevated vip level should be confirmed by additional testing. ...Read more

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What does vasoactive intestinal peptide do?

What does vasoactive intestinal peptide do?

Messenger proteins: These proteins are released by nerve endings in the intestines. They can cause the muscle walls of organs and blood vessels to relax. For example, they help the muscle band in the lower esophagus to open up and pass food into the stomach, and can increase blood flow in the intestines. They also stimulate secretions. Tumors that produce large amounts of vip cause severe diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does vip (vasoactive intestinal peptides) have to be out on ice imediately. If done incorrect would you get false high or low?

Does vip (vasoactive intestinal peptides) have to be out on ice imediately. If done incorrect would you get false high or low?

If it's going to be: Stored it needs to be kept on ice then frozen. However, once the blood is drawn, it is always better for it to be put on ice. What actually disturbs the results, could be the technique used in the washing, essentially the "lab" section. Most of the time the lab techs have done this for years and are capable of producing good results. If you are not satisfied, have it repeated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have false positives for chromogranin A, vasoactive instestional peptides, 5-hiaa? All these test have been high than others normal

Is it possible to have false positives for chromogranin A, vasoactive instestional peptides, 5-hiaa? All these test have been high than others normal

No test is perfect: Hi. In medicine, we rely heavily on objective data, but no test is perfect. The fact that your Cg A, VIP, and 5-HIAA are ALL high lends credence to the hypothesis you have a neuroendocrine tumor in the carcinoid/VIPoma category. I trust you are being seen by a physician experienced in endocrine tumor syndromes, or will soon be referred to one. Mayo Clinic is great for that. Others too. Good luck! ...Read more

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What vasoactive agents should not be used to control pulse and/or blood pressure?

What vasoactive agents should not be used to control pulse and/or blood pressure?

Multiple factors.: Assuming you refer to vasoactive antihypertensive medications, the decision concerning therapy is determined by the presence or absence of heart failure, ones electrocardiogram, and ones blood pressure, ideally taken both sitting and standing. The decision requires a careful medical exam. ...Read more

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Elevated vasoactive intestinal peptides chromogranin & 5-hiaa. Could these tests be linked? Or is one incorrect. Hypokalemia and dehydration.

Elevated vasoactive intestinal peptides chromogranin & 5-hiaa. Could these tests be linked? Or is one incorrect. Hypokalemia and dehydration.

Can be linked: Neuroendocrine tumor in the intestine can produce all these abnormalities. Such tumors may be small and non-malignant but can still cause considerable morbidity. It may require you to consult both a GI specialist and an endocrinologist to sort things out. ...Read more

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Can GI issues cause hypokalemia and false positive Chromogranin and vasoactive intestinal peptides? One high reading one regular reading for both.

Can GI issues cause hypokalemia and false positive Chromogranin and vasoactive intestinal peptides? One high reading one regular reading for both.

GI AND LOW K: Asks if GI "issues" can cause low K? ANS : yes. Vomiting and or diarrhea common causes. Happy to do 2nd opinion and get you back to health. ...Read more

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Fluctuating hypoK, high vasoactive intestinal peptides, high chromogranin cat scan of abdominal shows no tumor... What else could cause this??

Fluctuating hypoK, high vasoactive intestinal peptides, high chromogranin cat scan of abdominal shows no tumor... What else could cause this??

Small pheo: The Chromogranin A test is used as a tumor marker. It may be orderedi with or in place of 5-HIAA to help diagnose carcinoid tumors. It may also be used to detect the presence of other neuroendocrine tumors, Occassionally found with non-β islet cell of the pancreas, that produce vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) with multiple endocrine tumors not easily defined on CAT scan. May need endoscopy. ...Read more

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What is similar to a morphine drip?

What is similar to a morphine drip?

Continuous infusion: A morphine drip is a continuous morphine intravenous infusion. Pain medications such as morphine can be administered as an infusion to help with constant pain. In some cases, a patient controlled administraion infusion (PCA) system is used whereby you can safely administer yourself an extra dose when needed for severe pain. ...Read more

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How many days is amiodarone drip good for?

Amiodarone: We generally give an IV loading dose and then switch either to PO or a small IV maintainence dose as amiodarone is a long half time drug. You can use it IV for a long time if necessary because of pt. Status but that isn't usually the case. ...Read more

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Is " the drip " after snorting cocaine a good thing?

Is " the drip " after snorting cocaine a good thing?

Only if it leads to Treatment.: If it leads to you getting treatment because someone realizes you're using Cocaine that is a good thing. Otherwise it is neither good nor bad but simply a nuisance. I would highly recommend that you get this habit under control because of the serious physical side effects that can occur when using cocaine, not to mention the psychosocial ramifications as well. Please see in addictionologist. ...Read more

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What could cause urine to flow in small quaentities and drip at the end?

What could cause urine to flow in small quaentities and drip at the end?

Obstruction: What you describe is typical of urinary obsruction caused by an enlarged prostate. But there are many other things that can cause it, including neurological diseases and medications. Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for piperacillin/tazobac, 3.375g IV drip to become effective?

How long does it take for piperacillin/tazobac, 3.375g IV drip to become effective?

Depends on what is..: Meant for effective and what is being treated and where the infection is. Usually with 12-24 hours, objective criteria of improvement such as decreasing temperature, decreasing white blood cell count and improvement in symptoms. ...Read more

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How frequently should lidocaine levels be checked when a person is on a lidocaine drip?

How frequently should lidocaine levels be checked when a person is on a lidocaine drip?

It depends: Lidocaine drips are usually at low doses and there are no levels checked usually. But levels should be checked whenever there is a question of toxicity as determined by md. ...Read more

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How can I stop nasal drip?

How can I stop nasal drip?

Depends: Nasal drip can be from many causes. Allergies are high on the list. Some get this with cold weather. Some get it with a cold. Some a condition called vaso-motor rhinitis. See your pcp or allergist and get checked. Antihistamines may help. Certain nasal sprays (atrovent) may help. Nasal steroids may help. You may need immunotherapy (allergy shots). Avoid the cold. ...Read more

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My wife have nasal post drip?

My wife have nasal post drip?

Treatments available: There are many treatments that can help her such as prescription inhaled corticosteroids for one example. Have her see a dr, get officially diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sinus drip?

What do you do for a sinus drip?

Use a netipot daily: Fill 1/2 way with warm water. Add a few pinches sea salt, dissolve. Then over the bathroom sink, put spout of Neti Pot flush with one nostril and tip it up so salt solution runs down into your upended nostril and hopefully comes out the opposite nostril. Repeat # of times. ...Read more

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Why do they use drip in hospitals?

Why do they use drip in hospitals?

IV drip: Iv fluids are used fro different reasons. It can be to keep some one hydrated while they take any thing orally or it can be used to administer medications. ...Read more

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What can I do for postnasal drip?

What can I do for postnasal drip?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day.

The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip.

http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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What can I do about postnasal drip?

What can I do about postnasal drip?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day.

The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip.

http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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How can postnasal drip affect your singing?

How can postnasal drip affect your singing?

Hoarseness: Sometimes when there is a condition referred to as postnasal drip there is also an associated hoarseness which will affect the quality of singing. ...Read more

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What to do if you suffer with postal nasal drip?

What to do if you suffer with postal nasal drip?

Depends: Post nasal drip can be allergic, nonallergic, and vasomotor rhinitis, acute nasopharyngitis, and sinusitis. Treatment depends on etiology. Medical consultation is needed. ...Read more

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Why do I have a nasal drip constantly every morning

Why do I have a nasal drip constantly every morning

NOT UNUSUAL: This time of the year, depending on where you live, moning due and rapid evaporation as the day warms up triggers nasal congestion, which triggers sinuses to drain in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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Can I get postnasal drip from a temperature change?

Can I get postnasal drip from a temperature change?

YES BECAUSE THAT: Usually comes along with changes in barometric pressure, to which your upper respiratory tract will respond to. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to go on the drip in hospital?

What kind of experience is it to go on the drip in hospital?

I V DRIP: Iv drip is given in the hospital if you need fluids through your vein in cases of vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, to give IV meds, before going for surgery and there may be other indications like falling BP etc. A small butterfly needle or a catheter is placed in one pf your vein usually in arm or hand, or another part of body rarely and ivfluids bottle is attached to it and at a rate ordered by doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a constant, neverending sinus drip. What can I use?

Hi. I have a constant, neverending sinus drip. What can I use?

A good doctor: There are many possible causes of this, the most likely being chronic infection or allergies, but there are other possibilities like vasmotor rhinitis. Effective treatment depends on identifying the cause and you need to see a good doctor to evaluate this and discover and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Hi. Is there anything in Can take to take away my post nasal drip?

Hi. Is there anything in Can take to take away my post nasal drip?

Yes: Suggest nasal corticosteroid spray eg Avamys daily with non sedating antihistamine eg Telfast 120 mg daily. ...Read more

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Have a postnasal drip all year round. What's the best way to cure this?

Have a postnasal drip all year round. What's the best way to cure this?

See doctor: You need to see a doctor who can examine you and determine whether the problem is a post-nasal drip and then where the source may be. The treatment can only start after a diagnosis has been made. ...Read more

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Is there an advantage of using 10% DW vs Normal Saline as a medium for intravenous drip or there is no advantage?

Is there an advantage of using 10% DW vs Normal Saline as a medium for intravenous drip or there is no advantage?

Intravenous fluids: Are selected specifically in different clinical situations. Sometimes it is important to have glucose in the solution and other times restricting the glucose and only using electrolytes is more appropriate. After you complete medical school and residency training you will be able to appreciate the advantages and select the proper solutions for your patients. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and I drip urine in my underwear. I make sure I wipe well. I also have to push my urine out. Is this normal?

I'm 27 and I drip urine in my underwear. I make sure I wipe well. I also have to push my urine out. Is this normal?

Urine issues: It is not necessarily normal to be dribbling urine in your underwear and/or having to "push" out your urine. I recommend you see a specialist in the Urogenital area/system such as a Urologist to have a good examination and assessment. Best wishes. ...Read more