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Wich Is The Most Used In Iron Infusions
Iron: Mostly to make rbcs. Good wikipedia question. ...Read more
Depends: It will depend on the type of cancer & the biology of cancer . Different cancer requires different approach and treatment. However i think the answer is a targeted therapy specifically targeted to the mutated receptors in cancer cells. The best story of effective therapy of cancer in modern chemotherapy era is the story of Gleevec (imatinib) for cml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is estrogen used topically to enter the blood stream but fish oil can't be used transdermally for the same affect?
It depends: Upon the size and chemical nature of the molecules. Only certain medication can penetrate the skin, particularly when combined with other chemicals that increase the efficiency of the transfer. ...Read more
Anti DNA: Karnofsky had noted early on that nitrogen mustard gas destroyed the immune system. He introduced the drug nitrogen mustard to treat leukemias etc. Later the fluorouracils were developed to interfere with DNA synthesis and this was followed by noting that platinum in catalytic converters blocked DNA synthesis in bacteria and fungus. Later this was shown to attack DNA on surface membrane of tumor ...Read more
Blood films use to: Diagnose malaria diagnosis has been the microscopic examination of blood, utilizing blood films. Although blood is the sample most frequently used to make a diagnosis, both saliva and urine have been investigated as alternative. More recently, modern techniques utilizing antigen tests or polymerase chain reaction have been discovered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know terbutaline is usually given SC in the deltoid. Can It be safely given in other areas such as SC in the thigh?
If it is given: where a large muscle mass is present or the circulation to the subcutaneous tissue is interfered with by FATTY tissue the absorbtion might be delayed as well as the dose actually "delivered" be reduced. ANSWER YES BUT......not as effective My Opinion Only Hope it's helpful ...Read more
While it one of: The oldest anti-cancers, it has no marrow suppressive effecs. As a vinca alkaloid, it interferes with the mitotic spindle formation necessary for actively dividing cells. It is used in many pediatric tumors as a cornerstone drug. Leukemias and lymphomas. It does not work very well in most adult solid tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oncology: is there a commonly used cancer chemotherapy medication/treatment that usually does not result in one loosing their hair?
The "eyes" have it: In the eye, vitamin a is involved in the prevention of abnormalities of development of the cornea and conjunctiva; and phototransduction. Without getting into too much detail, vitamin a is required for the synthesis of rhodopsin and iodopsin in rods and cones of the retina, so light can be transmitted to the central nervous system, which allows you to see. ...Read more
Is the absorption of vitamin D3 guaranteed when taken as a supplement? What brand of vitamin D3 is best in the market?
Vit D3 Well-Absorbed: Nothing is guaranteed. But I think you can feel comfortable that you are absorbing your Vitamin D3. I believe most brands are acceptable, but the best-tested brand is Bio-Tech. Bio-Tech D3 is the form that has been used in most of the major clinical studies. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7,000 IU per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy/Anemia: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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