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FDA Approves Drug to Treat Condition That Causes Elevated Ammonia Levels by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 6:08pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Carbaglu (carglumic acid) Tablets to treat a condition that results in too much ammonia in the blood. The condition, N-acetylglutamate synthase or NAGS deficiency, is an extremely rare, genetic disorder that can be present in babies soon after birth. NAGS deficiency and the resulting elevate ... Read on »
Hyperammonemia in Myeloma: Dialyze? by Matt S. Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 12:00am  A middle aged man with IgG kappa multiple myeloma previously treated with bortezomib and lenalidomide presented to the hospital with altered mental status. He had completed chemotherapy months prior to presentation. Shortly after being admitted, he progressed to obtundation associated with tachypnea and a profound respiratory al ... Read on »
Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians Partner with US AGAINST ATHERO to Educate on Heart Disease by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 12:00am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Carbaglu (carglumic acid) Tablets to treat a condition that results in too much ammonia in the blood. The condition, N-acetylglutamate synthase or NAGS deficiency, is an extremely rare, genetic disorder that can be present in babies soon after birth. NAGS deficiency and the resulting el ... Read on »
Aquariums – Biological Filtration by Matt FM. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:08pm In the aquarium fish world, there are three types of filtration for your tank -- Mechanical, chemical, and biological. A mechanical filter deals with removing particles from the water, while chemical involves exactly what you’d think, using chemicals like carbon to clean, polish, and filter the water. The third type of filtration, biologi ... Read on »
I Couldn’t Make This Stuff Up If I Tried! by Jeanne C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:50pm **This is a very long post.  For that I apologize; but, there was so much going on and so much I wanted to share with you, I decided to just put it all in here.  Keep in mind, I’m working on very little sleep so my writing might not be up to snuff. So grab your coffee, tea, or other beverage and enjoy. Where do I begin?  I guess I’ll take S ... Read on »
Fish as Pets by Matt FM. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:08pm As a life-long fish keeper, the question oftens come up as to whether or not fish are high maintanence pets. The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. First, there are the differences between fresh-water set-ups versus salt-water. Having a salt-water tank is much more time consuming and high maintenance then fresh water set-ups. ... Read on »
How am I doing? by Janis Bell Facebook Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:04pm A friend asked last week: "Forget all the technical stuff. How are you doing?" No easy answer. "Fine" for acquaintances. "Discouraged for the doctor. "Cosi cosi" for everyone else -- an Italian expression meaning a little of this, a little of that, another way of saying "I don't have the slightest idea!" In this illness (or if ... Read on »
Are Fish High Maintenance Pets? by Matt FM. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:09pm As a life-long fish keeper, the answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. First, there are the differences between fresh-water set-ups versus salt-water. Having a salt-water tank is much more time consuming and high maintenance then fresh water set-ups. For those looking for less maintenance, fresh water is by far the choice to ma ... Read on »
Are Fish Easy Pets? by Matt FM. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:07pm As a life-long fish keeper, the answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. First, there are the differences between fresh-water set-ups versus salt-water. Having a salt-water tank is much more time consuming and high maintenance then fresh water set-ups. For those looking for less maintenance, fresh water is by far the choice to ma ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps During a Marathon. by michellelukezic Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 3:25pm I always get cramping in my calves when I run over 15 miles. Cramping can certainly be a symptom of "hitting the wall." I decided to search the web for some information; my findings below. Possible Muscle Cramp Causes • Dehydration • Electrolyte depletion (sodium, potassium, magnesium & calcium) • Low blood sugar • Poor conditioning ... Read on »