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IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 8:50am           I remember as a child, a friend of mine had a disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.  It sounded so awful and I thought she was really sick.  However, she had the acute form that disappeared and she was fine.  The blood disorder, referred to most commonly as ITP, is characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number o ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 29 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm 60 Percent of U.S. Adults Have at Least One Chronic Condition In the United States, 60 percent of people aged 18 and older have at least one chronic medical condition, defined as one expected to last at least one year and result in limitations or the need for ongoing care. The latest News and Numbers summary from the Agency for Healthcare ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Laparoscopic Prostate Cancer Surgery Not Always Best Choice, Report Says Minimally invasive surgery on prostate cancer patients has mixed results, a new study suggests. The New York Times reports that a study examining the results of laparoscopic prostate cancer surgery on a sample of 2,702 patients who had undergone the procedure to remo ... Read on »
Health Headlines - May 31 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm FDA Panel Recommends Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Despite reservations by U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists, a panel of experts advising the agency has recommended the full agency's approval of a drug to treat a rare immune system disorder that causes the body to destroy its own blood platelets. The advisory panel voted unanimo ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 1 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Baltimore Adopts First-Ever Limit on Single Cigar Sales Move over, cigarettes. Make room for limitations on cigar sales... at least in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, the city council has adopted a proposal that would make Baltimore, Md. the first city in the United States to limit sales of small, individual cigars known as "b ... Read on »
It has been approved for those w ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:17pm It has been approved for those who have not responded to other treatments first though.  One more for Amgen.  BD  The Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday Nplate, a drug produced by Amgen Inc. which stimulates bone marrow to produce blood platelets for patients suffering from chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).  The con ... Read on »
Gammaplex by FDA Posted Fri 15 Mar 2013 2:45pm STN: BL 125329 Proper Name: Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) Tradename: Gammaplex Manufacturer: Bio Products Laboratory Indication:  For the treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI) For the treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) ... Read on »
Oncology November 15th Visit by Haveyroo Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 3:37pm Miss Haven went in to Oncology for her 6 week visit on November 15th. We were told at her last visit on October 4th she would need IVIG. So we made a plan to be there the entire day - this is usually a 6 - 7 hour dose for Haven. However, Haven's nurse Katie (above photo) called and said that Haven's IgG level tested at 500 (normal is betwee ... Read on »
The List of Celiac Problems is LONG… by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 8:14pm It speaks for itself…this is why we confuse Doctors Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease. We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being ... Read on »
Chronic Illness and Action–An unlikely duo? by Rosalind J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 6:46am Do you tell yourself your chronic illness  would be more manageable if  you had more control over the rest of your life? Do you believe that if  you could find a job, influence your boss or be more effective at work, you’d feel better? Yet, do you feel  powerless  to take action, worried it might not be the right one?  Do you believe ... Read on »