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How do you spell RELIEF? I-R-O-N! by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Aug 2010 5:00am I can't believe it - since I've been taking the iron pills that my OB prescribed for my anemia , I feel like a new woman! I can't believe I forgot what it feels like to be anemic, but more importantly, I can't believe I forgot the transformation that occurs when you bring your body back into balance. What a relief! Who knew so much goodness cou ... Read on »
KRYPTOPYRROLE / HPU / HPL / PORPHYRIA / B6 & Zinc by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:32am 1 Comment Remember that this is juat a post of my blog, and it evolves, so to see the full story go to: (English) or (Spanish) My current doc: Josepa Rigau Av Catalunya, 12, 3º, 1ª 43002 Tarragona Spain +34977220358 (I do recommend! hoeopathy and biological medicine, significant improvemen ... Read on »
What are the factors other than ejection fraction (EF) that determine the functional capacity in cardiac failure ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 25 Sep 2012 9:38pm What   are the factors other than EF %  that determine  functional capacity in cardiac failure ? In our experience we have found the following factors  contribute immensely to the functional capacity of cardiac failure patients LV  filling  defects  (30 % of DCM have significant LV relaxation defects )* Integrity of  RV  function ... Read on »
Blood Draws: Hemoglobin A1c by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am One of the blood tests that helps determine the concentration of glucose (blood sugar) in the body is the hemoglobin a1c. This test goes by a variety of names including HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin, or glycosylated hemoglobin. It is usually part of the annually scheduled lab tests for patients with cystic fibrosis or cystic fibrosis related diab ... Read on »
Protein Test Ups Diabetes Diagnoses in Some Races by Medline Plus Posted Fri 03 Sep 2010 8:23am Friday, September 3, 2010    By Rachael Myers Lowe NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Efforts to adopt a more accurate test for diagnosing diabetes may have hit a snag. Comparing the age-old oral glucose tolerance test to the newer hemoglobin A1c test confirms earlier evidence that ... Read on »
Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: IND Applications for Minimally Manipulated, Unrelated Allogeneic Placental/Umbilical Cord B by FDA Posted Thu 05 Jun 2014 5:06pm Additional copies of this guidance are available from the Office of Communication, Outreach and Development (OCOD), (HFM-40), 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 200N, Rockville, MD 20852-1448, or by calling 1-800-835-4709 or 301-827-1800, or e-mail , or from the Internet at ... Read on »
Endurance Athletes - Anemia and iron deficiency by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 26 Mar 2009 3:40pm Anemia has been identified as the most common medical condition among athletes. It is more common in females than males and especially in female athletes. Anemia and iron deficiency The capacity of the body to transport oxygen is one of the factors which limits physical performance. Oxygen is transported in the blood by the pigment of ... Read on »
Nocturnal Oxygen Desaturation (Personal Experience) by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am One of the ways doctors can tell if a pulmonary exacerbation is occurring, is to monitor the oxygen saturation in the blood. A device called a pulse oximeter is used to calculate how much of the blood is oxygenated. A pulse oximeter works by sending two different wavelengths (i.e. colors) of light from a probe through a person's fingertip. The ... Read on »
IgE and survival by Margaret Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:18pm A blog reader, thank you!, sent me a 2007 study on IgE written by an Italian research team. The full study is available here:   Intriguing, I must say. As a myeloma patient, you tend to read mostly about IgG (my type of myeloma), IgA and IgM…but not much about the other immunoglobulins. I looked up IgE and found ... Read on »
Health Headlines - September 24 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Thalassemias Thalassemias is the name for the group of genetic blood diseases which vary widely in severity. As frightening as thalassemias can be, the outlook is encouraging. In the past 20 years, new therapies have greatly improved the quality of life and life expectancy in kids who are diagnosed with this disease. What Is Thalass ... Read on »