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What is Acetaminophen Poisoning? by Stephen Tvedten Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Apr 2010 12:00am What do you take when you are in pain? I took over-the-counter acetaminophen and the more I took - the sicker I got. I had several new health problems e.g., nausea, difficulty in breathing and an overall feeling of dying. .............................................................................. What is Acetaminophen Poisoning? Ace ... Read on »
Ascites precox by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 28 Aug 2010 10:48am Fluid retention is  a classical sign  of  cardiac failure . (Elevated JVP, hepatomegaly , edema legs ) The mechanism of fluid retention are many .But, traditionally we have given importance to   venous back pressure  (Hydrostatic pressure)  . Equally important (if not more !) is the renal sodium  and  fluid  conservation  in response to reduced ... Read on »
2009, Kansas is going Bye Bye! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:37pm Ok, So last year I closed with a joke from Francis Collins, who by the way, I predict to be the next head of the NIH.... The Joke? "There is this woman who is married to a research geneticist......... He keeps telling her how great their sex life WILL be." That certainly was thehypefrom 2008. As we finally begin to wash o ... Read on »
You may be living with Gilbert's syndrome and not know it, I did by Korkut V. Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:04pm This year I was diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome (pronounced 'zheel-BAYR').  Gilbert's syndrome is a common, mild liver disorder in which the liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin (pronounced 'billy-roo-ben'). Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. If you have Gilbert syndrome, you have inherited an abnorm ... Read on »
Differentiation Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Sat 27 Oct 2012 12:00am I was recently rounding on a gentleman in the ICU with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) who, after starting induction therapy with tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid), developed fever, hypotension, new pulmonary infiltrates with associated respiratory failure and AKI requiring dialysis.  It was suspected that he had developed the differe ... Read on »
You may be living with Gilbert's syndrome and not know it, I did by Clay M. Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:03pm This year I was diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome (pronounced 'zheel-BAYR').  Gilbert's syndrome is a common, mild liver disorder in which the liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin (pronounced 'billy-roo-ben'). Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. If you have Gilbert syndrome, you have inherited an abno ... Read on »
Liver Warning with Prezista by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 7:28pm Tibotec Dear Healthcare Professional: IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING March 2008 Dear Healthcare Professional: Tibotec Therapeutics, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, would like to inform you of an important update to the prescribing information for PREZISTA TM (darunavir) tablets regarding addition of a Warning ... Read on »
LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
What is Cirrhosis of the Liver? by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Cirrhosis of the liver is a liver disease characterized by a gradual annihilation of the liver cells. These cells are progressively replaced with fibrous tissue, which then leads to hardening. Cirrhosis is irreversible chronic injury of the liver. It often has no symptoms. Your health care provider will diagnose cirrhosis based on your m ... Read on »
Drugs, Genes and ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 11:07am The Effects Specific "ADHD Genes" Have on Dosing ADHD Medications: Below is a list of five of the most common medications for ADHD. In order to break down or metabolize these drugs, however, a series of steps must take place for effective absorption, delivery and clearance of these drugs. This process, however, requires a series of enzymatic ... Read on »