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Spike In Flu Creating Shortage With IV Saline Solutions In Hospitals Across the US by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 9:31pm There are 3 manufacturers in the US and they are beefing up production and the FDA is looking for alternatives overseas if needed.  Saline solutions are of course heavily used in hospitals and is like a staple.  It is possible for hospital pharmacists to compound sodium chloride IV solutions using small volumes from very high concentratio ... Read on »
Hospital Employee Injected Patient Drugs and Replaced Syringe content with Saline Solution by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 04 Jul 2009 9:42pm 1 Comment This is another one of those scary stories with a worker who took the injections herself instead of giving the medication to the patient, then filled the syringe with saline for the patient.  The problem is the syringes were not sterilized and she had hepatitis C from an old drug habit.  It appears that over 5,000 patients were potentially expose ... Read on »
Nasal sinus rinses with saline solution by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am 3 Comments Before we discuss using nasal sinus rinses with saline solution, I think it would better to review the anatomy and physiology of the nose and sinuses. I'm going to try something new, using Youtube videos that I have screened, and also not reinvent the wheel. The nose normally makes some mucus: to protect the mucosal lining from being too dry; to ... Read on »
Nasal sinus rinses with saline solution part 2 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Mon 06 Sep 2010 3:55pm I am writing about nasal sinus rinses using saline solution or water because I have been thinking about this for a long time.  (It's been almost 2 years since my original post on this topic .  Thank you, loyal readers!)  I get lots of questions about the optimal frequency, the best technique and which preparation to use.  Here are my answers... ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 21 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm FDA Review: Sale of Nonprescription Dose of Cholesterol Drug Poses Risks Is it three strikes and you're out for over-the-counter (OTC) sales of the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor? Twice before, the drug's maker, Merck & Co., has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve it for OTC sales. The most recent was just last month ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 20 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm New HIV Drug Approved for Adults Who Fail Other Treatments The anti-HIV medication entravirine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults who have failed treatment with other antiretrovirals. Sold under the trade name Intelence, entravirine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, which helps block a ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 19 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Recalled Heparin and Saline Flushes May Be Contaminated Pre-filled syringes containing either the anti-clotting agent heparin or normal saline solution may be contaminated with a dangerous bacterium and are being recalled by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Both types of pre-filled syringe are manufactu ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 28 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Two Fatal NY Meningitis Cases Not Linked, Officials Say Two fatal cases of bacterial meningitis struck a high school guidance counselor and a 17-year-old high school senior over a 24 hour period and within a few miles of each other, but the deaths are most likely coincidental, the New York Times reports. Both incidents occurred on Long Is ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 27 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm U.S. Study Finds High Mercury Levels in Fresh Tuna Concentrations of mercury in store-bought tuna, as well as tuna sold in sushi restaurants, are almost double the level recommended as unsafe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a new national survey. Oceana, a Washington D.C.-based ocean conservation group, released the ... Read on »
Kevorkian : You Don't Know Jack by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 24 Apr 2010 9:31pm Your opinion on assisted suicide for persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease?.... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Last night, HBO premiered its new film on Jack Kevorkian -- You Don't Know Jack. Dr. Kevorkians' first assisted suicide patient, Janet Adkins, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Janet A ... Read on »