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Anyone know what works better than salagen for radiation induced xerostomia?


Anyone know what works better than salagen for radiation induced xerostomia?
Anyone know what works better than salagen ( pilocarpine ) for radiation induced xerostomia?
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Data from human and animal models suggest that regular use of pilocarpine may not only improve patient quality of life but potentially prevent complications as well. Better methods of patient selection for therapy are needed since clinical response to pilocarpine cannot be predicted based on the duration of patient symptoms.  (+ info)

why radiation is given as a treatment protocol for radiation induced cancer?


While it's true that radiation can cause cancer by altering DNA and creating cellular mutations, it is also true that radiation kills cancer cells in localized areas. Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease, sometimes the cure causes the disease. It's not perfect, but it's the best thing we have available.  (+ info)

better than salagen for radiation induced xerostomia?


Anyone know what works better than salagen (pilocarpine) for radiation induced xerostomia?
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go to www.laclede.com they manufacture Biotene products and have a complete range of products for xerostomia. There is a gel for your gums, mouthwash, toothpaste and chewing gum plus I think there is an oral spray. If you go to their website they have some very good information on the topic and causes.  (+ info)

Has anyone used Difflam for radiation induced mucositis? Where can I purchase ?


yes i have used difflam i was prescribed it by my haemotologist when i was getting chemo, but you can buy it at a pharmacy, think its about £10 to buy. found it really good i had it for numbing my throat! hope this helps!  (+ info)

Radiation induced cataracts?


Does anyone know where I can find any citations on the effects of longterm low level radiation and incidence of cataracts? Specifically, in medical imaging professionals? Everything I have found online requires a paid subscription to one medical journal or another. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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PubMed.com is the website for the US National Libraries of Medicine. You will find many abstracts (summaries) of studies there and some of the articles are available without charge. You may not need to purchase a medical journal subscription, but you may need to purchase a specific article.

This is probably the article you want:

Risk of cataract after exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation: a 20-year prospective cohort study among US radiologic technologists.
Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Sep 15;168(6):620-31. Epub 2008 Jul 29.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18664497?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

If you find an article you desire, you may want to contact the lead author directly and ask if s/he will provide you a copy.  (+ info)

knowledge of radiation induced neurcrocis(HELP)????


here are some books that might help
you could also get these books on ebay or amazon or a half price book store. (last two are very similar)..
1.Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
2.Handbook of Diseases (Lippencott)
3.Professional Guide to Diseases (Springhouse)

here are some links, the docs need to distinguish necrosis from the tumors themselves... see what the third and fourth one says(think they are same article)...

http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic330.htm
http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/byname/radiation-necrosis.htm
http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/message/all,1222,0.htm
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/youropinions.php?opinionid=4930
http://radiology.rsnajnls.org/cgi/content/full/217/2/377
http://www.braintrust.org/Forums/General/posts/150.
http://www.braintrust.org/Forums/General/posts/136.html
http://www.spinalrehab.com.au/disorders/Brain%20Radiation%20Necrosis.htm
http://www.brainlife.org/reprint/kumar_2000.pdf

I had a friend who had peripheral neuropathy in her legs after chemo and she had to quit work due to the pain of being up walking all day. Here is a link to peripheral neuropathy . (pathy means disorder or disease or dysfunction, necrosis means death of tissue... according to internet search no word as neurcrosis found..maybe your doc made his own wording..or he said necrosis..)

here is a link on peripheral neuropathy
http://www.livestrong.org/site/c.jvKZLbMRIsG/b.670193/k.4151/Neuropathy_Detailed_Information.htm  (+ info)

What is the connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?


The more common term for malignant neoplasms, cancer, is Latin for crab, and the word "carcinogen," meaning a cancer-causing agent, comes from the Greek word for crab, "karkinos." What is the connection between these two seemingly unrelated things?
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Cancer, both the disease and the astronomical constellation, derive from the Latin cancer or cancrum, meaning crab. The astrological sign, of course, is said to resemble a crab and the disease was so named by the ancient Greek physician Galen (129-200 A.D.) who noted the similarity between a certain type of tumor with a crab as well—the swollen veins around the tumor resembling the legs of a crab.

Old English adopted cancer directly from Latin and used it for a variety of spreading sores and ulcers. This early sense survives in the modern word canker. From c.1000 in a manuscript called Læce Boc (Leech Book), collected in Oswald Cockayne’s Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, Vol. II, 1865:

Gemeng wið þam dustum, clæm on ðone cancer.
(Mix with the dust, smear on the cancer.)

And from Wyclif’s 2 Timothy, 1382:

The word of hem crepith as a kankir

The word was being applied specifically to the disease we today call cancer by the beginning of the 17th century. From Philemon Holland’s translation of Pliny’s Historie of the World:

Cancer is a swelling or sore comming of melancholy bloud, about which the veins appeare of a blacke or swert colour, spread in manner of a Creifish clees.

The astronomical sense of cancer is from the Latin name for the constellation of the crab. The name was known to the Anglo-Saxons, but only as a Latin name and was not assimilated into English until the Middle English period. It appears in Ælfric’s De Temporibus Anni, written c.993, in a list of the constellations of the Zodiac:

Feorða • Cancer • þæt is Crabba
(Fourth, Cancer, that is the crab.)

The Anglicized name appears c.1391 in Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe:

In this heved of cancer is the grettist declinacioun northward of the sonne...this signe of cancre is clepid the tropik of Somer.
(At this first point (head) of cancer is the greatest declination northward of the sun…this sign of cancer is named the tropic of summer.)

(Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition)  (+ info)

What is the basis of differing actions of antineoplastic agents on different tissue/neoplasms?


What is the basis for differing tissue- and neoplasm-specificites of antieoplastic chemotherapeutic agents? This doubt arose because considering what the pharmacokinetics of these drugs are it remains to be answered as to why a certain agent would act only in a particular tissue or neoplasm when the mechanisms they employ are so similar, e.g., various alkylating agents in spite having same action act of different tumors with differing degrees of effectiveness. Hope someone answers the question specifically. Useful links to free-text articles would also be highly appreciated. Bye. TC.
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If you have thoughts on this subject, you ought to have the initiative to research it yourself.  (+ info)

What are the harmful effects from small benign neoplasms arising from endocrine organs on the patient?


Give positive answers...
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Get to know them better. This is not a task only to be accomplished through dating. The more you get to know him or her, the more you can tell if you like them as a friend or something else. Just talk and do fun activities with the person.
Stop and consider why you like the person. There are many physically attractive and smart people out there. But if you see something beyond that really catches your attention, you've marked this person as unique and probably like them. Why else would they stand out from so many?
Consider how many times you think about the person. If you find yourself thinking about this person several times a day, and they are happy thoughts that possibly make your heart beat faster, then you probably like them.
Think how often you laugh at their jokes etc. When you like someone, you will find yourself laughing at things even if they aren't that funny. This is a natural attempt to make them feel appreciated.
If the one conversation between you and the person is stuck in you head and you cant stop telling people about it. this means it was important to you, and you probably like the person.
Consider how much you try to be near them. If you've planned your walking speed to catch a glimpse of them as many times of the day as possible, there is a good reason for that.
Think about how you feel if you touch him or her, by accident or on purpose. If you're still thinking about brushing shoulders several hours ago in school, then that is a special thought and you probably like them.
If you feel you're ready for a relationship, and are confident enough for a positive response, then just go ahead and ask them out. If you're unsure of their feelings for you, there are several wikihows on how to tell if someone likes you.  (+ info)

term used to describe benign neoplasms made up of neurons and nerve fibers is a?


need some help with my h.w.
thanks!
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Neuroma

In the foot, check out this site...
http://www.footphysicians.com/footankleinfo/mortons-neuroma.htm  (+ info)

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