On the left are listed some common brand name drugs, on the right their respective antihyperlipidemics or cholesterol-lowering agents.

Crestor                      rosuvastatin potassium
Lipitor                        atorvastatin calcium [click to continue…]

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Numerical Prefixes

by Rachel on February 8, 2014

Here is a quick reference list for numerical prefixes. Most are familiar to us but there are a few that are great to have clarification on.
 
one – mono, uni
two – bi, du, duo
three – tri [click to continue…]

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Renin and Angiotensin

by Carin on February 2, 2014

Meanings for many of the terms we transcribe as medical transcriptionists can be easily understood if we know the definitions for the prefixes, root words, and suffixes they are made up of.  Here are a couple words that share the -in suffix:

renin and angiotensin

This in- suffix means [click to continue…]

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Vidaza, Dacogen, and Exjade Uses

by Carin on January 20, 2014

Cynthia recently shared 3 chemotherapy drugs that are becoming more common. She wondered if we would share them with the others. Of course!
Vidaza (azacitidine)
Dacogen (decitabine)
Both Vidaza and Dacogen are used to treat [click to continue…]

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The Difference Between SLL and CLL

by Rachel on January 17, 2014

I have received 2 separate questions about the difference between SLL and CLL.
 
Small lymphocytic lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia are basically the same disease.
 
Similarities:
 
They are both B-cell lymphomas. [click to continue…]

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Therex or Therapeutic Exercise

by Rachel on January 11, 2014

There have been a few questions asked about the origin and meaning of the word “therex”. 

Therex is used in medical transcription for physical therapy.  It originates from the words “therapeutic exercise.” [click to continue…]

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There have been multiple clinical observations done on the respiratory activity of resting, healthy infants.  From these and other findings, it has been determined that all full-term newborns pass through 4 stages of respiration.

Stage 1 deals with the establishing of postnatal respirations and continues for those first couple of minutes following the birth of the newborn. [click to continue…]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MT HELP DESK!!

by Jennifer on January 1, 2014

Wishing you all a happy,

safe, and prosperous 2014!

 

 

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Control Pause

by Rachel on December 1, 2013

The control pause technique is a simple way to measure your carbon dioxide level. Relax your breathing and take a few small breaths. Be sure to have a stopwatch available. Slowly exhale and hold your breath and start the timer. Stop the timer when you feel the first desire to breathe. If you find yourself gasping for air, [click to continue…]

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Buteyko Method

November 1, 2013

The Buteyko method will help you break this habit and restore your oxygen/carbon dioxide levels back to a healthier level.  The goal is to reduce your breathing volume by practicing

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