Self-treatment of acetaminophen overdose with dietary-supplement acetylcysteine
- N-Acetylcysteine: Multiple Clinical Applications. MILLEA, PAUL J. // American Family Physician;8/1/2009, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p265
N-acetylcysteine is the acetylated variant of the amino acid L-cysteine and is widely used as the specific antidote for acetaminophen overdose. Other applications for N-acetylcysteine supplementation supported by scientific evidence include prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
- Acetaminophen Toxicity. Akhtar, Saadia R. // Critical Care Alert;Dec2010, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p65
The article focuses on acute acetaminophen overdose which can be diagnosed based on a detailed history and suspicion in patients presenting gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms without clear etiology, suicide attempt, and drug ingestion.
- Topical Aminolevulinic Acid HCl Photodynamic Therapy. Ormrod, D.; Jarvis, B. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p133
â–´ Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is the treatment of tumors or dysplasic tissue with drugs that produce cytotoxic metabolites when exposed to light. â–´ Aminolevulinic acid HCl (5-aminolevulinic acid HCl; ALA) is a prodrug that is metabolized intracellularly to form the photosensitizing...
- Icatibant. // Reactions Weekly;4/23/2011, Issue 1348/1349, p21
The article describes the case of a 61-year-old man with acquired angiodema who developed injection site reaction while receiving icatibant.
- Sermorelin: A Review of its Use in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Idiopathic Growth Hormone Deficiency. Prakash, A.; Goa, K.L. // BioDrugs;1999, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p139
Sermorelin, a 29 amino acid analogue of human growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), is the shortest synthetic peptide with full biological activity of GHRH. Intravenous and subcutaneous sermorelin specifically stimulate growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary. Hormone responses...
- Spotlight on Glatiramer Acetate in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Simpson, Dene; Noble, Stuart; Perry, Caroline // BioDrugs;2003, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p207
Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone[sup Â®]) is a synthetic copolymer composed of a random mixture of four amino acids that modifies the immune response that results in the CNS inflammation, demyelination and axonal loss characteristic of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). In three...
- Topical Aminolevulinic Acid HCL: A Viewpoint by Peter Wolf. Wolf, P. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;Mar/Apr2000, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p140
Comments on the testing of aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) for actinic keratosis on face and scalp in the United States. Details on the adverse effects of ALA PDT; Forms of PDT; Comparison between ALA PDT and topical chemotherapy with fluorouracil.
- AMINO ACIDS TAKE ON CANCER. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;May2001, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p52
Provides information on a study which examined the therapeutic use of amino acid glutamate as nutritional regimens to boost immune function and improve survival of cancer patients. Methods used; Findings and conclusion.
- READY SET SHOP: SUPPLEMENTS. SEPTEMBER'S SUPER FINDS. // Better Nutrition;Sep2010, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p16
The article evaluates multiple dietary supplements including Ashwagandha Root from Gaia Herbs, VM-100 Complete from Buried Treasure, and MemoryCell from Enzymedica.