December 7, 2009

Strange Cases in Medicine Proteus Syndrome


This week’s strange case in medicine is Proteus Syndrome. Proteus Syndrome results in the overgrowth of skin and irregular bone development that is often followed by the growth of tumors over the body. The condition is extremely rare, with only about 120 people living with the condition.

Proteus Syndrome is described as a progressive condition, meaning that when a child is born with the condition it may not be apparent right away. However, as time moves on deformities begin to become fairly obvious. Although not all cases of Proteus Syndrome are diagnosed, as not all irregular growths are severe.

Unfortunately, skin, bone, and tumor growth can begin at any age. Also, the risk of an early death increase dramatically for those diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. Many individuals suffering from Proteus Syndrome are more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism due to the malformations of the blood vessels. Furthermore, carrying around all the extra weight, caused by the condition, can be hazardous in itself. Arthritis and muscle pain are common for those with Proteus Syndrome, although other, more fatal outcomes are possible.

The cause of the condition is still undetermined. Without a cause for the condition it becomes very hard to treat the condition. As of today there is still no cure. Those that suffer from severe problems due to their enlarged limbs may require amputations.

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December 9, 2008

How will Daypro help with my arthritis pains?

Daypro (Oxaprozin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. It may be used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Special warning:

This medicine can cause serious and sometimes fatal gastro-intestinal toxicity such as peptic ulceration, perforation and gastro-intestinal bleeding. Because it has been associated with liver problems, people with liver disease should use Daypro only under medical supervision.

Before using Daypro medicine tells your doctor if you have/are:

  • asthma, especially aspirin sensitive asthma
  • taking any prescription or non prescription medication, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements
  • coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the past 2 weeks
  • drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks a day
  • heart disease or circulation problems like heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • allergies
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Daypro
  • in the last 3 months of pregnancy
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How do I use Daypro?

Follow the directions your doctor instructed and check the label on the medicine for dosing instructions. Daypro can be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. If it upsets your stomach, you may take Daypro with food. If upset stomach persists, contact your doctor. Do not take more than 1 dose. When you have missed a dose, take it as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.

Side-effects:

  • bleeding, severe allergic reaction
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea
  • indigestion, rash, sensitivity to sunlight
  • constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • gas, vomiting, depression, drowsiness, sleep disturbance
  • ringing in the ears, frequent or difficult urination

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CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.