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Final Notice Of Freedom From Cancer
|Babu's Comments||09/15/2004||I know how heavy it is for you to accept a choice to be without Bonnie and reconcile to it, knowing what she means to you in her present body. I wish I was in physical proximity to share your feelings.
I express my total solidarity with you for now -- and forever.
|Biopsy Report -- September 28, 2004 -- Jean Ross||10/05/2004||This report shows that three separate biopsies were taken, shows no trace of cancer, but makes the comment that one of the biopsy samples was too fragmented to be definitive.
Possibly a second endoscopy ultrasound will now be required, to take more biopsies. Biopsies are dangerous when there is a possibility of cancer existing. Biopsies would not be dangerous in any way if you "know" that there is no cancer remaining.
|Bob Trageser's Personal Letter To Jean and Karl||09/15/2004||I am, like you, one of the longest users of organic germanium sinse it was available in the US in the late 80's and I also purchased from Tokai Sangyo for my company in Mexico starting in 1990.
|Cancer Mass, Dead, Must "Leave!" Where Does It Go? What Is The Process?||09/15/2004||Bonnie's cancer was huge by the time it was detected. "Huge" means 7 cm by 2 cm in size. That is about one inch by about 3 inches -- a lot of mass.
The Oncology doctor said that an "excellent response" from the chemo and radiation would be a "50% shrinkage of mass."
|CANCER TREATMENT STRATEGIES AT IEP||09/15/2004||In most instances, standard medical therapies for cancer are administered as soon as possible, are aggressive, and have adverse effects. These modern medical procedures, which have the quality of emergency care, are taken because of the great difficulty involved in controlling cancer. Their ultimate aim, in some cases, is eliminating the cancer, but when this is unlikely, they may be utilized to provide increased survival duration and reduced symptoms (e.g., relief from the obstruction caused by a tumor mass). |
|Cancers Treated: Esophagus||09/15/2004||Cancer of the esophagus can start in any part of that organ; commonly it occurs at the lower end, near the entrance to the stomach. The contributing causes are regurgitation of acid from the stomach, cigarette smoking and alcohol. Repeated indigestion, upper abdominal pain, regurgitation of recently eaten food can be symptoms of cancer of the esophagus. Since the survival of this disease needs to be improved, more thorough investigation of chronic symptoms must be pursued.|
|Chemotherapy- and radiotherapy- induced nausea and vomiting||09/15/2004||Nausea and vomiting is a major problem in cancer therapy that can lead to some patients refusing further, potentially curative treatment
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting result from a complex interaction between various neurotransmitters and receptors in the CNS and gastrointestinal tract.
There are three types of emesis resulting from chemotherapy and radiotherapy; acute, delayed and anticipatory. Each has a different aetiology, and should be treated differently.
5-HT3 receptor antagonists are the most effective treatment for acute emesis resulting from cancer chemotherapy.
A wider range of agents, including anti-histamines and dopamine antagonists is effective against nausea and vomiting resulting from radiotherapy.
5-HT3 receptor antagonists are less effective against delayed emesis resulting from treatment with agents such as cisplatin.
|Denial Of Service Re: Bonnie J. Troescher||09/15/2004||This is a letter I sent to the insurance companies about their "denial of service" for various treatments. It could well serve as a model for your situation -- since health insurance companies ALL have the same problem -- they have to work within a fixed amount of income, responding to claims and requests that will ALWAYS be higher than the income -- whether they admit it or not, all health insurance companies must find some way of rationing care. The most obvious methods are simple "denial of service" actions -- this letter explains how that applied in Bonnie's case. |
|Dennis Comments||09/15/2004||Well, I'm stumbling for words. I know you both have a very high-toned certainty on this -- and for that I'm glad. I agree Bonnie will be fine. I think you'll be fine, too -- but I think I'm actually more concerned about you. But you are so aware, such a strong being and still have such a great purpose that my concerns may not be appropriate. But I do want to let you know that if you need anything to please let me know.|
|Detailed Guide: Esophagus Cancer How Is Esophagus Cancer Staged?||09/15/2004||Stage III: Cancers in this stage have either spread to the adventitia and to lymph nodes near the esophagus or they have spread beyond the adventitia into nearby organs, such as the trachea (windpipe), and may or may not have spread to the lymph nodes. The cancer has not spread to lymph nodes farther away from the esophagus (such as nodes in the neck or nodes in the lower abdomen). It has not spread through the bloodstream to organs farther away from the esophagus (such as the liver, bones, or brain). |
|Difficulty Swallowing||09/15/2004||Most cases will require a "scope" test of the upper digestive system. Also known as a gastroscopy or EGD exam, this simple test is quickly and painlessly performed using a mild sedative. A thin, flexible, sterilized tube is passed through the mouth and down into the esophagus and stomach. A tiny color video camera within this instrument allows the doctor to directly examine the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine. When necessary, photographs and biopsies can be obtained for later review. Occasionally, barium x-rays may be requested to view the esophagus while swallowing. |
|Downstaging, Neoadjuvant Therapy Improve Outcomes||09/15/2004||Cancer of the esophagus has often spread into the wall of the esophagus or into adjacent lymph nodes by the time it is diagnosed. "We typically see patients with mid to late stage cancers with cure rates of about 20%," explained Barbara Burtness, M.D., Yale medical oncologist. Burtness and Yale’s esophageal cancer team are focusing clinical trials to downstage esophageal cancers through neoadjuvent, or preoperative, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. "If we can shrink the tumor and reduce the likelihood of positive lymph nodes and involvement at the surgical margins, we can improve survival rates," she said.|
|Esophageal Cancer - Esophagectomy||10/23/2004||Surgical resection (removal) of the esophagus is indicated in several types of esophageal abnormalities, as well as for esophageal cancer. Your surgeon will choose one of several approaches for the removal of your esophagus and will describe the specific approach to be used for you.
|Final Battle In The Victory Over Cancer||10/03/2004||Cancer of the esophagus has a very high fatality rate -- the statistics show that 100% of the people who are diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus die from cancer of the esophagus -- about 80 percent of them die within two years.
Jean was given two different survival estimates -- one was "less than 20%" and the other was "less than 5%."
|Fluorouracil (5FU)||09/15/2004||Fluorouracil (5FU) is chemotherapy that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer including bowel, breast, stomach, and gullet cancer. This section describes fluorouracil, how it is given and some of its possible side effects. It should ideally be read with CancerBACUP's information on chemotherapy, which gives more information and advice.|
|Germanium Increases Macrophage Activity||09/15/2004||This is related to oxygen therapy in that this supplement (available by prescription only in the US) is supposed to fight cancer by making the body's tissues hold more oxygen and boost the immune system. Additionally, increased macrophage activity with Germanium, which also seems to stimulate interferon production, seems to be effective against tumors. [Journal of Interferon Research, 1984; 4] |
|Germanium Is Legal To Import And Sell||02/09/2005||Import Alert #62-02, "Germanium Products" dated /28/88, is cancelled simultaneously with the issuance of this alert. The alert is revised to remove the food additive charge in accordance with the requirements of the Dietary Supplement, Health, and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994.****|
|Germanium Sesquioxide: Safer Than Table Salt||09/15/2004||A report issued in 1987 by Okuda, et al, further compounded the misunderstanding. Two cases of renal toxicity were attributed to germanium sesquioxide35. The discussion section of this publication suggested possible product contamination but still attributed the toxicity to germanium sesquioxide. However, the presence of GeO2 contamination in the Okuda, et al, study was proven conclusively in a paper published the following year by Matsusaka, et al.36. Two years later, Okuda revised his position on germanium sesquioxide by demonstrating the inherent safety of chronic high doses of germanium sesquioxide (240 mg/kg/day) and the toxic effects of GeO2 at 150 g/kg/day 37.
|Germanium The Missing Element||09/15/2004||Germanium appears to significantly enhance the body's production of interferon. At the annual meeting of the Japan Cancer Association II in 1979, proceedings showed that germanium was a significant interferon-inducing agent. Studies published in the 1984 Journals of Interferon Research 4 confirmed these results.|
|Helpful Offer from Al||09/15/2004||I want to thank you both for taking your precious time in taking my phone call this morning. I'm sending a couple bottles of our Aloe Immune 500 mg with 90 capsules (200X dehydrated powder) and samples of the 200X spray-dried powder. Your package is coming by UPS morning delivery tomorrow.|
|Hiatal Hernia/Vagus Nerve Disorder: a leading cause of allergies & chronic illness||09/15/2004||In this update to my article on the Hiatal Hernia/Vagus Nerve Disorder Syndrome, (1) I will emphasize two new, related matters. One is a common, but serious additional stomach/esophagus anomaly that may actually be causing some of the problems attributed to the hernia itself. The second matter is a possible causative factor to this whole syndrome that is relatively unknown--the Esophageal Longitudinal Muscle Contraction!|
|Hospice -- Medicare Part A||09/15/2004||Now, Hospice is almost always a service delivered in the patient's home where a variety of nurses, even doctors, care for the pain and discomfort of the patient.
Generally, no treatments are allowed within the Hospice where the treatment is intended to cure some terminal illness. In order to be eligible for entry into the Hospice Program, generally, two physicians must certify that you have less than six months to live.
|How Do You Get Exactly The Treatment You Want?||10/01/2004||This is the actual document Karl used to get exactly the type of treatment for Jean -- after the PET scan showed no trace of cancer. After that scan, Jean could still not swallow. Karl learned more and more about the treatments which could solve that problem -- the below presents that information before even a final decision was made by Jean.|
|Insurance Approvals -- Is This The End of the Journey?||09/28/2004||If you have read much of this long journey -- Jean's Journey -- you know that besides the cancer, the biggest obstacle to health has been the so-called "health insurance" coverage.
You think of the "health insurance" as "ensuring health?" Not so!
|J Tube Feeding||09/15/2004||A PEJ tube can be placed endoscopically by a gastroenterologist and is often an outpatient procedure. The procedure is performed by placing a tube down the patient’s esophagus, through the stomach, and into the first portion of the jejunum. When the doctor finds a good location, a light is shined through the skin and the incision is made. The tube is inserted and a hard bolus is placed on the inside of the intestines to keep the tube from coming out. |
|Jean Ross Personal||10/19/2004||Jean Ross' journey from suspicion to certainty of cancer of the esophagus, then through alternative remedies, progressing into traditional therapy with our reluctant agreement, followed by the full protocol of life-saving alternatives, including germanium, Taheebo and many others.|
|Jean Ross Surgery To Remove The Esophagus||12/13/2004||Not here. The esophagus is not a very thick tube -- and if the scar tissue is an integral part of the esophagus, it would be virtually impossible to use a knife to cut away the scar tissue ONLY, and not damage the esophagus.
That's why surgeons are so negative on using surgery to solve cancer of the esophagus -- they can't cut away some part of the area (cancerous) without damaging healthy parts of the area.
|Jean's Esophagus -- The Endoscopy Ultrasound -- September 28, 2004||10/19/2004||Actual photo images taken of Jean's esophagus taken with the TV camera during endoscopy.|
|Jump in esophageal and stomach cancers prompts study ||09/15/2004|| "The most effective treatment appears to be combining radiation and chemotherapy before surgery, rather than surgery alone," she said. "In our recent trial, surgery was followed with a taxol-based regimen that the patient was not ‘resistant’ to." While the median survival has not been reached, 62% of patients were alive at two years. The results are better than previously reported for stage II through IVa cancers treated with surgery alone or with chemoradiation followed by surgery. "Improved survival appears to be tied to the post-surgical chemotherapy fighting cancer that is "lower stage" with fewer positive lymph nodes," Burtness said.|
|Karl Loren's Journey Of Learning and Changing||09/15/2004||My life had taken a very adventurous path to my 71st birthday, a couple years ago, but it looked to me that I had finally arrived at thos "Golden Years" of comfortable retirement.
It was not to be!
|Karl Loren's Protocol||09/15/2004||The following letter was actually written when dated, and delivered to Dr. Benowitcz. It later became the basis for his recommendation for coverage with the Insurance company. As of today, July 24, 2004, we are awaiting approval from the insurance company -- probably for a PET scan first, then the consultation at UCLA. I'll keep this page updated. Karl Loren|
|Karl's Message To Certain Friends on June 20, 2004 ||09/15/2004||This message is being sent to a group of people -- some of whom know me or Bonnie very well, others who have never met her.
This is a brief, very impersonal message -- not intended to provide much data.
|LARYNGECTOMY FAQ'S||09/15/2004||You have a round organ such as the esophagus. Around this circular organ you have scar tissue. The most basic thing that scar tissue does is to CONTRACT. When you have contracture around a circular organ you get narrowing or stricture. Now, let's look at what happens when you dilate something. What you do is forcibly break up the scar causing a new wound. This results in guess what? That's right, more scar tissue. And what is scar going to do? CONTRACT!! Therefore you have set up a viciously cycle of scar, contracture, more scar, and more contracture. Hence, no improvement. It is my feeling that to truly improve the situation, you have to bring in new tissue that is not affected by this cycle.
|Latest Words About Bonnie||09/15/2004||As I have often done, I publish very current information for those who may be interested.
I published MANY pages to meet the publishing date of my Wednesday Letter -- newsletter dated June 9, 2004.
But, this is a very active area just now so I'll regularly come back to this page and add whatever seems of interest.
|Letter to Dr. Mike||09/15/2004||We had expected to see you today, about 1:30 PM and Bonnie decided that she did not want more treatment, but would rather take a causative and proactive approach to leaving her body.
I wanted to deliver this letter, personally, thank you and explain as much more about Bonnie’s decision as you might wish.
|Letter To Radiation and Oncology Doctors||09/15/2004||When Bonnie started this process of cancer treatment we had the advice of our long-time family physician that many doctors prefer to NOT have letters from patients – being so busy, usually, and also in no small part because letters may be used as “matters of record” used in lawsuits.
I am very aware of the terrible damage done to health care by tort lawyers and would like to eliminate that concern from our relationship.
Both Bonnie and I renounce any right to sue any of the medical personnel connected in any way with Bonnie’s treatments over these past few months. I would be quite willing to sign a more formal statement to this effect – and urge you to allow me to do that – just to remove that concern, no matter how tiny it may be.
|Letters About Jean From Friends||09/15/2004||I was thrilled to get your email this morning and see the light in her eyes. My prayers will increase along with the hope and admiration and respect I have for two people who love each other so much and have committed to helping so many others at a sacrifice to themselves. May her continued recovery be a blessing you so richly deserve.|
|Letters About Jean From Non-Friends||09/15/2004||His letter is reproduced just as it arrived -- people who write in all capital letters are expressing reactive emotion, not thinking logic, but that is, unfortunately, the bulk of humanity.|
|Lies: Good and Bad!||09/15/2004||You have to work within an immoral system, and that doesn't make it very easy to "Seek to live with the truth!" which is one of the moral principles I try to live by.|
|Mary S. Maish, M.D., M.P.H.||11/02/2004|
|Medical Report And Questions on Surgery||10/01/2004||I expect that any optimistic report, including a report of “no cancer found” would be discounted by most doctors based on statistics and experience with other esophageal cancer patients. On the other hand we believe that a very optimistic outlook is warranted because of the various alternative remedies we have been using throughout this time period. I am not surprised at the PET scan and the EUS to report “no cancer,” but I am also not surprised at the lack of surprise by traditional doctors – they typically discount any such optimistic report and “know” that cancer is there – waiting to be found. I do not seek any validation of any of these alternative remedies, but am quite ready to describe any or all of them in whatever detail is asked. They have been described and published in hundreds of pages amongst my many web pages about Bonnie’s cancer and treatment.|
|More On White Blood Cells and Macrophages||09/15/2004||Another five percent of the white blood cells are made up of monocytes which provide phagocytic defense. Once matured the monocytes circulate inside the blood for a few hours, then they migrate into the tissue where they grow in size and develop into macrophages. Macrophages are the largest phagocytes cells they are especially effective and having long life as phagocytes. |
|Neupogen||09/15/2004||Neupogen costs about $200 per shot and is often covered by your health insurance ONLY when your white blood cell count is low enough to make it fit within the "rationing program" of the insurance company.
NEUPOGEN® is a man-made form of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which is made using the bacteria E coli. G-CSF is a substance naturally produced by the body. It stimulates the growth of neutrophils (nu-tro-fils), a type of white blood cell important in the body's fight against infection.
|PET Scan Report||09/15/2004||This is the actual PET Scan which shows that Jean has no trace of cancer remaining -- as accurately as a PET scan can do. The language is "medical" and you need to work hard with a dictionary to understand it -- but I've also provided an interpretation you can use.|
|Pulmonary Embolism ||09/15/2004||Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an extremely common and highly lethal condition that is a leading cause of death in all age groups. A good clinician actively seeks the diagnosis as soon as any suspicion of PE whatsoever is warranted, because prompt diagnosis and treatment can dramatically reduce the mortality rate and morbidity of the disease. Unfortunately, the diagnosis is missed far more often than it is made, because PE often causes only vague and nonspecific symptoms. |
|Radiation Causes Scar Tissue -- Resolution?||09/15/2004||After several biopsies they found the cancer had not returned. The scar tissue was created from 37-radiation treatments which formed over the years and finally blocked my wind pipe.
|Reasons for Vomiting||09/15/2004||If poisonous or harmful in your stomach, that material sends warning signals to your brain. The defense mechanism is to immediately eject that poisonous material from the body. This is done through the act of vomiting.
|Recent Developments -- This Page Published on Monday, July 11, 2004||09/15/2004||July 11, 2004: Bonnie’s feeding tube has presented a blockage so that at this moment she is unable to receive either water or food through the J Tube despite several different attempts to handle the situation.
|Second Opinion From UCLA||09/15/2004||My wife and I request a “second opinion” consultation with you on the subject of her past treatment for esophagus cancer, and her current condition.|
|Secretion of Bile and the Role of Bile Acids In Digestion||09/15/2004||Bile is a complex fluid containing water, electrolytes and a battery of organic molecules including bile acids, cholesterol, phospholipids and bilirubin that flows through the biliary tract into the small intestine. There are two fundamentally important functions of bile in all species: |
|Should You Let The Future Happen, Or Cause It?||10/31/2004||This is the page where I both predict and plan for the next twelve months, starting with what I expect and want from an appointment with a GI doctor on August 30th, to the end of about 12 months. The terrible truth here is that too many people "let the future happen to them" while you really should be shaping your future, causatively.|
|Situation on June 21, 2004||09/15/2004||Both of us feel, as part of our religion, that each being “decides” whether to live or die. Bonnie is quite ready to make that decision. That decision is not yet finalized, but she expects to finalize that decision on the basis of what further information she can get from you.|
|Snatching Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory||10/25/2004|
|Spasm In The Esophagus||09/15/2004||This article, then, is pointing out that if the esophagus, itself, is dilated (larger than normal) there may be a problem with the sphincter muscle, even though the endoscope can pass through that opening into the stomach.|
|Taheebo Tea -- Bill Wead's Book, Second Opinion||09/15/2004||Recently for example, Health Canada has made selling the herbal Lapacho tea illegal and are teaming up with drug companies to try and limit health products. |
|The CyberKnife For Surgery Instead Of Radiation||09/15/2004||The CyberKnife® represents an entirely new approach to radiosurgery. Incorporating a compact, lightweight linear accelerator mounted on a robotic arm, the CyberKnife provides the surgeon unparalleled flexibility in targeting. Advanced image guidance technology tracks patient and target position during treatment, ensuring accuracy without the use of an invasive head frame. The CyberKnife with DTS (Dynamic Tracking Software) is cleared to provide radiosurgery for lesions anywhere in the body when radiation treatment is indicated. The CyberKnife has often been used to radiosurgically treat otherwise untreatable tumors and malformations. Moreover, this instrument treats tumors at body sites, most of which are unreachable by other stereotactic systems. |
|The Fateful "Swallowing Test" ||09/15/2004||So, as she was feeling better, otherwise, we left the Hospice Program in order to get back into the regular insurance system where further tests and treatment could be done. These would NOT be treatments to cure the cancer, but "palliative treatments" to reduce the discomfort that was apparently NOT caused by the cancer, but WAS apparently caused by the chemo and radiation.
So, the first service was described to us by the primary care physician as the "swallowing test."
|The Gazebo at the Castaway Restaurant on the Hill In Burbank||09/15/2004||One of our favorite restaurants, and the home of many other fond memories is the Castaway on the hilltop in Burbank. Particularly we hold great images of the Gazebo overlooking the mountains and sunsets --- where many weddings and other special events are held.
The Memorial Service will be held here, in an outside setting, at the Gazebo, easy to find and plenty of parking, date to be determined by the actual date of Bonnie's death -- sometime in July 2004, probably.
|The Macrophage -- Eats Dead Cancer||09/15/2004||A macrophage ingests bacteria as part of the immune response to infection.
Inside this white blood cell, bacterial proteins are degraded into peptides and presented as antigens by specialized molecules on the cell's surface.
|The Most Fervent Believer May Need Help In His Unbelief||09/15/2004||After traveling a journey of some 30 years, preaching the gospel of the evils of slash, burn and poison technology, what do you think of your hero, Karl Loren, and heroine, Jean Ross, when they choose conventional treatment for her esophagus cancer -- chose the very slash, burn and poison that they have so denounced for so many years?
|Toxins Cause Cancer, Alzheimer's||02/18/2005||It is not too often that "toxins" are emphasized in the health world. Why? Because most of the money in the health world is "drug money" and, of course, drugs ARE toxins. There is not much profit in trying to educate the public on the dangers of toxins, or on the fact that cleaning out toxins from the body is ACTUALLY more important than handling the deficiencies that also exist.|
|Treatment for Esophagus Cancer||09/15/2004||There is a lot for you to think about when choosing the best way to treat or manage your cancer. There may be more than one treatment to choose from. You may feel that you need to make a decision quickly. But give yourself time to absorb the information you have learned. Talk to your doctor. Look at the list of questions at the end of this piece to get some ideas. Then add your own.
|Troubles With Formulas In J Tubes||09/15/2004||Having a wife going through chemo and radiation, and using a "J Tube" and other stuff -- these give me a very intense interest in research the very subjects which we are confronting on a daily basis. What is the proper formula for feeding in her situation?|
|TUBE FEEDING||09/15/2004||“Tube feeding” is the method used to feed children and adults when they cannot receive adequate nutrition by mouth. It is also called enteral (by way of the intestine or gastrointestinal tract) nutrition. Many individuals with MPS/ML have severe neurological problems in the late stages of their disease, resulting in increasing problems with feeding. As chewing and swallowing become more of a problem, the time required by the caregiver for feeding can become very prolonged. Enteral nutrition can allow adequate nutrition to prevent weight loss and to improve the quality of life for the individual with MPS or ML and for the caregivers.
|UCLA Medical Opinion -- September 7 2004||09/28/2004||Identification: Ms. Troescher is a very pleasant 67-year-old Caucasian woman accompanied today by
her husband with the primary complaint of dysphagia believed secondary to adenocarcinoma of the
|Unable Versus Unwilling!||12/13/2004||A being is never unable to do something, but certainly can be and is often unwilling to do something.|
|Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow Test)||09/15/2004||An upper GI (gastrointestinal) series, or barium swallow, is a radiology test which is used to visualize the structures of the upper digestive system (the esophagus, stomach and duodenum). These structures are seen during the examination and the images are also saved for further review on x-ray film. The results of an upper GI series can reveal conditions such as ulcers, tumors, hiatal hernias, scarring, blockages, and abnormalities of the muscular wall of the gastrointestinal tissues.
|What are some investigational therapies for Barrett's esophagus?||09/15/2004||At the present time, ablation therapies (therapies that destroy the Barrett's lining) remain the most widely available investigational (experimental) therapies in the treatment of Barrett's high-grade dysplasia and early cancer, although other investigational therapies are being developed. There are three main types of ablation therapy used today in the treatment of Barrett's esophagus. These therapies are photodynamic therapy, thermal ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection.
|What is dysplasia?||09/15/2004||If histologic analyses of biopsies obtained from the esophagus are interpreted or read by the pathologist as Barrett's esophagus (specialized intestinal metaplasia of the esophagus), the pathologist then looks for changes in the Barrett's tissue referred to collectively as dysplasia. |
|What Is Laparoscopy?||10/31/2004||Laparoscopy (pronounced "lap-a-ROSS-coe-pee") is a surgical procedure performed through very small incisions in the abdomen, using specialized instruments. A pencil-thin instrument called a laparoscope is used, and it gives the surgeon an exceptionally clear view, on a TV monitor, of the inside of the abdominal cavity.|
|White Blood Cells & Macrophages||09/15/2004||A "macrophage" is NOT one of the types of "white blood cells." But, they inter-relate often, as described below. The macrophage is the "eating" cell that engulfs bacteria (and dead cancer). The Macrophage is derived from one of the types of white blood cells.|
|Yearning To Be Free||02/08/2005||This fawn was trying to get free of the terrible trap he found himself in. He had worn away skin on his hindquarter, where it rubbed against the fence. There was an area about the size of a dollar bill, raw and red. He was pawing and kicking the dirt on both sides of the fence. In front of him was the hill, slopping down, so he didn't have much chance to paw the dirt there. But behind him he had kicked up piles of dirt -- but still the trap held him!|
|Zyvox -- Drug Prescription With Hidden Revelation||10/30/2004||FDA today approved Zyvox (linezolid), the first antibacterial drug in a new class to treat infections associated with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF), including cases with bloodstream infection. Zyvox also received approval for treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia and complicated skin and skin structure infections, including cases due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In addition, approval was granted for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections. The following may be used to respond to questions. |
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