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10Dec, 2018

How can Home Infusion Therapy Help Cancer Patients

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Whether you’re undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or will have surgery to remove a tumor, home infusion therapy is a great complementary therapy to any traditional cancer treatment. We can administer intravenous medication in addition to the saline solution and vitamins in our IV infusions. Here are five great ways home infusion therapy can help cancer patients. Home infusion therapy is a specialized treatment in which patients receive intravenous fluids, vitamins, and/or medications without having to go to a clinic. These vitamins (and medications, if applicable) usually take 30 – 60 […]
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10Aug, 2017

What is Infusion Therapy and How is it Delivered

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Infusion refers to the administration of medications directly into a vein through a needle or catheter. Infusion therapy is the practice using infusion to treat patients whose condition is so severe that periodic oral or injectable treatments aren’t effective. While we tend to think of infusion therapy as a delivery mechanism for chemotherapy medications, the most common use of infusion therapy is to treat dehydration through an intravenous drip from a bag of fluid containing water, dissolved salt and electrolytes. Other uses of infusion therapy include delivery of antibiotics, vitamins, […]
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8Aug, 2017

Home Infusion Therapy Gets Political Support

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Health care bills, including one concerning home infusion therapy, were considered during a hearing by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives in July. The Legislation The Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act, “is a bill worthy of our support,” Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas told the committee. “The timing and payment changes for drugs and services do not line up, potentially resulting in reduced patient access. This bill solves the problem by providing a temporary bridge from 2019 to 2021, so […]
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10Apr, 2017

What to Expect from Infusion Therapy

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According to the National Home Infusion Association, “Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Typically, ‘infusion therapy’ means that a drug is administered intravenously.” How it Works The most common type of infusion therapy is prescribed to treat infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics. Chemotherapy for cancer patients is also often delivered through infusion. Other chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid […]
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15Mar, 2017

Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Iron Infusion for Cancer Patients

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The human body contains a number of minerals, with iron being one of the most important. Iron contributes to the formation of hemoglobin, the red blood cells that are responsible for supplying the body and its organs with adequate quantities of oxygen. Iron Deficiency from Cancer Iron deficiency, commonly known as anemia, can result from the loss blood due to internal or external bleeding, from a metabolically low production of iron in the body, or can be a side effect intestinal disorders and some cancers. Cancers known to cause iron […]
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30Jun, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA — June 24, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “Providing exceptional clinical care is at the core of every interaction with our patients, physicians and broader healthcare community,” said Vladimir Lenchitsky, CEO of MedicoRx® Specialty. “We are proud to have received accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC. This substantiates our […]
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Respiratory Therapists Specialize in the Treatment of the Heart and Lungs
15May, 2015

What is a Respiratory Therapist?

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As health needs within the general population are becoming a greater focus in meeting wellness objectives, the health care field has also seen an expansion in specialties and conditions that address these rising needs. While preventive care is still a large focus, interventions that promote empowerment through rehabilitation and positive coping measures are also receiving more attention. One field which is seeing rapid job growth is that of a respiratory therapist. Overview of What a Respiratory Therapist Job Function Essentially, a respiratory therapist is a healthcare specialist who treats and […]
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Careful Consideration is Important When Choosing a Live-In Nurse for a Loved One
8Apr, 2015

10 Tips for Hiring a Live-In Nurse

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As we progress through life, there may come a time when it is necessary to get assistance with our basic care. And for some people, that is already a reality. Children with special needs or debilitating conditions such as cancer, aging parents, and adult patients with special medical issues such as multiple sclerosis are all among those who might end up needing persistent care throughout each day. For those family members who are in this situation, the sad reality is that sometimes hiring a live-in caregiver is a must. What is […]
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There are Several Common Treatment Sensations Felt During an Iron Infusion
24Mar, 2015

How Will I Feel After an Iron Infusion?

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For patients who have discovered that they require infusion therapy with iron, the prospects can be a cause for some trepidation. Any time that a treatment recommendation is new, it can bring with it a variety of questions regarding what to expect, how the therapy will impact quality of life, and what kinds of risks are involved in this route of action. Becoming educated about the process and about the effects can facilitate the healing effects of the therapy, since it can also emotionally open the patient to accepting this […]
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There are Many In-Home Nursing Services Available for Patients
17Mar, 2015

A List of Home Nursing Services

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Long-term care options for the elder population can provide a number of specialized services that fit the needs of the patient and provide a caring and healing environment for the residents. Different patients may be looking for a variety of amenities and services that are included in the care provided in home, although considering these variations of specialty can be just as important as evaluating the quality of care. Due to the rising need of better and more empowering elder care, as well as concerns over the quality of life […]
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Several Lab Tests are Needed Prior to Hormone Replacement Therapy
5Mar, 2015

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

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Hormonal replacement therapies have been frequently used to treat a number of ailments that can arise through the process of ageing and changes in natural hormonal production.  Although many replacement therapies have been focused on the alterations that occur in female physiology, current understanding indicates that males can also suffer from a reduction of hormones over time. Testosterone Deficits Although testosterone replacement therapy can address certain issues of make sexual dysfunction, this form of treatment is also considered applicable for health risks that can rise as testosterone production lessens.  As […]
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