Items Tagged ‘E’

May 10th, 2016

Eribulin

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin Trade Name: Halaven® For which conditions is this drug approved? Halaven is approved for metastatic breast cancer patients who have had at least two chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease, including an anthracycline and a taxane. It is also indicated for patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received a prior regimen that includes […]

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April 19th, 2016

eltrombopag

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: eltrombopag Trade Name: Promacta® How is this drug used? Promacta is used to treat thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts) in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to other treatments. It is also used to treat thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic hepatitis C to allow for […]

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January 19th, 2016

Empliciti®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Elotuzumab Trade Name: Empliciti® For which conditions is this drug approved? Empliciti is approved to treat patients with multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior treatments. Empliciti is given in combination with the medicines Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone. What is the mechanism of action? Empliciti belongs to a […]

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January 19th, 2016

Elotuzumab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Elotuzumab Trade Name: Empliciti® For which conditions is this drug approved? Empliciti is approved to treat patients with multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior treatments. Empliciti is given in combination with the medicines Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone. What is the mechanism of action? Empliciti belongs to a […]

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November 4th, 2015

Enbrel®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Etanercept  Trade Name: Enbrel® For which conditions is this drug approved? Enbrel is approved for use in adults who have been diagnosed with the following inflammatory conditions: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA); psoriatic arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; chronic moderate to severe psoriasis. Enbrel can be used alone or with […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, E, RA


November 4th, 2015

Etanercept

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Etanercept  Trade Name: Enbrel® For which conditions is this drug approved? Enbrel is approved for use in adults who have been diagnosed with the following inflammatory conditions: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA); psoriatic arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; chronic moderate to severe psoriasis. Enbrel can be used alone or with […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, E, RA


May 9th, 2014

ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

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a laboratory blood test for non-specific inflammation.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, E


May 9th, 2014

Electrolytes

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laboratory test panel including serum sodium, potassium, chloride, and carbon dioxide that may indicate dehydration and other complications or medication side effects.

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May 9th, 2014

EIM (extraintestinal manifestations of IBD)

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signs and symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract associated with IBD.

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April 17th, 2014

External beam radiation

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A form of radiation therapy in which the radiation is delivered by a machine pointed at the area to be radiated. May be known as external beam radiation (EBR, XBR), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT, XBRT). Compare to seed implantation.

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April 17th, 2014

endorectal ultrasound (ERUS)

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A procedure in which a probe that sends out high-energy sound waves is inserted into the rectum. The sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissue called a sonogram. ERUS is used to look for abnormalities in the rectum and nearby structures, including […]

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April 17th, 2014

endorectal

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Through the rectum; there are endorectal MRIs as well as ultrasound to visualize the area. See transrectal ultrasound (TRUS).

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April 17th, 2014

EBR, EBRT

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External beam radiation (therapy).

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April 14th, 2014

Enzalutamide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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April 14th, 2014

Enzalutamide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, E, Hormonal Therapy