Items Tagged ‘J’

October 31st, 2012

Jakafi®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:  Ruxolitinib Trade Name:  Jakafi® How is this drug used? Jakafi is used to treat intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (a disorder of the bone marrow) and polycythemia vera with patients who have had inadequate response to or are intolerant of hydroxyurea. What is the mechanism of action? Jakafi inhibits two enzymes—JAK1 and […]

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October 31st, 2012

Jakafi®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Ruxolitinib Trade Name: Jakafi® How is this drug used? Jakafi is used to treat intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (a disorder of the bone marrow). What is the mechanism of action? Jakafi inhibits two enzymes—JAK1 and JAK2—that contribute to myelofibrosis. How is Jakafi given (administered)? Jakafi is administered orally (by mouth) in […]

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February 24th, 2011

Jevtana®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cabazitaxel Trade Name: Jevtana® How is this drug used? Jevtana is used in combination with prednisone (a steroid medication) for the treatment of hormone-refractory, metastatic prostate cancer. Previous treatment must have included Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Jevtana belongs to a group of drugs referred to as microtubule […]

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February 24th, 2011

Jevtana®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cabazitaxel Trade Name: Jevtana® How is this drug used? Jevtana is used in combination with prednisone (a steroid medication) for the treatment of hormone-refractory, metastatic prostate cancer. Previous treatment must have included Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Jevtana belongs to a group of drugs referred to as microtubule […]

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December 5th, 2001

Jejunostomy

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A surgical procedure to create an artificial opening to the jejunum through the abdominal wall. It may be a permanent or a temporary opening.

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December 5th, 2001

Jaundice

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A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow and the urine darkens. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.

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December 5th, 2001

Jejunum

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The intermediate or middle of the three portions of the small intestine, connected to the duodenum and the ileum.

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December 5th, 2001

Juxta

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Prefix meaning ‘near’.

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December 5th, 2001

Joint

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Any one of the connections between bones.

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December 5th, 2001

Juicing

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involves extracting juices from fresh fruit and uncooked vegetables as a primary part of the diet.

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December 5th, 2001

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO)

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A private nongovernmental agency that establishes guidelines for the operation of hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts accreditation programs and surveys, and encourages the attainment of high standards of institutional medical care in the United States.

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