Items Tagged ‘U’

January 14th, 2016

Uridine Triacetate

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Uridine Triacetate Trade Name: Vistogard® For which conditions is this drug approved? Vistogard is approved for the emergency treatment of adults and children who have received an overdose of one of the following chemotherapy medicines: fluorouracil or Xeloda® (capecitabine). Vistogard can be used in patients with or without symptoms of […]

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July 16th, 2015

Unituxin

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  Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Dinutuximab Trade Name: Unituxin™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Unituxin is approved for the treatment of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. What is the mechanism of action? Unituxin […]

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February 27th, 2013

Uroxatral®

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Class: Other Generic Name: alfuzosin Trade Names: Uroxatral® How is this drug used? Uroxatral is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which include painful or difficult urination, urination urgency, or frequency. Uroxatral is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of […]

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February 27th, 2013

Uroxatral®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Alfuzosin Trade Names: Uroxatral® How is this drug used? Uroxatral is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Uroxatral is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of BPH, Uroxatral relaxes a type of muscle in […]

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October 18th, 2010

Uvadex®

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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October 18th, 2010

Uvadex®

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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December 5th, 2001

Urinary tract

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 The system that takes wastes from the blood and carries them out of the body in the form of urine. Passageway from the kidneys to the ureters, bladder and urethra.

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December 5th, 2001

Ureter

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One of two tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

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December 5th, 2001

Usual, Customary, and Reasonable (UCR) Fee

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The maximum amount an insurance company considers eligible for reimbursement.

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December 5th, 2001

Uric

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Relating to urine.

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December 5th, 2001

Urge

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Strong desire to urinate.

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December 5th, 2001

Upper GI Series

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A series of x-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine (upper GI tract) that are taken after a patient drinks a barium solution.

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December 5th, 2001

Urinary frequency

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Urination eight or more times a day.

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December 5th, 2001

Urodynamic tests

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Diagnostic tests to examine the bladder and urethral sphincter function.

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December 5th, 2001

Utilization Review (UR)

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An evaluation of the medical necessity, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services and treatment plans for a given patient

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