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

Utilization Review Committee

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The committee that reviews and updates a managed care organization’s utilization management program, establishes utilization review protocols, reviews referral and utilization patterns, and reviews utilization decisions for medical appropriateness.

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December 5th, 2001

undescended testicle

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Also called cryptochidism. A condition seen in newborns whereby one or both of the male testes have not passed down into the scrotal sac.

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December 5th, 2001

Urology

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Branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in males and females and with the genital tract and reproductive system of males.

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December 5th, 2001

Ureters

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The tubes that carry the urine from each kidney to the bladder.

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December 5th, 2001

Urinary continence

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Ability to control urination.

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December 5th, 2001

Urinary System

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The organs of the body that produce and discharge urine. These include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.

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December 5th, 2001

Urea

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A waste product found in the blood and caused by the breakdown of protein in the liver. Urea is normally removed from the blood by the kidneys and then excreted in the urine. Urea accumulates in the body of people with renal failure.

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December 5th, 2001

Uroflowmetry

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A noninvasive test for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that measures the speed of urine flow.

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December 5th, 2001

Urgency

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Strong desire to urinate.

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