Intravenous Infusion

Definition of Intravenous Infusion:

A small needle placed in the vein to assist in fluid replacement or the giving of medication.

Also: IV

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A Low Platelet Count

...the condition
“...More recently, intravenous infusion of normal IgG to replace the body's anti-platelet IgG has been tried with some success and may replace splenectomy for some patients...”


...the condition
“...Diabetics with ketoacidosis receive IV fluids and insulin to balance their pH...”
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...recommendation L-Taurine
“...Some arrhythmias may require IV administration.”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...IV bisphosphonates are also more potent than the oral bisphosphonates and generally have a quick infusion time (sometimes in as little as 15 minutes)...”

Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...Stage IV.  The cancer has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body...”


...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“...Response of patients in classes III and IV of cardiomyopathy to therapy in a blind and crossover trial with coenzyme Q10...”

Cervical Dysplasia

...the condition
“...If the patient has a class IV Pap, proper treatment of cervical dysplasia involves first ascertaining if carcinoma in situ is present...”


...related topic
“...Most anticancer drugs are given by injection into a blood vessel (IV); some are given by mouth...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...Sometimes magnesium by injection or IV is used.  Do not consume any sweets, alcohol or caffeine for three to six months, and then limit them to moderate amounts...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“...Ginkgo biloba extract administered either orally or by intravenous infusion provided full correction of this biological anomaly in 10 cases in which the Landis' test was performed before and after oral treatment, and in 5 cases treated by intravenous...”


...the condition
“...Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B (HBV) is usually transmitted by injection of contaminated blood, through intravenous (IV) drug use, or through sexual activity...”

Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium Level)

...the condition
“...The doctor will slowly increase the blood sodium levels with intravenous (IV) fluids.  Additional treatment depends upon the underlying cause of hyponatremia...”
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Immunotherapy a treatment
“...This therapy has been demonstrated to result in objective clinical responses in patients with refractory stage IV cancer...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...When blood levels of magnesium are very low, an intravenous drip (IV drip) may be needed to return levels to normal...”

Meniere's Disease

...recommendation Histamine Therapy
“Histamine diphosphate therapy at 2.75mg in 500cc of 5% dextrose solution given in a slow intravenous infusion can relieve an episode of severe dizziness and nausea due to Meniere's disease...”

Molybdenum a treatment
“...Molybdenum by IV administration stimulates sulfite metabolism but it is not very effective orally; oral use should therefore be with the most effective chelates available, such as molybdenum picolinate at 1-3mg per...”


...related topic
“...Stage IV – symptoms during rest, no physical stress is possible, patient must remain in bed.”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Treatment consists of IV fluids with antibiotics...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...In 1994, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research endorsed electrical stimulation therapy for treating Stage III and IV pressure ulcers, based on data from five clinical trials involving 147 patients...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Stage IV Cancer has metastasized to distant organs...”

Uric Acid Levels Low

...recommendation Molybdenum
“...While taking molybdenum orally may raise uric acid levels, IV administration may be required in some cases...”

Vitamin K a treatment
“...When needed for the correction of prolonged bleeding due to over-anticoagulation with warfarin, oral vitamin K (1-5mg) was found to be as effective as IV administration, but had a slower onset of action...”
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