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Terminator
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Hey all

Somewhere I read that I should raise my arm during infusion for better brain delivery. The idea was that then with the arm raised the medication would get pumped directly into the brain. Now I'm trying to find a link of where I read that and am unsuccessful. Anyone has heard of that? any links?

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Susie R
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I don't think this makes physiologic sense. The blood brain barrier is not gravity---it's biochemical mechanics.

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Terminator
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"The blood brain barrier is not gravity" did someone mention putting his head up-side-down to make abx cross the BBB by gravity?

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Razzle
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Sounds like an urban legend to me...

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Lyme IgM IGeneX Pos. 18+++, 23-25+, 30++, 31+, 34++, 39 IND, 83-93 IND; IgG IGeneX Neg. 30+, 39 IND; Mayo/CDC Pos. IgM 23+, 39+; IgG Mayo/CDC Neg. band 41+; Bart. (clinical dx; Fry Labs neg. for all coinfections), sx >30 yrs.

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sammy
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No, sorry, it doesn't work that way.

All central lines (PICCs, Ports, Hickmans, etc...) lead right up to the heart. The medicine literally dumps directly into the heart and is then pumped out into the whole body.

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