Remicade test?

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   Posted 9/21/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Somewhere this past week I saw a mention of a test that helps determine if Remicade is an appropriate treatment.  I don't remember where I saw it.  Does anyone know what test this is?  I'm going to be discussing Remicade with my GI again on Monday, and I'll like to bring it up with him.  Thanks.

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   Posted 9/22/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I would love to know about this type of test as well since my doc is wanting me to try it as well.  He said remicade works fairly quickly and if you feel better after the first infusion then it may work for you.
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   Posted 9/22/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
See my post under the shortness of breath post by Katz31. As far as I know, the 2 tests I mention in the post are the only ones they have. I guess you could use the tests to determine if the Remicade is helping, but you would have to take the drug first.
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Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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   Posted 9/23/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi its called the Premethus test.
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   Posted 9/23/2007 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Remicade 3 1/2 yrs, do not expect the Remicade to work on the 1st infusion. Yes, it has happened but not as often as we would like to see. Also, I do hope your gi's are doing the 3 initial loading doses. Susie

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   Posted 9/24/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   

How does the Prometheus test results help decide if you are a candidate for Remicade or if the remicade will work?? 




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