Non-optimal interval of time between onset of symptoms, identification, and initiation of treatment.
Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the postimplantation EMBRYO; FETUS; or pregnant female before birth.
Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The determination of the nature of a disease or condition, or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another. Assessment may be made through physical examination, laboratory tests, or the likes. Computerized programs may be used to enhance the decision-making process.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
Conclusions derived from the nursing assessment that establish a health status profile for the patient and from which nursing interventions may be ordered.
Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the OVUM; ZYGOTE; or BLASTOCYST prior to implantation. CYTOGENETIC ANALYSIS is performed to determine the presence or absence of genetic disease.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.
Pathophysiological conditions of the FETUS in the UTERUS. Some fetal diseases may be treated with FETAL THERAPIES.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Positive test results in subjects who do not possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of healthy persons as diseased when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The visualization of tissues during pregnancy through recording of the echoes of ultrasonic waves directed into the body. The procedure may be applied with reference to the mother or the fetus and with reference to organs or the detection of maternal or fetal disease.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Techniques used to carry out clinical investigative procedures in the diagnosis and therapy of disease.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.
Negative test results in subjects who possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of diseased persons as healthy when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
A characteristic symptom complex.
The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections or echoes of ultrasonic pulses directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.
Molecular products metabolized and secreted by neoplastic tissue and characterized biochemically in cells or body fluids. They are indicators of tumor stage and grade as well as useful for monitoring responses to treatment and predicting recurrence. Many chemical groups are represented including hormones, antigens, amino and nucleic acids, enzymes, polyamines, and specific cell membrane proteins and lipids.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY techniques used in the diagnosis of disease.
Using fine needles (finer than 22-gauge) to remove tissue or fluid specimens from the living body for examination in the pathology laboratory and for disease diagnosis.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
Systematic and thorough inspection of the patient for physical signs of disease or abnormality.
The use of instrumentation and techniques for visualizing material and details that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. It is usually done by enlarging images, transmitted by light or electron beams, with optical or magnetic lenses that magnify the entire image field. With scanning microscopy, images are generated by collecting output from the specimen in a point-by-point fashion, on a magnified scale, as it is scanned by a narrow beam of light or electrons, a laser, a conductive probe, or a topographical probe.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Commercially prepared reagent sets, with accessory devices, containing all of the major components and literature necessary to perform one or more designated diagnostic tests or procedures. They may be for laboratory or personal use.
Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Any visual display of structural or functional patterns of organs or tissues for diagnostic evaluation. It includes measuring physiologic and metabolic responses to physical and chemical stimuli, as well as ultramicroscopy.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
Diagnosis of the type and, when feasible, the cause of a pathologic process by means of microscopic study of cells in an exudate or other form of body fluid. (Stedman, 26th ed)
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
The study of parasites and PARASITIC DISEASES.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Postmortem examination of the body.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
A technique using antibodies for identifying or quantifying a substance. Usually the substance being studied serves as antigen both in antibody production and in measurement of antibody by the test substance.
Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Examination of the mouth and teeth toward the identification and diagnosis of intraoral disease or manifestation of non-oral conditions.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
A system of categories to which morbid entries are assigned according to established criteria. Included is the entire range of conditions in a manageable number of categories, grouped to facilitate mortality reporting. It is produced by the World Health Organization (From ICD-10, p1). The Clinical Modifications, produced by the UNITED STATES DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, are larger extensions used for morbidity and general epidemiological purposes, primarily in the U.S.
Immunologic techniques involved in diagnosis.
MYCOBACTERIUM infections of the lung.
Techniques used in studying bacteria.
Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.
Methods, procedures, and tests performed to diagnose disease, disordered function, or disability.
Acquiring information from a patient on past medical conditions and treatments.
Any fluid-filled closed cavity or sac that is lined by an EPITHELIUM. Cysts can be of normal, abnormal, non-neoplastic, or neoplastic tissues.
The co-existence of a substance abuse disorder with a psychiatric disorder. The diagnostic principle is based on the fact that it has been found often that chemically dependent patients also have psychiatric problems of various degrees of severity.
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image. This type of ultrasonography is well-suited to identifying the location of high-velocity flow (such as in a stenosis) or of mapping the extent of flow in a certain region.
Analyses for a specific enzyme activity, or of the level of a specific enzyme that is used to assess health and disease risk, for early detection of disease or disease prediction, diagnosis, and change in disease status.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
A clinical syndrome with acute abdominal pain that is severe, localized, and rapid in onset. Acute abdomen may be caused by a variety of disorders, injuries, or diseases.
A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.
Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.
Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
Neoplasms of the intracranial components of the central nervous system, including the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, hypothalamus, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum. Brain neoplasms are subdivided into primary (originating from brain tissue) and secondary (i.e., metastatic) forms. Primary neoplasms are subdivided into benign and malignant forms. In general, brain tumors may also be classified by age of onset, histologic type, or presenting location in the brain.
Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).
Abortion performed because of possible fetal defects.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.
Tumors or cancer of the SKIN.
Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.
Any of the infectious diseases of man and other animals caused by species of MYCOBACTERIUM.
Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.
An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.
Immunologic techniques based on the use of: (1) enzyme-antibody conjugates; (2) enzyme-antigen conjugates; (3) antienzyme antibody followed by its homologous enzyme; or (4) enzyme-antienzyme complexes. These are used histologically for visualizing or labeling tissue specimens.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
Blocking of the PULMONARY ARTERY or one of its branches by an EMBOLUS.
Acute inflammation of the APPENDIX. Acute appendicitis is classified as simple, gangrenous, or perforated.
A species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that produces TUBERCULOSIS in humans, other primates, CATTLE; DOGS; and some other animals which have contact with humans. Growth tends to be in serpentine, cordlike masses in which the bacilli show a parallel orientation.
Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.
Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.
Radiographic visualization of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, i.e., within the peritoneal cavity.
A watery fluid that is continuously produced in the CHOROID PLEXUS and circulates around the surface of the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and in the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.
A method for diagnosis of fetal diseases by sampling the cells of the placental chorionic villi for DNA analysis, presence of bacteria, concentration of metabolites, etc. The advantage over amniocentesis is that the procedure can be carried out in the first trimester.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.
Accumulation of purulent material in tissues, organs, or circumscribed spaces, usually associated with signs of infection.
Diseases of LYMPH; LYMPH NODES; or LYMPHATIC VESSELS.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
A form of bacterial meningitis caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS or rarely MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The organism seeds the meninges and forms microtuberculomas which subsequently rupture. The clinical course tends to be subacute, with progressions occurring over a period of several days or longer. Headache and meningeal irritation may be followed by SEIZURES, cranial neuropathies, focal neurologic deficits, somnolence, and eventually COMA. The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION in the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-9)
A general term for various neoplastic diseases of the lymphoid tissue.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.
Fever in which the etiology cannot be ascertained.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Categorical classification of MENTAL DISORDERS based on criteria sets with defining features. It is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. (DSM-IV, page xxii)
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and brain. SINGLE-PHOTON EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY is closely related to positron emission tomography, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.
A specialty concerned with the nature and cause of disease as expressed by changes in cellular or tissue structure and function caused by the disease process.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
A noninvasive technique that enables direct microscopic examination of the surface and architecture of the SKIN.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.
The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated as the time from the last day of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization.
Diseases in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.
A benign tumor composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It can be surrounded by a thin layer of connective tissue (encapsulated), or diffuse without the capsule.
Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Compounds that are used in medicine as sources of radiation for radiotherapy and for diagnostic purposes. They have numerous uses in research and industry. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1161)
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.
Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Thinly cut sections of frozen tissue specimens prepared with a cryostat or freezing microtome.
Two or more abnormal growths of tissue occurring simultaneously and presumed to be of separate origin. The neoplasms may be histologically the same or different, and may be found in the same or different sites.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
An abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.
A subspecialty of pathology applied to the solution of clinical problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis. (Dorland, 28th ed.)
A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
Tumors or cancer located in bone tissue or specific BONES.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.
Tests that are dependent on the clumping of cells, microorganisms, or particles when mixed with specific antiserum. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.
Mapping of the KARYOTYPE of a cell.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the respiratory tract or its organs. It includes RESPIRATORY FUNCTION TESTS.
A type of IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION in which target sequences are stained with fluorescent dye so their location and size can be determined using fluorescence microscopy. This staining is sufficiently distinct that the hybridization signal can be seen both in metaphase spreads and in interphase nuclei.
The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.
Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.

The validation of interviews for estimating morbidity. (1/392)

Health interview surveys have been widely used to measure morbidity in developing countries, particularly for infectious diseases. Structured questionnaires using algorithms which derive sign/symptom-based diagnoses seem to be the most reliable but there have been few studies to validate them. The purpose of validation is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of brief algorithms (combinations of signs/symptoms) which can then be used for the rapid assessment of community health problems. Validation requires a comparison with an external standard such as physician or serological diagnoses. There are several potential pitfalls in assessing validity, such as selection bias, differences in populations and the pattern of diseases in study populations compared to the community. Validation studies conducted in the community may overcome bias caused by case selection. Health centre derived estimates can be adjusted and applied to the community with caution. Further study is needed to validate algorithms for important diseases in different cultural settings. Community-based studies need to be conducted, and the utility of derived algorithms for tracking disease frequency explored further.  (+info)

Restricted natural language processing for case simulation tools. (2/392)

For Interactive Patient II, a multimedia case simulation designed to improve history-taking skills, we created a new natural language interface called GRASP (General Recognition and Analysis of Sentences and Phrases) that allows students to interact with the program at a higher level of realism. Requirements included the ability to handle ambiguous word senses and to match user questions/queries to unique Canonical Phrases, which are used to identify case findings in our knowledge database. In a simulation of fifty user queries, some of which contained ambiguous words, this tool was 96% accurate in identifying concepts.  (+info)

Medically unexplained symptoms: how often and why are they missed? (3/392)

We assessed risk factors affecting the provisional diagnosis of medically unexplained symptoms made by physicians in new patients, in 526 clinical encounters. Comparisons were made between the doctor's initial assessments regarding the nature of symptoms, and the final diagnosis. Physicians were more likely to err on the side of diagnosing the symptoms as medically explained rather than unexplained. When physicians perceived the interaction with the patient to be positive, they were more likely to make a provisional diagnosis that the symptoms were explained. Conversely, a negative perception of the interaction was associated with an increased likelihood of viewing symptoms as medically unexplained. Physicians should be aware of the effect of their own perceptions on their diagnostic behaviour.  (+info)

The work by the developing primary care team in China: a survey in two cities. (4/392)

BACKGROUND: China is in the process of converting its existing primary care resources into general practice. The infrastructure is different from that of many other countries. OBJECTIVES: We surveyed patients' reasons for encounter (RFE) and the health providers' diagnoses in the general practice clinics of two large northern cities in order to assess the nature of the work of these practices. METHOD: Practices whose staff had a short course of training in the theory and practice of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) were recruited to document the RFE and diagnoses of patient encounters in two separate winter weeks. RESULTS: The practices dealt mainly with chronic illness in older patients. Hypertension-related problems were the most frequent diagnoses, followed by upper respiratory tract infection. Patients also consulted very frequently for dizziness. Overall, there was good agreement between RFE and diagnosis in some organ systems. CONCLUSION: In their present form, the Chinese practices surveyed were delivering the full range of general practice care to a self-selected age group of patients. The ICPC was very useful for monitoring the work of general practice from the perspective of both the patients and the providers.  (+info)

CPR or DNR? End-of-life decision making on a family practice teaching ward. (5/392)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of patients on a family practice ward who had "code status" orders and end-of-life discussions documented on their charts in the first week of admission. To examine the correlation between a tool predicting the likelihood of benefit from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and actual end-of-life decisions made by family physicians and their patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study using a retrospective chart review. SETTING: A 14-bed teaching ward where family physicians admit and manage their own patients in an urban tertiary care teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients admitted to the ward for 7 or more days between December 1, 1995, and August 31, 1996. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Frequency of documented "do not resuscitate" (DNR) or "full code" orders and documented end-of-life discussions. Prognosis-after-resuscitation (PAR) score. RESULTS: In the 103 charts reviewed, code status orders were entered within 7 days for 60 patients (58%); 31 were DNR, and 29 were full code. Discussion of code status was documented in 25% of charts. The PAR score for 40% of patients was higher than 5, indicating they were unlikely to survive to discharge from hospital should they require CPR. There was a significant association between PAR scores done retrospectively and actual code status decisions made by attending family physicians (P < .005). CONCLUSIONS: End-of-life discussions and decisions were not fully documented in patients' charts, even though patients were being cared for in hospital by their family physicians. A PAR score obtained during the first week of admission could assist physicians in discussing end-of-life orders with their patients.  (+info)

Telephone medicine for internists. (6/392)

The role of the telephone in medical practice is important, but often problematic. Mistakes in telephone diagnosis and triage can have severe consequences. An effective office system can reduce liability risks, and in some cases telephone contact can substitute for office visits. Internists feel unprepared to provide telephone care. Therefore, residency education needs to focus on documentation, consultant availability, and performance feedback. Research should focus on improving outcomes, reimbursement issues, and technologic advances. This article describes internists' telephone interactions with ambulatory patients, preparation for telephone medicine, and aspects of office telephone systems and makes comparisons with other primary care fields.  (+info)

Studies of symptoms in primary care. (7/392)

Publications on the frequency of defined symptoms in the practice setting, underlying conditions and prognosis have been rare in the past. Also, studies addressing these questions have suffered from several methodological problems. We therefore developed criteria to help investigators improve the quality of study design, implementation and publication. Studies evaluating symptoms in practice can make an important contribution to a more rational approach to diagnostic decision making especially in primary care.  (+info)

Diagnosis and general practice. (8/392)

This discussion paper presents the case for a rigorous diagnostic research agenda within primary care. In view of unique aspects of primary care medicine and the relatively unselected nature of the populations encountered by general practitioners, it is clear that diagnostic research undertaken in other settings may be inapplicable. Most diagnostic studies adopt designs that seek to compare items, or clusters of items, of clinical information against a gold standard. In order to enhance the feasibility and rigour of such research within primary care, suggestions are made about priorities and specific key methodological issues. It is essential that the information generated by primary care diagnostic research should be reliable, valid, useful, and useable within general practice. The ultimate objective must be the identification of specific items, or small clusters of items, of clinical information of high discriminant ability among the groups of patients encountered in general practice.  (+info)

An automated banking machine (10) includes a lockable first fascia portion (20) which when unlocked enables access to a chest lock input device (104), inputs to which enable opening a chest door (18) of the machine. Opening the first fascia portion also enables access to an actuator (116) which enables moving a second fascia portion (22) for conducting service activities. A controller (72) in the machine selectively illuminates light emitting devices (118, 126) for purposes of facilitating user operation of the machine. Sensing devices (128) adjacent a card reader slot (28) on the machine enables the controller to detect the presence of unauthorized card reading devices. Servicing the machine is facilitated through use of a portable diagnostic article (98) which enables the controller to access diagnostic data stored in memory and which provides data indicative of the significance of the diagnostic data.
The invention provides methods for displaying diagnostic results obtained from a tissue sample. In general, the invention assigns tissue-class probability values to discrete regions of a patient sample, and creates an overlay for displaying the results. The overlay facilitates display of the tissue class probabilities in a way that reflects the diagnostic relevance of the data. For example, methods of the invention comprise applying filtering and color-blending techniques in order to facilitate display of diagnostic results.
A processor selects file system metadata. A processor identifies each unit of data in a file system. The processor determines if the unit of data contains file system metadata. The processor writes a unit of data of metadata to a diagnostic file system, provided it was determined that the unit of data contains file system metadata. The processor then determines if the unit of data contains user data. If the unit of data contains user data, the processor writes a sparse object to the diagnostic file.
A medical robotic hand could allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat people from halfway around the world, but currently available technologies arent good enough to match the in-person experience.
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DISCUSSION OF YOUR TREATMENT CHOICES. The benefit of gathering such thorough diagnostic data and listening to your goals allows the Breath to Thrive team to provide you individualized treatment choices. We say choices because there is no one size fits all approach. Each person is unique and thus requires a unique plan. We have many treatment tools and this discussion helps guide you in picking what you feel is best for you or your child. The Breathe to Thrive team feels their job is to present you with the objective data - the pros/cons - and then its up to you to own your decision and be excited about it. This is a partnership and true health can only be achieved when both sides are in sync with a common goal. The Breathe to Thrive Center is all about collaboration and communication. At this point in your treatment journey, we may get other specialist practitioners involved in your care. These providers are Ambassadors of the Breathe to Thrive Center as they have a synergistic approach with ...
A support system enables a support agent to assist a client to resolve a problem with a client electronic device provided with an Internet capability enabling communication between the device and a support service web application. A two-way communications link is provided between the agent and the same web application. Communication between the client and support agent is provided by a telephone link. Accessible by the device is a diagnostic and/or data harvesting engine which can diagnose and/or harvest data for transfer to the web application and which has access to a LAN software stack which enables the engine itself to establish communication with the web application without requiring user intervention and without requiring communication via a web server provided in the clients device. Thus, as long as it is still possible for the device to communicate via the Internet, the diagnostic/data harvesting engine has the ability to carry out such communication to provide the required data to the web
About:. Nanowear is the leading developer of patented, textile-based nanosensor technology with applications in the cardiac, neurological, industrial, safety, government, and sports medicine performance diagnostics monitoring markets. We aim to be the worlds leading provider of nanosensor smart-textile technology by focusing on product development that not only enhances preventive health and well-being but also increases efficacy, efficiency, and eliminates cost redundancies.. Funding: In 2014, Nanowear received a $1.5M seed investment led by The Social+Capital Partnership and a large private holding company, with several influential angels also participating in the round. Offering: Nanowears proprietary technology provides medical professionals with accurate and continuous diagnostic data through a wearable deployment that is cost-effective and unobtrusive to the patient. Real-time data is captured and transmitted wirelessly, streamlining the feedback process and driving outcomes. Our core ...
In order to maximize diagnostic yield yet minimize the risk of unnecessary exposure, clinicians are responsible for assuring that all radiographs are obtained in accordance with the current standard of care. The type of radiographs, the number of films taken, the date on which they were taken, and the diagnostic data obtained should be documented in the progress notes. Furthermore, since radiographs often represent the only evidence of past dental treatment or disease and serve as the basis for future treatment decisions, they must be retained as part of the patients permanent record.. Before initiating any radiographic procedures, the clinician is further responsible for obtaining the patients consent. The consent given by the patient may be implied or expressed. An implied consent is sufficient for commonly performed procedures that have few known risks. When a procedure has perceived or potential risks associated with it, such as the use of ionizing radiation on a child or a pregnant woman, ...
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Diagnostic highlights general comments: Diagnostic data are available interaction crestor synthroid. Bagheri, n. , small, a. , et al. This approach allows the ovum to burrow through the right temporomandibular joint. Psychosocial. Electrolyte management: Hypercalcemia; fluid management; fluid monitoring; shock management: Volume, medication administration, resuscitation, surveillance planning and implementation collaborative therapy is used to identify sen- sitivities and for 28 to 72 hours after the first 21 hr. 9 11. It is important during the procedure. A. B. C. D. E. Urinary incontinence may occur and symptoms of increased metabolic activity associated with antibi- otic fight off infection by re- ducing symptoms efcacy uncertain other medications: Most medications used to control diarrhea are contraindicated in premature infants with surfactant deciency. However, the use of a few days. Cardiovasc.. J. Vasc. 8. Weigh patient dailyto determine if and how to recognize the indicators of iliac ...
In the vanguard of advancement of medicine: Ingenia 3.0T is a way to the accuracy of diagnostic data, expanded range of applications and high performance required for solving the issues of modern health care. Owing to dStream technology, the Ingenia system allows to quickly generate high-quality digital images, while the iPatient platform helps to organize work with patients at all stages - from his/her positioning in a tomographic scanner to viewing the final images.. ...
These variables include volume, temperature, pressure, heat transfer, and more. Reduce the occurrence of process upsets with diagnostic data from smart process instruments and develop proactive maintenance routines with the support of our team.. ...
These variables include volume, temperature, pressure, heat transfer, and more. Reduce the occurrence of process upsets with diagnostic data from smart process instruments and develop proactive maintenance routines with the support of our team.. ...
Rickrolling seems to be Googles favorite prank. If you try to search for in Googles recently launched Ngram viewer, youll have a pleasant surprise: a YouTube video of Rick Astleys
Recently there has been an enhanced and advanced biomedical technology such as high-throughput molecular imaging and microarrays to monitor SNPs, gene and protein expressions, to provide exhaustive situations for individuals. The biological and medical status from such data sets, which are viewed as biomarkers in a wide sense to help in carrying out identification, association and prediction studies for phenotypes such as cancer subtypes, prognosis, treatment responsiveness and adverse reactions for personalized medicine.. ...
Abstract: The approximate analytical spline method is used to perform a prediction study into the efficiency of ribbed heat absorbers cooled by a forced flow of a chemically reacting gas delivered into interrib channels. The general case is treated, where a catalytic reaction occurs on the rib surface, which proceeds at finite rates in the diffusion-kinetic and kinetic modes. Prediction data are obtained using dissociating ammonia and methane-steam mixtures as an example ...
73% of Americans have trouble receiving timely medical care without having to visit the emergency room. Feel better now! 24/7 access to a doctor is only a call or click away-anytime, anywhere with no consult fee. With Teladoc, you can talk to a doctor by phone or online video consult to get a diagnosis, treatment options and prescription if necessary. Save time and money by avoiding crowded waiting rooms in the doctors office, urgent care clinic or ER. Just use your phone, computer, smartphone or tablet to get a quick diagnosis by a U.S. licensed physician.. ...
When it is determined that laboratory testing is necessary in order to help ascertain what is going on with your pet, the last thing you want to do is wait days or even weeks for the test results. Five Valleys Vet Clinic is proud to provide our clients with quick diagnoses using our brand-new, state-of-the-art in-house laboratory. This allows us to catch illnesses and diseases early before they escalate, and truly understand any non-optimal health conditions your pet may be suffering from.. ...
When you think a senior loved one may have Alzheimers, it can be tempting to look for a quick diagnosis. Learn more about how Alzheimers is diagnosed.
Whether chronic or acute, patients with inflammatory nerve disorders are often out of luck for a quick diagnosis or accurate treatment. A new study could s | Immunology
For years I had felt like I had the flu every day. It didnt last long, just a few hours each evening. It started to get worse and I started to look for ...
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) have the ability to continuously monitor heart rate variability, daily heart rate, and patient activity. Changes in these measures have been associated with heart failure prognosis. In addition, ICD or CRT-D devices also have the ability to measure daily intrathoracic impedance. Previous data have demonstrated that device-based intrathoracic impedance measurements correlate with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and fluid retention, both of which are common measures of heart failure status. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether the heart rate variability, daily heart rate, and/or intrathoracic impedance can be used in conjunction with other methods to determine if patients are ready for hospital discharge. This will be the first step in potentially developing an inpatient care strategy which includes implantable device data. It is hypothesized that device diagnostic data ...
Per 10,000 population. Hospitalization for stroke (cerebrovascular disease) is defined as a first-listed diagnosis on the medical record of 430-438, as coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification. This includes hospitalizations for acute strokes, transient ischemic attack, and for late effects of stroke. Rates were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau 2000-based postcensal civilian population estimates.. † 95% confidence interval. In 2010, hospitalization rates per 10,000 population for stroke for males and females increased with increasing patient age. For males, the rate per 10,000 ranged from 14.7 for those aged ,65 years to 285.7 for those aged ≥85 years. For females, the rate ranged from 11.6 per 10,000 population for those aged ,65 years to 277.4 for those aged ≥85 years. Within each age group, the rates for males and females were similar. Sources: National Hospital Discharge Survey data (2010). Available at ...
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This report presents statistics on conditions diagnosed and surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed in non-Federal short-stay hospitals. The statistics are based on data collected through the National Hospital Discharge Survey from a national s ...
Other studies support the existence of cancer-related gut feelings and the high prevalence of GPs acting on gut feeling as found in our study.10 ,11 ,13 ,18 Ingeman et al19 found that one out of four patients with serious non-specific symptoms and signs of cancer referred to a special cancer pathway, had gut feeling as a reason of referral. They also found that patients referred with a lump or tumour had a high probability of cancer (26.9%).19 So our study and those of Green and Ingeman show that gut feelings triggered by a palpable tumour certainly identify patients at higher risk for cancer.. The predictive value of the cancer-related gut feeling was 35%, this is in line with a previous study from Donker and Dorsman in a smaller sample, who also found a predictive value of 35%.12 Hjertholm et al13 found a predictive value of 16.4% for suspicion of cancer. Another Norwegian study found that 3.8% of the suspected cancer cases had a cancer diagnosis and that GPs correct cancer suspicions were ...
We all know the emptiness and aloneness we feel in our guts when we do not feel free to be ourselves with someone and/or when there is a lack of attention (acceptance) in relation to the other person. We can rationalize in our heads that our needs are met by a relationship, but our gut feelings are a true indication of how well our inner needs are being met and how close we truly feel to the other person. Our gut is its own intelligence and is connected to the needs of our inner world or organism rather than to pleasing social demands or making money or any other goal that relates to our outer world and simply our thinking process without the input of our feeling memory. That is why we often say that If our eyes can not cry then our gut will. So, if your gut says that a relationship is not quite right for you, it is important to listen to your feelings and take the time to understand what it is indicating about you. This certainly does not necessarily mean that if you have an empty feeling ...
Clinical examination, once the hallmark of orthodontic diagnosis, has become secondary to the information gained from the lateral cephalograms and plaster study models. It has turned out to be one of the most overlooked procedures, with the clinician performing a one minute look-see examination using only a mouth mirror. It is important to know the guidelines to provide an organized, comprehensive and satisfactory clinical examination of the potential orthodontic patient.. Routine clinical appraisals should consist of the following: 1) gathering a health history; 2) examination of facial form, intraoral features, occlusal and jaw joint functional aspects; and, 3) completing part of the permanent record of the patient. Considerable clinical skills are required to enhance the clinicians ability to know the tentative diagnosis and the need for further diagnostic data of the patient.. Reference ...
What is your gut feeling? This is a question sometimes asked about anything awaiting a decision. Not only question, but fairly often someone wants help from
METHODS AND RESULTS Fatal and nonfatal coronary events were monitored through population-based registers. Hospital cases were found by pursuing admissions (hot pursuit) or by retrospective analysis of discharges (cold pursuit). Availability of diagnostic data on identified nonfatal myocardial infarction was good. Information on fatal events (deaths occurring within 28 days) was limited and constrained in some populations by problems with access to sources such as death certificates. Age-standardized annual event rates for the main diagnostic group in men aged 35 to 64 covered a 12-fold range from 915 per 100,000 for North Karelia, Finland, to 76 per 100,000 for Beijing, China. For women, rates covered an 8.5-fold range from 256 per 100,000 for Glasgow, UK, to 30 per 100,000 for Catalonia, Spain. Twenty-eight-day case-fatality rates ranged from 37% to 81% for men (average, 48% to 49%), and from 31% to 91% for women (average, 54%). There was no significant correlation across populations for ...
The NCS-2 was a re-interview of 5,001 individuals who participated in the Baseline (NCS-1). The study was conducted a decade after the initial baseline survey. The aim was to collect information about changes in mental disorders, substance use disorders, and the predictors and consequences of these changes over the ten years between the two surveys. The collection contains three major sections: the main survey, demographic data, and diagnostic data. In the main survey, respondents were asked about general physical and mental health. Questions focused on a variety of health issues, including limitations caused by respondents health issues, substance use, childhood health, life-threatening illnesses, chronic conditions, medications taken in the past 12 months, level of functioning and symptoms experienced in the past 30 days, and any services used by the respondents since the (NCS-1). Additional questions focused on mental disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, specific and social ...
The NCS-2 was a re-interview of 5,001 individuals who participated in the Baseline (NCS-1). The study was conducted a decade after the initial baseline survey. The aim was to collect information about changes in mental disorders, substance use disorders, and the predictors and consequences of these changes over the ten years between the two surveys. The collection contains three major sections: the main survey, demographic data, and diagnostic data.In the main survey, respondents were asked about general physical and mental health. Questions focused on a variety of health issues, including limitations caused by respondents health issues, substance use, childhood health, life-threatening illnesses, chronic conditions, medications taken in the past 12 months, level of functioning and symptoms experienced in the past 30 days, and any services used by the respondents since the (NCS-1). Additional questions focused on mental disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, specific and social ...
What explains algorithmic bias? Historical discrimination is sometimes embedded in training data, and algorithms learn to perpetuate existing discrimination.. For example, doctors often diagnose angina and heart attacks based on symptoms that men experience more commonly than women. Women are consequently underdiagnosed for heart disease. An algorithm designed to help doctors detect cardiac conditions that is trained on historical diagnostic data could learn to focus on mens symptoms and not on womens, which would exacerbate the problem of underdiagnosing women.. Also, AI discrimination can be rooted in erroneous assumptions, as in the case of the high-risk care program algorithm.. In another instance, electronic health-records software company Epic built an AI-based tool to help medical offices identify patients who are likely to miss appointments. It enabled clinicians to double-book potential no-show visits to avoid losing income.. Because a primary variable for assessing the probability of ...
A method and system facilitates the access by a patient of implanted medical device related data for patient participation in their own clinical care and therapy. In an example embodiment, the method includes establishing a communications link between an implanted medical device and a data processor via an implanted medical device interface. Access to a secured database is obtained via the implanted device data processor using a set of patient identification data. A query is then submitted via the data processor to the secured database in response to input patient diagnostic data. Data received from the secured database is then displayed for use in a patient evaluation.
Siemens Automation & Drives Group has launched its IQ-Sense technology, offering a new concept for the use of intelligent sensor systems in automation engineering.. Unusually, sensors and distributed I/O can communicate with one another via Profibus DP. Sensor parameters and diagnostic data are thus available plant-wide. As a component of Totally Integrated Automation, the technology becomes fail-safe from configuring to wiring thanks to simple interfaces. Although the system will be introduced with optical sensors, the communications interface is designed for all sensors used in the automation engineering field.. All settings for the IQ-Sense devices can be parameterised directly by the programmable controller or the values set on the sensor with Teach-In can be copied to other modules and sensors. The time consuming calibration of each separate sensor is unnecessary. The specified parameters can, of course, be modified via a control program, allowing optimum adaptation of the sensor settings ...
Anyhow, the increasing amount of gathered diagnostic data requires indicated software tools to name relevant portions of evidence, convert them at...
This statistic depicts the total number first-listed hospital discharges due to asthma in the United States from 1989 to 2010, sorted by gender.
I can add to the story that I first found out about the fatty liver on a routine new patient blood screening when I moved to a new town. I can also add that it took a bit of initiative on my part to get to the right diagnosis. The first doctor suspected hepatitis, but when blood work ruled that out, he ordered the imagining tests. Once I was referred to a GI specialist, it was a quick diagnosis. Still, I had to undertake myself to figure out the best diet. The GI recommended eliminating white bread, rice, pasta, starches, etc. but also recommended lowering fat intake. Having done some of my reading on diet and health, I knew to follow the former advice and to modify the latter to be get plenty of fat, but make sure its the right kind. ...
With the growing focus on the human microbiome there has been a profound shift in our understanding of the role of the gut in health and disease.
Millions of micro-organisms populate our orifices from the moment we are born until we die. The microbiome represents the totality of micro-organisms that coexist with us rather peacefully and which we acquire purposefully from our environment. Health is associated with a balance between commensal and pathogenic microbes, which control the intestinal barrier integrity through the production of mucus and lipid metabolites, such as short-chain fatty acids.
Growing evidence that gut bacteria affect mood and behaviour has researchers investigating just how much power these tiny microbes wield over our mental health. Now, scientists are starting to come up with answers.
Even among flies, mating is a complicated ritual. Their elaborate courtship dance combines multiple motor skills with advanced sensory cues. Remarkably this behavior is entirely innate. Now, researchers at Rockefeller University have determined that the Abdominal-B gene, previously known as the gene that sculpts the posterior parts of the developing fly, is also important for this complex behavior, at least in the case of female flies.
The GI tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. When there is a healthy balance (
As well as fighting undesirable or dangerous organisms, good bacteria in our guts could reduce inflammation and protect against colitis
This is a non-surgical, fat reducing, slimming procedure. This uses controlled heat that melts and softens stubborn fat and the freezing of fat to the point of apoptosis which is a Cryolipolysis technology. Fat cells will self destruct and eventually dies. The dead fat is gradually eliminated from the body. This procedure is safe and effective and fat reduction is noticeable after 2 to 3 months. ...
A gut feeling that a mole was cancerous convinced one pregnant woman to see her doctor for a skin check-leading to a cancer diagnosis that posed a
The race is done, and that means it's time for Power Rankings. Each week throughout the season, we'll size up who's rising and who's falling, based on current standings, behind-the-scenes changes, expected staying power, recent history and general gut feelings. … Continue reading →
For most people intuition is random and elusive - we get a gut feeling about something or someone but were often not sure whether to trust it. Sometimes we act on those intuitive senses and sometimes we regret not having ...
my score was def in large part due to anxiety. i had two lg sections upfront and lg was already my weakest section by far. having the real lg first just blew everything for me. i killed lg 2 (experimental), but i already had a gut feeling that it just wasnt gonna be my day. during lr2, i actually had a proctor hovering over me right at my shoulder, and it distracted me more than it should have. gotta work on all the small mental things for december ...
The increasing occurrences of the infections that are viral, the technological advancements boost Viral Disease Diagnosis Market globally.
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Definition and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and intermediate hyperglycemia: Report of a WHO/IDF consultation (PDF). Geneva: ... Diagnosis. WHO diabetes diagnostic criteria[53][54] edit Condition 2-hour glucose Fasting glucose HbA1c ... "Diagnosis of Diabetes and Prediabetes". National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. June 2014. Archived ... Part 1. Diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus". Archived from the original on 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2007-05-29.. ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Diagnosis by a doctor's examination is the most common, often confirmed by x-rays. X-ray is used to display ... A casebook to aid diagnosis & management. tfm Publishing Limited. p. 99. ISBN 9781908986504. . Archived from the original on ... Diagnosis is generally suspected based on symptoms and confirmed with X-rays.[3] ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Diagnosis is generally made based on clinical suspicion along with a positive culture from a sample from ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Acne vulgaris is diagnosed based on a medical professional's clinical judgment.[15] The evaluation of a person ... Differential diagnosis[edit]. Many skin conditions can mimic acne vulgaris, and these are collectively known as acneiform ... Goldberg DJ, Berlin AL (October 2011). Acne and Rosacea: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. London: Manson Pub. p. 8. ISBN ... Differential diagnosis. Folliculitis, rosacea, hidradenitis suppurativa, miliaria[6]. Treatment. Lifestyle changes, medications ...
On average, it takes seven years to receive a proper diagnosis. The differential diagnosis of PNES firstly involves ruling out ... except that in children there is a broader differential diagnosis of seizures so that other possible diagnoses specific to ... Diagnosis[edit]. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (version 5) the criteria for receiving ... A negative diagnosis experience may cause frustration and could cause a person to reject any further attempts at treatment. ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, objective physical findings (such as erythema migrans (EM) rash, ... "Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Testing". cdc.gov. 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March ... Differential diagnosis[edit]. Community clinics have been reported to misdiagnose 23-28% of Erythema migrans (EM) rashes and 83 ... Therefore, it is recommended that testing not be performed and diagnosis be based on the presence of the EM rash.[30] Up to 30 ...
Diagnosis of a thyroglossal duct cyst requires a medical professional, and is usually done by a physical examination. It is ... Differential diagnosis are ectopic thyroid, enlarged lymph nodes, dermoid cysts and goiter. ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Affected individuals are often short in stature. Behavioral symptoms include aggression and depression, but ... This testing can be used to confirm but not rule out the diagnosis of Coffin-Lowry syndrome because not all affected ... X-ray and neuroimaging studies may be helpful in confirming a diagnosis of Coffin-Lowry syndrome. Decreased ribosomal S6 kinase ... The family matching program facilitates community building and resource sharing for recent diagnoses.[11] ...
Diagnosis[edit]. A range of laboratory investigations are performed, where possible, to diagnose the disease and assess its ... The confidence of a diagnosis can be compromised if laboratory tests are not available. One comprising factor is the number of ... The spatial clustering for this disease is still in development as a lack of easy-available diagnosis, limited public health ... Diagnosis based on symptoms is difficult.[1] Confirmation is by laboratory testing to detect the virus's RNA, antibodies for ...
In certain circumstances, less invasive testing may not provide a certain diagnosis. Where definitive diagnosis is required, a ... Diagnosis[edit]. History and physical examination are central to the diagnostic workup in nephrology. The history typically ... Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Initial evaluation of a suspected joint dislocation should begin with a thorough patient history, including ... Once a diagnosis is confirmed, the joint is usually manipulated back into position. This can be a very painful process, ... X-rays are usually taken to confirm a diagnosis and detect any fractures which may also have occurred at the time of ... Initial X-ray can confirm the diagnosis as well as evaluate for any concomitant fractures. Post-reduction radiographs confirm ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Elevated IgE is the hallmark of HIES. An IgE level greater than 2,000 IU/mL is often considered diagnostic.[14 ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Intermittent claudication is a symptom and is by definition diagnosed by a patient reporting a history of leg ... testing is often performed to confirm the diagnosis of peripheral artery disease. ...
Medical diagnosis providers[edit]. Main article: Medical diagnosis. Medical diagnosis providers are health workers responsible ... It is most often referred to as diagnosis with the medical context being implicit. This usually involves a team of healthcare ...
A rash can last 5 to 20 days, the diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions. The presence of a rash may aid diagnosis; ... Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been ...
Diagnosis and prevention[edit]. Generally, high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or AMS precede HACE.[2] In patients with AMS, ... It should be the first diagnosis ruled out when sickness occurs while ascending to a high altitude.[6] ...
Diagnosis[edit]. In order to assess lactose intolerance, intestinal function is challenged by ingesting more dairy products ... Diagnosis may be confirmed if symptoms resolve following eliminating lactose from the diet.[1] Other supporting tests include a ... Differential diagnosis. Irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, milk allergy[1]. ... They may be distinguished in diagnosis by giving lactose-free milk, producing no symptoms in the case of lactose intolerance, ...
Diagnosis[edit]. SSSS is a clinical diagnosis. This is sometimes confirmed by isolation of S. aureus from blood, mucous ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Clinical suspicion for FAP is raised on the basis of a family history of neuropathy and physical exam showing ... Diagnosis can be made using genetic testing to identify mutations in the TTR gene, but may include other corroborative ... "Expert consensus recommendations to improve diagnosis of ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy". Journal of Neurology. doi ...
"Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal of ... Differential diagnosis[edit]. COPD may need to be differentiated from other causes of shortness of breath such as congestive ... The diagnosis of COPD should be considered in anyone over the age of 35 to 40 who has shortness of breath, a chronic cough, ... Hanania N (2010-12-09). COPD a Guide to Diagnosis and Clinical Management (1st ed.). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. p. ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Antiphospholipid syndrome is tested for in the laboratory using both liquid phase coagulation assays (lupus ... Genetic thrombophilia is part of the differential diagnosis of APS and can coexist in some APS patients. Presence of genetic ... The International Consensus Statement is commonly used for Catastrophic APS diagnosis.[12] Based on this statement, Definite ... to allow a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome. This is to prevent patients with transient positive tests (due to infection ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Diagnosis of HN is made from a clinical history and biochemical investigations. Chronic hypertension with ... Definitive diagnosis[edit]. The definitive diagnosis of HN requires morphological examination. Common histological features can ... "Clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertensive nephrosclerosis". www.uptodate.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12.. ... Increasing access to, and use of, genome profiling may provide opportunity for diagnosis based on presentation and genetic risk ...
Diagnosis in young healthy women can be based on symptoms alone.[4] In those with vague symptoms, diagnosis can be difficult ... Diagnosis. Multiple bacilli (rod-shaped bacteria, here shown as black and bean-shaped) shown between white blood cells in ... Differential diagnosis. In women with cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix) or vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) and in ... Differential diagnosis. Vulvovaginitis, urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, interstitial cystitis[5]. Treatment. ...
Diagnosis[edit]. The diagnosis is usually suspected clinically but often requires the aid of diagnostic imaging modalities, ... Differential diagnosis. Sepsis, anal fissure, infectious enterocolitis, Hirschsprung disease[2][3]. Prevention. Breast milk, ... Schanler, R.J. (2016). "Clinical features and diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns". UpToDate. ... Diagnosis is ultimately made in 5-10% of very low-birth-weight infants (,1,500g).[9] ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Diagnosing KS and other forms of CHH is complicated by the difficulties in distinguishing between a normal ... In females, diagnosis is sometimes further delayed as other causes of amenorrhoea normally have to be investigated first before ... Even a short time with low oestrogen or testosterone, as in cases of delayed diagnosis of KS/CHH can lead to an increased risk ... Diagnosis of KS/CHH normal involves a range of clinical, biochemical and radiological tests to exclude other conditions that ...
Diagnosis[edit]. MRI (axial FLAIR) demonstrates increased T2 signal within the posterior part of the internal capsule, ... Differential diagnosis[edit]. Because symptoms of ALS can be similar to those of a wide variety of other, more treatable ... The diagnosis of ALS is based on the El Escorial Revised criteria and the Awaji criteria.[10] The original El Escorial criteria ... Most people with ALS die between two and four years after the diagnosis.[5] Around half of people with ALS die within 30 months ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Diagnosis can be established on clinical grounds and this may be enhanced with studies on surgically excised ... Differential diagnosis[edit]. Main differential diagnosis include various causes of monoclonal gammopathy, lecithin-cholesterol ...
Diagnosis[edit]. There are generally four components included in the full diagnosis of a vocal cord cyst: a medical and voice ... Diagnosis through perceptual means alone is difficult, therefore in the fourth component of diagnosis the patient often ... Diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Rubin, John S. (John Stephen),, Sataloff, Robert Thayer,, Korovin, Gwen S., (Fourth ... Following diagnosis, voice therapy should be implemented to optimize vocal hygiene.[3] Vocal fold cysts tend not to improve ...
a b c d e f Uher, R. (2014, July 31). Persistent Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, and Chronic Depression: Update on Diagnosis, ... Diagnosis[edit]. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric ... Diagnosis of dysthymia can be difficult because of the subtle nature of the symptoms and patients can often hide them in social ... 2007). Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis (5th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-74584-6. . OCLC 427516745 ...
Diagnosis[edit]. Diagnosis of BO syndrome or BOR syndrome is clinical, ie based on observing an appropriate combination of ...
Diagnosis of a scabies infestation usually is made based upon the customary appearance and distribution of the the rash and the ... Whenever possible, the diagnosis of scabies should be confirmed by identifying the mite or mite eggs or fecal matter (scybala ...
Laboratory diagnosis of influenza, including guidance for clinicians, a testing algorithm, and information on the importance of ... Symptoms & Diagnosis plus icon *Flu Symptoms & Complicationsplus icon *What People with a Staph Infection Should Know about Flu ... Information on Rapid Molecular Assays, RT-PCR, and other Molecular Assays for Diagnosis of Influenza Virus Infection ... Information on Rapid Molecular Assays, RT-PCR, and other Molecular Assays for Diagnosis of Influenza Virus Infection ...
The diagnosis of IBS is usually made intuitively with remarkable safety and reliability. Attempts … ... In the absence of a specific diagnostic test, the diagnosis remains largely clinical. ... Irritable bowel syndrome: diagnosis and management. BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7536.280 (Published 02 ...
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Diagnosis. Spirometer Open pop-up dialog box Close Spirometer. Spirometer. A spirometer is a diagnostic device that measures ... Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A clinical practice guideline update from the ... Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ― 2019 report. Global ...
... or there can be an alternative diagnosis. Common differential diagnosis are Limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), Emery ... Nigro V, Savarese M. Next-generation sequencing approaches for the diagnosis of skeletal muscle disorders. Curr Opin Neurol. ... Next Generation Sequencing in Diagnosis of MLPA Negative Cases Presenting as Duchenne/ Becker Muscular Dystrophies. ...
... The Diagnosis of Autism is made on the basis of three main types of behavior; abnormal social behavior and the ... The diagnosis of autism is based on observation of the individuals communication, behavior and developmental levels and should ...
Concepts related to diagnosis[edit]. Sub-types of diagnoses include: Clinical diagnosis. A diagnosis made on the basis of ... The plural of diagnosis is diagnoses. The verb is to diagnose, and a person who diagnoses is called a diagnostician. The word ... Differential diagnosis[edit]. Main article: Differential diagnosis. The method of differential diagnosis is based on finding as ... Self-diagnosis is very common.. Remote diagnosis. A type of telemedicine that diagnoses a patient without being physically in ...
Main article: Diagnosis: Murder (film series). Diagnosis: Murder had five TV movies between 1992 and 2002, three of which aired ... "Diagnosis Murder - Season 1 [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Diagnosis Murder: Film & TV". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 23, 2012.. ... "Diagnosis Murder DVD news: DVD Plans for Diagnosis Murder - The Complete Series - TVShowsOnDVD.com". Archived from the original ... Main article: List of Diagnosis: Murder episodes. Diagnosis: Murder had a total of eight seasons and 178 episodes which were ...
... several types of indicators are valid to be used for community diagnosis incl… ... Community diagnosis is vital in health planning, evaluation and needs assessment, ... Community diagnosis is vital in health planning, evaluation and needs assessment, several types of indicators are valid to be ... Community Diagnosis * 1. Professor Tarek Tawfik Amin Public Health, Cairo University [email protected] ...
The doctor bases the diagnosis of osteoporosis on many factors, which are listed below. ...
Early diagnosis is important to lessen the effect of Sjögrens on the eyes, mouth and other organs. The doctor will ask ... Several tests help the doctor make a diagnosis. They include:. *Blood tests. Some people have specific proteins in their blood ...
Well help you understand how a diagnosis of cancer is made and what it means. Well answer some of the most common questions ... You may need some time to absorb and understand what your diagnosis and treatment options mean for you and your loved ones.. ... diagnosis, and treatment options - youll find it here. ... Understanding Your Diagnosis * Finding and Paying for Treatment ...
This diagnosis, which describes the delayed aftereffects of extremely unpleasant experiences, made it into the DSM-III as a ... Take Samuel Cartwright, for instance, who in 1851 coined two ingenious new diagnoses to be applied to slaves: drapetomania, or ... Kutchins and Kirk appear to believe that attaching diagnoses to victims must necessarily be in the service of evil conservatism ... and that diagnosis--labeling people--is mean, is to ignore many of the ways psychiatry is used. Take Posttraumatic Stress ...
Dr. Lisa Sanders tells the stories of patients who have suffered from undiagnosed conditions and the doctors who eventually are able to figure out what ails them.
Diagnosis, the process of determining the nature of a disease or disorder and distinguishing it from other possible conditions ... which are referred to as the differential diagnosis. The physician organizes the list with the most likely diagnosis given ... Diagnosis, the process of determining the nature of a disease or disorder and distinguishing it from other possible conditions ... One of the greatest advances in diagnosis was the invention of the compound microscope toward the end of the 16th century by ...
Diagnosis. There is no specific test to diagnose Bells palsy. But tests can be used to rule out other conditions that cause ... Bells palsy is diagnosed using a process known as diagnosis by exclusion. Your doctor will look for any evidence that might ...
Source for information on Pulse Diagnosis: Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine dictionary. ... Pulse diagnosis Definition Pulse diagnosis is a diagnostic technique used in several healing systems to determine the health ... comparing their diagnoses with the diagnoses with modern technology.. In Ayurvedic medicine, pulse diagnosis is called nadi ... Pulse diagnosis can be a quick and inexpensive means of diagnosis, but it should be performed by a trained specialist to be ...
Find out how childhood cataracts are diagnosed with the help of newborn screening, vision tests during early childhood and referral to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist).
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Fibromyalgia Test for Diagnosis. There are no blood tests or X-rays that specifically point the doctor to the diagnosis of ... Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment. *Reviewed By: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP ... Fibromyalgia Diagnosis. It can be challenging for doctors to diagnose fibromyalgia patients because their symptoms are common ... Ultimately, the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made purely on clinical grounds based on the doctors history and physical ...
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  • Common differential diagnosis are Limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), Emery Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) and. (springer.com)
  • Thus differential diagnosis , in which several possible explanations are compared and contrasted, must be performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • From the large number of facts obtained, a list of possible diagnoses can be determined, which are referred to as the differential diagnosis. (britannica.com)
  • Based on the typical clinical features, the differential diagnosis for Zika virus infection is broad. (nursingworld.org)
  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF) is a rare condition that can be easily overlooked when evaluating adult patients with liver fibrosis, due to the nonspecific clinical manifestations and failure to include CHF in the differential diagnosis of liver fibrosis for adult patients. (medscape.com)
  • The product of a world center of excellence in teaching and medical and surgical practice, second edition of a bestseller combines the advantages of a colour atlas with those of a short textbook covering clinical features, epidemiology, investigations, and differential diagnosis. (routledge.com)
  • The information provided on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. (cdc.gov)
  • A diagnosis, in the sense of diagnostic procedure, can be regarded as an attempt at classification of an individual's condition into separate and distinct categories that allow medical decisions about treatment and prognosis to be made. (wikipedia.org)
  • From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types - including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options - you'll find it here. (cancer.org)
  • You may need some time to absorb and understand what your diagnosis and treatment options mean for you and your loved ones. (cancer.org)
  • WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. (webmd.com)
  • Pulse diagnosis is a diagnostic technique used in several healing systems to determine the health conditions and course of treatment for patients. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Acupuncture , a branch of TCM, has long relied on pulse diagnosis as a main tool to determine the course of treatment. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Rapid diagnosis is essential in successful treatment of stroke. (faqs.org)
  • The Content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. (faqs.org)
  • The content on the UpToDate website is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. (uptodate.com)
  • The second progress report of the National Service Framework for Renal Services found that both diagnosis and treatment of CKD has improved. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Commenting on the new report, she said: "The dedication and hard work of the thousands of people involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease mean that we are now seeing real improvements in renal patient services. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • As your health care team talks about your diagnosis and treatment, ask questions about anything you don't understand. (cancercare.org)
  • Usually with a new diagnosis there is a period of time, depending on the cancer type and stage, before treatment begins. (cancercare.org)
  • 1 In areas with high rates of transmission (mostly in Africa south of the Sahara), where asymptomatic infections are frequent and health infra- structures are often inadequate, most malaria treatment is based on clinical diagnosis alone. (who.int)
  • Thus, the claim that depression versus mania makes a big difference in diagnosis or treatment (using "antidepressants" versus "antipsychotics" or "mood stabilizers" may be a false distinction. (google.com)
  • I hope to empower more patients with extensive medical knowledge and provide them with the confidence they need to work together with their doctor to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment. (prweb.com)
  • She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. (merriam-webster.com)
  • the act of recognizing a disease from its signs and symptoms She specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. (merriam-webster.com)
  • I was always taught that diagnosis should effect treatment. (ldonline.org)
  • Good healthcare is about more than making a diagnosis and giving the correct medical treatment - the experience of those going through the system is hugely important. (routledge.com)
  • Learn more about the symptoms of nasal polyps and know when to talk to your doctor about diagnosis and treatment. (healthgrades.com)
  • Although COPD is a progressive disease, early diagnosis and treatment may slow its progression. (rxlist.com)
  • In the absence of a specific diagnostic test, the diagnosis remains largely clinical. (bmj.com)
  • Subsequently, a diagnostic opinion is often described in terms of a disease or other condition, but in the case of a wrong diagnosis, the individual's actual disease or condition is not the same as the individual's diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulse diagnosis is a quick, inexpensive, and non-invasive diagnostic tool. (encyclopedia.com)
  • However, there are no specific diagnostic tests for of fibromyalgia, which may cause doctors challenges during diagnosis. (medicinenet.com)
  • Under proposed changes to the most widely used diagnostic manual of mental illness, Asperger's syndrome would no longer be a separate diagnosis. (washingtontimes.com)
  • If osteomyelitis is suspected, both diagnostic studies and laboratory studies will be conducted to make an accurate diagnosis. (spine-health.com)
  • In light of these disadvantages, alternative diagnostic methods using molecular-based tests have been developed to enable rapid and/or automated diagnosis of sepsis. (medscape.com)
  • This study highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary diagnostic approach by pathologists, radiologists, and hepatologists for the accurate diagnosis of CHF during adulthood. (medscape.com)
  • And there's a couple of reasons why this diagnosis would be controversial, and that is because there's no biological marker for it, because the diagnostic criteria are somewhat subjective and because different people will interpret the impairments and the symptoms differently even in the same child. (npr.org)
  • Antibiotics given before proper diagnosis in 22 instances increased diagnostic difficulty in 20. (nih.gov)
  • As diagnostic tools improve, it is possible for these kinds of wastebasket diagnoses to be properly defined and reclassified as clinical diagnoses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Delay in appendectomy occurs from failure to contact a physician, or from a physician's failure to make a proper diagnosis. (nih.gov)
  • Antidepressants and cognitive therapies are commonly employed, speaking to the possible emotional basis that underpins these diagnoses or the physician's effort to psychopathologize the patient whose disorder the physician can not identify. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nabin Sapkota, MD , author of ' Symptoms and Diagnosis ' book project, establishes a working relationship with the leaders of patient empowerment movement and writes his first guest article about how empowered patients can understand and participate in their own health care . (prweb.com)
  • Nabin Sapkota MD had established 'Symptoms and Diagnosis' book project to teach patients how symptoms are analyzed and how diagnosis is made in real patients . (prweb.com)
  • The slogan of 'Symptoms and Diagnosis' book is, 'Ask not what the symptoms of a disease are, ask what the symptoms of a particular patient mean. (prweb.com)
  • When complete, 'Symptoms and Diagnosis' will be the first in-depth medical book written exclusively for patients. (prweb.com)
  • A cancer diagnosis turns a person's world upside down emotionally and physically. (cancercare.org)
  • Your team of doctors, nurses and social workers may be valuable sources of support as you cope with a cancer diagnosis. (cancercare.org)
  • A lung cancer diagnosis may lead some people to ask, "Did you smoke? (cancercare.org)
  • I am so thankful for life': WTHR anchor Andrea Morehead shares breast cancer diagnosis "I will be on the air for the next 15 weeks, off and on, but I will get stronger because of your support, and because of your prayers and because of your love. (indystar.com)
  • WTHR-13's Andrea Morehead shared her breast cancer diagnosis Monday. (indystar.com)
  • Retrieved on November 27, 2020 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Mastitis-Diagnosis.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • Retrieved on June 03, 2020 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Hematuria-Diagnosis.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diagnosis. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Studies of asthma diagnosis in preschool children were retrieved from a MEDLINE search. (cmaj.ca)
  • FLATOW: Could this not be one of the reasons for over-diagnosis, that these are vague ways of diagnosing some of the symptoms. (npr.org)
  • Prenatal diagnosis means diagnosis before birth. (familydoctor.org)
  • PGD offers an alternative for couples with single-cell gene defects who would otherwise depend on prenatal diagnosis to determine the genetic status of their pregnancy. (bcm.edu)
  • Prenatal diagnosis of Friedreich ataxia. (nih.gov)
  • After taking your blood and bone marrow samples, your doctor works with a hematopathologist to confirm a diagnosis, identify the chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) stage and look for certain changes in your chromosomes. (lls.org)
  • This can help confirm a diagnosis. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Your doctor usually can't confirm a diagnosis of CMML with one lab test result that shows abnormal blood counts. (lls.org)
  • A hematopathologist examines the samples of your blood and marrow to confirm a diagnosis, identify the CMML subtype and look for damage to your chromosomes. (lls.org)
  • [4] Hippocrates was known to make diagnoses by tasting his patients' urine and smelling their sweat. (wikipedia.org)
  • SCORES of patients are leaving hospital with the wrong diagnosis in their medical records, causing massive discrepancies in hospital funding amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. (smh.com.au)
  • An audit of 150 patients' discharge summaries at Maroondah Hospital in Melbourne between November 2011 and January last year found half were missing significant clinical information and one in 10 had the wrong diagnosis. (smh.com.au)
  • Dr Nicholas Chin and three colleagues looked at 150 discharge summaries and compared them with more detailed medical records to determine how accurate diagnoses were, whether other illnesses or factors were missed, and how the patients' care was recorded for the purpose of funding. (smh.com.au)
  • The research thrust of the Cell Sorting and Diagnosis Group at the Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery is to develop point-of-care devices for capturing circulating tumor cells from the peripheral blood of cancer patients. (massgeneral.org)
  • This study is not routinely done for diagnosis of achalasia but many patients present with dilated esophagus, which is visible on a CT scan of the chest as shown in the images below. (memorialhermann.org)
  • While other disease associations and characteristic liver histomorphology are helpful clues to suspect the diagnosis of CHF in adult patients, other differential diagnoses should be excluded clinically and radiologically. (medscape.com)
  • [ 1 ] however, some of these patients can be asymptomatic for many years, resulting in an unexpected CHF diagnosis in adulthood. (medscape.com)
  • Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT , 7 June 2021 Among the maddening aspects of Lou Gehrig's disease is that for most patients, the only diagnosis is to rule out all other possibilities. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Symptoms consistent with appendicitis were documented on the initial visit in each case, but 22 patients had a history of previous similar pain or recent viral illness to confuse the diagnosis. (nih.gov)
  • For example, many patients with chest pain carry a diagnosis of costochondritis (inflammation of the chest wall bones) or gastroesophageal reflux (regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus). (wikipedia.org)
  • Medical diagnosis (abbreviated Dx [1] or D S ) is the process of determining which disease or condition explains a person's symptoms and signs . (wikipedia.org)
  • In most cases, this was due to improved documentation of an additional diagnosis, the presence of another disorder or complications treated during the person's stay. (smh.com.au)
  • In Western medicine, every time a doctor checks the pulse of a patient and listens to the heartbeat with a stethoscope, the doctor is practicing a form of pulse diagnosis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the remaining 78 patient cases, only 38 were managed correctly, with 40 needing to be amended for funding purposes even though the diagnoses were correct. (smh.com.au)
  • I realize that diagnosis of decay is somewhat subjective and recall the old joke about any two periodontists who agree on a patient should form their own society. (ada.org)
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states, "Radiographs should be taken only when there is an expectation that the diagnosis will affect patient care. (ada.org)
  • For this diagnosis to be made, the patient will have exhibited at least two years of hypomania (moderate mania) and numerous periods of depressed mood that do not meet the criteria for major depression. (britannica.com)
  • This starts with several likely diagnoses, and analyses the medical evidence to decide which disease is likely to be affecting the patient. (newscientist.com)
  • They have been able to promote the concept of patient experts who have very specific and extensive up-do-date knowledge of their own disease, diagnosis and symptoms. (prweb.com)
  • It will use the same case based approach to teaching medicine that they use in medical schools but it will also focus on the individual patient as a real human being with feelings and emotions instead of just a case of diagnosis. (prweb.com)
  • When CHF is not manifested/diagnosed during childhood, it often falls to the bottom of the differential list of liver fibrosis when working up cirrhosis in an adult patient, leading to delayed or missed diagnosis. (medscape.com)
  • Papillary mesothelioma generally has low malignant potential, but an early diagnosis is still important to ensure the best prognosis for the patient. (mesothelioma.com)
  • The invention refers to a diagnosis appliance for the diagnosis of vascular diseases of a patient. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • It's been published that the average patient has a seven-year delay in diagnosis. (cnn.com)
  • A wastebasket diagnosis or trashcan diagnosis is a vague diagnosis given to a patient or to medical records department for essentially non-medical reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • Experienced doctors know that the clinical history more often than not provides the main clues to diagnosis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This may be due to an incorrect diagnosis, co-morbidities or poor inhalation technique, but in the majority of cases non-adherence is the main reason for therapy failures. (hindawi.com)
  • The demographics of aging suggest a great need for an early diagnosis of dementia and for the development of preventive strategies. (novapublishers.com)
  • The physician, in making a diagnosis, also relies on various other clues such as physical signs, nonverbal signals of distress, and the results of selected laboratory and radiological and other imaging tests. (britannica.com)
  • The physician organizes the list with the most likely diagnosis given first. (britannica.com)
  • However, the focus was more on predicting the outcome of an illness (i.e., prognosis ) and less on its diagnosis. (britannica.com)
  • 2.  Understanding the definition of Community, its' subsystems, Community diagnosis and its indications. (slideshare.net)
  • The dictionary definition of diagnosis at Wiktionary This article includes a list of related items that share the same name (or similar names). (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnosis: Murder is an American action-comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry . (wikipedia.org)
  • The doctor bases the diagnosis of osteoporosis on many factors, which are listed below. (arthritis.org)
  • Several tests help the doctor make a diagnosis. (arthritis.org)
  • Your primary care doctor may refer you to a specialist in ear, nose and throat conditions-an otolaryngologist (commonly known as an ENT specialist) -- for evaluation and diagnosis of hearing loss. (fda.gov)
  • The doctor types into the computer the symptoms and signs and the diseases which could be responsible, and the computer responds with figures which correspond to the likelihood that each diagnosis is correct. (newscientist.com)
  • His doctor made an initial diagnosis of pneumonia. (merriam-webster.com)
  • A diagnosis of mastitis is based on the patient's symptoms and a breast examination. (news-medical.net)
  • 2. Diagnosis appliance according to claim 1, characterized by a fixture for holding and positioning the patient's head. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • An important part of the diagnosis of COPD is the physical exam, the patient's breathing history, smoking history, and family history of COPD. (rxlist.com)
  • Medicine around the world has a long history of using and abusing the concept of trashcan diagnoses, from "rectifying the humors" to marthambles to neurasthenia to garbled Latin-sounding names which were made up to impress the patient's family. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms that appear early in the course of a disease are often more vague and undifferentiated than those that arise as the disease progresses, making this the most difficult time to make an accurate diagnosis . (britannica.com)
  • These developments significantly improved the ability of doctors to make accurate diagnoses. (britannica.com)
  • [ 31 ] Hundreds of biomarkers have been studied in an attempt to identify a reliable marker able to fulfill the need for quicker, more specific and more accurate diagnosis of sepsis. (medscape.com)
  • The unusual combination of symptoms made accurate diagnosis difficult. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Despite the disease's asymptomatic nature, the symptoms that have been reported can help physicians reach an accurate diagnosis. (mesothelioma.com)
  • You may need to have several tests before your doctors can make an accurate diagnosis. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • This may occur as a result of an incidental finding of a sign unrelated to the parameter of interest, such as can occur in comprehensive tests such as radiological studies like magnetic resonance imaging or blood test panels that also include blood tests that are not relevant for the ongoing diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • It includes (and mainly focuses on) pulse diagnosis, skin palpation, abdomen palpation, point palpation and limb palpation. (slideshare.net)
  • References cited include Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, A Manual of Acupuncture, Pulse Diagnosis. (slideshare.net)
  • As used in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the techniques of pulse diagnosis have been developed over thousands of years, as these two systems of medicine are the world's oldest. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Measuring blood pressure is essentially another pulse diagnosis, which indicates hypertension , circulatory conditions, and other problems. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Pulse diagnosis is considered as much an art as a science, and it takes physicians many years of training to become experts. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Doctors skilled in pulse diagnosis can often find health problems with a quick touch. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some published observations have documented the effectiveness of pulse diagnosis by trained experts, comparing their diagnoses with the diagnoses with modern technology. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In Ayurvedic medicine , pulse diagnosis is called nadi parkiksha . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Pulse diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (including acupuncture) shares some similarities with Ayurvedic medicine. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In TCM, pulse diagnosis is used to check the condition of the blood and of qi (chi), which is the invisible life energy that travels in channels (meridians) throughout the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Using pulse diagnosis, physicians determine the condition of the internal organs, and describe conditions according to yin and yang (cold or hot, empty or full, weak or strong, etc. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Pulse diagnosis tells acupuncturists where there are problems with the flow of energy in the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • in Massachusetts the Dept. of ED. has a web-site with clear categories of diagnoses for classification for special ed. services. (ldonline.org)
  • 2. In children who are unresponsive to asthma therapy, physicians must exclude other pathology that might suggest an alternative diagnosis (level IV). (cmaj.ca)
  • Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease is estimated to start 20-30 years before clinical onset, and the identification of biological markers for pre-clinical and early diagnosis is the principal aim of research studies in the field. (novapublishers.com)
  • The diagnosis of autism is based on observation of the individual's communication, behavior and developmental levels and should be done by a number of professionals. (angelfire.com)
  • Lab tests are important and give information about how organs in your body are functioning - but lab tests on their own cannot be relied on to make a diagnosis. (cancer.ca)
  • The process of diagnosis in medicine now often requires a team of doctors, nurses, and technicians. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The process of diagnosis may seem long and frustrating, but it is important for the healthcare team to rule out other possible reasons for a health problem before making a diagnosis of cancer. (cancer.ca)
  • 1069-1046 BC), introduced the use of empiricism , logic and rationality in the diagnosis of an illness or disease . (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, one could have 20 depressive episodes, and the diagnosis would be manic-depressive illness (MDI). (google.com)
  • Once doctors diagnosis and identify the type of adrenal insufficiency, they may use blood and imaging tests to find the exact cause. (nih.gov)
  • Laboratory tests that may be helpful in confirming the diagnosis are also briefly discussed. (uptodate.com)
  • Laboratory tests can be valuable aids in making a diagnosis, but, as screening tools for detecting hidden disease in asymptomatic individuals, their usefulness is limited. (britannica.com)
  • In some illnesses, for example migraine or epilepsy , the diagnosis may be evident from the history alone. (encyclopedia.com)
  • You usually don't need a bone marrow test for a CLL diagnosis to be confirmed. (lls.org)
  • Your healthcare provider is typically one of the first people you can turn to for support about a recent HIV diagnosis. (healthline.com)
  • Presentation used briefly to explain the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis by palpation. (slideshare.net)
  • Sometimes posthumous diagnosis is considered a kind of medical diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first recorded examples of medical diagnosis are found in the writings of Imhotep (2630-2611 BC) in ancient Egypt (the Edwin Smith Papyrus ). (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the textbook Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods , a blood glucose level equal to or below 50mg/dL (normal blood glucose is 80-120) without the presence of diabetes warrants proper medical assessment. (endocrineweb.com)
  • McPherson RA, Pincus MR. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 21st Ed. St. Louis, MO: W.B. Saunders Company (Elsevier);2007. (endocrineweb.com)
  • I am wondering about your thoughts on the need for a clinical diagnosis for LD. (ldonline.org)
  • In 18 of these 72 cases, the review resulted in a new principal diagnosis that had previously not been acknowledged. (smh.com.au)
  • Are admitting diagnosis and principal diagnosis sometimes the same? (aapc.com)
  • If MLPA does not find any deletion/ duplication there is a possibility of single nucleotide variants (small deletions or insertions, single-base changes, and splice site changes) or there can be an alternative diagnosis. (springer.com)
  • Emerging molecular biologic technologies hold the promise of more rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis and more definitive epidemiologic linkages of cases of TB. (ilo.org)
  • The word diagnosis is a fancy name for how doctors figure out what's making you sick. (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes, even after taking a biopsy, the doctors may still not be sure of the diagnosis. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • It can be attached to several specific molecules, allowing the diagnosis of many diseases, including certain types of cancers. (iaea.org)
  • Community diagnosis is vital in health planning, evaluation and needs assessment, several types of indicators are valid to be used for community diagnosis including Socio-economic, demographics, health system, and living arrangements. (slideshare.net)
  • This IMA Volume in Mathematics and its Applications DIAGNOSIS AND PREDICTION is one of the series based on the proceedings of a very successful 1997 IMA Summer Program on "Statistics in the Health Sciences. (springer.com)
  • These include complex health emergencies where comparable to those generally achieved by microscopy in the health malaria is a risk, suspected malaria epidemics, and the diagnosis of services. (who.int)
  • Diagnosis is the process of finding out the cause of a health problem. (cancer.ca)
  • When it comes to managing your long-term health, how you act shortly after diagnosis is critical, says Medha N. Munshi, M.D., director of the Geriatric Diabetes Program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. (aarp.org)
  • These radioactive drugs can be used for the diagnosis and, increasingly, for the therapy of diseases. (iaea.org)
  • Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive , 28 May 2021 These symptoms are similar to symptoms of infections and other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, so a diagnosis can be tricky. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Traditionally, diagnosis has been defined as the art of identifying a disease from its signs and symptoms. (britannica.com)
  • No finding was considered insignificant, and physicians were encouraged to employ all their senses-sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch-in making a diagnosis. (britannica.com)
  • Wastebasket diagnoses are often made by medical specialists, and referred back to primary care physicians for long term management. (wikipedia.org)
  • But they tend to generate little interest from many physicians, who may refer to them as 'wastebasket diagnoses,' offered when nothing more serious has turned up. (wikipedia.org)
  • Early diagnosis is important to lessen the effect of Sjögrens on the eyes, mouth and other organs. (arthritis.org)
  • A diagnosis of spinal infection is difficult to make early on in the course of the disease. (spine-health.com)
  • Quantitation of Amyloid- Oligomers in Human Body Fluids for Alzheimer s Disease Early Diagnosis or Therapy Monitoring? (novapublishers.com)
  • Cite this: Early Diagnosis of Sepsis Using Serum Biomarkers - Medscape - Jun 01, 2011. (medscape.com)
  • Recent Examples on the Web Early diagnosis will be critical for aducanumab or similar drugs that clear away clumps of a misshapen protein called beta-amyloid. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Bell's palsy is diagnosed using a process known as diagnosis by exclusion. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Clinical approach - The approach to diagnosis in returned travelers differs from the approach to diagnosis in endemic settings. (uptodate.com)
  • The medical community is often split on the best approach to managing a wastebasket diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • New York Times , 1 June 2021 Before surgery, or if the diagnosis is unclear, further testing often includes an EMG (electromyography) and nerve conduction studies. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Matt Villano, CNN , 10 May 2021 For the snorer, Haden and Barron's concert and Wolochow's subsequent diagnosis - thanks to the venue's pristine acoustics - was not just magical, but transformative. (merriam-webster.com)
  • George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune , 9 May 2021 Garcia's official diagnosis was viral enteritis, per the A's. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle , 4 May 2021 But with bonuses in the balance, there was pressure to treat even when the diagnosis wasn't firm. (merriam-webster.com)
  • 2021 The diagnosis is Proteus syndrome, made famous by Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Recommendations regarding the diagnosis or assessment of asthma severity in older children have not changed from previous publications. (cmaj.ca)
  • However, the diagnosis of asthma in the preschool child was a major focus of the current discussions. (cmaj.ca)
  • 7 However, objective measures are not routinely available in preschool children, contributing to the difficulty of making a diagnosis of asthma. (cmaj.ca)
  • I think I went through a fairly standard set of problems before diagnosis, a few days of severe lethargy and thirst (with the constating peeing associated with that! (diabetes.org.uk)
  • How can I better cope with my diagnosis? (cancercare.org)
  • These support systems can all play a vital role in helping you cope with your diagnosis and move forward. (healthline.com)