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Diagnostic Criteria for Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Print E-mail


Inclusion body myositis is the most common myopathy in patients over the age of 40 years encountered in neurological practice. Although it is usually sporadic, there is increasing awareness of the influence of genetic factors on disease susceptibility and clinical phenotype. The diagnosis is based on recognition of the distinctive pattern of muscle involvement and temporal profile of the disease, and the combination of inflammatory and myodegenerative changes and protein deposits in the muscle biopsy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 05:06
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Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire Print E-mail


The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire has been shown to be 91 percent specific and 99 percent sensitive for diagnosing intermittent claudication in symptomatic patients.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 July 2016 06:42
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Indications for Transfusion of Platelets Print E-mail


Platelet transfusion may be indicated to prevent hemorrhage in patients with thrombocytopenia or platelet function defects.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2016 05:57
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