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Comparative Efficacy and Safety of the Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:20

The appearance of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) amongst the therapeutic options in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) was a new milestone in the history of hypertension treatment. It further widened the range of possibilities for personalized therapy, especially for patients who cannot tolerate the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs).
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:47
Diagnosis of Porphyria Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:47

The porphyrias are disorders of heme synthesis, which has eight steps. Each type of porphyria involves a defect, either inherited or acquired, in a pathway enzyme. When the defect is physiologically significant, it results in overproduction of pathway precursors preceding the defective step which enter the circulation and are excreted into urine or bile. The diseases have been grouped as acute hepatic porphyrias and photocutaneous porphyrias. The acute porphyrias are due to hepatic overproduction of the porphyrin precursors, delta aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen, and the symptoms are caused by injury primarily to the nervous system. Cutaneous porphyria is due to overproduction of photosensitizing porphyrins by the liver or bone marrow, depending on the type of porphyria.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 October 2017 12:10
Kurtzke's Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 06 November 2017 11:50

The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), an accepted method of quantifying disability in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) consists of an eight-function system scale monitoring motor, sensory, cerebellar, brain stem, visual, bowel and bladder, pyramidal and other functions.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 November 2017 11:59
Initial Screening for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 04:53

The initial screening for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome should include specific questions about the patient's personal and family history of breast and ovarian cancers, risk assessment, education, and counseling.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:36
Berlin Definition of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Friday, 06 October 2017 04:38

The Berlin definition, proposed in 2012, breaks with tradition by establishing three risk strata that are based on the degree of hypoxemia as assessed at a minimum positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:00
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