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DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder Print E-mail
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Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 03 November 2014 07:56

 

The diagnostic criteria for major depression in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), require the presence of either sadness or anhedonia with a total of five or more symptoms over a 2-week period.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 04:40
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Diagnostic Criteria for Vegetative State (VS) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 07:31

 

A vegetative state is absence of responsiveness and awareness due to overwhelming dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres, with sufficient sparing of the diencephalon and brain stem to preserve autonomic and motor reflexes and sleep-wake cycles.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 07:30
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Diagnostic Criteria for Serotonin Syndrome (SS) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:36

 

Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition resulting from increased CNS serotonergic activity that is usually drug related. Symptoms may include mental status changes, hyperthermia, and autonomic and neuromuscular hyperactivity.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 05:21
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Criteria for Diagnostic of Fat Embolism Syndrome (FES) Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:03

 

Fat embolism syndrome, a condition characterized by hypoxia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and mental status change.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 07:24
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Modified Khorana Risk Score for Prediction of Venous Thromboembolic Events (VTE) in Patients with Cancer Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 September 2014 03:54

 

Risk assessment tools can incorporate multiple variables to identify patients or subpopulations at risk for events. A recently developed risk score can identify cancer patients at high risk for VTE using a combination of easily available clinical and laboratory variables.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 04:14
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