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The Somatic Symptom Scale–8 (SSS-8) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:33

Somatic symptoms are the core features of many medical diseases, and they are used to evaluate the severity and course of illness. The 8-item Somatic Symptom Scale (SSS-8) was recently developed as a brief, patient-reported outcome measure of somatic symptom burden.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 04:57
Diagnostic Criteria for Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 11 July 2016 07:21

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
Indications for Transfusion of Platelets Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Thursday, 09 June 2016 05:33

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
Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:50

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
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Zika Virus Infection Print E-mail
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Written by G. Firman MD   
Friday, 29 January 2016 06:48

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 04:07
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