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Classifications of Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 18 August 2014 13:31

 

Recently developed consensus functional definitions on the basis of specific changes in the serum creatinine concentration and urine volume now complement anatomical approaches to diagnosis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 06:07
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Criteria for Neurosurgical or Neuroradiologic Intervention for Mold Infections of the Central Nervous System (CNS) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 18 August 2014 13:18

 

The clinical characteristics of mold infections of the CNS warrant assessment for possible biopsy and neurosurgical intervention. A definitive diagnosis almost invariably requires a biopsy, with prompt inspection of the specimen by means of wet-mount preparation with calcofluor white stain, culture, and histologic analysis (with Gomori methenamine silver stain and periodic acid–Schiff stain). In situ hybridization and immunohistochemical analysis may be helpful if cultures of biopsy specimens are negative.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:02
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Diagnostic Criteria for the Classification of Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 26 May 2014 07:58

 

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is a syndrome characterized by paroxysms of glottic obstruction due to true vocal cord adduction resulting in symptoms such as dyspnea and noisy breathing.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:04
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Criteria for the Diagnosis of Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Monday, 18 August 2014 11:52

 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by obsessions or compulsions (or both) that are distressing, time-consuming, or substantially impairing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:50
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Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 05:48

 

Early recognition is critical for infection control. Healthcare providers should be alert for and evaluate any patients suspected of having EVD.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:04
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