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Criteria for Diagnostic of Fat Embolism Syndrome (FES) Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
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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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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Classifications of Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease Print E-mail
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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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Modified Khorana Risk Score for Prediction of Venous Thromboembolic Events (VTE) in Patients with Cancer Print E-mail
Written by G. Firman MD   
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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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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