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What is the criteria to diagnosis dm2 from an a1c?

What is the criteria to diagnosis dm2 from an a1c?

6.5%: The cutoff for diagnosis of diabetes by HbA1c is 6.5%. This correlates to an average estimated glucose of 125 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Diagnosis is tendovaginitis quervain. What is this?

Diagnosis is tendovaginitis quervain. What is this?

In US: It's dequervain's tenosynovitis or inflammation of a tendon in your wrist. Tendovaginitis quervain is is the term frequently used in europe. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pcos or the labs for diagnosis?

What are the signs of pcos or the labs for diagnosis?

Many possible signs: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests including testosterone and dhea sulfate, and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is tissue diagnosis?

What is tissue diagnosis?

Pathology: A "mass" can be anything including non-cancer. A piece of tissue from a mass (or bone marrow biopsy, or blood) placed on a glass slide for a pathologist to review with special stains and sometimes molecular tests can give a "tissue diagnosis". With very few exceptions (eg, hcc, germ cell cancer) oncologists require a "tissue diagnosis" before treating cancer. ...Read more

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To defer a diagnosis means what?

See details: That usually means that additional testing is needed to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis established ?

How is the diagnosis established ?

Definition: Diabetes is currently defined by fasting blood sugars above 125, blood sugars 2 hours after a meal above 200, or hemoglobin A1c (6-week sugar average) above 6.4%. In prediabetes fasting blood sugar is 100-125 and 2-hour sugars are 140-200. A1c levels for prediabetes are typically 5.7-6.4%. ...Read more

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Is kryptopyroluria real? Or is it a bogus diagnosis

Is kryptopyroluria real? Or is it a bogus diagnosis

Kryptopyrroluria: Not main stream medicine. There is a lot of mention in the alternative medicine market, but it seems generally unsubstantiated and some of it is clearly odd. ...Read more

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What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

It depends.: If a woman is at higher risk for having a child with a birth defect, detecting it in their unborn child can be helpful. Depending on the results, she may need to deliver in a tertiary setting or she may choose to terminate the pregnancy, . ...Read more