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Diagnostic Criteria For Endometriosis
See below and link: The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute and debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms. In addition to the link from dr. Avashi, i would recommend http://pandasnetwork.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No real criteria: Typical appearance would suffice for diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are the essg and amor criteria charts the generally accepted diagnostic tool for spondyloarthropathy?
Partly: These are excellent tools. Spondyloarthropathy is diagnosed primarily by history and physical exam. X-rays and MRI can help but may not detect early disease. The hla-b27 blood test needs to be interpreted with caution as it does not prove or disprove the diagnosis of spondyloarthropathy by itself. ...Read more
MS: Multiple neurological problems spread out over time and the neuro-axis. MRI lesions can be found in the spinal cord, next to the ventricles, in the brain stem, cerebellum or juxta-cortical. Use of 3.0 or greater tesla magnets can identify gray matter cortical lesions. Clinical criteria have undergone recent revisions. Its a demyelinating disorder that has several forms. (Google for more) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IC: There are 3 basic ways of diagnosing ic, history of urgency/frequency, pain with full bladder and on exam pain over the bladder in the abscence of infection. A potassium sensitivity test done in the office and a cystoscopy with hydrodistension of the bladder done in the operating room under anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraindication(s): For most organ transplants, active infections and metastatic malignancies are usually considered contraindications. In addition, psychiatric conditions or lack of psychosocial support system that can affect the patient's compliance with immunosuppressive medications can exclude some potential recipients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would there be a narrow range of diagnoses for an ED patient who had 14 diagnostic lab tests, 1 unk diagnostic test at cost of $3k? Food poisoning?
What is the question: You went to an emergency room for some illness and expected to be diagnosed without testing? You are lucky you were only charged $3, 000. It could have been a great deal more. Ers are abused, overused and populated by large numbers of people who never pay and cannot be turned away by law. Those who can pay foot the bill for those who cannot . This is why we need major revision to med care. ...Read more
Conservative helps: It often occurs with history of trauma (like whiplash), dizziness with head and neck movements, and no evidence of inner ear dysfunction. Most seem to improve with conservative measures including medication, physical therapy like gentle mobilization and exercise with instruction in proper posture and neck movement. Hope that helps ...Read more
Is there blood investigations for suspicion of endometriosis, before invasive procedures?
When pelvic ultrasound is clear
No: No, there are no blood tests that confirm a diagnosis of endometeriosis. ...Read more
Diabetes insipidus: 400 characters are too few to answer your question. In general, the doctor will look at a 24-hour urine collection for determination of urine volume, serum electrolyte concentrations and glucose level, urinary specific gravity, simultaneous plasma and urinary osmolality, and plasma ADH (vasopressin) level. It may also include a water deprivation test, MRI, etc. ...Read more
Would a Positive ANA Test CBC with a few other clinical criteria
confirm DLE without need for Biopsy?
DLE Criteria: Studies show that up to 28 percent of people with DLE develop Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. If a person has SLE also the American College of Rheumatology and SLIIC criteria can be used to help determine the presence of disease. Studies have tried to validate the SLIIC criteria for DLE alone but DLE sometimes exists in a pathologically singular form. http://tinyurl.com/j6lvnv4 ...Read more
Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more
Yes: Technically there are classification criteria, but these are used to help guide the diagnosis. There can be a variety ways to diagnose lupus and almost like snow flakes there are over 1400 different combinations. Not all of these items are in the classification criteria. Your rheumatologist can help clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more
It is debatable: : Giftedness & high IQ (>130) continue to be equated by some scholars. A number of people have described giftedness as a fundamentally different way of perceiving the world, which in turn affects every experience had by the gifted individual. I like the idea of a gifted child as one who acquires and processes information and solves problems at a younger age and a faster rate than others. ...Read more
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