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Category Archives: Prognosis
EUH Hunt Conference: What are the treatments and outcomes for anti-GABA(B) associated encephalitis with small-cell lung cancer?
The Bottom Line: GABA(B) encephalitis shows typical clinical patterns of afebrile limbic encephalitis and intractable seizures, and is associated with small-cell lung cancer. Immunomodulation and cancer chemotherapy often improve the neurological deficits (Kim et al 2014). Patients with small-cell lung … Continue reading
The Bottom Line: Antisynthetase syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by arthritis, mechanic’s hand sign, interstitial lung disease (ILD), fever, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and myositis. ILD is the most severe manifestation, occurring in approximately 80% of antisynthetase syndrome patients, and is … Continue reading
Gameiro, Ana, et al. “Pyoderma gangrenosum: challenges and solutions.” Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 8(2015):285-93.
How can the Simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) be used to manage patients presenting with a pulmonary embolism?
The Bottom Line: The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index is a validated tool for predicting 30-day mortality in patients presenting at the hospital with PE. The Simplified PESI (sPESI) predicts 30-day mortality with accuracy similar to the PESI And can assist … Continue reading
Section for acute tubular necrosis within the following book is useful as a review of the condition. Watnick, S., & Dirkx, T. (2015). Kidney disease. In M. A. Papadakis, S. J. McPhee, & M. W. Rabow. Current medical diagnosis and … Continue reading
Aboussouan, Loutfi S. “Respiratory disorders in neurologic diseases.” Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 72.6 (2005):511-20. Provides information on lung function testing and management of respiratory disorders in neurologic diseases. Provides a table with information on the clinical and pulmonary course … Continue reading