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Category Archives: Prognosis
The Bottom Line: Diet: small frequent meals throughout the day and in them idle of the night to prevent hypoglycemia (DynaMed Plus, 2017). Medications: Diazoxide is administered to suppress insulin release. For incurable islet cell carcinomas, steptozocin is the best … Continue reading
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