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The Bottom Line: Several clinical variants of pustular psoriasis exist: generalized pustular psoriasis (von Zumbusch type), annular pustular psoriasis, impetigo herpetiformis, and two variants of localized pustular psoriasis—(1) pustulosis palmaris et plantaris and (2) acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau. Treatment of patients … Continue reading
The Bottom Line: The Nikolsky sign is a moderately sensitive but highly specific tool for the diagnosis of pemphigus. Reference: Uzun, Soner, and Murat Durdu. “The Specificity and Sensitivity of Nikolskiy Sign in the Diagnosis of Pemphigus.” Journal of the … Continue reading
Lumbar puncture/Procedure considerations/Neuroimaging in Dynamed The section on Testing to Consider Prior to Performing an LP in DynaMed’s entry for lumbar puncture summarizes two prospective cohort studies and lists clinical findings such as age and aspects of clinical history and … Continue reading
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