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Demyelinating Disease

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has demyelinating disease? What are the typical findings for this disease? Demyelinating diseases are a class of related disorders in which the immune system, both B- and T-cells, inappropriately targets myelinated neurons and resulting in damage to the myelin sheath around neurons, injury…
Infectious Diseases

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single stranded, positive sense, RNA virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae and is the only member of the genus Hepacivirus. What patients should be treated? The FDA approval of multiple direct-acting antiviral regimens for HCV has ushered…
Dermatology

Cushing's Syndrome

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Cushing’s syndrome results from prolonged exposure to glucocorticoid excess and includes a wide variety of signs and symptoms. Depending on the duration and degree of glucocorticoid excess, the clinical manifestations may range from mild to florid. Common symptoms or complaints…
Cardiology

Depression

I. Co-morbid Depression in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: What Every Physician Needs to Know Why depression is important in patients with chronic heart failure Depression is a common co-morbid condition in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and chronic heart failure (HF). We have found that 35% of 374 HF patients who were hospitalized…
Pediatrics

Mood disorders

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a mood disorder? What are the typical findings for this disease? “Mood Disorders” refers to either depression (aka “unipolar depression”); two main types: (1) major depressive disorder [MDD] or (2) dysthymic disorder; OR bipolar disorder (aka “manic depressive disorder”). Shared features of…
Pediatrics

Childhood psychosis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has childhood psychosis? What are the typical findings for this disease? The term childhood psychosis actually could refer to any one of a group of disorders that have common symptoms. It is important to differentiate between these disorders, however, because of differences in…
Pediatrics

Submersion injuries: Drowning

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Submersion injuries are the second leading cause of death in the pediatric population and a significant cause of disability in children. According to the recent World Health Organization (WHO) bulletin report, drowning is a major global public health concern. In 2005, the WHO adopted the following definition of…
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anxiety Disorders in the Perinatal Period 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Clinical features Core features of anxiety disorders include excessive worry or concern that impacts the functioning of the patient’s life. The specific features of the anxiety disorder depend on which disorder (such as generalized anxiety, panic, etc.) is being…
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Depression

Dysthymia, Major Depression, Minor Depression 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Depression during pregnancy affects more than 12% of women. Depression in pregnancy, as at other times, is characterized by persistent low mood, lack of interest or pleasure in activities, changes in appetite and weight (increase or decrease), changes in sleep…
Nephrology Hypertension

Chronic Kidney Disease: Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease

Does this patient have chronic kidney disease with depression? Depression has a lifetime incidence of 10% in the general population, but is more common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Up to 1/3 of hemodialysis patients have depressive symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of depression. Depression among patients with chronic kidney disease has been…
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