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Four inherited hyperbilirubinemias: Crigler-Najjar, Gilbert, Dubin-Johnson and Rotor syndromes by pathologystudent Posted Mon 12 Dec 2011 7:00am Here are a few syndromes that are easy to mix up: Crigler-Najjar, Gilbert, Dubin-Johnson, and Rotor syndromes. All are inherited disorders in which there is a high bilirubin – but there are important differences. Pay attention to the inheritance pattern (hint: all are autosomal recessive except Gilbert syndrome), the type of bilirubinem ... Read on »
Conjugated vs. unconjugated bilirubinemia by pathologystudent Posted Fri 30 Oct 2009 11:01pm Here’s a little question to see if you remember the different causes of conjugated and unconjugated bilirubinemia. While examining the gums of a 25 year old patient, a yellowish discoloration of the oral mucosa and sclera is noted.  Laboratory tests show a significant increase in unconjugated bilirubin.  Which of the following disorders is ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Gilbert syndrome by nih.gov Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 3:11pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed February 2012 What is Gilbert syndrome? Gilbert syndrome is a relatively mild condition characterized by ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Crigler-Najjar syndrome by nih.gov Posted Wed 08 Feb 2012 3:14pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed February 2012 What is Crigler-Najjar syndrome? Crigler-Najjar syndrome is a severe condition characterized by ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Rotor syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 2:46pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed March 2013 What is Rotor syndrome? Rotor syndrome is a relatively mild condition characterized by elevated leve ... Read on »
How can we improve the quality of health searches ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:13am A friend was doing a search on the causes of high bilirubin levels in adults. He found a lot of garbage – mostly bulletin board postings and anecdotal case reports. He was also swamped by a lot of irrelevant results about neonatal jaundice. I repeated the search using the same search engine, but using a better keyword – “ hyperbilirubine ... Read on »
Liver Warning with Prezista by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 7:28pm Tibotec Dear Healthcare Professional: IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING March 2008 Dear Healthcare Professional: Tibotec Therapeutics, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, would like to inform you of an important update to the prescribing information for PREZISTA TM (darunavir) tablets regarding addition of a Warning ... Read on »
No payment for events deemed avoidable by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm In the push to force “medicine” to reduce or eliminate errors Medicare, some private insurance companies and many states are creating lists of events for which payment will not be made.   The lists of events for which payment will be denied varies between payers.   Here is the list recently published by the State of New York for Medicaid paymen ... Read on »
The Importance of the Right Water Pt. 2 by Ryan Parker Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 12:00am The Facts About Pregnancy & Alkaline Water In recent years there have been many questions raised about the safety of drinking alkaline water during pregnancy, for both mother and baby. This article has been written to help answer these questions. World renowned authorities on Health & Wellness were contacted and in-depth research was condu ... Read on »
More on Hepatic Hydrothorax by rickisjourney Posted Sat 16 Jan 2010 12:00am Proof enough for me Hepatic hydrothorax. Milanez de Campos JR , Andrade Filho LO , de Campos Werebe E , Pandulo FL , Filomeno LT , Jatene FB . Division of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil. jribas@usp.br Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is an uncommon manifestation ... Read on »