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FDA Approval for Digital Pathology Primary Diagnosis as a Tipping Point by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 12:00am In a recent note, I discussed an article from Laboratory Economics about a somewhat lackluster performance by digital pathology companies (see: Earnings Sluggish for Digital Pathology Companies; Discussion of Implications ). In the note, I also raised the issue of how the ROI for digital pathology might be calculated using a total la ... Read on »
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy by Little Wonders Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:02pm On Friday I received a 3-page report from the Children's Clinic about Liana's PT assessment. It was one of those day when I didn't get around to actually looking at my mail until 9pm - but when I did, I saw that on top it said "Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy." Ahhh, excuse me?! Under it, it listed several symptoms of CP, none of which Liana has, ... Read on »
Looking Beyond the Primary Diagnosis by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 4:44am A seventy-five-year old man, who had been a professional athlete, was being treated for prostate cancer that had also gone to his pelvic bone. The man had told his doctor that he was unusually tired, but the doctor assured him that was to be expected. He also told the cancer doctor that he was experiencing extreme shortness of breath, but the ph ... Read on »
Asthma, a common diagnosis in primary care practice. by Krystal Plonski Posted Fri 04 May 2012 8:11pm During my Pathology course at Bastyr, I will never forget my Pathology professor saying, “If asthma does not scare the sh*t out of you, you obviously don’t understand the pathophysiology of the disease.” (Okay maybe he did not use that swear word, but it sounds so much more badass with it in there) A.) My pathology professor was ... Read on »
Degenerative Disc Disease: Is it really a diagnosis? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:32pm San Francisco Chiropractor Comments: There is an ongoing debate about whether or not Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)  should really be considered a valid diagnosis for back pain. In fact...many top spine centers no longer use the DDD diagnosis.  When you consider that it is impossible to determine if the DDD is causing the back pain or n ... Read on »
Most Psychiatric Patients Have More Than One Diagnosis by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 12:53pm This article appears to be more confirmatory than anything, since I was taught this years ago.  However, it is certainly worth mentioning - individuals who present for treatment are more likely to have more than one diagnosis, rather than just one.  As just one example, there is a strong correlation between anxiety and depression, and it is oft ... Read on »
Diagnosis of Early-Onset Schizophrenia by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 12:00am From MedscapeCME Psychiatry & Mental Health Linmarie Sikich, MD 02/10/2010 Although schizophrenia is generally thought of as an adult disorder, it can occur in children and adolescents. Indeed, the majority of cases of schizophrenia emerge when patients are between 15 and 25 years of age. Early-onset schizophrenia appears to have a wo ... Read on »
Diagnosis by GabriellasHeart Posted Thu 10 Jun 2010 4:02pm Well well well. There are always surprises to keep our faith tested. This week we have been given MANY surprises, therefore requiring us to delve deeper into our faith. Today we had clinic, as we do twice a week. Gabriella gained .1 kilo, which in my world is good news. The clinic doctor stopped one med, cut back another to once a day and ... Read on »
New Diagnosis...A Matter of Perspective by Theresa Facebook Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 9:01am Life's A Comic Strip You know, sometimes that's just the way it is! We've all been there. I remember when I totaled the very first new car I had ever owned. Long story, but in the midst of a July move, I inadvertently left a deep freezer worth of poultry and beef in the back seat of my new Saturn...for a week. Needle ... Read on »
Impact of Pediatric Obesity on Hospital Costs by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 6:03pm It really makes me sad when I see a child who is obese.  Not one who is just a little overweight, but really obese.  I' m sad because of the health problems that the child will face over their lifetime, unless they lose the weight. So Health Affairs ' paper on the  Effects of Childhood Obesity on Hospital Care and Costs caught my attention an ... Read on »