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Chest Pain (Part 1 of 3): What is the Value of a Good History? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Thu 28 Mar 2013 12:00am Every year there are 6 million visits to the Emergency Department (ED) for chest pain, and approximately 2 million hospital admissions each year.1 This is approximately about 10% of ED visits and 25% of hospital admissions with 85% of these admissions receiving a diagnosis of a non-ischemic etiology to their chest ... Read on »
Magnetic Resonance Arterial Wall Imaging Methods that Compensate for Patient Aperiodic Intrinsic Cardiac, Chest Wall, and Blood by nih.gov Posted Sun 21 Oct 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: The technology includes MRI methods, systems, and software for reliably imaging vasculature and vascular wall thickness while compensating for aperiodic intrinsic motion of a patient during respiration. To overcome the loss of the orthogonality due to uncompensated residual motions and after a laps ... Read on »
Medicare expanded durable medical equipment (DME) coverage for High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:22pm Yahoo Finance Press Release Source: Electromed, Inc. Medicare Expands HFCWO Coverage for Neuromuscular Disorders Friday November 21, 12:29 pm ET NEW PRAGUE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective October 1, 2008, Medicare expanded durable medical equipment (DME) coverage for High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) devices to ... Read on »
Chest wall recurrence - hyperthermia and radiation by Mark Levin Posted Wed 13 Jan 2010 7:17pm Although modern treatments for breast cancer are quite effective, some patients have chest wall recurrences - 3 to 22 percent of cases. The treatment of these recurrences is problematic, since surgery is often not practical and chemotherapy is not very effective. Since the area is likely to have been irradiated before, large doses of radiation ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis: Distracting injuries in c-spine injuries by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 09 Sep 2011 12:00am "Distracting injury" is a frequent cited reason for imaging the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients, per the NEXUS study . In the Journal of Trauma in 2005 and 2011, studies aimed to narrow the definition of "distracting injury". Although both are studies at different sites, both conclude the same Chest injuries may be conside ... Read on »
Evidence that ME/CFS is NOT a Somatisation Disorder by Andrea P. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 May 2009 10:11pm 1 Comment Permission to Repost http://www.meaction uk.org.uk/ ME_CFS_is_ not_a_somatisati on_disorder. htm Evidence that ME/CFS is not a somatisation disorder Margaret Williams 26th April 2009 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is not a somatisation disorder. That ME/CFS is not a somatisation disorder is ... Read on »
When to Suspect Lyme by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:49am The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »
Severe Atypical Chest Pain in a Young Woman: Series of Pericarditis ECGs by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 27 Jun 2013 10:22am This young woman presented with atypical chest pain, often severe, for 10 days.  MI was ruled out and an alternative diagnosis was made by chest x-ray, then MRI, and this alternative diagnosis appeared to explain the symptoms.  However, it did not On day 1 (10th day of symptoms), she had this ECG There is slight ST elevation in le ... Read on »