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"Uterine Disease" in 1880

Uterine disease in this case is an umbrella term for psychiatric disorders associated with women at the time and thought to be caused by disorders of the female reproductive system. You may be ...
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How do the symptoms of viral tonsillitis differ from bacterial tonsillitis

There is a great deal of both overlap and variability in the symptoms associated with pharyngitis. Many causes can include visible swelling of the tonsils and tonsillar exudate, and so can be ...
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What methods are there to diagnose helminths?

Yes, there are other methods, but they are dependant on the type of helminth. Common tests for helminths are the following: serological tests molecular tests microscopic tests To have the most ...
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What textbooks do medical students read to learn how to diagnose illnesses?

There is no specific book that will teach you how to diagnose illnesses. First of all, medicine is an extremely large and complex science, consisting of different specialties, and every one of them ...
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Self diagnosis expert system similar to easydiagnosis.com

There are quite a few free symptom checkers available online, for example: Symptify WebMD Mayo Clinic Patient.info (based on Isabel symptom checker) You can type in symptoms or choose them from the ...
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Abbreviations URTI and GE in a doctor's diagnosis

URTI is a common abbreviation for upper respiratoty tract infection and GE for gastroenteritis, which refers to infection of the stomach and intestine, which is usually associated with diarrhea. An ...
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How often is endoscopic ultrasound done to check for gallbladder disease?

UpToDate has a couple (1) (2) pretty good articles discussing current research and recs on the use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). As it is behind a paywall (which some hospitals pay for, so you ...
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What specialty can diagnose Ehlers-Danlos syndromes?

Ehlers-Danlos encorporates a spectrum of related connective tissue disorders, which are genetic, but it is not uncommon for some subtypes to be missed until the complications manifest more ...
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Read an article, aquire a disorder

Similar situations are referred to by their common origin in the health sciences: medical students' disease, second year syndrome, etc. More generally, hypochondria refers to excessively worrying ...
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What is asking patients whether they know the current day for?

It was an assessment of your mental status. It's usually among the first questions an EMT will ask. The purpose is to determine if your are mentally alert and oriented. The reasons for this assessment ...
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How is anaemia commonly diagnosed?

In the context of your question, the clinical context is limited to a patient's history (symptoms and relevant circumstances) and signs discovered during a physical examination, which can include ...
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Diagnosing by ruling things out

Diagnosis of exclusion A diagnosis of exclusion (per exclusionem) is a diagnosis of a medical condition reached by a process of elimination, which may be necessary if presence cannot be established ...
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Why are diagnostics based on the microbiome so slow to adopt?

I've been following microbiomes since they first began to be discussed, and remember the first fecal transplant done for treatment of C. diff. Now it's a common enough treatment. But when an average ...
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Using inequalities to determine numeric QALY values

The paper you've linked is very much "in the weeds" of the details of this type of analysis. It's assumed that people reading it understand how time trade off (TTO) experiments are run. Here'...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterised by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive ...
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How is PCOS officially diagnosed?

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is compound entity. It means that if you want to diagnose PCOS, the complaints (less frequent cycles, acne etc.) are not sufficient - you have to prove both the ...
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Mental disorders are documented in the DSM, how are other medical conditions documented?

Not sure if this is what you are after but there is the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health ...
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What is the intuition behind diagnosis of Hyponatremia?

I am a first year medical student and my textbook of biochemistry under the heading of sodium under the section minerals barely touched upon hyponatremia... You are too impatient, everything will ...
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What textbooks do medical students read to learn how to diagnose illnesses?

I had to study pathophysiology. My textbook was called something like advanced pathophysiology. However, I learned a lot about neuropsychiatric conditions by studying a book titled something like ...
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Positive ANA test suggestive of Lupus/SLE, but is 1:160 still ambiguous?

Your doctor may use the term "possible lupus" if you meet part, but not all of the diagnostic criteria for lupus [1]. I'm assuming in the remainder of this post that you do not meet criteria for "...
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How often do ICD codes reflect the actual diagnosis in EHR?

In many cases they do reflect the actual diagnosis. It depends on the disease in question. eMerge network work on validation is for example here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3715338....
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Are there any "markers of low immunity" in people without any genetic immune disease?

Low immunity with frequent infections in adults without any genetic immunodeficiency disease can be due to: Genetic predisposition (Cureus) Old age (J Clin Invest) Excessive stress (Psychol Bull) ...
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Chances of contracting Lyme disease after an half hour walk through a narrow trail through woods

The CDC says: Your risk for Lyme disease is very low if a tick has been attached for fewer than 36 hours. Check for ticks daily and remove them as soon as possible. You don't have evidence you were ...
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Can lung imaging uniquely identify coronavirus-induced pheumonia?

It has been recognized since the earliest months of the pandemic that SARS-Cov-2 infection is associated with otherwise uncommon lung CT findings including ground-glass opacities (GGO), GGO plus a ...
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What do I need to fulfill in order to get an AI-based medical application's diagnosis to be accepted "as hard" as a professional's?

You would probably need to do a trial where you directly compare AI diagnosis to professional diagnosis in a real-world setting. To be convincing, you'd need to consider that diagnosis in the clinic ...
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ICD-10 codes: required to go to most-granular level?

It does not have to exhausted. The best way would be to point to coder's guideline. Instead, I will use a data method to prove it. To prove it via data, you can analyze data from Columbia Open ...
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Does Dermatitis Herpatiformis have a differential diagnosis?

This is general information about celiac disease and dermatology. For individual diagnosis one must see a physician. A primary care physician is a good option, as they can diagnose celiac disease, ...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

Two nice answers already, but both marching into the same direction. To round off the picture, this is the advocatus diaboli: While the existence of a diagnosis in general demands its application onto ...
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Is there any benefit in seeking autism/Aspergers diagnosis as an adult?

There are many reasons as to why an individual might seek a formal diagnosis of Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). For some, it may increase self-awareness to some degree for the sake of possibly ...
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Is there a way to diagnose Male Pattern Baldness?

I have found the following articles which may be of help. Hillmer, et al. (2005) Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male-pattern baldness, is the most common form of hair loss. Its pathogenesis ...
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