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  Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus: New Criteria - October 15, 1998 - American Academy of Family ...
Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus: New Criteria
The definition and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus was not altered in these new recommendations.
Other options for diagnosis include two two-hour postprandial plasma glucose (2hrPPG) readings of 200 mg per dL (11.1 mmol per L) or higher after a glucose load of 75 g (essentially, the criterion recommended by WHO) or two casual glucose readings of 200 mg per dL (11.1 mmol per L) or higher.
www.aafp.org /afp/981015ap/mayfield.html   (3217 words)

 Plague: Diagnosis - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)
Plague: Diagnosis - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)
About 14% (1 in 7) of all plague cases in the United States are fatal.
Human specimens: Appropriate specimens should be examined for evidence of plague if a person resides in, or has a recent travel history to, plague-infected areas; has been bitten by fleas; and presents with symptoms suggestive of plague (fever, lymphadenopathy).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvbid/plague/diagnosis.htm   (898 words)

 Anylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis
A rheumatologist is commonly the type of physician that will diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, since they are doctors who are specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders that affect the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and bones.
Using conventional x-rays to detect this involvement can be problematic because it can take 7 to 10 years of disease progression for the changes in the SI joints to be serious enough to show up in conventional x-rays.
Another option is to use MRI to check for SI involvement, but currently there is no validated method for interpreting the results in regards to an AS diagnosis.
www.spondylitis.org /about/as_diag.aspx   (530 words)

  National MS Society | Diagnosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Diagnosis of MS At this time, no single test is available to identify or rule out MS.
These tests of electrical activity are helpful in the diagnosis of MS because they detect a slowing in nerve impulses caused by demyelination.
A person’s medical history is critical to the diagnosis of MS and to subsequent treatment decisions.
www.nationalmssociety.org /Diagnosis.asp   (264 words)

 Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tourette Syndrome
It should be emphasized that a diagnosis of TS does not require that coprolalia is present.
Before receiving the diagnosis, the patient and/or family may have thought he or she "was going crazy." The patient may have become extremely distressed byhis or her own experiences and by the often negative responses evoked.
Thus, unless there is some doubt about the diagnosis or some complicating neurological factors, an EEG and a computed tomography are not necessary parts of the clinical evaluation.
www.mentalhealth.com /book/p40-gtor.html   (9272 words)

 Diagnosis of Celiac Disease - Celiac Sprue Association USA, Inc.
When the patient shows a positive response to the diet - symptoms subside and the small intestine returns to its normal, healthy state - the diagnosis of CD is confirmed.
The diagnosis of celiac disease is complete when the health of the patient improves following implementation of the gluten-free (GF) diet.
When gluten is removed from the diet, most of the damage that was done to the small intestine (the jejunum) is repaired.
www.csaceliacs.org /celiac_diagnosis.php   (805 words)

 Schizophrenia Symptoms & Diagnosis
The best place for proper diagnosis of psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) and schizophrenia - are at the increasing number of centers focused on early diagnosis and treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia.
The diagnosis of schizophrenia, according to DSM-IV, requires at least 1-month duration of two or more positive symptoms, unless hallucinations or delusions are especially bizarre, in which case one alone suffices for diagnosis.
Diagnosis is complicated by early treatment of schizophrenia’s positive symptoms.
www.schizophrenia.com /diag.php   (3457 words)

 Alzforum: DIAGNOSIS
Memory impairment alone is not sufficient for a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
However, the accuracy of diagnosis may be significantly less - around 50 percent - in community hospitals (see Pearl, G.S., 1997).
Even though there is no cure today, an early diagnosis can help patients and families take advantage of available treatments and make informed decisions about long-term care, participation in research and clinical trials, and legal and financial arrangements.
www.alzforum.org /dis/dia/default.asp   (461 words)

 National MS Society | Sourcebook: Diagnosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Still, the diagnosis of MS cannot be made solely on the basis of MRI.
If the MRI findings continue to be negative more than a year or two after the initial diagnosis is made, every effort should be made to identify another possible cause for the symptoms.
Making the diagnosis of MS as quickly and accurately as possible is important for several reasons: People who are living with frightening and uncomfortable symptoms want and need to know the reason for their discomfort.
www.nationalmssociety.org /Sourcebook-Diagnosis.asp   (1161 words)

Because many lupus symptoms mimic other illnesses, are sometimes vague and may come and go, lupus can be difficult to diagnose.
Diagnosis is usually made by a careful review of a person's entire medical history coupled with an analysis of the results obtained in routine laboratory tests and some specialized tests related to immune status.
To assist the physician in the diagnosis of lupus, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in 1982 issued a list of 11 symptoms or signs that help distinguish lupus from other diseases.
www.lupus.org /education/diagnosis.html   (394 words)

 Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support
Your doctor* gave you a diagnosis that could change your life.
But research shows that after getting a diagnosis, many people have some of the same reactions and needs.
This document describes five basic steps to help you cope with your diagnosis, make decisions, and get on with your life.
www.ahrq.gov /consumer/diaginfo.htm   (472 words)

 MedlinePlus: Dual Diagnosis
The primary NIH organization for research on Dual Diagnosis is the National Institute of Mental Health
Dual diagnosis occurs when someone has both a mental disorder and an alcohol or drug problem.
Dual Diagnosis: Adolescents with Co-Occurring Brain Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorders(NAMI)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/dualdiagnosis.html   (343 words)

 Diagnosis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness.
The word diagnosis comes directly from the Greek, but the meaning has been changed.
To the Greeks a diagnosis meant specifically a "discrimination, a distinguishing, or a discerning between two possibilities." Today, in medicine that corresponds more closely to a differential diagnosis.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2979   (163 words)

 Breast Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis
The actual process of diagnosis can take weeks and involve many different kinds of tests.
Risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
Lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, is generally considered to be a pre-cancerous condition.
www.breastcancer.org /symptom.html   (438 words)

 Coping with a cancer diagnosis: Action plan
After your cancer diagnosis, you may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed and wonder how you can cope during the days to come.
Now — after your cancer diagnosis and before you begin treatment — is the best time to plan for any changes.
A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family and adds stress, especially to the primary caregivers.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/HQ/01306.html   (1523 words)

 DUAL DIAGNOSIS Website: Co-occurring Disorders Treatment and Program Development; Motivational Interviewing Training. ...
Dual Diagnosis refers to co-occurring Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism in various combinations.
You will have two options in this category: One is to review the postings on the bulletin board by clicking on the heading(s)of interest; and the second will provide you with an opportunity to submit information for posting to the bulletin board.
Discover dual diagnosis programs in your locale (both U.S. and International), or add an entry for your program.
users.erols.com /ksciacca   (535 words)

 Diagnosis for Crop Protection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thank you for your interest in Diagnosis for Crop Problems.
Unfortunately the latest Microsoft upgrade to Internet Explorer (I.E. 7) seems to be incompatible with this software.
The pages under the links opposite will be retained, as an archive site.
www.diagnosis.co.nz   (78 words)

 Medical diagnosis overview - WrongDiagnosis.com
The following articles may be of relevance in researching a diagnosis or symptoms:
Note that this web site does not provide medical advice or medical diagnosis, nor do we endorse any providers of online medical advice.
Full list of premium articles on symptoms, diagnosis and misdiagnosis
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /diagnosis/overview.htm   (250 words)

 Diagnosing Alzheimer's
Consult a doctor when you have concerns about memory loss, thinking skills and behavior changes in yourself or a loved one.
Some dementia-like symptoms can be reversed if they are caused by treatable conditions, such as depression, drug interaction, thyroid problems, excess use of alcohol or certain vitamin deficiencies.
In this section, you will learn how Alzheimer's is diagnosed, the types of tests doctors use and how to live with Alzheimer's after a diagnosis.
www.alz.org /AboutAD/Diagnosis.asp   (135 words)

 Online Medical Diagnosis. New Treatments, May 2, 2007
Online Medical Diagnosis is a diagnosis and treatment program that uses medical specialists to accurately diagnose symptoms.
It generates a diagnosis based on the patient's symptoms, and it provides treatment options.
Online Medical Diagnosis assesses symptoms with a program created by 1,500 specialist physicians.
www.medical-library.org /mddx_index.htm   (74 words)

 Diagnosis Health: On health, digestion / indigestion, diagnosis and treatment
Diagnosis Health: On health, digestion / indigestion, diagnosis and treatment
and medicine related information posted or linked to this site should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of a disease or a
Guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of influenza and common cold
www.diagnosishealth.com   (510 words)

Myopathy and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and (Poly)neuropathy Differential Diagnosis - Washington Univ. School of Medicine, St Louis (US)
Diagnosis of Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack [sample chapter; Hankey] - Stroke: Your Questions Answered
Differential Diagnosis in Maxillofacial Radiology - Univ of Athens (GR)
www.mic.ki.se /Diseases/e1.html   (967 words)

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