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  Medical sign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a strong implication that the signs have no meaning for a patient, and may not even be noticed by them; yet they are full of meaning for the physician, and are often significant in assisting a physician to identify the disease(s) responsible for the patient's symptoms.
Signs are commonly distinguished from symptoms as follows: a symptom is something abnormal, that is relevant to disease, experienced by a patient, whilst a sign'' is something abnormal, that is relevant to disease, discovered by the physician during his examination of the patient:
.a sign is an objective symptom of a disease; a symptom is a subjective sign of disease.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medical_sign   (1988 words)

 List of eponymous diseases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rarely an eponymous disease may be named after a patient (examples include Christmas disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, Hartnup disease and Mortimer's disease).
Being awarded an eponym is regarded as an honour: "eponymity, not anonymity, is the standard" (Merton R K, 1973).
List of eponymous medical signs for a list of medical signs named after people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_eponymous_diseases   (881 words)

 Huntington's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Physical signs are usually the first noticed, but it is unknown how long before this that cognitive and psychiatric problems begin.
In vitro fertilisation and embryonic genetic screening are also possible, enabling gene-positive or at-risk individuals the option of making sure their children will be clear of the disease.
He noted that in Setesdalen, a remote and rather secluded area, there was a high prevalence of dementia associated with a pattern of jerking movement disorders that tended to run in families.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huntington's_disease   (3655 words)

 Medical Statistics
Medical fraud is estimated to account for 10% of total US spending on health care (some $120bn) in 2001.
The fact that medical history is nothing but a catalogue of appalling "mistakes" and "mistaken beliefs" is excused by the statement that "they did not know as much as we do now".
Medical mistakes are therefore viewed as a failure of character and any error equals negligence.
freespace.virgin.net /ahcare.qua/literature/medical/statistics.html   (3972 words)

 Medical sign
In medicine, a sign is a feature of disease as detected by the doctor during physical examination of a patient.
Examples of signs are elevated blood pressure, or abnormal appearance of the retina, or clubbing of the fingernails.
Pioneer Medical, Inc., a provider of movable medical equipment on a "as needed basis" to the healthcare market since 1981, offers a variety of services to acute care and alternate site facilities.
www.mrsci.com /Sign-Medicine/Medical_sign.php   (293 words)

 Aids Symptoms -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
However, correctly speaking, this is known as a sign, as would any indication detectable by a person other than the sufferer in the absence of verbal information from the patient.
In this, medically correct, sense of the word, it is a ''subjective'' report, as opposed to a sign, which is ''objective'' evidence of the presence of a disease or disorder.
In contrast, elevated blood pressure, or abnormal appearance of the retina, would be a medical ''sign'' indicating the nature of the disease.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/2/aids-symptoms.html   (402 words)

 Dykes Library - Online Medical Reference System (OMRS), Dictionaries - Medical
Lists "acronyms and abbreviations occurring with a reasonable frequency in the medical literature." Except as they take the form of Greek letters, pure geometric symbols are not included.
This work is divided into two sections: first half lists medical abbreviations and their meanings; second half provides brief definitions of medical eponyms.
Includes "syndromes and eponymous diseases which occur in the literature with reasonable frequency." Selection was determined through a systematic analysis of approximately 95,000 journal articles covering a period of twenty years.
library.kumc.edu /omrs/Dictionary/dictmed.htm   (1181 words)

 Medical Terms -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Eponymous terms are most commonly named after the person who first described them but occasionally they are named for famous patients who have had that condition.
A medication is a licenced drug taken to cure or reduce symptoms of an illness or medical condition.
Medications are generally divided into two groups -- ''over the counter'' (OTC) medications, which are available in pharmacies and supermarkets without special restrictions, and ''prescription only'' (POM), which must be prescribed by a physician.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/95/medical-terms.html   (901 words)

 Sherman sign predicts aortic regurgitation - From foot fetish to clinical pearl - Geriatrics
With 70 to 80 years of personal, family, and medical history, and a host of easily demonstrable findings, older adults are the best patients to use to teach the art and science of data gathering.
The key descriptors are: 1) "quickly" located, ie, appreciated within 1 to 2 seconds of palpating the dorsum of the foot; and 2) "unexpectedly" prominent with a rapid arterial upstroke.
Whether this new sign for an old disease proves to be a valid, easily performed, clinical predictor of the presence and/or severity of aortic regurgitation in various populations of older adults remains to be proven.
www.geri.com /geriatrics/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=87923   (602 words)

 Polite Dissent: comics, medicine, and medical comics
Medically, the main concern for Speedball would be the damage he sustained from the explosion as well as from the force of his landing.
The medications seem to be working as Foreman’s symptoms improve and he regains his eyesight, but it is not clear which of the drugs is working.
The idea of checking a sedimentation rate to look for signs of exposure/infection in the rest of the team is ridiculous — it’s an incredibly nonspecific test and will be elevated with any sort of inflammation anywhere in the body.
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 rheumatoid arthritis and occupational therapy intervention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Patients on prolonged corticosteroid therapy should have their therapy tapered slowly if a decision is made to discontinue this medication.
CELEBREX was evaluated for treatment of the signs and the symptoms of OA of the knee and hip in approximately 4,200 patients in placebo- and active-controlled clinical trials of up to 12 weeks duration.
Include on your medical history/personal profile all of the other medicines you are taking or plan to take while you are on CELEBREX, even other medicines that you can get without a prescription.
www.bclist.com /rheumatoid-arthritis-relief/rheumatoid-arthritis-and-occupational-therapy-intervention.php   (3526 words)

 ijcs #2 - mediation - writing and vampiric contagion in dracula by erik butler
Van Helsing makes epistolary contact under the sign of bloodsucking, but then for the most part holds off from taking up a pen; in the rest of the novel, his discourse is for the most part reported in other characters’ writings.
Rather, it is couched in the jurisprudential and medical terminology familiar to polite society.
Not all characters show the signs of turning into a vampire outright, but they uniformly act in ways disallowed by convention and tradition as they try to fight the foreign invader.
www.uiowa.edu /~ijcs/mediation/medbutler.htm   (9778 words)

 Sherman sign predicts aortic regurgitation: from foot fetish to clinical pearl Geriatrics - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Although Osler said: "The whole art of medicine is in observation," the Sherman sign needs to be studied to determine its sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and future utility at the bedside.
If the Sherman sign is helpful, email me at fsherman@advanstar.com with Sherman sign in the subject line.
Dr. Sherman is Medical Director for Senior Health Partners, and clinical associate professor, The Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2578/is_3_59/ai_n6090196   (742 words)

 Surgery for Breast Cancer - October 2001: 710011   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Life-tables for contralateral breast cancers, which consider age at first breast cancer, current age, and type of family history, were used to calculate the number of breast cancers expected in our cohort had they not had a prophylactic mastectomy.
The prognostic relevance of these markers for recurrence (175/364) and death of disease (104/175) was determined by Cox multivariate analysis, including the comparison with classical prognostic factors.
Pain-related outcomes were similar among persons who used analgesic medications alone and those who used a combination of analgesics and nonpharmacologic strategies.
www.acor.org /cnet/710011.html   (7642 words)

 Islamic philosophy
This list includes what many scholars would consider to be the paradigmatic exemplars of the tradition, though some may question the chronological endpoint on the grounds that it perpetuates the mistaken impression that Islamic philosophy died out with Ibn Rushd (1126-98 AD), whereas it actually endured far beyond that point.
But despite the survival of philo­sophical activity of some kind in the Islamic world, I would argue that a "style of reasoning" did indeed decline after Ibn Rushd, one that is seamlessly connected to natural science, a logic-based, Greek-influenced, and rationalist enterprise.
The first signs are those for particular perceptibles, followed by signs for universals that can be derived from perceptibles.
www.wordtrade.com /lists/islamicphilosophy1.htm   (7955 words)

 Franklin issues The Merck Manual and Oxford clinical handbooks for mobile use   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This premier publication is used by more medical professionals worldwide than any other general medical textbook and has continuously been published longer than any other English language general medical text.
This means that virtually all medical PDA users can now access "The Merck Manual" and these Oxford Handbooks anytime, anywhere, via their Palm, Handspring (Visor and Treo), Sony Clie, Handera, HP's Compaq IPAQ, Casio, Nokia Communicator, and Franklin's eBookman devices.
Their list ranges from paperbacks for patients, through medical student texts and clinical handbooks, to multi-volume international reference texts.
www.hoise.com /vmw/02/articles/vmw/LV-VM-10-02-5.html   (635 words)

 EpisodeList.com :: Store : The X-Files - The Complete Seventh Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
As Mulder and Scully struggled with the reality of their fundamentally altered genetic structure in Sixth Extinction, "Hungry" tells us that maybe there are things about ourselves we cant change.
"Signs and Wonders" is a jarring defense of pure belief against hair-splitting rationalizing, with the message being: believe or dont.
lt;br /gt; lt;br /gt;"all things" follows "Chimeras"exploration of marital infidelity with a story written by Gillian Anderson about Scullys torrid affair with her mentor/teacher from medical school and the effect it had on his family.
www.episodelist.com /store/view_item.php?item_id=97   (1722 words)

 Powell's Books - Wickett's Remedy: A Novel by Myla Goldberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
She seems to be well on her way to the life she has dreamed of when she marries Henry Wickett, a shy medical student and the scion of a Boston Brahmin family.
However, soon after their wedding, Henry abruptly quits medical school to create a mail-order patent medicine called Wickett's Remedy, and just as Lydia begins to adjust to her husband's new vocation, the infamous Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 begins its deadly sweep across the world, irrevocably changing their lives.
A flu study that employs human subjects is being conducted on Boston Harbor's Gallups Island; lonely Lydia signs on as a nurse's assistant, and there finds a smidgen of hope and a chance at a happier future.
www.powells.com /biblio/0385513240   (833 words)

 Sushi Seki - Upper East Side - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
On many nights, the small sushi bar is filled with hard-core sushi addicts and cluttered with reserve signs until well after 9 p.m.
The establishment is poky and not very well appointed—the lighting’s dim, and on one of my visits, the carpets smelled of old turpentine.
For several years, he worked with the city’s most inventive sushi master, “Gari” Masatoshi, at Sushi of Gari, and he has brought many of the sensei’s tricks with him, including jalapeño as one of the favored seasonings.
www.newyorkmetro.com /listings/restaurant/sushi_seki   (368 words)

It will consider signs of wear, the physical properties of the book, and the layering of two owners' identities to speculate on the book's devotional function.
It seeks to trace the intersection of traumatic war experience, discourses of militarized masculine identity, and the collage of human flesh and metal facilitated by medical advancements in the development of prosthetics.
No doubt the sweaty heat of the afternoon or his own difficulty with the Japanese language were on Johns's mind as he worked on the painting, but the polemics of the artist's acts had everything to do with his fascinated discovery, three years before, of the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
www.umich.edu /~tapassoc/souvenir.htm   (4031 words)

 Tuberculosis - tuberculosis symptoms
A complete medical evaluation for TB includes a medical history, a physical examination, a tuberculin skin test, a serological test, a chest X-ray, and microbiologic smears and cultures.
Celestine, tuberculosis symptoms the heroine of Octave Mirbeau's signs symptoms of tuberculosis Diary of a Chambermaid, attempts to contract tuberculosis from her dying lover, Monsieur Georges.
Van Morrison's song "TB Sheets" (from the eponymous 1974 album) is about the narrator nursing a girl, who is dying of tuberculosis.
www.medicalgeo.com /Med-Diseases-T/Tuberculosis.html   (4268 words)

 Polite Dissent » 2004 » November: comics, medicine, and medical comics
This educational site lists the odds of dying a variety of deaths, such as dying in a streetcar accident (1 in 95,031,271), drowning (1 in 690,300), dying from a dog bite (1 in 11,403,753), dying due to a bee sting (1 in 6,630,089), and legal execution (1 in 4,525,299).
In medical parlance, zebra is slang for a rare and unusual condition.
Occam’s Razor (at least the medical interpretation of Occam) tells us that if a patient presents with multiple symptoms, the most likely diagnosis is the one which explains them all (or at least most of them).
politedissent.com /index.php?m=200411   (12270 words)

 Jason Wolfe's Psion Medical Stuff
A Database File listing all of the muscles in the human body with their origins, insertions, actions and nerve supply.  Useful for Medical Students and Trainee Surgeons.  To see some screenshots, click  here.
A Hospital audit program which can search for and list patients which match a certain specified set of criteria.  You can also use this program to do medical and surgical audit, and you can even extract data from your files to produce a logbook.
A suggested format for approaching the moulage of the ATLS exam.  It tells you how to approach the management of the patient, which examinations to perform and in which order.  It was produced as a culmination of my experiences during the ATLS course.
www.jwolfe.clara.net /Medical.htm   (629 words)

 JamBands.com - Online Music Magazine
Ticket information for a portion of the shows and a complete list of confirmed dates is available at http://www.widespreadpanic.com/tourdates/index.htm.
There was also a long list of special guests including Ratdog's Rob Wasserman on bass, Tony Saunders on bass, Greg Enrico on drums, Greg Anton on drums, Michael Lawson on guitar and vocals, Bill Vitt on drums, Barry Melton on guitar, and Martin Fierro on saxaphone.
A complete list of dates can be found at http://www.zebradisc.com/html/zebra_records.html.
www.jambands.com /news/archives.html   (18812 words)

 Eponyms and the Diagnosis of Aortic Regurgitation: What Says the Evidence? -- Babu et al. 138 (9): 736 -- Annals of ...
literature on the eponymous signs of aortic regurgitation and
signs to ensure their relevance in current medical practice.
From St. Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
www.annals.org /cgi/content/abstract/138/9/736   (370 words)

 RFE/RL Newsline, 05-01-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The list comprises some 60 commodities, mostly foodstuffs, whose prices are regulated by the Economy Ministry.
Yuliya Tymoshenko, the head of an eponymous political bloc and an ally of Our Ukraine leader and President-elect Yushchenko, said on 4 January that she could secure the required 226 parliamentary votes for approval if Yushchenko designated her to be the country's new prime minister, Interfax reported.
Pachachi said that while his party has registered a list of candidates to participate in the elections, he still believes the deteriorating security situation warrants a postponement.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/rferl/2005/05-01-05.rferl.html   (6175 words)

 Incorporating Domestic Violence Legal Issues into Law School Curricula
In addition to asking screening questions of all clients, lawyers should be aware of common warning signs that may indicate that a client is a victim of domestic abuse.
An example of a pre-nuptial agreement signed by a victim and an abuser might illustrate to students both the concepts of signing contracts under duress and the use of financial coercion by perpetrators of domestic violence.
If the abuser, however, coerced the victim into signing the prenuptial agreement by threats of violence or actual battering, a court may invalidate the agreement.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /ovc/publications/infores/etedv/incorp.htm   (11036 words)

 Signs of the Times - 2004-12-18
“The signing of the debt cancellation agreement is the bilateral agreement that implements the United States’ part of the Paris Club debt-reduction agreement reached November 21, 2004,” the statement said.
This article does us the favour of listing the facts of the links between the top members of the government and the arms industry, notably Lockheed Martin.
Sharon's speech was strikingly optimistic, a sign of change in the post-Yasser Arafat era, but Palestinian leaders said it fell short of expectations.
signs-of-the-times.org /signs/signs20041218.htm   (10954 words)

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