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  TMJ Neuromuscular Craniofacial Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Critical Differential Diagnosis Resolve Pain
TMJ Neuromuscular Craniofacial Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Critical Differential Diagnosis Resolve Pain
The term TMJ refers specifically to a joint and is far too general of a term to render substantial diagnostic information, thereby reducing the value of its descriptive qualities.
it may be a result of insufficient diagnosis.
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  Social Anxiety Disorder / Social Phobia: Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis with Schizophrenia – When the client claims that he is observed in the street and "sees" people criticizing him, the professional may think about hallucinations or ideas of reference and label the client as schizophrenic.
This diagnosis is not wholly wrong: the mood is indeed depressed.
Differential Diagnosis with Shyness – It is common to see descriptions of serious Shyness that actually fit perfectly into the description of Social Anxiety / Social Phobia.
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  cholinergic diagnosis differential urticaria
The differential diagnosis was between cholinergic and aquagenic urticaria.
Although the history was suggestive of cholinergic urticaria, the differential diagnosis included classic (a rash of 5- to 10-mm hives), variant (smaller wheals), familial, or food-dependent exercise...
is nonspecific, and the differential diagnosis of the clinical...
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  Differential Diagnosis
A differential diagnosis is a set of hypotheses that could account for what is known about the patient.
The process of differential diagnosis starts with the input findings and the nodes with known values as determined by the previous reasoning operators.
Figure 2 is the display of the first of five hypotheses in the differential generated for an actual patient with findings that included rales (fluid sounds in the lungs), pedal edema (ankle swelling), high BUN (poor renal function), nausea, S3 (abnormal heart sound), and runs of VT (arrhythmia).
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Differential diagnosis
In medicine, differential diagnosis (sometimes abbreviated DDx or ΔΔ) is the systematic method physicians use to identify the disease causing a patient's symptoms.
The method of differential diagnosis was first suggested for use in the diagnosis of mental disorders by Emil Kraepelin.
The term differential diagnosis also refers to medical information specially organized to aid in diagnosis, particularly a list of the most common causes of a given symptom, annotated with advice on how to narrow down the list.
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 Differential Diagnosis
Without a reasonable and complete differential diagnosis, it is difficult to ask good questions, both pertinent positive and negative ones.
Because the differential diagnosis is limited to seven conditions, the clinician might run out of pertinent questions to ask.
In the coming few years, a list of differential diagnosis will include the pertinent questions to ask as well as diagnostic tests or imaging to order for a particular condition.
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 CHAPTER 13 — DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In North America and Europe, the diagnosis is particularly liable to be missed in isolated cases, while in the tropics many conditions may resemble typhoid fever.
The onset is usually acute, with severe blood diarrhoea, although in mild cases the blood may be absent.
An acute abdominal emergency may prove to be a perforated ileum in an otherwise unsuspected case of typhoid fever.
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 Differential Diagnosis
This course presents the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of diseases and conditions related to the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat.
This course presents the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the internal organs, to include the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, gastrointestinal and genitourinary system.
Neurological and orthopedic testing are covered as they relate to the differential diagnosis of these systems.
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 differential diagnosis
A differential diagnosis is a working list of possibilities that a physician uses in the process of diagnosing a specific disease.
Actually, the differential diagnosis is rarely specifically stated or written down in daily office practice, but it is a mental tool used in just about every patient encounter outside of the well check-up, and is a part of the documentation of any diagnostic admission to the hospital.
It may then be necessary to perform additional physical examination, lab tests, or imaging studies - xray or ultrasound, CT or MRI - to confirm or exclude the remaining possibilities.
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 Differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia
With the exception of tender points, the physical examination may be unrevealing because the patient’s symptoms are common and non-specific (e.g.
The diagnosis may be confused with other conditions, including myofascial syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, among other conditions.
An accurate diagnosis is critical because the treatments are very different.
www.spine-health.com /topics/cd/fib/spec/fib_spec02.html   (208 words)

 Differential Diagnosis and Management of IBS -- Update --- HealthandAge
Here we summarize the newer approaches to differential diagnosis and management of this extremely common condition.
Once a diagnosis of exclusion, IBS is now readily defined as 'abdominal pain plus altered bowel motility', with the Rome II criteria providing more precision.
However, the differential diagnosis is important, as serious conditions must be excluded from consideration.
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 ATSDR - CSEM - Environmental Triggers of Asthma: Differential Diagnosis
Asthma is the more likely diagnosis when a patient has a strong family history, has repeated episodes of wheezing, and responds to bronchodilators.
The differential diagnosis of children with frequent lower respiratory infection and wheezing should include cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (prevalent in premature infants), dysmotile cilia syndrome, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and immunodeficiencies.
In adults, the differential diagnosis of asthma includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; chronic bronchitis or emphysema), congestive heart failure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, mechanical obstruction of the airways, and vocal cord dysfunction.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HEC/CSEM/asthma/diagnosis_asthma.html   (415 words)

We are pleased to announce an exciting NEW workshop, Differential Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, presented by Dr. Michael Arnold.
In TCM the majority of presenting symptoms are non specific, and they are differentiated according to the associated signs and symptoms.
Have the opportunity to submit specific cases from his or her own practice for discussion on how the process of differential diagnosis could be applied to each specific case.
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 Differential Diagnosis -- Case 150
Differential Diagnosis -- Renal Failure, Anemia and Thrombocytopenia
Differentiating among these conditions is critical because they respond to different therapeutic modalities and the laboratory is often critical in making these distinctions.
HELLP syndrome is seen in 5% of patients with preeclamsia; 70% of cases occur antenatally and 30% occur within the first 48 hours post partum.
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 Pediatric Radiology | Paediatric Radiology | Pediatric Imaging | Paediatric Imaging - Paediapaedia - Virtual Pediatric ...
Chest and Airway Clinical/Radiographic Presentations: Differential Diagnosis and Approaches to Imaging
Gastrointestinal Clinical/Radiographic Presentations: Differential Diagnosis and Approaches to Imaging
Genitourinary Clinical/Radiographic Presentations: Differential Diagnosis and Approaches to Imaging
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 Amazon.com: Differential Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology: Books: Meryl H. Haber,Paolo Gattuso,Odile David,Daniel J. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Organized by organ system, each chapter addresses the differential diagnosis of the pathologic entities most frequently encountered in the laboratory.
Differential Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology by Meryl H. Haber
It may not be quite as valuable to experienced staff pathologists who can generate a complete differential diagnosis just by looking at a slide or hearing a history.
www.amazon.com /Differential-Diagnosis-Surgical-Pathology-Meryl/dp/072169053X   (1401 words)

 Differential diagnosis of neurologically expressed disorders in Western European cattle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Differential diagnosis of neurologically expressed disorders in Western European cattle
Neurologically expressed disorders have been classified according to different groups of causes: biological, non-biological and non-specific or unknown.
Differential diagnosis of neurologically expressed disorders is an essential element in the clinical epidemiological surveillance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
www.oie.int /eng/publicat/RT/2201/A_R2216.htm   (212 words)

 Dermatology Differential Diagnosis by Morphology
The sole purpose of Dermatology Differential Diagnosis by Morphology is to assist students and residents of dermatology in learning differential diagnoses of skin disorders and diseases.
To explore differential diagnoses of skin lesions, select and click on a morphologic feature, then select and click on a modifying feature that will be presented in subsequent tables.
In order for lists of differential diagnoses to be practical and useful, the disorders given are limited to characteristic, typical entities commonly presenting with a morphologic feature.
tray.dermatology.uiowa.edu /DDX-Morph.html   (1154 words)

 Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash American Family Physician - Find Articles
The differential diagnosis for febrile patients with a rash is extensive.
Although laboratory studies can be useful in confirming the diagnosis, test results often are not available immediately.
Evaluating the patient who presents with fever and a rash can be challenging because the differential diagnosis is extensive and includes minor and life-threatening illnesses.
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 Schizophrenia.com - Schizophrenia Presentations - differential diagnosis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
According to one study surveying members of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, there is an average delay of 10 years from the first onset of symptoms to correct diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
In the past this differential diagnosis separation was more important; before the advent of the atypical antipsychotics, first-generation neuroleptics used for schizophrenia actually made bipolar disorder worse.
He suggested that perhaps we should now consider a more dimensional approach to diagnosis, one that would focus on treating the common symptoms and pathophysiology.
www.schizophrenia.com /stanfordtalks/diffdiag.html   (1545 words)

 Differential Diagnosis
Other diseases (eg, malignancy, nephrotic syndrome, polycythemia, or thrombocytosis), including congenital prothrombotic states, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of APS.
Antiphospholipid syndrome can present with arterial or venous thrombosis as can homocystinemia and prothrombin 20210 mutation, whereas patients with protein C, protein S, antithrombin III deficiency, and factor V Leiden usually present only with venous thrombosis.
Conditions such as uterin abnormalities, fetal genetic abnormalities, as well as heritable procoagulant states also should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pregnancy events.
www.arthritis.org /research/Bulletin/vol52no3/DifferentialDiagnosis.asp   (96 words)

 Amazon.com: Neurological Differential Diagnosis: Books: John P. Patten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Not the most complete book on neurological differential diagnosis (I do not know what book that would be), but is is a treasure simply for its amazing illustrations.
The first chapter that I started reading was number 16, Diagnosis of cervical root and peripheral nerve lesions affecting arm.After that there was no stopping every chapter after that was interesting and easy and focused.
John Patton's Neurological Differential Diagnosis was the first text of neurology I purchased, at the suggestion of my chief resident Dr. John Stiller while doing my required 3-month clerkship during my medical training inthe 1980's.
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 Differential Diagnosis
The imaging characteristics of osteomyelitis are not specific, and a differential diagnosis should always be considered.
Differentiating reactive bone marrow edema from osteomyelitis may be difficult.
In general, the greater the signal intensity on T2 and STIR sequences, the more likely osteomyelitis is present [Craig et al].
www.gentili.net /diabeticfoot/differential.htm   (240 words)

 differential diagnosis - multiple sclerosis encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A differential diagnosis for a disease is another disease that has clinical or other similarities with it.
Before making a firm diagnosis for any disease, it is important to rule out the differential diagnoses.
The differential diagnoses can be ruled out by blood tests, MRI scans, CT-scans, spinal taps etc.
www.mult-sclerosis.org /differentialdiagnosis.html   (272 words)

 Pda differential diagnosis software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 Differential diagnosis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Differential diagnosis: The process of weighing the probability of one disease versus that of other diseases possibly accounting for a patient's illness.
The differential diagnosis of rhinitis (a runny nose) includes allergic rhinitis (hayfever), the abuse of nasal decongestants and, of course, the common cold.
Common Cold - Get the facts on common cold causes (virus), symptoms, treatment, how long a cold lasts, how it's transmitted, how to avoid colds and home remedies for this contagious illness.
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 Multiple Sclerosis:Differential Diagnosis
Angiotensin-converting enzyme determination may be used for further differential diagnosis.
It may be elevated in either serum or CSF but is not reliably abnormal.
Lesions found on the MRI scan in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in immuno compromised patients (frequently in patients with AIDS) resemble MS and need to be differentiated from it.
library.med.utah.edu /kw/ms/dd.html   (587 words)

 Differential Diagnosis — Alzheimers Disease.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In contrast, memory and at least one other cognitive area are affected and show progressive worsening in Alzheimer's disease.
Signs of focal damage to the brain, such as hemiparesis or a visual field deficit, are aids to diagnosis.
The elderly person who is depressed may be at increased risk for developing dementia.
www.alzheimersdisease.com /hcp/about/diagnosing/differential-diagnosis.jsp   (1062 words)

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