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THE MERCK MANUAL MEDICAL LIBRARY: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

THE MERCK MANUAL MEDICAL LIBRARY: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Important: The authors, reviewers, and editors of this book have made extensive efforts to ensure that treatments, drugs, and dosage regimens are accurate and conform to the standards accepted at the time of publication. However, constant changes in information resulting from continuing research and clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinions among authorities, unique aspects of individual clinical situations, and the possibility of human error in preparing such an extensive text require that the reader exercise individual judgment when making a clinical decision and, if necessary, consult and compare information from other sources. In particular, the reader is advised to check the product information provided by the manufacturer of a drug product before prescribing or administering it, especially if the drug is unfamiliar or is used infrequently.

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Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics Bacterial Infections and Mycoses Virus Diseases Parasitic Diseases Neoplasms (Cancer) Musculoskeletal Diseases Digestive System Diseases Best Evidence Topics (BETs) Introduction Why EBM? Medical practice has always been informed by many things: textbooks, personal experience (good and bad), scientific research, patient expectations, teaching from senior doctors, colleagues opinions, old wives' tales... the list goes on. Every clinical decision is based on a combination of these factors, acting to differing degrees upon the individual clinican. The trouble is, of course, that many of these sources of information are far from trustworthy. Many of the traditions within medicine, handed down through generations of doctors, are simply wrong, and many more miss the mark of the best practice. Personal experience can be helpful to clinicians, but it can also bias their judgements detrimentally.

ICD-10 2010 OnLine Advanced search lets you search selected properties of the classification. You could search all properties or a selected subset only First, you need to provide keywords in the Search Text field then check the properties that you'd like to include in the search. The system will search for the keywords in the properties that you've checked and rank the results similar to a search engine The results will be displayed in the Search Results pane.

Epilepsy Foundation What is an absence seizure? An absence seizure causes a short period of “blanking out” or staring into space. Like other kinds of seizures, they are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain. You may also hear people call absence seizures petit mal (“PUH-tee mahl”) seizures, although that name is not common anymore. There are two types of absence seizures: Surviving Nursing School You have been directed to this page because you are trying to access one of the articles that require payment. Please click one of the articles you would like to access, make the payment through the secure PayPal site and you will be sent an invoice with the actual "url" where you can access the paid articles for a 24-hour period. Articles requires a $3.00 payment for access. Thank you so much for your purchase.

Preparing Physicians for ICD-10: Easier Than You Think HIM's longstanding struggle with physician documentation is well understood and globally recognized. The challenges associated with securing complete, timely, and accurate documentation from physicians is fodder for HIM jokes nationwide. Yes, nine out of 10 coders around the water cooler agree ... physicians are a tough bunch. So with ICD-10 only one year away, how can you change up the CDI game plan to better educate your physicians, obtain stronger cooperation, and ensure coders have the documentation they need? Here are six practical ways to address the challenge:

Absence seizure Absence seizures are one of several kinds of seizures. These seizures are sometimes referred to as petit mal seizures (from the French for "little illness", a term dating from the late 18th century).[1] Absence seizures are characterized by a brief loss and return of consciousness, generally not followed by a period of lethargy (without a notable postictal state). Signs and symptoms[edit] The clinical manifestations of absence seizures vary significantly among patients.[2][3][4] Impairment of consciousness is the essential symptom, and may be the only clinical symptom, but this can be combined with other manifestations. The hallmark of the absence seizures is abrupt and sudden-onset impairment of consciousness, interruption of ongoing activities, a blank stare, possibly a brief upward rotation of the eyes. If the patient is speaking, speech is slowed or interrupted; if walking, he or she stands transfixed; if eating, the food will stop on its way to the mouth.

CDI + ICD10 = CMI Section Sponsored by: Case Mix Index (CMI) is a top area of concern for clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists and programs. And when ICD-10 goes live, CMI may be your fastest barometer for measuring effective, or ineffective, clinical documentation. To measure the impact of ICD-10 on CMI, you must know where you are today. That means you should get as granular as possible, benchmark your current CMI and compare to your peers. Thalamocortical oscillations Oscillatory activity is an emerging property of the thalamocortical system. The various oscillatory rhythms generated in the thalamocortical system are mediated by two types of mechanisms: intrinsic mechanisms, which depend on the interplay between specific intrinsic currents. extrinsic or network mechanisms, which require the interaction of excitatory and inhibitory neurons within a population.

Epilepsy Foundation What is it like? Reflex epilepsies are a group of epilepsy syndromes in which a certain stimulus brings on seizures. The stimulus can be something simple in the environment or something more complex like reading, writing, doing arithmetic, or even thinking about specific topics. The types of seizures that may occur are varied, but 85% are generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures. Other seizure types include absence seizures (staring) and myoclonic seizures (jerking of the eyes, head, or arms).

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