Cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. Ideally, it is
desirable to prevent or at least to detect cancer in the precancerous stage.
Early detection is possible by using Papanicolaou’s (Pap) test for cervical
cancer, biopsies for endometrial cancer, and mammography for breast cancer.
History plays a more major role in the detection of colorectal cancer,
because having first-degree relatives with colon cancer; a history of colorectal,
breast, endometrial, or ovarian cancer; and a history of adenomatous
polyps or ulcerative colitis are identified risk factors....
Abnormal uterine bleeding may be caused by: hormonal factors, complications of pregnancy, systemic diseases, endometrial abnormalities (polyps), uterine or cervical problems (leiomyomas), or cancer. The pattern of abnormal bleeding is often very helpful in determining the etiology; thus, a number of terms differentiate the various types of abnormal uterine bleeding. Menorrhagia (hypermenorrhea) is prolonged or heavy menstrual flow that may be further complicated by clots.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Treatment The major abnormality in patients with PCOS is the failure of regular, predictable ovulation. Thus, these patients are at risk for the development of dysfunctional bleeding and endometrial hyperplasia associated with unopposed estrogen exposure. Endometrial protection can be achieved with the use of oral contraceptives or progestins (medroxyprogesterone acetate, 5–10 mg, or prometrium, 200 mg daily for 10–14 days of each month).
This issue of Gastroenterology Clinics of North America focuses on an important
area in gastroenterology for both clinicians and researchers: neurogastroenterology
and gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders. GI motility
and functional GI disorders are common reasons for patients to see physicians.
Knowledge of GI motility disorders, including the evaluation and treatment of
these disorders, is important for gastroenterologists, clinicians, and health care
providers to appropriately care for these frequently seen patients in clinical
Rabbit medicine is a rapidly expanding area of veterinary practice and rabbits are now the third most popular mammalian pet in the UK. Vets are treating more sick rabbits than ever before, but many vets do not have the clinical experience required to give effective treatment. There is a wealth of information on rabbits available to vets, but much of this is from the laboratory animal field and often isn't applicable to the pet rabbit.
In medicine, decisions are made on a daily basis about the
provision, withholding or withdrawing of treatments, many of
which could prolong life. Treatments which could provide a
therapeutic benefit are not inevitably given but are weighed
according to a number of factors, such as the patient’s wishes, the
treatment’s invasiveness, side effects, limits of efficacy and the
resources available. In relation to many conditions, a body of
accepted practice has been building about the criteria for
treatment and non-treatment decisions.
We hope that this report will put a face on the children who benefit every
day from medical devices, lend a voice to some of the challenges they face in
realizing the benefits of the devices, and give heart to those who want to make
things even better. In spirit, our report is for these children and their families.
As written, this report responds to a request from Congress to investigate
the questions described in the Summary and Chapter 1, and we have
aimed much of our analysis and recommendations at legislative and administrative
policymakers and those who advise them.
Administrative Medical Assisting, 4E is the most comprehensive hands-on text and workbook learning package available for medical office administration students. This revision features a new chapter on traditional and managed care settings, plus managed care topics integrated throughout where appropriate, such as managed care contracts, implications of managed care contracts on financial aspects of practices, referrals, and collection techniques in a managed care setting.
Under these circumstances, a mode of treatment which promises a decrease in the number of victims, from the
experience of a quarter of a century, and a score of epidemics of different characters, cannot but be received
with pleasure by the public. I have treated scarlet-fever hydriatically for twenty-one years, and out of several
hundred cases never lost a patient, except one who died of typhus during an epidemy of scarlatina; and my
observations, during twenty-five years, of the practice of other physicians of the same school, present a result
about as favorable as my own....
According to the eminent medical educator,
Dr. Marshall Wolf, the fundamental skill
required to master the Art of Medicine is the
ability to accurately make critical—often
life-sustaining—decisions in the face of
incomplete data. Every trainee and practicing
physician will encounter common medical
conditions with a high degree of regularity,
and needs an approach to clinical decisionmaking
that is reflexive and yet retains the
nuanced recognition of the subtleties affecting
the individual patient.
Thoracic manifestations of the rheumatic diseases (RDs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The five RDs most frequently associated with pleuropulmonary disease are (1) rheumatoid arthritis (RA), (2) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), (3) progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), (4) polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM), and (5) Sjögren syndrome (SS). The clinical presentation is highly variable, ranging from pleuritic pain alone to slowly progressive breathlessness accompanied by cough.
During the past twenty-five years I have been engaged in the practical work of ministering to the needs of the
insane. This work has resulted in a gradual development of that form of treatment which has been designated
as "The Hospital Idea". In other words, the asylum has given place to the hospital in the protection and
restoration of mental invalids. The fact is now generally recognized that the insane man is a sick man, and
needs for his comfort and cure the application of such means as are ordinarily used for the benefit of the sick
in a modern general hospital. Acting under this...
Getting treatment of an endometrium problem before it becomes cancer is another way to
lower the risk of endometrial cancer. Most endometrial cancers develop over many years.
Many are known to follow, and maybe start from, less serious problems of the lining of
the uterus, such as increased growth of this lining (hyperplasia). Some cases of
hyperplasia will go away without treatment. But sometimes it needs to be treated with
hormones or even surgery. Treatment can prevent hyperplasia from becoming cancer.