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A medical ordeal...

Today I had a pre-op assessment prior to surgery which is in less than 3 weeks. I wasn’t surprised they wanted to see me beforehand, I’m not as straightforward as most women my age, & as I already had an appointment to have blood work done that my rheumatologist had requested it made sense to get everything done on the same day, so I did that this morning. 1,068 more words

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16-27 Segment 2: Uncertainty in Medicine


Many patients want certainty in diagnoses, especially when they’ve had expensive diagnostic tests. However, those tests are often less certain in their results than people think, making patients sometimes doubt doctors’ competence. 1,439 more words

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HbA1c measurements across different platforms

Source: Diabetic Medicine

Follow this link to read the abstract
Date of publication: 6 May 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Implementing this diagnostic standard requires the clinician to assume that HbA1c results are more-or-less equivalent regardless of the methodology employed; however, exercise caution when making decisions regarding diagnosis. 29 more words

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Diagnostic Tests

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is clinical, and there are few blood tests required of all typical patients. Additional laboratory tests can be ordered on case by case basis depending on suspected or known concomitant disorders. 211 more words

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Inpatient insomnia...

My knee kept me awake for 3 hours last night, throbbing like toothache so I was unable to find a comfortable position. I still have another week to wait before I see the surgeon & I just hope for the sake of those who have to live with me – or just pass me in the street! 117 more words

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Heart of glass...

It doesn’t matter how down I get about my own situation there is always something that comes along, slaps me in the face & wakes me up. 505 more words

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