Bell’s palsy is a peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that results in muscle weakness on one side of the face.
Acute nosocomial pneumonia is broadly defined as pneumonia characterized by a new and persistent infiltrate (radiographically present for greater than 48 hours) PLUS one of the following:
Wells Clinical Prediction Rule for Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Continue reading
- Diagnosis of sarcoidosis is firm when chest radiographic evidence is accompanied by compatible clinical features and noncaseating granulomas on biopsy, with all other causes of granulomas ruled out.
- Biopsy is indicated for all patients presumed to have sarcoidosis, except those with Löfgren’s syndrome.
The levels in this new diabetic retinopathy disease severity scale consist of five scales with increasing risks of retinopathy.
A DNR order may be written any time that two of the following clinical criteria are present and the prognosis has become clear for and shared whenever possible between physician(s), patient, and family (or appropriate surrogate).
Clinical Features of Nephrotic Syndrome
The nephrotic syndrome is a clinical complex characterized by:
- proteinuria of >3.5 g per 1.73 m2 per 24 h (in practice, >3.0 to 3.5 g per 24 h),
- lipiduria, and
- Born at term (gestational age >/= 37 weeks)with uncomplicated nursery stay
- Previously healthy infants
- No toxic manifestations
- No focal bacterial infection (except otitis media) Continue reading
Clinical Conditions Associated with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
1. Sepsis/severe infection (any microorganism)
2. Trauma (e.g., polytrauma, neurotrauma, fat embolism)
3. Organ destruction (e.g., severe pancreatitis)