Histological Scoring System for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Components of NAFLD Activity Score (NAS) and Fibrosis Staging

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Wagner and the University of Texas Wound Classification Systems of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Wagner Classification of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Grade 0: No ulcer in a high risk foot.

Grade 1: Superficial ulcer involving the full skin thickness but not underlying tissues.

Grade 2: Deep ulcer, penetrating down to ligaments and muscle, but no bone involvement or abscess formation.

Grade 3: Deep ulcer with cellulitis or abscess formation, often with osteomyelitis.

Grade 4: Localized gangrene.

Grade 5: Extensive gangrene involving the whole foot.

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GOLD Staging System for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) Severity

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) diagnostic criteria for COPD include the following symptoms: coughing, sputum production and/or dyspnoea, as well as a history of exposure to risk factors for COPD. The diagnosis is confirmed by a post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC < 0.7 in spirometry, as sign of the airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.

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ACR/BI-RADS Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System

The BIRADS acronym stands for Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System which is a widely accepted risk assessment and quality assurance tool in mammography, ultrasound or MRI.
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2001 Bethesda System Terminology

Specimen Type: Indicate conventional smear (Pap smear) vs. liquid based vs. other

Specimen Adequacy

  • Satisfactory for evaluation (describe presence or absence of endocervical/transformation zone component and any other quality indicators, e.g., partially obscuring blood, inflammation, etc.)
  • Unsatisfactory for evaluation … (specify reason)

*Specimen rejected/not processed (specify reason)
*Specimen processed and examined, but unsatisfactory for evaluation of epithelial abnormality because of (specify reason)
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The APACHE II Severity of Disease Classification System

APACHE II uses a point score based upon initial values of 12 routine physiologic measurements, age, and previous health status to provide a general measure of severity of disease.

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1993 Revised Classification System for HIV Infection and Expanded AIDS Surveillance Case Definition for Adolescents and Adults

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