Articles related to LIVER DISEASE
Study Finds Lean NAFLD Patients Have Higher Risk for CVD
Up to this point, individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and a normal BMI have often been overlooked. It was assumed their normal BMI equated to a lower risk of more serious conditions than those who are overweight or obese. These findings indicate that lean patients with NAFLD are 50% more likely to have a CVA compared with overweight patients, and 10 to 30% more likely to experience CVD.
Cardiology October 27th 2022
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In reverse order of popularity: 10. PECARN Pediatric Head Injury/Trauma Algorithm9. GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7)8. Ideal Body Weight and Adjusted Body Weight7. Steroid Conversion Calculator6. Calcium Correction for Hypoalbuminemia5. MELD Score (Model For End-Stage Liver Disease) (12 and older)4. Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)3. CHA₂DS₂-VASc Score for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk2. PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9)1. Creatinine Clearance (Cockcroft-Gault Equation)
All Specialties October 6th 2022
Xanthomas: Differentiating Atherogenic from Nonatherogenic
A 42-year-old woman with primary biliary cholangitis, presented with an increasing number of yellow skin lesions and generalized pruritis. She had plaques around both eyes, similar lesions on the palmar surfaces of the hands, nodules on the dorsal joints of the hands, and pale pink lesions on the left buttock as well as mild jaundice and scleral icterus. Walk through the differential and treatment options in this case withaccompanying editorial.
Dermatology August 23rd 2022