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The definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is defined and diagnosed by the following criteria, which has been promulgated or endorsed by the European…

Diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

Patients who exhibit five or more of the following findings meet the diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Clinical findings Fever ≥…

Signs of acute congestive heart failure on chest x-ray and clinical examination

Here are the most telling signs of acute congestive heart failure on chest x-ray and clinical examination. Chest x-ray Pulmonary venous…

Severity grading of aortic stenosis

The severity grading of aortic stenosis is determined with echocardiography. While the aortic valve area is a prominent indicator of aortic…

Lung cancer in a nutshell

Here is a summary of the risk factors, subtypes, staging, and treatment of lung cancer. Suffice to say, there are…

Sensitivity and specificity of various imaging modalities in detecting osteomyelitis

Several modalities including plain x-ray radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), white blood cell (WBC) scans, bone scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance…

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