By J. F. Cade
Unusual difficulties are usually ignored; they're frequently tricky to diagnose and a problem to control. Acute drugs: unusual difficulties and demanding situations gathers jointly all unusual difficulties suitable to the therapy of heavily unwell sufferers in a short one-stop reference. every one subject includes either crucial diagnostic and therapy info and discusses the consequences for in depth care administration, obviating the necessity to discuss with really good assets. The A-Z structure with common cross-referencing aids fast entry to key details and cartoons all through relief studying. Intensivists, anaesthetists, emergency experts and quite a lot of different healthcare pros will locate this a useful source while confronted with acute clinical difficulties. From Abruptio placentae to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Acute drugs: unusual difficulties and demanding situations may help you diagnose and deal with the difficult acute difficulties you come upon in day-by-day scientific perform.
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7th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2007. 13 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Alpha-fetoprotein Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP, tumour-associated antigen) is an oncofetal antigen, present in fetal tissue but not in the corresponding normal adult tissue. It is, however, elaborated in a number of adult malignant cells, because most of the antigen is carbohydratedetermined and post-translational modification is readily achieved by differential glycosylation (which becomes similar to that in fetal tissue).
In: Rubin RH, Young LS, eds. Clinical Approach to Infections in the Compromised Host. 4th edition. New York: Plenum. 2002; p 5. ). ). Bibliography Vincent PC. Drug-induced aplastic anemia and agranulocytosis. Drugs 1986; 31: 52. AIDS See r Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Air embolism See r Diving. Alcohol, methyl See r Methanol. Aldosterone Aldosterone is produced in the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal gland from cholesterol and acetate precursors. It is the chief mineralocorticoid and promotes the renal tubular reabsorption of sodium and water.
The diagnosis can sometimes be difficult. Radiological evidence of sacroiliitis remains the strongest evidence, when combined with the clinical features of back pain and stiffness, decreased spinal flexion and decreased chest expansion. However, typical radiological changes lag many years behind the onset of clinical symptoms and are therefore not helpful in the diagnosis of early disease. The chief value of HLA-B27 gene testing is not in individual diagnosis but in epidemiological studies. Treatment is primarily with physical measures and NSAIDs.