Coming To Terms with Type 1 Diabetes: One Family's Story of Life After Diagnosis

Coming To Terms with Type 1 Diabetes: One Family’s Story of Life After Diagnosis

This inspiring, dignified and deeply moving personal account of a family coming to terms with the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes for both husband and daughter has been written for three purposes: – to encourage other families affected by this serious lifelong medical condition to rebuild their lives after diagnosis– to make the wider community […]

Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urethral Pathology

Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urethral Pathology

Handbook of Endourology contains five focused, review-oriented volumes that are ideal for students and clinicians looking for a comprehensive review rather than a whole course. Each volume is easily accessible through eBook format. Topics covered review both the endourological diagnosis and treatment of prostate, urethral, urinary bladder, upper urinary tract, and renal pathology. All chapters […]

Diagnosis of Metastatic Neoplasms: Molecular Approaches for Identification of Tissue of Origin (Report)

Diagnosis of Metastatic Neoplasms: Molecular Approaches for Identification of Tissue of Origin (Report)

BACKGROUND Unknown or uncertain primary cancer (UPC), also referred to as carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP), accounts for an estimated 3% to 5% of all metastatic cancers. (1) Strictly speaking, the diagnosis of UPC requires a biopsy-proven metastatic malignancy and no identifiable primary tumor after a thorough clinical evaluation that includes physical examination and laboratory […]

Diabetes Insipidus, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

Diabetes Insipidus, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

Diabetes Insipidus is a rare disease which is characterized by the absence of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) resulting in a copious flow of dilute urine and excessive thirst.Diabetes insipidus is a not common condition in which the kidneys are unable to prevent the excretion of water.During the day, the kidneys filter all the blood many times.Normally, […]

Diabetic Nephropathy, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

Diabetic Nephropathy, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

Diabetic nephropathy is a form of kidney damage that often happens over time in people with diabetes.People with diabetes are at higher risk of renal atherosclerosis, urinary tract infections, papillary necrosis and glomerular lesions (e.g., from basement membrane thickening and glomerulosclerosis)Diabetic nephropathy may be diffuse or nodular (Kimmelstiel-Wilson lesion).The early stages produce a raised glomerular […]

Relevance of Parvovirus B19, Herpes Simplex Virus 2, and Cytomegalovirus Virologic Markers in Maternal Serum for Diagnosis of Unexplained Recurrent Abortions (Report)

Relevance of Parvovirus B19, Herpes Simplex Virus 2, and Cytomegalovirus Virologic Markers in Maternal Serum for Diagnosis of Unexplained Recurrent Abortions (Report)

Some evidence suggests that intrauterine infections play a major role in the pathogenesis of early pregnancy loss, but the implication and prevalence of microorganisms in the etiology of spontaneous abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy has not yet been well established. (1) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and parvovirus B19 are linked to both late abortion and […]

Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Children: A Critical Review of Issues in the Diagnosis and Classification of 887 Cases from 13 Published Series (Clinical Report)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Children: A Critical Review of Issues in the Diagnosis and Classification of 887 Cases from 13 Published Series (Clinical Report)

The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are clonal bone marrow (BM) disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, a variable degree of cytopenia, and an increased risk for developing acute leukemia. (1) They are often viewed as diseases of adults, particularly the elderly. The term pediatric preleukemic syndrome appeared in the literature in the early 1970s. (2) By 1980, […]