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Kenney, Barton - - 2009
* Drug-induced thrombocytopenia was first described in the 19th century, yet our understanding of its pathogenesis continues to evolve. The list of drugs implicated in drug-induced thrombocytopenia is extensive and growing. Many, if not most, of these medications induce thrombocytopenia by immune mechanisms. Because the degree of thrombocytopenia can put ...
Parveen, Zahida - - 2009
* Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is a primary T-cell lymphoma that preferentially involves the subcutaneous tissue. Although subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma has been recognized as a distinctive entity in the category of peripheral T-cell lymphoma in theWorld Health Organization classification, its diagnostic criteria has been redefined by the recent World ...
Dayton, Annette - - 2009
* Context.--Traditionally organized gross pathology reports, which are widely used in pathology resident and pathologists' assistant training programs, may not offer the most efficient method of communicating pertinent information to treating physicians. Instructional materials for teaching gross pathology dictation are limited and the teaching methods used are inconsistent. Raymond's Paragraph ...
Raff, Lester - - 2009
* Context.--The elimination or reduction of medical errors has been a main focus of health care enterprises in the United States since the year 2000. Elimination of errors in patient and specimen identification is a key component of this focus and is the number one goal in the Joint Commission's ...
Popescu, Oana-Eugenia - - 2009
* Context.--Eosinophilic cystitis (EC) is an inflammatory condition of the bladder that has been linked to food allergens, infectious agents, drugs, and other genitourinary conditions. Like interstitial cystitis, EC has a strong female predominance. It is characterized by an intense eosinophilic infiltrate in the acute phase and fibrosis in the ...
Satoskar, Anjali - - 2009
* Context.--Consensus exists among renal pathologists that, in biopsies with immune complex glomerulonephritis, even a single glomerulus with open capillary loops may be sufficient for immunofluorescence and/or electron microscopy evaluation because immune complex deposition is a diffuse phenomenon. However, we have encountered renal biopsies with focal absence of immune complexes ...
Hughes, Jonathan - - 2009
* Context.--Because the consequences of making an interpretive error on a proficiency test are more severe than those made on an educational challenge, the same slide may exhibit different performance characteristics in the 2 different settings.
Arend, Lois - - 2009
* Context.--Many new therapies have emerged within the last 5 to 10 years to treat a variety of conditions. Several of these have direct or indirect renal toxicities that may go undiagnosed without careful attention of the pathologist to a patient's clinical history, particularly the addition of new medications or ...
Herrera, Guillermo - - 2009
* Context.--Patients with plasma cell dyscrasias (myeloma) may exhibit a variety of renal manifestations as a result of damage from circulating light- and heavy-chain immunoglobulin components produced by the neoplastic plasma cells. The renal alterations can occur in any of the renal compartments, and in a significant number of the ...
Seshan, Surya - - 2009
* Context.--Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease with protean clinical and pathologic manifestations involving almost all organs in the body. There is a high incidence of renal involvement during the course of the disease, with varied renal pathologic lesions and diverse clinical features. A renal biopsy examined by routine ...
Haas, Mark - - 2009
* Context.--Alport syndrome and thin glomerular basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) are genetically heterogenous conditions characterized by structural abnormalities in the glomerular basement membrane and an initial presentation that usually involves hematuria. Approximately 40% of patients with TBMN are heterozygous carriers for autosomal recessive Alport syndrome, with mutations at the genetic ...
Thomas, David - - 2009
* Context.--The diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a descriptive pathologic diagnosis that in certain clinical situations (ie, primary or idiopathic) becomes its own disease. The clinical diversity, varied histology, and nonspecific morphologic features of FSGS all contribute to the complexity and problematic nature in making a pathologic diagnosis ...
Barisoni, Laura - - 2009
* Context.--Etiologic factors and pathways leading to altered podocyte phenotype are clearly numerous and involve the activity of different cellular function.
Truong, Luan - - 2009
* Context.--Nonneoplastic changes are often identified in nephrectomy specimens removed for renal neoplasms. Although they may be of prognostic or therapeutic importance, they are often overlooked. Nephrectomy is also performed for nonneoplastic lesions, the most frequent of which are urinary obstruction and end-stage renal disease, but the tissue diagnosis of ...
Walker, Patrick - - 2009
* Context.--The first renal biopsy was carried out more than a century ago, but its widespread introduction into clinical use, beginning in the 1950s, helped develop nephrology into the powerful subspecialty of internal medicine that it is today. In the past 25 years, the use of the spring-loaded biopsy gun, ...
Quillen, Karen - - 2009
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Soo, Irene - - 2009
This research explored the usage of activity codes introduced into the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) Third Edition and examined the data quality of activity coding, explicitly, completeness and specificity. Injury separations for years 2001/02 to 2005/06 specifying a 'true injury' ...
Shepheard, Jennie - - 2009
Prudames, Fiona - - 2009
This article briefly relates the experience of a clinical coder working in the private healthcare sector in the Australian state of New South Wales and questions whether it is possible to work in this environment while adhering to the Clinical Coders' Creed. Private facilities in Australia that handle acute, psychiatric, ...
Postle, Barbara - - 2009
Over the last few decades clinical coding has grown in complexity and importance in the eyes of bureaucrats, administrators and clinicians, as new uses for this valuable resource are constantly being identified. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many Australian hospitals are currently experiencing difficulty in both recruiting and retaining clinical coders. ...
Michel, Jude - - 2009
Collections of routine, or 'administrative', hospital data have many applications in health care and are now recognised as valuable sources of information. In recent decades, administrative data have been seen primarily as funding and billing tools to assist with the reimbursement of hospitals for services provided; this purpose remains the ...
McKenzie, Kirsten - - 2009
The objective of this research was to identify the level of detail regarding the external causes of death in Australia and ascertain problematic areas where data quality improvement efforts may be focused. The 2003 national mortality dataset of 12,591 deaths with an external cause of injury as the underlying cause ...
Hong, Tran - - 2009
The objective of this research was to examine the level of agreement of coders for ICD-10 coding of injury discharges in Danang General Hospital in Vietnam. Two hundred and five medical records of children hospitalised in this facility due to injury were randomly selected and recoded. Information from medical records ...
Doyle, Kerri - - 2009
In Australia, the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) is ultimately responsible for updating ICD-10-AM disease codes and Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) procedure codes, and the accompanying Australian Coding Standards (ACS). New editions of these publications are released every two years. This article outlines the updating procedure ...
Cheng, Ping - - 2009
As coded clinical data are used in a variety of areas (e.g. health services funding, epidemiology, health sciences research), coding errors have the potential to produce far-reaching consequences. In this study the causes and consequences of miscoding were reviewed. In particular, the impact of miscoding due to inadequate medical documentation ...
Bidie, Alison - - 2009
For the purpose of this brief update report, the author (an Australian Health Information Manager currently working in Canada) was asked to select certain aspects of the current coding system in Canada that she believes highlight relevant differences between the Canadian and Australian systems, on the assumption that this might ...
Wallis, Jan - - 2009
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