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13) This criticism often is justified because, while physicians speak in terms of "cause," they generally focus their differential diagnosis on defining the patient's illness.
Their primary utility, in my opinion, is to expand differential diagnosis, ie, to provide additional ideas and reminders.
The Medical Book of Lists is well written in that the lists contain the complete differential diagnosis of a medical problem or condition.
After a simple and fast negative stain preparation, the undirected, "open view" of electron microscopy allows rapid morphologic identification and differential diagnosis of different agents contained in the specimen.
The purposes of the program are to analyze medical problems (entered in the form of symptoms and physical findings), to generate a differential diagnosis, and to serve as a referencing and teaching tool for the medical professional.
Chapters consist of tables demonstrating differential diagnosis for example MRI images.
Using tracings for illustration throughout, they review the ECG in the clinical setting, then describe the ECG and rhythm diagnosis, considering the electrocardiographic findings from a differential diagnosis perspective looking at rhythms and normal rates and bradycardia and tachycardia.
College of Medicine, Philadephia, PA) has drawn on a long career in neurology to write this authoritative text describing the differential diagnosis to be observed in 16 separate conditions, including vascular disease, epilepsy, anterior horn cell disease, spinal cord disease, cranial nerves, and dementia.
Because PLGAs share many of the histologic characteristics of pleomorphic adenomas, monomorphic adenomas, adenoid cystic carcinomas, and low-grade papillary adenocarcinomas, these other tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of PLGA.
Although VHFs are rare, this report stresses the need for health facilities in Kenya and East/Central Africa to include VHFs in their differential diagnosis of unexplained fever with hemorrhagic tendencies, as well as the utility of the surveillance network.

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