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work-up

 [werk´up]
the procedures done to arrive at a diagnosis, including history taking, laboratory tests, x-rays, and so on.

work-up

(werk´up) the procedures done to arrive at a diagnosis, including history taking, laboratory tests, x-rays, and so on.

work-up

the process of performing a complete patient evaluation, including history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and x-ray or other diagnostic procedures to acquire an accurate database on which a diagnosis and treatment plan may be established.

work-up

noun The constellation of procedures–eg, taking a medical Hx, performing a physical exam, and ordering and evaluating lab tests and imaging procedures, on which a Pt's diagnosis and therapy is based. See Diagnostic 'overkill. ', Ulysses syndrome verb To evaluate a Pt–ie, to work him/her up. See Fehldiagnose.

work-up

the procedures done to arrive at a diagnosis, including history taking, laboratory tests, x-rays, and so on.
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A work-up for exploring possible underlying malignancy including complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, urine analysis, stool exam, prostate specific antigen and abdominal and pelvic CT scan was unremarkable.
NEW YORK--Geriatric patients presenting to the emergency department with behavioral emergencies are often referred to psychiatric services without having a basic medical work-up prior to transfer, according to the findings from a small retrospective.
The stay-behind crew did the work on a few of our jets, while the rest of the squadron completed the work-up training evolution in Fallon.
5") presents work-up plans, based on current medical literature, for commonly encountered pediatric conditions, and will be useful for primary care physicians, family physicians, and pediatricians, will also be useful for residents and medical students.
Further work-up failed to show any evidence for hyperparathyroidism, but these patients were all receiving L-thyroxine for various thyroid problems, and their thyrotropin (TSH) concentrations were very suppressed (<0.
3,13] By creating realistic, simulated patient scenarios on the web, we are able to allow students to work-up a hypothetical patient and make decisions about drug treatment and interpret clinical data without any potential to cause real patients harm.
Every patient who comes to the hospital gets a disease-oriented history and physical, but all too often details about pre-hospital work-up or treatment, family issues, and end-of-life wishes are lost somewhere between the office and the hospital.
This study supports [the hypothesis] that cardiac abnormalities occur early in the anorexia nervosa disease course and may warrant consideration and possible work-up even early in the disease and at the time of first hospital admission," she concluded.
I used to send my patients to the rheumatologist for an extensive work-up, but I don't do this anymore because these work-ups have been unrevealing.
At the end of a work-up cycle, complacency is a major green-eyed monster.
The study author notes that current guidelines endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians call for the treatment of all febrile children under age 3 years as if they have a serious bacterial infection, which would suggest the need for a full sepsis work-up.
During the yard period, initial work-ups, and Summer Pulse 2004 exercise, we had 489 mishaps or injuries, compared to 541 mishaps, or about a 10 percent decrease in overall mishaps since the previous work-up cycle.