index of suspicion

index of suspicion

Medtalk A phrase broadly used to indicate how seriously a particular disease is being entertained as a diagnosis; as an example, there is a high IOS that rapid and unexplained weight loss in an elderly Pt is due to pancreas CA, and a low IOS that it would be due to AIDS
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In addition, we can now have a higher index of suspicion for appendicitis in patients who have right-lower abdominal pain after colonoscopy, which may lead to earlier diagnoses".
My index of suspicion is so high,' Duque said, stressing that Sanofi did not disclose sufficient details regarding Dengvaxia.
Its clinical presentation is quite heterogeneous and diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion in patients from endemic areas.
As clinicians, we need to have a high index of suspicion, know what questions to ask, and to go a little bit deeper, beyond the presenting complaint," he said.
It's reportedly rare in darker skin types, especially in blacks," and as a result, dermatologists and patients alike have a low index of suspicion for the diagnosis, he noted.
However, the H-type TEFs can be missed in infancy if high index of suspicion is not kept for repeated chest infections, bouts of cough and recurrent pneumonias1.
Intravenous drug abusers, cardiac device carriers and immunosuppressed patients are at maximum risk for right sided endocarditis [1] Right-sided IE should be suspected in the presence of fever, recurrent respiratory events, anaemia, and microscopic haematuria [3] A high index of suspicion will lead to early recognition and prompt treatment which can reduce complications like pulmonary infarction, abscesses, bilateral pneumothoraces, pleural effusion, and empyema.
R] Through this letter, we highlight the importance of early diagnosis of hypothyroidism and the need for a high index of suspicion in obese children with hip pain.
Your index of suspicion should be much broader, not only for the one specific illness but for the whole idea of psychopathology in general.
The surprising findings highlight how important it is for healthcare workers to retain a high index of suspicion even if a smear test at the end of a TB treatment course is negative, Dr Stephanus Malherbe, of SU's Immunology Research Group, told Izindaba.
Currently, it appears that the best way to detect ovarian cancer is for both the patient and her clinician to have a high index of suspicion of the diagnosis in symptomatic women.
Index of suspicion for actinomycosis is heightened by concomitant lack of or few reactive regional lymph nodes due to ineffective lymphatic spread.

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