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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

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.
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Biologists go in as a group to find the pups, and then do a health work-up and tag the puppies.
(1) Further work-up was done for 113 of the patients.
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.
This portable pocket resource (4.5x7.5") 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 (<0.4 mIU/L).
[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.
"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.
After the flight, maintenance faced another problem; the squadron was leaving for Fallon, Nev., in three days, as part of their work-up cycle.
"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. But that recommendation would need to be revised if additional research shows that these children are not at significantly increased risk for developing serious illness.