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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - StatPearls
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441938/
Antunes, C. et. al.

Oct 26th, 2018 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition that develops when there is a retrograde flow of stomach contents causing symptoms or complications. GERD can present as Non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) when typical symptoms of GERD occur in the absence of visible mucosal injury during endoscopy, or as erosive esophagitis (EE) when patients have histopathological changes in esophageal muc...

Asthma as the Underlying Cause of Death | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/asthma_stats/asthma_underlying_death.html

Apr 23rd, 2018 - Asthma deaths have decreased over time and varied by demographic characteristics. View the statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - National Center of Environmental Health (NCEH) - National Asthma Control Program

White Paper AGA: Drug Development for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
https://www.cghjournal.org/article/S1542-3565(17)30313-0/fulltext?code=yjcgh-site
Ikuo Hirano

Jul 31st, 2017 - Since first characterized in 2 small case series in the early 1990s, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has emerged as a commonly identified cause of esophageal symptoms in children and adults. 1, 2 Although several highly effectively dietary, pharmacologic, and endoscopic therapies have been reported, none is currently approved by either the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or European regulat.

Dietary Therapy and Nutrition Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Work Group Report of...
https://www.aaaai.org/Aaaai/media/MediaLibrary/PDF%20Documents/Practice%20and%20Parameters/March-2017-EoE-dietary-management.pdf
Marion Groetch

Dec 20th, 2016 - This work group report addresses the potential challenges of implementing an elimination diet for the management of EoE and provides instructions and tools for physicians, dietitians, and other allied health professionals to help guide them in planning elimination diets for both children and adult.

The role of endoscopy in the management of GERD.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2015.02.021
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; , Muthusamy VR et. al.

Apr 12th, 2015 - We recommend that uncomplicated GERD be diagnosed on the basis of typical symptoms without the use of diagnostic testing, including EGD. We recommend EGD for patients who have symptoms suggesting complicated GERD or alarm symptoms. We recommend that EGD not be routinely performed solely for the assessment of extraesophageal GERD symptoms. We recommend that endoscopic findings of reflux esophagi...

ACG clinical guideline: Evidenced based approach to the diagnosis and management of eso...
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2013.71
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Dellon ES, Gonsalves N et. al.

Apr 9th, 2013 - Esophageal eosinophilia and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) are increasingly recognized and prevalent conditions, which now represent common clinical problems encountered by gastroenterologists, pathologists, and allergists. The study of EoE has become a dynamic field with an evolving understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Although there are limited data supporting manageme...

2011 consensus statement on endomyocardial biopsy from the Association for European Car...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2011.10.001
Cardiovascular Pathology : the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology; Leone O, Veinot JP et. al.

Dec 5th, 2011 - The Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology and the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology have produced this position paper concerning the current role of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases and its contribution to patient management, focusing on pathological issues, with these aims: • Determining appropriate EMB use in the context of current diagnostic st...

Recommendations on the use of botulinum toxin in the treatment of lower urinary tract d...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2008.09.009
European Urology; Apostolidis A, Dasgupta P et. al.

Sep 30th, 2008 - The increasing body of evidence and number of potential indications for the use of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) in the lower urinary tract (LUT) underlines the pressing need for evidence-based guidelines. A European expert panel consensus conference was convened with the main aim of evaluating the evidence and clinical considerations for the use of BoNTs in the treatment of urologic and pelvic...

Updated International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Proce...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174113
Gastroenterology Dellon ES, Liacouras CA et. al.

Jul 16th, 2018 - Over the last decade, clinical experiences and research studies raised concerns regarding use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) as part of the diagnostic strategy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to clarify the use of PPIs in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with suspected EoE to develop updated international consensus criteria for EoE diagnosis. A consensus confer...

Red blood cell specifications for patients with hemoglobinopathies: a systematic review...
https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.14611
Transfusion Compernolle V, Chou ST et. al.

Apr 26th, 2018 - Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions remain essential in the treatment of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and β-thalassemia. Alloimmunization, a well-documented complication of transfusion, increases the risk of delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions, complicates crossmatching and identifying compatible units, and delays provision of transfusions. Guidance is required to optimize the RBC ...

Appropriate use criteria in dermatopathology: Initial recommendations from the American...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.04.033
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; , Vidal CI et. al.

Apr 24th, 2018 - Appropriate use criteria (AUC) provide physicians guidance in test selection, and can affect health care delivery, reimbursement policy, and physician decision-making. The American Society of Dermatopathology, with input from the American Academy of Dermatology and the College of American Pathologists, sought to develop AUC in dermatopathology. The RAND/UCLA appropriateness methodology, which c...

Appropriate use criteria in dermatopathology: Initial recommendations from the American...
https://doi.org/10.1111/cup.13142
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology; Vidal CI, Armbrect EA et. al.

Mar 22nd, 2018 - Appropriate use criteria (AUC) provide physicians guidance in test selection, and can affect health care delivery, reimbursement policy and physician decision-making. The American Society of Dermatopathology, with input from the American Academy of Dermatology and the College of American Pathologists, sought to develop AUC in dermatopathology. The RAND/UCLA appropriateness methodology, which co...

Consensus statement on surgical pathology of the aorta from the Society for Cardiovascu...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2016.03.002
Cardiovascular Pathology : the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology; Halushka MK, Angelini A et. al.

Mar 31st, 2016 - Surgical aortic specimens are usually examined in Pathology Departments as a result of treatment of aneurysms or dissections. A number of diseases, genetic syndromes (Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, etc.), and vasculopathic aging processes involved in vascular injury can cause both distinct and nonspecific histopathologic changes with degeneration of the media as a common denominator. Te...

Optimal breast cancer pathology manifesto.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2015.06.127
European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England : 1990); Tot T, Viale G et. al.

Aug 18th, 2015 - This manifesto was prepared by a European Breast Cancer (EBC) Council working group and launched at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Glasgow on 20 March 2014. It sets out optimal technical and organisational requirements for a breast cancer pathology service, in the light of concerns about variability and lack of patient-centred focus. It is not a guideline about how pathology services ...

Consensus statement on surgical pathology of the aorta from the Society for Cardiovascu...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2015.05.001
Cardiovascular Pathology : the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology; Stone JR, Bruneval P et. al.

Jun 8th, 2015 - Inflammatory diseases of the aorta include routine atherosclerosis, aortitis, periaortitis, and atherosclerosis with excessive inflammatory responses, such as inflammatory atherosclerotic aneurysms. The nomenclature and histologic features of these disorders are reviewed and discussed. In addition, diagnostic criteria are provided to distinguish between these disorders in surgical pathology spe...

Management guidelines of eosinophilic esophagitis in childhood.
https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a80be1
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Papadopoulou A, Koletzko S et. al.

Dec 31st, 2013 - Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) represents a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated esophageal disease characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histologically by eosinophil-predominant inflammation. With few exceptions, 15 eosinophils per high-power field (peak value) in ≥1 biopsy specimens are considered a minimum threshold for a diagnosis of EoE. The disease is rest...

Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX) standard practices for method...
https://doi.org/10.1093/jat/bkt054
Journal of Analytical Toxicology;

Aug 12th, 2013 - Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX) standard practices for method validation in forensic toxicology.|2013| ,|methods,standards,analysis,