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Resources for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Caregivers | Talk SLE
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The need for healthcare providers to effectively engage with patients with SLE is ongoing and the stakes are high. Even when patients have no complaints and no visual signs of disease, organ damage can be occurring. We've developed these tools to help both you and your patients communicate and be vigilant.

Von Willebrand disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/von-willebrand-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354984

Oct 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Mild forms of von Willebrand disease can be difficult to diagnose because bleeding is common, and, for most people, doesn't indicate a disease. However, if your doctor suspects you have a bleeding disorder, he or she might refer you to a blood disorders specialist (hematologist). To evaluate you for von Willebrand disease, your doctor will likely ask you detailed questions about your ...

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fsgs/symptoms-causes/syc-20354693

Oct 23rd, 2019 - Overview Normal and Scarred Glomerulus Normal and Scarred Glomerulus Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) results from scarring of the glomeruli, the tiny structures within the kidney that filter impurities from the blood to create urine. As these scars accumulate, kidney function worsens. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a disease in which scar tissue develops on the parts of ...

Von Willebrand disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/von-willebrand-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354978

Oct 23rd, 2019 - Overview Von Willebrand disease is a lifelong bleeding disorder in which your blood doesn't clot well. People with the disease have low levels of von Willebrand factor, a protein that helps blood clot, or the protein doesn't perform as it should. Most people with the disease are born with it, having inherited it from one or both parents. However, warning signs, such as heavy bleeding after a de...

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fsgs/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354696

Oct 23rd, 2019 - Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team The large number of kidney specialists (nephrologists) at Mayo Clinic allows doctors to subspecialize in specific aspects of kidney medicine, including glomerular diseases such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Depending on the situation, kidney specialists might work with other specialists to develop ...

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/zollinger-ellison-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20379046

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will base a diagnosis on the following: Medical history. Your doctor will ask about your signs and symptoms and review your medical history. Blood tests. A sample of your blood is analyzed to see whether you have elevated gastrin levels. While elevated gastrin may indicate tumors in your pancreas or duodenum, it also can be caused by other conditions. For example, gastrin ...

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/zollinger-ellison-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20379042

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Overview Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a rare condition in which one or more tumors form in your pancreas or the upper part of your small intestine (duodenum). These tumors, called gastrinomas, secrete large amounts of the hormone gastrin, which causes your stomach to produce too much acid. The excess acid then leads to peptic ulcers, as well as to diarrhea and other symptoms. Zollinger-Ellison...

Dysphagia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dysphagia/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20372039

Oct 16th, 2019 - Dysphagia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team A team of specialists at Mayo Clinic work together to identify the appropriate treatment approach for each person. The team includes doctors who specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology, otorhinolaryngology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and speech pathology. If you have esophageal cancer, specialists in thoracic s...

Pectus carinatum - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-carinatum/symptoms-causes/syc-20355531

Oct 15th, 2019 - Overview Pectus carinatum Pectus carinatum Pectus carinatum is an uncommon birth defect in which a child's breastbone protrudes outward abnormally. Pectus carinatum brace Pectus carinatum brace The preferred treatment for children whose bones are still growing is a brace to help flatten the chest. The brace is worn up to 23 hours a day and results can begin to be seen in just a few months. Pect...

Pectus carinatum - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-carinatum/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20355534

Oct 15th, 2019 - Pectus carinatum care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, specialists from pulmonary medicine, cardiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work with surgeons to care for children and adults who have pectus carinatum. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic's pediatric experts use ultrafast CT technology, so children receive minimal exposure to radiation. If s...

Pectus carinatum - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-carinatum/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20449279

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis Doctors usually can diagnose pectus carinatum by examining the chest. Imaging tests like CT scans can help determine the severity of the disorder. Treatment Pectus carinatum can be treated with either a brace or surgery. If the child’s bones are still growing, a brace can help flatten the chest. The brace is worn up to 23 hours a day and symptoms usually begin improving in just a few ...

Toe walking - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/toe-walking/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378414

Oct 14th, 2019 - Diagnosis Toe walking can be observed during a physical exam. In some cases, the doctor may do a gait analysis or an exam known as electromyography (EMG). During an EMG, a thin needle with an electrode is inserted into a muscle in the leg. The electrode measures the electrical activity in the affected nerve or muscle. If the doctor suspects a condition such as cerebral palsy or autism, he or sh...

Hepatopulmonary syndrome - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 14th, 2019 - Hepatopulmonary syndrome care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Although it's a rare condition, Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in treating hepatopulmonary syndrome. Liver, lung and transplant specialists work closely together to diagnose and treat hepatopulmonary syndrome. Advanced technology and treatment Mayo Clinic is one of the nation's leading treatment and research centers fo...

Hepatopulmonary syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hepatopulmonary-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20373350

Oct 14th, 2019 - Overview Hepatopulmonary (hep-uh-toe-POOL-moe-nar-e) syndrome is an uncommon condition that affects the lungs of people with advanced liver disease. Hepatopulmonary syndrome is caused by blood vessels in the lungs expanding (dilating) and increasing in number, making it hard for red blood cells to properly absorb oxygen. This leaves the lungs unable to deliver adequate amounts of oxygen to the ...

Toe walking - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/toe-walking/symptoms-causes/syc-20378410

Oct 14th, 2019 - Overview Walking on the toes or the balls of the feet, also known as toe walking, is fairly common in children who are just beginning to walk. Most children outgrow it. Kids who continue toe walking beyond the toddler years often do so out of habit. As long as your child is growing and developing normally, toe walking is unlikely to be a cause for concern. Toe walking sometimes can result from ...

Antiphospholipid syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antiphospholipid-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20355831

Oct 9th, 2019 - Overview Antiphospholipid (AN-te-fos-fo-LIP-id) syndrome occurs when your immune system mistakenly creates antibodies that make your blood much more likely to clot. This can cause dangerous blood clots in the legs, kidneys, lungs and brain. In pregnant women, antiphospholipid syndrome also can result in miscarriage and stillbirth. There's no cure for antiphospholipid syndrome, but medications c...

Rheumatic fever - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354597

Oct 9th, 2019 - Rheumatic fever care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic cardiologists treat people with all types of heart conditions, including people with heart damage caused by rheumatic fever. Mayo doctors trained in pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular surgery and other areas collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Thi...

Rheumatic fever - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354594

Oct 9th, 2019 - Diagnosis Although there's no single test for rheumatic fever, diagnosis is based on medical history, a physical exam and certain test results. Blood tests If your child was already diagnosed with a strep infection using a throat swab test, your doctor might not order additional tests for the bacteria. Sometimes, a blood test that can detect antibodies to the strep bacteria in the blood is done...

Antiphospholipid syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antiphospholipid-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355836

Oct 9th, 2019 - Diagnosis If you've had episodes of blood clots or pregnancy loss that aren't explained by known health conditions, your doctor can schedule blood tests to check for abnormal clotting and for the presence of antibodies to phospholipids. To confirm a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome, the antibodies must appear in your blood at least twice, in tests conducted 12 or more weeks apart. You can...

Rheumatic fever - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20354588

Oct 9th, 2019 - Overview Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop when strep throat or scarlet fever isn't properly treated. Strep throat and scarlet fever are caused by an infection with streptococcus (strep-toe-KOK-us) bacteria. Rheumatic fever most often affects children who are between 5 and 15 years old, though it can develop in younger children and adults. Although strep throat is comm...