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The Comprehensive Adult Health History


Initial Information Data and Time of History The date is always important. Be sure to document the time you evaluate the patient, especially in urgent, emergent, or hospital setitngs. Identify Data These include age, gender, marital status, and occupation. The source of history or referral can be the patient, a family member or friend, an […]

[Hemostasis] General – Diagnostic Approach to the Bleeding Disorders


Clinical Presentations and Clinical Distinction Between Platelet- or Vessel-Induced Bleeding and Coagulation-Induced Bleeding Certain signs and symptoms are virtually diagnostic of disordered hemostasis. They can be divided arbitrarily into two groups: those seen more often in disorders of blood coagulation and those most commonly noted in disorders of the vessels and platelets. The latter group […]

Taking a Family History of cancer: We Can Do Better


June 7, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — Family history can be important in establishing risk for primary and secondary cancer and identifying people who might be candidates for genetic counseling and testing. According to data presented here at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), community oncologists are better at documenting […]