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ertwro

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My teacher/doctor demands me from now on to justify every syndromatic diagnosis, symptoms and pathology, I say by the official guidelines.

My problem is I have no freaking clue where to find them.

So far I need:

Dyspnea: American thoracic society GOT IT
Blood pressure: JNC 7 GOT IT
Pain:?
Cyanosis:?
Heart rate:?
Respiratory Rate?
Edema:?
Cough:?

And for bacterial endocarditis, chronic renal failure and EPOC.


HELP! It’s there a place for this official things?

Thanks.
 

Praziquantel86

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You're not really going to find guidelines for signs/symptoms until you get to what is actually causing those signs/symptoms (i.e., cyanosis due to COPD).

Pain management will vary based on the context. I believe the palliative care folks have guidelines for end-of-life pain, oncologists (ASCO maybe?) have guidelines for cancer-associated pain, and the ASA has all sorts of post-op pain algorithms.

For any ID-related guidelines, go to www.idsociety.org. It's a treasure trove. The National Kidney Foundation has a bunch of guidelines for different aspects of chronic renal failure (under the KDOQI banner) and renal transplantation (KDIGO). Googling will get you those.

As a general rule, going to the specialty society's webpage will tend to point you in the right direction.
 
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