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When talking about expanding disease definitions it’s important to understand how we got to the current criteria for diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome. In the 1990s, we had the NIH definition that included irregular menses and high androgen levels or excessive hair growth/hirsutism, so there were two criteria. Then in 2004, the Rotterdam criteria were published, and we added certain ovarian features seen on ultrasound imaging. That’s what expanding the
Diabetes Diabetes Endocrine Obesity Oxycontin Renal Disease Thyroid Disorders Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine glands and the hormones that they secrete (Oxford Medical Dictionary). There are several groups of h...
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...