Diagnosis versus Disposition

It is axiomatic in emergency medicine that appropriate disposition and management of acute illness takes precedence over diagnostic accuracy. However, extraordinary technological advances have made rapid, noninvasive diagnosis of many causes of abdominal pain widely available. This has occurred in parallel with the development of an equally sophisticated array of therapeutic options. The net effect of this phenomenon has been to tie diagnosis more closely to disposition and treatment than was the case when the only interventions in abdominal pain were laparotomy vs. observation with medical management.

Dealing With Back Pain

Dealing With Back Pain

Deal With Your Pain, Lead A Wonderful Life An Live Like A 'Normal' Person. Before I really start telling you anything about me or finding out anything about you, I want you to know that I sympathize with you. Not only is it one of the most painful experiences to have backpain. Not only is it the number one excuse for employees not coming into work. But perhaps just as significantly, it is something that I suffered from for years.

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