Kenneth H. Rand, Author at Renal and Urology News

Kenneth H. Rand

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Large Intestine, Infectious Diarrhea: Outpatient, Including Traveler’s Diarrhea

At a Glance Diarrhea is suspicious for an infectious etiology. What Tests Should I Request to Confirm My Clinical Dx? In addition, what follow-up tests might be useful? The following tests should be ordered: Stool culture for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, and Vibrio (may have to order separately) If available, consider multiplex gastrointestinal PCR panel…

Large Intestine, Infectious Diarrhea: Inpatient

At a Glance Diarrhea in an inpatient is suspicious for an infectious etiology. What Tests Should I Request to Confirm My Clinical Dx? In addition, what follow-up tests might be useful? The following tests should be ordered: C. difficile – by PCR if available; otherwise toxin A/B or C, difficile GDH antigen with toxin A/B…

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