The chronic fatigue syndrome generally occurs acutely, reduces activity by more than 50% without obvious cause, and Lasts for at least 6 months. Recent studies have shown that there is frequently an overlap with fibromyalgia.
The complications of diabetes may be due to many interacting factors and, although a small percentage of patients with sub-optimal control will not develop complications, there appears to be some correlation between hyperglycaemia and microvascular complications.
There are two important reasons to attempt risk stratification after myocardial infarction. First, to be able to offer patients a realistic prognosis and secondly, to permit the prospective assessment of potentially therapeutic interventions in high-risk patients.
Managing patients on long-term diuretic therapy should include regular reviews, blood tests on an annual basis or sooner if the patient is experiencing any symptoms or signs of adverse effects and the possibility of discontinuing therapy should also be considered.
Modern research into the disease bearing Alzheimer's name has explored the realms of neurochemistry, psychopharmacology, morphology, genetics and now environmental science. The pathogenesis remains elusive.