Publications

ICD-10: Coding Gynecological Specimens for Laboratory

by Tiris Mjelde

 The practice of medicine has changed dramatically in the last 25 years or so. New conditions have been discovered and many new treatments and medical devices have been developed. The ICD-10 code set that became effective on October 1, 2015, tries to capture the current practice of medicine and provide flexibility as it changes in the future.

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Immunoglobulin G4-related Disease

by David C. Hoak, M.D.

Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an increasingly recognized syndrome of unknown etiology, most often occurring in middle-aged and older men.

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Increasing Gonorrhea Rates Statewide

by David C. Hoak, M.D.

Health officials across the northwest are trying to figure out why they see a sizeable increase in the number of gonorrhea cases recently. Overall, the state reported a 34% increase in gonorrhea cases in a year’s time.

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Trichomonas—Ancient Protozoan

by Felix Martinez, Jr., M.D.

Trichomonas is a genus of protozoans that are parasites of vertebrates. Parasites live in their infected host, co-opt its resources, and cause disease.

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Testing for Candidiasis

by Hongxiu Ji, M.D., Ph.D.

Candida is always present in and on the body in small amounts; however, Candida can multiply when an imbalance occurs, such as when normal acidity of the vagina is altered or when hormonal balance changes.

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