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By Mary Jo Goolsby EdD MSN ANP-C CAE FAANP, Laurie Grubbs PhD MSN ANP-C

AJN 2006 Award WinnerUnique in its strategy, this new publication takes clients past the identity of actual review abnormalities to reach at a differential analysis of the patient's illness. Readers find out how to contain actual exam, sufferer background, and diagnostic reviews to effectively analysis a patient's problem.

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CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING RESOURCES Clinical decision-making begins when the patient first voices the reason for seeking care. Expert clinicians immediately compare their patients’ complaints with the “catalog” of knowledge that they have stored about a range of clinical conditions and then determine the direction of their initial history and symptom analysis. It is crucial that the provider not jump to conclusions or be biased by one particular finding; information is continually processed to inform decisions that guide further data collection and to begin to detect patterns in the data.

Other lesions include comedones, papules, and nodules. Diagnostic Studies. None needed. ACNE ROSACEA (PLATE 5) Although there are many theories, the cause of rosacea is not clear. It is a condition affecting adults, with varying degrees of sebaceous hyperplasia. Signs and Symptoms. The patients relate a history of facial flushing, which becomes more permanent over time. There is often some degree of facial edema. The central third of the face is most often involved. The lesions vary and include erythema, telangiectasia, hyperplastic sebaceous glands, and rhinophyma.

The border of the lesion typically has a “rolled” appearance. However, basal cell carcinoma appears in several variants and can be flat, hyperpigmented, and/or have very indistinct margins. Diagnostic Studies. The diagnosis is made by biopsy. SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA (PLATE 26) Squamous cell carcinoma is second in prevalence only to basal cell carcinoma and also involves sun-exposed areas of skin. These carcinomas are more rapidly growing and can become invasive over time. Copyright © 2006 F. A. Davis.

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