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the cause of a disease

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the philosophical study of causation

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Starting with a historical review of early clinical studies and observations, the author proceeds to examine current studies of the phenomenon, its various aetiologies and proposed mechanisms, and presents a neurophysiological explanatory hypothesis, drawing on specialized controlled group studies and the results of PET and fMRI imaging.
These include epilepsy, anticonvulsant therapy, mild encephalitis, ischaemia and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) as the more common aetiologies causing reversible lesions.
Nurses in a wide variety of settings are expected to assess and manage wounds of various aetiologies (surgical, trauma, chronic and malignant).
Infectious aetiologies were excluded: PCR for enterovirus (coxsackie) herpes, and mycoplasma were negative.
However, new evidence clearly shows that EPA can occur in all chronic/stalled wounds, regardless of their ages, aetiologies, or appearances; some 3 month old wounds, for example, have tested 'Elevated' ( EPA ) while some 6 year old ulcers have returned a 'Low' test result.
This is possibly due to immunisation failures against Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and also because the epidemiology of epiglottitis has shifted toward other causative organisms in the Hib vaccine era) The majority of cases of epiglottitis are thought to be caused by other bacterial organisms, viral or combined viral-bacterial infections, and non-infectious aetiologies.
Acute pancreatitis is a common condition with a wide range of aetiologies (6).
Our patient satisfied these criteria and no other possible aetiologies have been identified for renal failure and massive hepato-cytolysis.
Although AMD is by far the most common cause of choroidal new vessels (CNV), there are many other underlying aetiologies that may lead to this same end-point:
Definitions, demographics, aetiologies, signs and symptoms, complications and treatments are presented.