Beyond biases?

Tom Benzoni benzonit at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 15 02:24:57 UTC 2017


Jeff:
You are correct.
"Anaphylactoid reaction" is a different entity than "Angioedema."
Therefore, to classify "ACE inhibitor induced (acquired) Angioedema" as any
type of an allergic reaction ("Anaphylactiod") is an error.
How would such an error be captured and classified?

(Sideline: this disease is special to me as I had an extended family in my
cachement area who would lose members to this. we worked out a strange
cooperative arrangement and didn't lose another.)
tom benzoni

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Jeff Anderson <listmedic at gmail.com> wrote:

> The video and paper were very interesting.  One thing that bothered my
> about them is that I have always thought that anaphylactoid reactions and
> ACE Inhibitor induced angioedema are different problem with different
> treatments.  If I were to pick up the patient described in the case as a
> paramedic, my run report wouldn't say anything about an anaphylactoid
> reaction.
>
> My question for the list is, how often do different disciplines in
> healthcare have different terms to describe the same thing or who don't
> agree on how things are categorized?  Also don't these difference make it
> harder to identify and track errors?
>
> Jeff Anderson, NRP
> Bossier City, LA
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