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Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a challenging disorder faced by hepatologists.
Liver injury can result from a vast number of drugs used in clinical practice, and from a number of herbs and dietary supplements.
Diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute metabolic complication of diabetes (triad of hyperglycaemia, ketonaemia and acidaemia), characterised by absolute insulin deficiency. DKA is potentially fatal and is a medical emergency, and it is the most common acute hyperglycaemic complication of type 1 diabetes.
DMARDs are disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are direct-acting oral anticoagulants (first called 'novel' oral anticoagulants, NOACs).
A digital rectal examination (DRE) is an internal examination of the rectum.
DRE is also known as a PR (per rectum/rectal) examination.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) maintains the registration and licensing of drivers in Great Britain, and responsibilities include recording driver medical conditions.