Five things you can do in less than one minute in the Emergency Department, that can give you a diagnosis

Emergency Departments are overcrowded in most Health Services around the world. In addition, the clinical decisions must be undertaken in a short time, due to the seriousness of the clinical environment and the continuous admission of patients. Therefore, we propose five actions that you can do in no more than ONE MINUTE and can help you to reach or discharge a diagnosis.

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Resistance to change: a basis for error in Medicine

Resistance to change: a basis for error in Medicine

Medication error?

Most of the time humans are not happy to change a routine. There is also a feeling of safety when we work with electronic database thinking that, because computer are fast and efficient, we are going to be able to avoid errors. But, even with the best computer tool for data storage and retrieval the human factor is always present.

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Lumbalgia: an important situation for a diagnostic delay

Lumbalgia: an important situation for a diagnostic delay

 

Lumbalgia is a very common symptom in clinical practice. Although more than ninety per cent  of the occasions is associated with a benign problem,  the real challenge is to discriminate when an important disease or situation is responsible for the pain. Continue reading Lumbalgia: an important situation for a diagnostic delay

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Myocardial infarction in women: a cause of diagnostic delay

Myocardial infarction in women

Women with a coronary syndrome can have atypical symptoms

The coronary syndrome in a woman can start  with atypical symtoms in comparison to a man. A pleuritic pain, a  burning sensation, as well as dyspnea of unusual characteristics or pain in the upper back or in the epigastric area.

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