A silent enemy that you have to look for. Without symptoms there is no diagnosis

CLINICAL CASE

Patient: A 68-year-old male patient, with high blood pressure under control

Previous Diagnosis: Follicular lymphoma (2013) stage IIA, treated with chemotherapy, three years ago. He had two recurrences rescued with chemotherapy and a third one spreading to the nodes and bone marrow.

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Sepsis and the System: a Better Equipment Improves the Diagnostic Process

Sepsis and the System: a Better Equipment Improves the Diagnostic Process

When a doctor visit a patient with  a combination of high fever, chills and low blood pressure, he or she knows that the patient is in danger, under the effect of an infection, and in this situation the sooner the better for the identification of the bacteria and to start the specific antibiotic.

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Pseudothrombocytopenia: a system analysis for a good detective

Pseudothrombocytopenia : a system analysis for a good detective

Clinical case

A 59-year-old woman was receiving treatment with radiotherapy and weekly cisplatin, after a diagnosis of cervical cancer. After three weeks her platelet level was under 20.000 and she was put under

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