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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The System and the human perception: a common interaction

The System and the human perception

 

Clinical case

 

A 91-year-old man with bilateral hip prosthesis after coxarthrosis,  went to the Emergency Room due to an accidental fall in his home. Two days later he started to notice pain in the right pelvic region and difficulty in standing. On physical examination, there was no alteration in the state of consciousness or neurological deficit.

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Contrast and compare:organize the information in your brain

Contrast and compare: organize the information in your brain

Learning Medicine is more than accumulation

The recognition of clinical patterns is the key action to select a diagnosis when different entities share common signs and symptoms. Although the way in which each physician approaches a clinical problem can be very variable, there is agreement that the

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