Category Archives: Theory and Practice of Medicine

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

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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The everyday morning visit: a system on it

The everyday morning visit

Every morning, doctors and nurses visit  inpatients, assess data, listen to their situation, and make new decisions to complete the diagnostic process. In this seemingly simple process are involved intricate mental mechanisms, a high technical component, along with the necessary empathic and emotional

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Headcheese Sign, a common pattern associated with several pathological entities

Headcheese Sign

Headcheese sign refers to a radiological pattern in a chest CT scan that can be associated with several pathological entities, from different etiology such as an infection, an immune response or drugs. The name comes from the juxtaposition of 3 different densities with well-defined margination of hazy ground-glass opacity that looks like a “paté”.

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