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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Discoid lupus : Pathognomonic or a key sign? A subtle difference

Discoid lupus: Pathognomonic or a Key sign?

Pathognomonic is a term, often used in medicine, that means characteristic for a particular disease. A pathognomonic sign is a particular sign whose presence means that a particular disease is present beyond any doubt (Wikipedia).

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Fluid on one side of the nose: is it cerebro-spinal fluid?

Fluid on one side of the nose

 

Sara got up one morning and as she went to wash her face, watery liquid came out of the left side of her nose. A 32-year-old healthy woman, she had seen  nothing like this before. The liquid increases as she tilted her head to the right. She had no trauma or fever in the previous days. Before this situation, she decided to go to the Emergency Department.

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