Black point: frequent user. Light blue dot: frequent with new problems. Dark blue dot: new diagnoses. HOW DO YOU SEE THEM BETTER, NOW?
Primary care is the first contact between a person with a health problem and a doctor. Nowadays, the emergency departments are also a kind of primary care to advance the outcome of a test or an appointment. In countries with a social security system people go to
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Diagnosis: a matter of a thousand looks
A 81-years-old woman with several diagnoses( cardiac failure, atrial fibrillation, back pain) and plenty of medication (more than 20 drugs daily) went to the Family Physician because of high fever (38 centigrades) and productive cough , Her physical examination
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A- 63-years-old woman had a diagnosis of disseminated lung cancer diagnosed three years before. She had bone metastases on her left hip and she was treated with radiotherapy.
Continue reading A clinical vignette of perception bias: when the uncommon ghange your judgment
The laboratory work had been hard and long
Immunotherapy as a new therapeutic line for the treatment of cancer is now a promising true. Dr. Honjo and Dr. Allison deserve the prize for their permanent and constant research in the laboratory for more than twenty years, fighting against the
Continue reading The Nobel Prize in Medicine: Immunotherapy, where were you? Thank you for coming
Modern Medicine has a wide range of images to help with a diagnosis. Some are curious, others unexpected, but at the end they can help to understand the clinical situation of a patient.
This post is a humble acknowledgment to the work of Lisa Sanders, for her activity in disseminating the improvement of diagnosis, introducing the patient´s voice in their articles.
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