The importance of the vertical line: when a patient can´t stand-up

The importance of the vertical line: when a patient can´t stand-up

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The human body has adapted over a thousand years of evolution to the vertical position, only when we rest we feel more comfortable lying down. The force of gravity has a strong influence over  our body and with every  movement we are spending energy fighting against it. Continue reading The importance of the vertical line: when a patient can´t stand-up

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Five conditions that a doctor can miss: the other diagnoses

Five conditions that a doctor can miss: the other diagnoses

Doctors are used to categorize different problems and they give them a name, a specific disease or a syndrome. Medical textbooks are a catalog of these entities, but there are other important “diagnoses”  around a patient during his or her stay in a hospital, some physical some psychological that have a direct influence on the final outcome.

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A new diagnosis each month (4): pain, pain, pain.

A new diagnosis each month (4): pain, pain, pain.

From The British Museum

John was happy.  He was 21 years-old  and studying  the second course of a Medical School, his dream since he was a teenager.  Biking, swimming, were an important time in his live. But everything was going to change in a second.

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Clinical reasoning in practice: a change in the voice

Clinical reasoning in practice: a change in the voice

 

New and old. Author: Lorenzo Alonso Andalucía, Spain

Clinical summary

A 57-years-old man with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer with a mass located in the posterior area of the left lung. He was transferred to the hospital because he felt suddenly a sensation of Continue reading Clinical reasoning in practice: a change in the voice

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A new diagnosis each month (3): a broken body, a difficult diagnosis

A new diagnosis each month (3): a broken body, a difficult diagnosis

Nagore was a normal child until she was sixteen. Well, not exactly “normal” because from the beginning she had a special taste for music and for painting, and at the school, she was considered Continue reading A new diagnosis each month (3): a broken body, a difficult diagnosis

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