A chair, asking and listening to the patient: the key element to focus a diagnosis

A chair, asking and listening to the patient: the key element to focus a diagnosis

 

Patient with a previous diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer. He had a  prosthesis placed on his esophagus to correct a tracheal and bronchial fistula. With this device he could eat and swallowed normally.

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A new diagnosis each month (6). What happens with my son´s finger?

A new diagnosis each month (6). What happens with my son´s finger?

 

The pictures have the consent of the parents, to help to improve the diagnosis of this disease

The diagnosis of a clinical problem in a child is challenging for two main reasons. The first one because we have a tendency to think that a child can´t have a severe disease, part of the common ones such as appendicitis, trauma or choking. Also, in general, the parents

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Patient safety perception: the name can be the same, but I,m different and my problem too

Patient safety perception: the name can be the same, but I,m different and my problem too

Cataracts. A common problems in ophtalmology. Ninety nine percent of patients are treated  with surgery in a short intervention. A problem  usually of an old age, but  not always.

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A new diagnosis each month (5): Neurocutaneous melanocytosis

A new diagnosis each month (5): Neurocutaneous melanocytosis

A closed door

When Jonas was born he looked like a normal child, only the presence of some dark spots over his skin seems to be different. When he started to walk, their parents noticed a difficult more than usual to keep his balance. Later, at the school, he was attending the normal syllabus, but he was slower than the rest of his classmates to get some concepts.

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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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