A picture is worth a thousand words
Advice: all images have the patient’s consent Looking for a sign
After the anamnesis and physical examination a doctor tries to figure out in his or her mind what is the problem with the patient. But, when time starts to run without a diagnosis, the patient, the
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Health systems are local, but the problems are global
Many patients and families spend several visits and time looking for an answer to their health problems. Across this path of uncertainty, no one is able to measure the amount of anxiety, impotence, even desperation, together with a lack of information about a proper
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A new diagnosis each month (7): when a disease is not easy to frame
A healthy eight-year old boy started with abdominal pain , bright red stools, and mild fever(37ºC). Initially, he was treated as a gastrointestinal infection with diet and fluids, but the abdominal
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This post is dedicated to the memory of FPJ who worked as a nurse and who decided to share with me her brave and realistic attitude during the course of her disease. She was also an example across the diagnostic process . She decided to share with me and the Foro Osler her history. Thank you.
Telling the true story , scene by scene
How did we get to this?
To show the importance of the communication between physicians in a particular clinical case, together with the contribution of some systemic factors in a case of diagnostic error.
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