Medical Oncology and COVID-19

A global threat

The life of people around the world has changed dramatically due to  a pandemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease known as COVID-19, initially detected in China. At this moment, Italy, Spain and USA, are the countries with the biggest number of people with a positive test. This tsunami has Continue reading Medical Oncology and COVID-19

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Do you think it could have been done better? Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting

                                 
Do you think it could have been done better? Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
The storyteller

A 50-year-old woman without previous diseases went to the Emergency Department (ED) because in the last week she started with pain in her abdomen and vomiting after eating. She was a heavy smoker with two episodes of right ureteral lithiasis four years ago.

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The red color. Chapter 2

The red color. Chapter 2
Participants
The storyteller
 The patient (Mary)
Mary´s brother     
 An ophtalmologist
The storyteller

We saw in the previous chapter the case of Mary, a woman in her early fifties, with a diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhage in relation to an aneurysm. She was  saying to the doctor and to her family that she only could see a red color in her eyes. Continue reading The red color. Chapter 2

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The red color. Chapter 1

Red color of Siamese fighting fish betta Thailand fish movement on background
The red color. Chapter 1

Participants:

  • the storyteller
  • the patient
  • Mary´s brother
The storyteller

Mary was a healthy woman in her early fifties with  a diagnosis of a mild hypertension. She was a mother of four and her life was always under the routine of the family duties. But that morning, something was going to happen. Continue reading The red color. Chapter 1

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A quick communication about a first impression of the patient is a good practice

A quick communication about a first impression of the patient is a good practice
Diagnosis is quite often an episode of anxiety

When a person has a health problem , the first contact with a health facility could be your personal doctor , your general practitioner (common in socialized health services), or the Emergency Continue reading A quick communication about a first impression of the patient is a good practice

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Improving Diagnosis and Clinical Practice