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→
Do you think it could have been done better? Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
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.
“Recognizable combination of symptoms and physical signs in a defined clinical context that form a discrete chunks of information that clinicians come to recognize to typify certain diagnoses” (1). Continue reading Coronavirus Illness Script→
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→
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→