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
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.
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.
A new diagnosis each month (6). What happens with my son´s finger?
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
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.
A patient with a diagnosis of breast cancer went to the hospital referring a strong pain in her right knee, that increases when walking. She started with fever and chills. Continue reading When you look for more, usually you will find more