The Indirect Diagnosis, or can we call it “ex juvantibus”?

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.

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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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