Category Archives: Clinical Reasoning

Case analysis under the concepts of Diagnostic Improvement,  showing the andcognitive and systemic bias implicated in a Diagnostic problem.

Clinical reasoning and the Emperor new clothes: the problem with perception in Radiology

You look, but you don’t see

Vision is an automatic act, it keeps us aware of our environment to react before a danger or an opportunity. When we want to get more information, we concentrate our minds and our eyes over an object or situation, in a more conscious and active way.  After analyzing an

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(Some) Radiographic patterns in Oncology and COVID-19

COVID-19 shares radiographic findings with others pulmonary diseases

Different types of lung injury, infectious and not infectious, can share similar or the same radiographic findings in different combinations. Ground-glass opacities, “crazy-paving” pattern,  interlobular septal thickening and areas of consolidation  (1), Continue reading (Some) Radiographic patterns in Oncology and COVID-19

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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Clinical reasoning in practice: a change in the voice

Clinical reasoning in practice: a change in the voice

 

New and old. Author: Lorenzo Alonso Andalucía, Spain

Clinical summary

A 57-years-old man with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer with a mass located in the posterior area of the left lung. He was transferred to the hospital because he felt suddenly a sensation of Continue reading Clinical reasoning in practice: a change in the voice