A 73-year-old patient had a diagnosis of breast cancer with disseminated bone metastases. She went to the hospital because a general clinical deterioration. When she was going to be transferred to a bed from the ambulance she felt a strong pain in her left shoulder and a sound like a “click”.
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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Can you associate the letters with the diagnosis ?
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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
Illness Script Definition
“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
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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