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
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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).
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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
New and old. Author: Lorenzo Alonso Andalucía, Spain
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
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Objectives : To show the different theoretical approaches for a differential diagnosis: Pattern recognition , Hypothetic deductive reasoning.
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An unexpected holidays
Jacques decided to spend some days in the south of Spain. He was now a 53-year-old man with a diagnosis of systemic sclerosis two years ago, with mild pulmonary involvement and hypertension.
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A 54-years-old-man, with a previous diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia, went to the Emergency Department (ED) because of fever in the last ten days. He also referred to be unable for walking in the last two days, without strength on their legs.
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