We want to develop here real clinical situations with a patient, enhancing the importante of the cognitive and systemic aspects involved in a clinical decision. We believe this way is the best to teach clinical practice.
This is the case of a -62-year-old woman with a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer and a pulmonary embolus. She was receiving chemotherapy and a therapeutic dose of a low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) . She had a single daily dose of a 1,5 mg/per Kilo, calculated in base on her body weight.
Do you think it could have been done better? Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
A 50-year-old woman without previous diseases went to the Emergency Department (ED) because in the last week she started with pain in her abdomen and vomiting after eating. She was a heavy smoker with two episodes of right ureteral lithiasis four years ago.
We saw in the previous chapter the case of Mary, a woman in her early fifties, with a diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhage in relation to an aneurysm. She was saying to the doctor and to her family that she only could see a red color in her eyes. Continue reading The red color. Chapter 2→
Mary was a healthy woman in her early fifties with a diagnosis of a mild hypertension. She was a mother of four and her life was always under the routine of the family duties. But that morning, something was going to happen. Continue reading The red color. Chapter 1→