Category Archives: Case Analysis Theater

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.

Do you think it could have been done better? Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting

                                 
Do you think it could have been done better? Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
The storyteller

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.

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The red color. Chapter 2

The red color. Chapter 2
Participants
The storyteller
 The patient (Mary)
Mary´s brother     
 An ophtalmologist
The storyteller

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

The red color. Chapter 1

Red color of Siamese fighting fish betta Thailand fish movement on background
The red color. Chapter 1

Participants:

  • the storyteller
  • the patient
  • Mary´s brother
The storyteller

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

Dr. Adolf and the case of allergy to penicillin. Chapter 2.

 

 

Dr. Adolf and the case of allergy to penicillin. Chapter 2.

The storyteller

We left Dr. Adolf very worried about a clinical decision: he switched fosfomycin and gentamicin to a cephalosporin in a patient with a urinary infection and an allergy to penicillin. He was out of the hospital trying to reach the intern or the nurses in charge of the patient, but without any answer. Continue reading Dr. Adolf and the case of allergy to penicillin. Chapter 2.

Dr.Adolf and the case of allergy to penicillin. Chapter 1.

Dr.Adolf and the case of allergy to penicillin. Chapter 1.
The storyteller

During the morning, Adolf,the doctor, was attending to a patient with an urinary infection in relation to Escherichia coli. The patient was  allergic to penicillins and the culture showed  sensitivity to Gentamicin, Fosfomycin and Cephalosporin.  The treatment for the Continue reading Dr.Adolf and the case of allergy to penicillin. Chapter 1.