The replacement of a biliary catheter and the Boeing 737 Max:: An example of a system failure?
A 60-years-old woman had a diagnosis of colon cancer with liver metastases. During her follow-up the bilirrubin level increased and a sonogram showed a common bile duct obstruction. At this point she
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Diagnosis: a matter of a thousand looks
A 81-years-old woman with several diagnoses( cardiac failure, atrial fibrillation, back pain) and plenty of medication (more than 20 drugs daily) went to the Family Physician because of high fever (38 centigrades) and productive cough , Her physical examination
Continue reading Cognitive Bias. Upper Urinary Tract Infection: A Dark Drawer?
A 62-year-old woman went to the Emergency Department(ED) with a colicky pain located in the abdominal right upper quadrant with irradiation to periumbilical area, starting two days before, with
Continue reading Resist and not give up: the key to fighting premature closure
A 75-year-old man with a diagnosis of biliary adenocarcinoma started, during his stay at the hospital, with a non-productive cough when lying down, but stopping when standing up.
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Patient: A 68-year-old male patient, with high blood pressure under control
Previous Diagnosis: Follicular lymphoma (2013) stage IIA, treated with chemotherapy, three years ago. He had two recurrences rescued with chemotherapy and a third one spreading to the nodes and bone marrow.
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Pseudothrombocytopenia : a system analysis for a good detective
A 59-year-old woman was receiving treatment with radiotherapy and weekly cisplatin, after a diagnosis of cervical cancer. After three weeks her platelet level was under 20.000 and she was put under
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