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.

Hydropneumothorax: The Case for Mrs. Dolly

 

Hydropneumothorax: the Case for Mrs. Dolly

Actors

  1. The Intern
  2. The patient (Mrs. Dolly)
  3. The radiologist
  4. The storyteller

THE HISTORY

The storyteller

A 52-year-old woman had a diagnosis of a localized non-small cell lung cancer in her right lung.   She had a right pneumonectomy four months before the actual visit. After a recovery period she started Continue reading Hydropneumothorax: The Case for Mrs. Dolly

The replacement of a biliary catheter and the Boeing 737 Max: An example of a  system failure?

Fishbone analysis

 

The replacement of a biliary catheter and the Boeing 737 Max:: An example of a  system failure?

Clinical Case

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 Continue reading The replacement of a biliary catheter and the Boeing 737 Max: An example of a  system failure?

Cognitive Bias. Upper Urinary Tract Infection: A Dark Drawer?

Diagnosis: a matter of a thousand looks

 

Clinical Case

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?