Category Archives: Theory and Practice of Medicine

Divide and conquer: a space for diagnosis in primary care

Black point: frequent user. Light blue dot: frequent with new problems. Dark blue dot: new diagnoses. HOW DO YOU SEE THEM BETTER, NOW?

 

OR NOW?

Primary care

Primary care is the first contact between a person with a health problem and a doctor. Nowadays, the emergency departments are also a kind of primary care to advance the outcome of a test or an appointment. In countries with a social security system people go to Continue reading Divide and conquer: a space for diagnosis in primary care

The Nobel Prize in Medicine: Immunotherapy, where were you? Thank you for coming

The laboratory work had been hard and long

Immunotherapy as a new therapeutic line for the treatment of cancer is now a promising true. Dr. Honjo and Dr. Allison  deserve the prize for their permanent and constant research in the laboratory for more than twenty years, fighting against the

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Autism: Diagnosis, Practical tips and Family preferences

What´s normal, This?
Introduction

Alterations in motor and cognitive development are a diagnostic challenge for the pediatrician and family doctor. Sometimes there are subtle appreciations detected by the family that require confirmation and follow-up. Other times, medical processes appear

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The phenomenon of mirage or how all clinical improvement is associated with new drugs and

Medicine is evolving with society

When, in the old times, people realized that they have to do more than a priest to cure a disease, then Medicine started. They appreciate the importance of taking care of the sick person as an important human act. Continue reading The phenomenon of mirage or how all clinical improvement is associated with new drugs and

A duck is a duck or Why is it difficult for residents and students to practice a Differential Diagnosis? A duck can be a chicken

 

Differential diagnosis is considered key, but it is not common in practice

Medical textbooks  have a section of differential diagnosis with a list of diseases usually very difficult to handle in the memory. All students, residents and professionals know their existence, but the practical utility is usually low because there is not information about key or differentiating data for comparison.

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