Category Archives: Theory and Practice of Medicine

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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Five things you can do in less than one minute in the Emergency Department, that can give you a diagnosis

Emergency Departments are overcrowded in most Health Services around the world. In addition, the clinical decisions must be undertaken in a short time, due to the seriousness of the clinical environment and the continuous admission of patients. Therefore, we propose five actions that you can do in no more than ONE MINUTE and can help you to reach or discharge a diagnosis.

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