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Diagnostic tests: are we overtesting our patients?

The progress of medicine goes parallel to the increasing availability of diagnostic tests that help a physician to navigate through a suspected condition in symptomatic patients, as it happens when someone with chest pain is prescribed an electrocardiogram to ascertain for a possible myocardial infarct.  Additionally, diagnostic tests represent valuable means for disease prognosis by allowing to monitor disease progression as well as for assessing the efficacy of a treatment.   Diagnostic tests have also become a critical approach to screen …

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Blood Clots & Embolism: 3d Illustration of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Blood clotting complications after COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 infection

Blood clotting complications after COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 infection: Paradoxes, similarities and health risks   There has been, and there still remains deep concern and confusion regarding the occurrence of blood clotting linked to COVID-19 vaccines, in particular, the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccines, which have been linked to a small number of …

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Sport related concussion: definitions, diagnosis, management and legal implications

Sport related concussion: definitions, diagnosis, management and legal implications   The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association published a paper in January 2017 to define sport related concussions and provide recommendations to be implemented in sport settings to reduce the incidence of concussions. The ultimate goal of the article is to define …

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Coronavirus explained between facts and fake for medico legal information

Coronavirus explained: between fake and facts

With the overwhelming amount of information we receive daily on the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to clarify some facts currently reported on mainstream and social media. I hope the answers to the questions below will break down the complexity and debunk the misinformation surrounding this serious health crisis. But first, a recommendation: if you encounter news on COVID-19 …

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Breast implants linked to lymphoma for medico legal aid

Breast implants linked to lymphoma

The use of breast implants for cosmetic augmentation and reconstruction after mastectomy in breast cancer or for transgender women, are among the most frequent applications. But the surgery or more precisely the material used is not without risks. Recently, breast implants have been linked to a type of T-cell lymphoma called Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large …

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