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Differential Diagnosis – The Crucial Trigger for Thinking Better

Posted by Jason Maude on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 05:21 AM

The Isabel project was inspired after my own daughter’s near fatal misdiagnosis in 1999. Last week I experienced my own misdiagnosis. Although far less serious, the episode is probably as instructive for the lessons it teaches. It showed me how easy it is to happen, how it’s often nothing to do with lack of time but just down to sloppy thinking. The discipline of doing a differential diagnosis (even for what seems a blindingly obvious, straightforward diagnosis) is crucial to avoid the sloppy thinking traps.

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Topics: diagnostic error, Differential diagnosis, diagnose me, clinical reasoning

Undercover investigation highlights role for symptom checker

Posted by Jason Maude on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:51 PM

The Which consumer magazine in the UK has just published the results of an undercover investigation of 30 GP practices in the UK.

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Topics: symptom checker, diagnose me, symptom, medical symptoms, what is wrong with me, diagnose symptoms, diagnose my symptoms

Symptom Information: Vomiting blood / Hematemesis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 11:36 AM

Symptom:

Vomiting blood (Other names: bloody vomit, hematemesis, haematemesis).

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Topics: symptom checker, symptoms, diagnose me, hematemesis, vomiting blood

Symptom Information: Insomnia

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

Symptom:

Insomnia:  Other names: sleeplessness, hyposomnia, insomniac, wakefulness, sleep difficulty, dyssomnia, difficulty in sleeping, sleep deprivation, sleep disturbance.

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Topics: symptom checker, diagnose me, differential diagnosis tool, insomnia, sleeplessness, sleep difficulty, sleep disturbance

Symptom Information: Sore Throat

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 @ 04:08 PM

Symptom:

Sore throat (Other names: Pharyngitis, inflammation of the pharynx, raw throat, pharyngeal inflammation, throat pain).  

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Topics: diagnosis decision support, symptom checker, symptoms, diagnose me, diagnosis tool, Sore Throat, Pharyngitis, raw throat, throat pain

Symptom Information: Nose Bleed

Posted by Dawn Bonsor on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 03:50 PM

Symptom:

Nose bleed (Other names: Epistaxis, nasal haemorrhage).

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Topics: diagnose me, epistaxis, nose bleed, nosebleed, nosebleeds, nose bleeds, nose bleed causes, frequent nose bleeds, what causes nose bleeds

1 Minute Read: Tinnitus Differential Diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 08:20 AM

The Isabel Healthcare 1 Minute Read program highlights various diseases and conditions, providing the Isabel tool differential list. Subscribe to the Isabel blog to receive clinical content and articles.

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Topics: Differential diagnosis, diagnose me, tinnitus, tinnitus diagnosis, ear ringing

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