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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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Rotator cuff tear of the shoulder

A rotator cuff tear (illustrated above) consists in the rupture of one or more tendons forming the rotator cuff of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is an assembly of tendons originating from three muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and subscapularis joined together to form a cuff around the humeral head. Together the muscles and tendons of the shoulder stabilise the humerus within the joint …

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Sharing patient information online

The use of social media applies to both personal and professional matters. In medicine, online platforms have become a popular medium to share patient information and cases with the purpose to either seek a colleague’s opinion on complex diseases and reach an exact diagnosis, or to share knowledge on medical forums. Such online activities presume …

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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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Cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is the disturbance or impairment of cervical nerve function(s) caused by the compression of cervical nerve roots. These nerve roots branch out from the spinal cord through openings of the vertebrae called foramina. A number of conditions can lead to cervical radiculopathy, all of which share the altered anatomy and physiology of the …

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Silicosis – a new epidemic of an old occupational lung disease?

Silicosis is an occupational lung disease with original descriptions by Agricola in 1556 and, later, by Ramazzini in 1713. Initially recognised as causing lung disease in stonecutters and miners, it has been recognised, in more recent times, as afflicting sandblasters, tunnellers, quarry workers, stonemasons, foundry workers and by potters and workers in the ceramics industry. …

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Compensation in spinal cord injury: diagnosis vs treatment

Spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury is a devastating pathology often leading to severe disabilities and paralysis. Early diagnosis and best-suited treatment are critical to reduce secondary complications and optimise outcomes. Chronic Spinal Cord Injury involves a significant monetary and human cost for the individual affected and society at large. It is estimated that in …

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