Monthly Archives: April 2018

Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma in Internal Jugular Vein: Direct Extension or Thrombus? A Report of Two Cases

Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma in Internal Jugular Vein: Direct Extension or Thrombus? A Report of Two Cases   Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, FPCS Arlene T. Fajardo, MD           Manila Doctors Hospital 2002   Follicular thyroid cancer in … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as one and only one right way of managing and treating patients!

My philosophy: There is no such thing as one and only one right way of managing and treating patients. One, every patient is different or unique.  No two people have the exact same genetic makeup, reactions to diseases (biophysical, psychosocial, … Continue reading

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Health Screening as a Strategy for Preventive Medicine

Health Screening as a Strategy for Preventive Medicine Lifted from Philippine Guidelines on Periodic Health Examination – 2004 In the last half century, health care has seen a major shift in philosophy from curative medicine to preventive medicine.  Medical education … Continue reading

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Philippine Guidelines on Periodic Health Examination – 2004

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Health Screening as a Strategy for Preventive Medicine

Health Screening as a Strategy for Preventive Medicine Lifted from Philippine Guidelines on Periodic Health Examination – 2004

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No to 100% certainty on clinical diagnosis

I don’t give an 100% certainty on my clinical diagnosis to my patients. The highest that I usually give is 98 to 99% if I am very very certain. 98% and 99% degree of certainty is for practical purpose the … Continue reading

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Dominant Mass on Palpation of Body Parts Including Breasts

Frequently, we encounter the term “dominant mass” in the medical literature used by clinicians, radiologists and pathologists.  The phrase is most commonly used by clinicians, especially breast specialists, when they palpate the breasts.  The latter want to distinguish “dominant mass” … Continue reading

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