Monthly Archives: December 2018

Difference between bath and shower in relation to wound management

I have been advising patients who have undergone an operation not to be afraid of wetting their operative wounds (even with sutures) as early as the first day or within 48 hours.  I have been telling them to take a … Continue reading

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Can operative wounds with sutures be wet? YES

Yes, operative wounds with sutures can be wet.  Thus, one can take a shower soon after the operation without fear of wetting the wound and without fear of increased infection rate. This recommendation is strongly derived from the following study: … Continue reading

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Fear of chemotherapy leads to delayed consultation and treatment in breast cancer – have to control

I have seen a lot of Filipino breast cancer patients who consulted for the first time in my clinic with their cancers already in the late and advanced stage.  The breast cancers usually are more than 5 cm in size, … Continue reading

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Making medical records during consultations in the medical clinic

It is important to have informative medical recordings in the medical clinic to facilitate communication between and among physician colleagues (particularly in the setting of multiple physicians seeing one patient).  In addition, informative medical recordings are important to facilitate physician’s … Continue reading

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Confusing Management of Patients with Thyroid Disorders (by Physicians)

Retrieved a medical anecdotal report that I emailed to my groups in 2011 on Confusing Management of Patients with Thyroid Disorders (by Physicians) From: Reynaldo Joson <rjoson2001@yahoo.com> To: “mdh_smt@yahoogroups.com” <mdh_smt@yahoogroups.com>; “ommcsurgery@yahoogroups.com” <ommcsurgery@yahoogroups.com>; “mcccars@yahoogroups.com” <mcccars@yahoogroups.com>; “uppgh_gs1@yahoogroups.com” <uppgh_gs1@yahoogroups.com>; “upcm74@yahoogroups.com” <upcm74@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2011 … Continue reading

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Different purpose categorization of medical clinic consultation

When a patient goes to a medical clinic of a physician for medical consultation, defined as a meeting between the physician and a patient for health related issues, there are generally four categories of purposes: First-time consultation Follow-up after initial … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Angeles Politico – 32 Years in Remission

Breast cancer survivor for 32 years as of December 2018, Angeles Politico,from San Pedro, Laguna, is now 83 years old. I did a modified radical mastectomy (total mastectomy and axillary dissection) on her left breast in 1986 (she was 51 … Continue reading

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