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A podcast about how doctors think. Presented by Figure 1, the knowledge-sharing and collaboration app for physicians and healthcare professionals. Learn more at Figure1.com/ddx

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 122 Ratings

A podcast about how doctors think. Presented by Figure 1, the knowledge-sharing and collaboration app for physicians and healthcare professionals. Learn more at Figure1.com/ddx

    Unexpected Therapies for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Offer New Hope

    Unexpected Therapies for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Offer New Hope

    A 9-year-old cannonballs into the shallow end of the pool. There’s a stab of pain through her hip. What seems like just a bump takes a complicated turn. After discovering a bone growth, the child is diagnosed with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. This extremely rare bone disorder has a devastating impact, but thanks to unexpected areas of research, patients have new reasons to hope.

    • 10 min
    Overcoming the Odds of Prenatal Hypophosphatasia

    Overcoming the Odds of Prenatal Hypophosphatasia

    During a 20-week ultrasound appointment, there’s devastating news: the baby’s bones are broken and bowed. Despite this, the baby is born and does well. After testing, all signs point to hypophosphatasia. And thanks to the life-changing treatment of enzyme replacement therapy, today, this child and many others with this rare bone disease are living happy, healthy lives.

    • 10 min
    The Power and Potential of GACI Clinical Trials

    The Power and Potential of GACI Clinical Trials

    What’s thought to be a case of newborn hiccups unravels to a grim diagnosis: generalized arterial calcification of infancy, or GACI, a rare genetic condition with a challenging prognosis. Nearly half of infants don't survive beyond six months. But a revolutionary clinical trial could potentially transform this child's life and the lives of others with this disease.

    • 9 min
    Biosimilars and the Quiet Revolution in Medicine

    Biosimilars and the Quiet Revolution in Medicine

    A 62-year-old falls and fractures her wrist. This simple fracture reveals underlying osteoporosis, requiring lifelong (and expensive) medication. But this is where biosimilars come in. Biosimilars are extremely similar to the original drug they're designed to imitate, but much cheaper. This makes them more accessible to more people, meaning fewer fractures … better health … a better economy … and ultimately, a better quality of life.

    • 10 min
    How One Child Overcame Hemophilia Complications Despite Incredible Barriers

    How One Child Overcame Hemophilia Complications Despite Incredible Barriers

    • 10 min
    Unraveling How a Hemophilia Diagnosis Went Undetected for 60 Years

    Unraveling How a Hemophilia Diagnosis Went Undetected for 60 Years

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Nik TayTay West ,

Great Stories

As a non-medical person, I enjoy the stories.

!Ani ,

So informative

The cases described in each episode are so interesting and really highlight the importance of considering possibilities beyond the obvious diagnosis.

Satisfied!!! ,

Fascinating

Really interesting and well done (from a non-medical person).

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