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
A Lump on the Skull and the Misdiagnosis of a Rare Bone Disease
A lump on the skull of a young child, initially misdiagnosed with damaging effects, is later identified as a tragic rare bone disease. This episode of DDx highlights how crucial early diagnosis is for rare diseases.
Metatarsal Bone Fractures and a Rare Bone Disease Hiding in Plain Site
The case was clear, until it wasn’t. Discover in this episode of DDx how leg and foot pain, low bone density, and repeated metatarsal bone fractures led to a rare bone disease diagnosis.
Hypophosphatemia and the Secret Locked in a Child’s DNA
Children grow at their own pace. But in this episode of DDx, we explore how for one child diagnosed with hypophosphatemia, not hitting growth milestones was cause for alarm and key to unlocking a secret in their DNA.
Overlooked Diagnostic Test for Blood Calcium Levels Leads to Rare Diagnosis
A person goes to the ED with the feeling their body is turning to stone. An overlooked health history note and diagnostic test for blood calcium levels complicate a rare disease diagnosis in this episode of DDx.
Mysterious Arterial Calcifications and One of the World’s Most Unique Patients
An infant with arterial calcifications, but no congenital heart abnormality — how is that possible? Hear how doctors discovered the rare disease of one of the world’s most unique patients in this episode of DDx.
Paediatric Seizures and The Race Against Time
A toddler’s parents noticed him having muscle twitches before falling asleep and when waking up. They’re told nothing is wrong. This episode of DDx reminds us that sometimes when you hear hoofbeats, it really is a zebra.
As a medical student, this keeps me thinking clinically for my exams. Please make more!!
Season 5 = why people hate doctors
Each episode I’ve listened to so far in season 5 had started and ended with “This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only.” SO ARROGANT! Seasons 1-3 were excellent, educational and interesting. Season 4 was boring because it included only a few case studies. It strayed from being “a podcast about how doctors think.” Season 5 turned me off immediately because of the arrogant statement quoted above. I hope season 6 will return to the way this podcast used to be.
Short, sweet and informative. Looking forward to a second season.