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
Searching for zebras
Few patients. A scarcity of literature. Working in rare disease can feel like you’re standing at the edge of an abyss with just a flashlight in your hand. And someone’s life depends on you--Meet the doctors who spend their time searching for zebras, and find out what motivates them.
A fractured childhood
When a baby girl is born with two broken femurs, doctors don’t notice the bluish-grey discoloration of her sclera, her bowed and shortened legs, or her larger-than-normal head. And it will be months before they piece together the puzzle
Hunting for a diagnosis
After a patient in his early 30s develops muscle weakness so severe he requires a wheelchair, he’s diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and starts treatment for the disease. But when a bone scan reveals multiple fractures, his physicians start to question their original diagnosis.
When the fever breaks
A one-year old boy is brought to his doctor with a history of febrile seizures, odd movements, and developmental delay. His seizures continue, but the fevers stop. And doctors realize they’re in a race against time.
“Code blue, unit 305. Code blue, unit 305.” After an 8-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of rhabdomyolysis is hospitalized for treatment of a rare inherited disease, his condition quickly deteriorates.
The forgotten disease
A 35-year-old man thought he had outgrown the rare disorder which he was diagnosed with as a child. But as his movement becomes increasingly limited, he realizes that he never escaped it, and now there’s more than just his mobility at stake.
As a medical student, this keeps me thinking clinically for my exams. Please make more!!
Short, sweet and informative. Looking forward to a second season.
Should be longer!!
I wish these episodes were longer! I love to hear about this stuff but after all the intros and outros, we get only about 5min of actual content!