OLD CARTS

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If you are like me, then you probably have trouble staying organized while obtaining a problem-focused history. I have found that I must rely on frameworks and schemas to keep all the information straight. The framework I use most often is the mnemonic “OLD CARTS.” It stands for Onset, Location, Duration, Character, Aggravating/Alleviating factors, Radiation,Continue reading “OLD CARTS”

How a Thoughtful Patient History Helps Build a Differential

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One of the ways you will be evaluated on your internal medicine clerkship is by your ability to develop a differential diagnosis. In this post, we will focus on how a thoughtful patient history can help you formulate a differential diagnosis and ultimately guide your diagnostic and treatment plan.  There is a saying, “A problemContinue reading “How a Thoughtful Patient History Helps Build a Differential”