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Pulmonary Embolism: Next Generation

Lauren Westafer introduces the concept of a new generation of pulmonary embolism (PE). What was once considered a deadly disease process now carries a mortality rate of <3%, which may be driven by overtesting as well as overdiagnosis.
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Petr Skrabanek

Prof Petr Skrabanek (1940 - 1994) was a Czech-born, Irish practicing physician and author. Skrabanek was a critic of medical humbug and proponent of appropriate scepticism regarding medical dogma
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The latest buzz word in the medical blogosphere is ‘overdiagnosis‘. This iatrogenic neologism is increasingly being seen as a significant threat to human health. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of “disease” that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient’s lifetime.…