Tag Archives: cuzco

Helping Hands

While I was mostly working at different medical clinics during my time in Cusco, I did have the occasional opportunity to check out some other volunteer organizations in the area, and learn about their different causes.  One of those organization, … Continue reading

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CerviCusco – Cervical Cancer Prevention

Recently I’ve been working at an American-operated clinic called CerviCusco.  It is a small women’s clinic located in Larapas, a district within Cusco.  Because cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Peruvian women, the goal of the … Continue reading

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Case Study 7 – Antepartum Bleeding

Case study from Hospital Antonio Lorena, within the obstetrical service. HPI:  37 yo pregnant female of 32 weeks and 4 days gestation presents to the emergency room because of significant vaginal bleeding over the past hour.  The patient also reports … Continue reading

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La Maternidad – HAL

Lately I’ve been working in “La Maternidad,” which is the obstetrical service at Hospital Antonio Lorena.  While the rest of the hospital is actually fairly old, and perhaps lacking in renovations, the obstetrical ward is fairly new (constructed in the past … Continue reading

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Hospital Regional

Besides Hospital Antonio Lorena, Hospital Regional is the other main public hospital in Cuzco.  It is a bit larger, and is located in a more central part of town, on Avenida de la Cultura.  It is actually located right down … Continue reading

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Case Study 6 – Bony Disfiguration

Brief case study of a rare disease seen at Hospital Regional in Cuzco, Peru. HPI:  28 year old male described symptoms of cough and malaise for the past year.  Recently in the past few months, he began having hemoptysis.  Patient … Continue reading

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Peruvian Health System

The health system in Peru has two sectors, one public and one private.  Within the public sector, there are two types of national insurance.  The first, called Seguro Integral de Salud (SIS) is mandated by the Peruvian Ministry of Health … Continue reading

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Hospital Antonio Lorena

There are 3 main hospitals within Cuzco, 2 are public and 1 is more private.  One of the two public hospitals, which is older and in a much poorer part of town (Santiago District) is called Hospital Antonio Lorena.  This … Continue reading

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Foto Friday 14 – “Rounding”

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Case Study 5 – TB with Addison’s

Note:  This case comes from Hospital Regional, one of the 3 main public hospitals in Cusco.  More to come about these different hospitals later. HPI:  60 yo male who is a poor historian is referred to Hospital Regional from a … Continue reading

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