SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.33 issue1Muerte Súbita del LactanteTrauma Eléctrico author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

On-line version ISSN 2215-5287Print version ISSN 1409-0015


ALPIZAR RODRIGUEZ, David  and  MUNOZ MURILLO, Juan Pablo. Diagnóstico del paciente en situación de últimos días. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.57-62. ISSN 2215-5287.

It is presented a review of clinical signs for the diagnosis of the situation of final days in terminally ill patients. Initially definitions of basic concepts on the final stage of life are clarified. It also is reviewed both, ancient and recent Studies about clinical signs applicable for the diagnosis of agony. Finally we analyze changes in vital signs in the dying patients, based on current medical literature.

Keywords : Death; Terminal Care; Hospice Care; Respiratory Sounds; Apnea.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )