Duelo anticipado

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by sjoyc, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. sjoyc Member

    USA, English
    In a Spanish (Spain) medical report about a patient with lymphoma:

    Recomendaciones al alta:
    Continuar con medicación ansiolítica y otras si precisa. Pendiente de acudir a consulta externa, según cita. Se reservan plaquetas para el próximo día [xxxxxx] por si precisa transfusión de las mismas, por cifras bajas.
    Duelo anticipado ([fecha])

    I am at a loss -- this doesn't seem related to either mourning or duels. Any ideas much appreciated!
  2. fsabroso

    fsabroso Moderadiólogo

    South Texas
    Perú / Castellano
    Hi sjoyc:

    I'm also confused about that phrase; it could be typo, is that a printed or handwritten report?, is there something else after "duelo anticipado"?
  3. sjoyc Member

    USA, English
    Hi Fsabroso,
    Thank you for replying!
    The document is typed so it may well be a typo. The phrase "duelo anticipado" is the end of the section; the next section is "Medicación administrada en el hospital el día del alta", followed by the section "Cura de heridas."
  4. aviangel Senior Member

    Spain; spanish
    I am also surprised because the phrase has no sense for me.
    In Spanish, "duelo anticipado" means "anticipate griev".
  5. EricEnfermero

    EricEnfermero Senior Member

    La UCI Neonatal
    US - English
  6. sjoyc Member

    USA, English
    Thank you to everyone for your suggestions!
    EricEnfermero, I think you hit the nail on the head. There are earlier references to depression in the report.

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