Clinical articles and reviews

Evidence-based medical reviews and clinical articles for general practitioners outlining, diagnosis, management and clinical follow-up.

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Management of common photodermatoses

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Lymphadenopathy in the groin may be a sign of malignancy

Red flag symptoms - Groin swelling

Frontal chest X-ray of the lungs of an 83-year-old patient with small cell lung cancer (Photograph: SPL)

Lung cancer: clinical review

Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise

Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise
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Current guidelines on exercise, how to conduct a brief assessment and tips on giving...

Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

GPs frequently see patients with abnormal liver function tests, but which of them...

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men

The causes and treatments of LUTS in men, including what to advise patients, prescribing,...

Facial ulcers in children

Facial ulcers in children

The most common causes of facial ulcers in children, including how to distinguish...

Acute pelvic pain - red flag symptoms

Acute pelvic pain - red flag symptoms

An overview of the causes of pelvic pain in both men and women and indications for...

Choking in adults and children

Choking in adults and children

A guide to recognising and managing of choking in adults and children, including...

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Alzheimer's disease - clinical review

Pitfalls in making a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, The National Dementia Strategy...

Shoulder problems: illustrated

Shoulder problems: illustrated

Presentations of shoulder problems including burns, muscle wasting, dislocation,...

Sepsis case study

Sepsis case study
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A case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum and...

Red flag symptoms: Cervical lymphadenopathy

Red flag symptoms: Cervical lymphadenopathy

History and examination will help to diagnose a potentially serious condition.

Lower leg eczema: differential diagnosis

Lower leg eczema: differential diagnosis
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Differential diagnosis of lower leg eczema including varicose eczema, atopic eczema,...

Dyspepsia - red flag symptoms

Dyspepsia - red flag symptoms

Red flag symptoms and possible causes of dyspepsia, including assessing the timing,...

Advising patients on a healthy diet

Advising patients on a healthy diet

In light of a National Obesity Forum (NOF) report on reversing obesity, Professor...

Aspirin after TIA, probiotics, and yoga for asthma: journals update July 2016

Aspirin after TIA, probiotics, and yoga for asthma: journals update July 2016

A round-up of recent research of interest to GPs.

Managing epistaxis in children

Managing epistaxis in children

The causes, assessment and management of nasal bleeding in children.

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