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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Temporal arteritis can lead to blindness through the development of ocular ischaemia (Photograph: SPL)

Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

The nose, cheeks and forehead are the usual areas affected, but other areas, such as the chest, neck and ears, can also be involved (Photograph: Author Image)
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The management of rosacea

GP dilemma: Child malnutrition

Emotional distress in children and young people

Clinical review: Acoustic neuroma

Clinical review: Acoustic neuroma

Diagnosis and management of acoustic neuroma, including possible risk factors, common...

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

Diagnosing and managing conditions specific to pigmented skin.

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

Risk factors for endometrial cancer, management options, conducting a physical examination,...

Abnormal vaginal discharge - red flag symptoms
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Abnormal vaginal discharge - red flag symptoms

Red flag symptoms in patients with vaginal discharge, including possible causes and...

Clinical review: Valvular heart disease

Clinical review: Valvular heart disease

The four most common disorders of valvular heart disease - aortic stenosis and regurgitation,...

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

The diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease in primary care, including...

Neck swellings: differential diagnoses
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Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

The differences in characteristic features of neck swellings - thyroglossal cyst,...

Emergency medicine: Gastrointestinal bleeding

Emergency medicine: Gastrointestinal bleeding

An overview of the causes and management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding, including...

Fever in children - red flag symptoms

Fever in children - red flag symptoms

Red flag symptoms to look out for in a child presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin....

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

As GPs become more involved with palliative care, they are dealing with more complex...

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

The aetiology of Down's syndrome, the screening process and management of comorbidities...

Red flag symptoms: Abdominal pain
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Red flag symptoms: Abdominal pain

Identifying potentially serious causes of abdominal pain.

Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review
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Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review

An overview of the diagnosis and management of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD),...

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Advice on helping parents to manage feeding difficulties, excluding medical problems...

Managing patients with gout
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Managing patients with gout

Management of gout, covering acute attacks, long-term management strategies, risk...

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