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

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Loss of appetite - red flag symptoms

Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

How to identify red flags in patients presenting with bone pain, including conducting...

Multiple sclerosis: clinical review
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Multiple sclerosis: clinical review

This article, updated by Dr Wallace Brownlee, discusses how to make a diagnosis of...

Vulval pain: clinical review

Vulval pain: clinical review

Vulval pain is a relatively common condition. Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman discusses...

Neck pain - red flag symptoms
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Neck pain - red flag symptoms

The signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients presenting with...

Fever in adults - red flag symptoms
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Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy....

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Diagnosis and management of low back pain, including classification of low back pain,...

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis
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Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnoses of conditions including strawberry naevus, spider naevus,...

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Assessment and management of women with urinary incontinence, including include transient...

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment are an important part of successful...

Red flag symptoms: Diarrhoea, investigations and when to refer

Red flag symptoms: Diarrhoea, investigations and when to refer

Treatment depends on the patient's age and the timeline of events.

Obesity - the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking

Obesity - the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking

Most people are unaware that obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer....

Cardiovascular complications of renal disease

Cardiovascular complications of renal disease

Aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with...

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

Around 50% of adults have low vitamin D levels. Dr Louise R Newson discusses investigation...

Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin
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Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin

A male patient of Asian origin presented with a new, solitary pigmented lesion on...

Red flag symptoms: Tired all the time
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Red flag symptoms: Tired all the time

Red flag symptoms, appropriate investigations in primary care, how to rule out serious...

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