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Journals watch: Young people and contraception

Clinical Review: Obsessive compulsive disorder in children

Red flag symptoms: Tremor

Differential diagnoses: Facial rashes

Differential diagnoses: Skin lesions

Differential diagnoses: Skin lesions

Dr Nigel Stollery explains how to differentiate four similar-looking superficial...

Clinical Review: Atrial fibrillation

Clinical Review: Atrial fibrillation

Contributed by Dr Andrew Money-Kyrle, consultant cardiologist, Buckinghamshire Healthcare...

Journals watch: Carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine, divorce and risk of MI

Journals watch: Carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine, divorce and risk of MI

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Tillmann Jacobi selects the latest papers of interest...

Treating patients with venous disease

Treating patients with venous disease
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There are a number of common pitfalls and myths to avoid when assessing and treating...

Red flag symptoms: Insomnia

Red flag symptoms: Insomnia

Snoring, apnoeas or choking episodes may suggest the presence of obstructive sleep...

Differential diagnoses: Skin conditions of the feet

Differential diagnoses: Skin conditions of the feet

Dr Nigel Stollery compares key clinical features when diagnosing foot conditions.

Clinical Review: Delirium

Clinical Review: Delirium
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The term 'delirium' was first used as early as the first century AD to describe mental...

Red flag symptoms: Loss of consciousness

Red flag symptoms: Loss of consciousness

It is essential to elucidate any preceding symptoms.

Journals watch: Cardiovascular risk in those whose parents smoke and support following TOP

Journals watch: Cardiovascular risk in those whose parents smoke and support following TOP

Too busy to read all of the journals? Dr Louise Newson selects the latest papers...

Journals watch: Diagnostic imaging for back pain and blood testing for heart failure

Journals watch: Diagnostic imaging for back pain and blood testing for heart failure

Too busy to read all of the journals? Dr Bryan Palmer selects the latest papers of...

Clinical Review: Neuropathic pain

Clinical Review:  Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a localized sensation of unpleasant discomfort caused by damage...

Red flag symptoms: Jaundice

Red flag symptoms: Jaundice

A careful history and examination will help to elucidate the underlying cause of...

Differential diagnoses: Crusted skin lesions

Differential diagnoses: Crusted skin lesions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four similar dermatology presentations.

Referral and management of renal colic

Referral and management of renal colic

Clinical assessment will guide the choice from a range of therapeutic options and...

Red flag symptoms: Headaches in children

Red flag symptoms: Headaches in children

Know when urgent admission is needed and how to take a thorough history.

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Pain Resource Centre

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Otitis Externa Toolkit

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