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Referral and management of renal colic

Differential diagnoses: Vascular conditions

Journals watch: HPV vaccination status and resistant bacteria in the gut

Red flag symptoms: Headaches in children

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Clinical Review: Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer worldwide, with a significant...

Differential diagnoses: Eye problems

Differential diagnoses: Eye problems
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Dr Nigel Stollery compares the presenting features of four eye conditions.

Clinical Review: Benign breast disease

Clinical Review: Benign breast disease

Benign breast diseases constitute a heterogeneous group of lesions including developmental...

Red flag symptoms: Haemoptysis

Red flag symptoms: Haemoptysis

Consider primary lung cancer in smokers over the age of 40, explains Dr Suneeta Kochhar.

Journals watch: Infantile haemangioma, antidepressant use and follow-up after medical abortion

Journals watch: Infantile haemangioma, antidepressant use and follow-up after medical abortion

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Alison Glenesk selects the latest papers of interest...

Journals watch

Journals watch

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Raj Thakkar selects the latest papers of interest...

Practice dilemma: An urgent request for a mental capacity assessment

Practice dilemma: An urgent request for a mental capacity assessment

A high-risk alcoholic patient continues to drink and smoke at home after starting...

Case study: Recurrent skin infections

Case study: Recurrent skin infections

Dr Rebecca Ratcliffe discusses a patient who presented with boils on her thigh.

Differential diagnoses: Painful nails

Differential diagnoses: Painful nails

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis...

Red flag symptoms: Dizziness

Red flag symptoms: Dizziness

Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains how to spot serious causes of dizziness.

Clinical Review: Premature ejaculation

Clinical Review: Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common conditions reported by men in...

Clinical Review: Heart failure

Clinical Review: Heart failure

Heart failure (HF) occurs when abnormal cardiac function causes the heart to fail...

Differential diagnoses: Lower limb ulceration

Differential diagnoses: Lower limb ulceration

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

Professor Jim Bonham and Dr David Elliman discuss the outcome of the pilot programme...

Medico-legal: Five tips for managing suspected Ebola patients

Medico-legal: Five tips for managing suspected Ebola patients

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Carol Chu considers the legal implications of managing...

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