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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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Clinical Review: Acne

Red flag symptoms: Rectal bleeding

How to recognise misuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids

Differential diagnoses: Abdominal swellings

Journals watch: Infantile colic and desensitisation to sex and violence in films

Journals watch: Infantile colic and desensitisation to sex and violence in films

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Simon Hunter selects the latest papers of interest...

Clinical Review: Motor neurone disease

Clinical Review: Motor neurone disease

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating illness causing progressive muscle paralysis...

Case study: Diagnosis and management of Felty's syndrome

Case study: Diagnosis and management of Felty's syndrome

Dr Louise Newson discusses the treatment of a patient with a rare condition.

Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision

Red flag symptoms: Blurred vision
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It is essential to understand what the patient means by blurred vision, explains...

Differential diagnoses: Conditions of the hands

Differential diagnoses: Conditions of the hands

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

Practice dilemma: Should you intervene in the care of another GP's patient?

Practice dilemma: Should you intervene in the care of another GP's patient?

The care of a personal acquaintance may be lacking. Should you become involved?

Management of clinical whiplash and neck pain

Management of clinical whiplash and neck pain

Physiotherapist Greg Turpin and Dr Eleanor Jansen discuss a multidisciplinary approach...

Journals watch: Non-traumatic knee symptoms, prostate cancer and hypoglycaemia

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Liz Croton selects the latest papers of interest...

Clinical Review: Multiple myeloma

Clinical Review: Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally...

Infectious diseases: Scarlet fever

Infectious diseases: Scarlet fever

Dr Nigel Stollery advises on how to diagnose and manage this highly infectious disease

Case study: Managing erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp

Case study: Managing erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp

An 85-year-old man who was wheelchair mobile was referred to the two-week wait skin...

Management of a rotator cuff tear

Management of a rotator cuff tear

Physiotherapist Greg Turpin and Dr Mareeni Raymond discuss a multidisciplinary approach...

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes
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Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Red flag symptoms: Breast lumps

Differentiate normal presentations and serious conditions.

Clinical Review: Prostate cancer

Clinical Review: Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common male malignancy worldwide.

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