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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Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

X-ray showing urine (white) leaking from bladder during stress test (Photo: SPL)

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

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...

Atopic eczema: clinical review

Atopic eczema: clinical review

The causes of atopic eczema and advice on managing the condition, including diagnostic...

Bacterial infection: illustrated

Bacterial infection: illustrated

Presentations of infections including an infected sebaceous cyst, tonsillitis, a...

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Diagnosis and management of the main skin conditions affecting pregnant women.

Food allergy in infants, NSAIDs and Bell's palsy: journals update November 2016

Food allergy in infants, NSAIDs and Bell's palsy: journals update November 2016

Recent research of interest to GPs.

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

Spotting and referring oral cancer early

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, which is now the 14th most common cancer in...

Influenza: clinical review
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Influenza: clinical review

The clinical features of influenza, the risk groups for serious illness, plus advice...

Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia

Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia

The risk of steroid-induced hyperglycaemia in patients with or without diabetes,...

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Five illustrated cases of skin conditions, including pityriasis/tinea amiantacea,...

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