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Practice dilemma: An urgent request for a mental capacity assessment

Case study: Recurrent skin infections

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Clinical Review: Premature ejaculation

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: 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...

Red Flag symptoms: Headaches

Red Flag symptoms: Headaches

Differentiate causes of primary and secondary headaches.

Differential diagnoses: Abdominal swellings

Differential diagnoses: Abdominal swellings

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

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: Acne

Clinical Review: Acne

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit. It is...

Red flag symptoms: Rectal bleeding

Red flag symptoms: Rectal bleeding

It is important to rule out the possibility of colorectal/anal malignancy and inflammatory...

How to recognise misuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids

How to recognise misuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids

Dr Robin Dale discusses the side-effects that might be experienced by users of anabolic...

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...

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