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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Atherosclerosis. Coloured light micrograph of a cross-section through an artery obstructed with atheroma plaque

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

Emergency medicine: Gastrointestinal bleeding

Fever in children - red flag symptoms

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

As GPs become more involved with palliative care, they are dealing with more complex...

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

The aetiology of Down's syndrome, the screening process and management of comorbidities...

Red flag symptoms: Abdominal pain
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Red flag symptoms: Abdominal pain

Identifying potentially serious causes of abdominal pain.

Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review
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Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review

An overview of the diagnosis and management of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD),...

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Advice on helping parents to manage feeding difficulties, excluding medical problems...

Managing patients with gout
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Managing patients with gout

Management of gout, covering acute attacks, long-term management strategies, risk...

Loss of appetite - red flag symptoms
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Loss of appetite - red flag symptoms

Red flags in patients with loss of appetite, possible causes and further investigations...

Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and management

Raised prolactin levels and their management, including clinical presentations, recent...

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Infectious causes of erythematous rashes in children and important differential diagnoses.

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Red flag symptoms: Breathlessness, investigations and when to refer

Red flags to be aware of in patients presenting with breathlessness, possible causes...

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

How to identify red flags in patients presenting with bone pain, including conducting...

Multiple sclerosis: clinical review
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Multiple sclerosis: clinical review

This article, updated by Dr Wallace Brownlee, discusses how to make a diagnosis of...

Vulval pain: clinical review

Vulval pain: clinical review

Vulval pain is a relatively common condition. Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman discusses...

Neck pain - red flag symptoms
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Neck pain - red flag symptoms

The signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients presenting with...

Fever in adults - red flag symptoms
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Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy....

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