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Practice dilemma: Refusing a request for keloid scar removal

Mental health: Primary care lithium monitoring

Case study: Diagnosing a persistent rash

Clinical Review: Hypothyroidism

Red flag symptoms: Respiratory tract infections

Red flag symptoms: Respiratory tract infections
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Dr Pipin Singh explains how to spot serious causes of minor respiratory tract infections

LARC and sterilisation options

LARC and sterilisation options
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Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman discusses long-acting reversible contraception and sterilisation.

Men's health: Chronic prostatitis

Men's health: Chronic prostatitis
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Dr Jon Rees presents an overview of the diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis.

Differential diagnoses: Warts

Differential diagnoses: Warts

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four types of warts and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Differential diagnoses: Psoriasis

Differential diagnoses: Psoriasis

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four types of psoriasis and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Journals watch: Salt intake, obesity and prostate cancer

Journals watch: Salt intake, obesity and prostate cancer

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

App review: Figure 1 Medical Images

App review: Figure 1 Medical Images

Use this free app to share your medical images. Review by Dr Suneeta Kochhar.

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.

Clinical Review: The menopause

Clinical Review: The menopause

The menopause is a natural process in a woman's reproductive life, characterised...

Journals watch: Sun protection, running footwear and Barrett's oesophagus

Journals watch: Sun protection, running footwear and Barrett's oesophagus

Dr Simon Hunter selects the latest papers of interest to GPs including sun protection,...

Clinical review of brain tumours: diagnosis and management

Clinical review of brain tumours: diagnosis and management

Brain tumours are rare malignancies, accounting for approximately 2-3% of all tumours...

Differential diagnoses: Cysts

Differential diagnoses: Cysts

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

Journals watch: CAD, medication errors, preventing asthma deaths

Journals watch: CAD,  medication errors, preventing asthma deaths

Dr Raj Thakkar summarises the key papers of interest to GPs including HbA1c in non-diabetic...

A collaborative approach to Achilles tendon rupture

A collaborative approach to Achilles tendon rupture

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

Medical management of depression

Medical management of depression

Depression is a common presentation in general practice. In most cases, patients...

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