Clinical reviews

Evidence-based medical reviews and clinical articles for general practitioners outlining, diagnosis, management and clinical follow-up.

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Otitis media is extremely common in patients with Turner syndrome (Photograph: Science Photo Library)

Clinical review - Turner syndrome

Clinical review: Type 2 diabetes

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Common bile duct stones - clinical review

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Pelvic organ prolapse: clinical review

Hayfever: clinical review

Hayfever: clinical review

Why it is important to diagnose and effectively manage seasonal allergic rhinitis,...

Crohn's disease - Clinical review

Crohn's disease - Clinical review

Diagnosing and managing this inflammatory bowel disease.

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

Endometrial cancer: clinical review

Risk factors for endometrial cancer, management options, conducting a physical examination,...

Clinical review: Valvular heart disease

Clinical review: Valvular heart disease

The four most common disorders of valvular heart disease - aortic stenosis and regurgitation,...

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

The diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease in primary care, including...

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

Clinical review: Down's syndrome

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

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),...

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...

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Diagnosis and management of low back pain, including classification of low back pain,...

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Assessment and management of women with urinary incontinence, including include transient...

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment are an important part of successful...

Atopic eczema: clinical review

Atopic eczema: clinical review

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

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis
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Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis

The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable...

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

The causes of bronchiectasis, investigations to conduct, managing exacerbations and...

Type 1 diabetes: clinical review
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Type 1 diabetes: clinical review

An overview of the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes, how to make the diagnosis, preventing...

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

Incidence, diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy including conservative,...

Clinical review of  infective endocarditis: diagnosis and management

Clinical review of infective endocarditis: diagnosis and management

The diagnosis and management of infective endocarditis, including investigations...

Aortic valve disease: clinical review

Aortic valve disease: clinical review

Clinical features of aortic valve disease, secondary care options and the latest...

Lung cancer: clinical review

Lung cancer: clinical review

The diagnosis and management of lung cancer, including risk factors and indications...

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