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Walking aids and osteoarthritis

But the walking stick need to be the correct size! With the patient standing up straight, with arms by their side, the stick should come to the...

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To dip or not to dip: that is the question!

If haematuria is visible or shows up on dipstick, arrange MSU to confirm presence of infection. Further investigation may be needed if MSU is negative.

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Rashes and exposure to rashes in pregnancy

In pregnant women presenting with a rash, try to narrow down the cause (not forgetting all the non-viral causes!) and, if indicated, test...

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Obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring in children

If there is snoring but NO features of obstructive sleep apnoea, we can reassure the parents/children - no referral is needed. If there is obstructive sleep apnoea,...

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June is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month, and 21 June is Global MND Awareness Day

  • 70% present with limb features. Suspect MND if there is weakness and wasting without sensory symptoms.
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Emergency contraception. Three options, but which will be most the appropriate and effective for your patient?

The Cu-IUD is the most effective form of emergency contraception and provides ongoing contraception. It is unaffected by body weight and unaffected by...

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