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Novel psychoactive substances

Your patients may well be using such substances. They may cause side-effects or harm, and your patients may want or need to stop using them. There may be withdrawal effects with some. 

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Understanding new cancer treatments – immunotherapy

Targeted treatments, including immunotherapies, offer real hope for carefully-selected patients. Annie has been fortunate to respond to treatment as, despite careful selection, some patients respond...

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Fever in returning travellers

Consider the more common life-threatening causes of fever in returning travellers: malaria and enteric fever. But remember that travellers also get ‘normal’ illnesses, so you should not forget...

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): effective home treatment for teenagers

The authors concluded that this study demonstrated a viable treatment option for adolescents with CFS/ME, and supported wider implementation – this is now happening within the context of a clinical...

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Faltering growth in children

Faltering growth is defined as:

  • Birthweight below 9th centile: a fall across 1 or more weight centile spaces. 
  • Birthweight...
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Lateral hip pain – not all hip pain is osteoarthritis!

The three best discriminatory features are:
1.    Any trouble putting on socks? (in which case, it is more likely to be osteoarthritis.)
2.    Pain on palpation around greater trochanter...

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About 1 in 20 people have a hypopigmented lesion. Most are not...

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