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Varicella zoster and ibuprofen

There is 5-fold increased risk of invasive skin conditions with NSAID use, though the absolute risk of severe skin infection is low (about 3/1000 cases). These and other studies can only demonstrate...

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Gestational diabetes diagnostic criteria – NICE and now SIGN criteria are new … and are different!

NICE 2015 and SIGN 2017 criteria for diagnosis of gestational diabetes after a 75g glucose load:

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Vertigo: differential diagnosis

Not all acute dizziness is labyrinthitis (vestibular neuritis); indeed, this is rarely the cause. Patients with vestibular neuritis will have lost their vestibulo-ocular reflex on one side – the...

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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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