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Our regular updates or ‘Pearls’ are topical items relating to primary care. Each one is drawn from the latest research, clinically relevant to issues in general practice, and linked to an article in our handbook.
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There is a significant risk of developing hypertension later in life if there has been hypertension in pregnancy
12 Feb 2018
Ischaemic colitis: a diagnosis to consider in abdominal pain with bloody diarrhoea
08 Jan 2018
Travelling with medication – what advice (if any!) should we be giving our patients?
06 Dec 2017
“The majority of GPs in England (80%) are unfamiliar with the national physical activity guidelines”, concluded a BJGP article in October 2017
30 Nov 2017
“UK ‘eliminates measles’ for the first time” was the BBC headline recently, quoting a World Health Organization report
21 Nov 2017
Intra-operative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) – yes, it is a real condition and we do need to know about it!
01 Nov 2017
Biliary atresia: a rare, but serious, liver disease that presents with neonatal jaundice
16 Oct 2017
Women aged 35–44y with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are fifty times more likely to suffer an MI compared with age-matched controls
11 Oct 2017
Is CRP point-of-care testing helpful in deciding which patients with LRTI need antibiotics?
04 Oct 2017
How often do you diagnose 'genitourinary syndrome of menopause’? Erm…what, I hear you say?
12 Sep 2017