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KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge articles providing succinct clinical updates on a wide variety of conditions seen in primary care. Knowledge articles range from clinical and prescribing updates from MIMS Learning magazine, to case-based articles and updates on topics including women's health, cardiovascular, infectious disease, pain management and mental health.

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Weight loss, sexual health and listening skills: update clinical June 2017External web site

Weight loss programmes, sexual health for young people and GP listening skills are all covered in this...

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Diabetes prevention, asthma treatment, long-term quinine: prescribing updateExternal web site

Diabetes prevention, therapeutics in rheumatoid arthritis and long-term use of quinine are covered in...

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Prescribing in older peopleExternal web site

This article by Dr Heather Barry and colleagues considers appropriate prescribing in older people, including...

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Lifestyle change and obesity Q&AExternal web site

GP and chair of GPs Interested in Nutrition Group, Dr Rachel Pryke advises on the GP’s role in talking...

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Rheumatoid arthritis, rapid-acting insulin and chemoprevention of breast cancerExternal web site

The new treatment class for rheumatoid arthritis, rapid-acting insulin aspart and chemoprevention of...

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HPV vaccinations, paediatric emergency admissions and mindfulnessExternal web site

HPV vaccinations in boys, paediatric emergency admissions and the effectiveness of mindfulness in treating...

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Abdominal swellings: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnoses of abdominal swellings including paraumbilical hernias...

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Urgent care clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Philip Brown, GP and clinical adviser in urgent care discusses his role and how GPs can develop an...

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Hypertension and CVD clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Terry McCormack, GP and research lead, describes his role in primary care cardiovascular research...

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Gastroenterology clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Kevin Barrett, GP and clinical lead for gastroenterology, explains his role and answers questions...

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Weight management, type 2 diabetes and asthma: prescribing updateExternal web site

Liraglutide as a weight loss option, a combination tablet for type 2 diabetes and a dry powder inhaler...

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Oesophageal cancer, prescribing rules and women's health: update clinicalExternal web site

Oesophageal cancer, prescribing rules and women’s health are all covered in this article from the April...

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Identifying oral cancerExternal web site

This article by dental nurse and advisor at the Oral Health Foundation, Karen Coates, discusses how...

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Test your knowledge of dermatology: March 2017External web site

This activity is designed to test your knowledge of dermatology topics, as covered in the March 2017...

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Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitisExternal web site

Dr James Miller and Dr Anton Alexandroff consider classification, clinical features and suitable investigations...

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Guidelines for the management of TEN and SJSExternal web site

Professor Chris Bunker discusses new guidance on the recognition and management of SJS/TEN. Key learning...

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Medical tattooing for lasting skin camouflageExternal web site

Medical tattooing has distinct cosmetic and psychological advantages for patients, writes Dawn Cragg...

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Management of cutaneous viral wartsExternal web site

Dr Anton Alexandroff discusses clinical presentations and the latest advice on therapeutics for cutaneous...

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Developments in melanoma treatmentExternal web site

Dr Stamatina Verykiou reviews established and novel therapeutic approaches for malignant melanoma. Key...

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Diagnosing dermatitis artefactaExternal web site

Dr Padma Mohandas and Dr Anthony Bewley consider clinical features and offer consultation strategies...

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Test yourself on recent clinical guidance: March 2017External web site

This activity is designed to test your knowledge of recent clinical guidance, as covered by

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Dermatological conditions in pigmented skinExternal web site

Dr Emily Rudd and Dr Claire Fuller discuss conditions specific to pigmented skin. Key learning points...

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The ECG in ischaemiaExternal web site

In part four of a series on ECG interpretation, Dr Sayan Sen and Dr Ravi Assomull discuss the ECG in...

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Learning disabilities clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Tom Howseman, GP and clinical lead for learning disability commissioning, describes his role and...

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Breast cancer, HRT and cholesterol: update clinical March 2017External web site

Tamoxifen prescribing, HRT, and cholesterol targets and postnatal mental health are all covered in this...

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Testosterone treatment, consultation length and IUD fitting: journals updateExternal web site

Potential VTE risks of testosterone treatment, the impact of consultation length on patient experience...

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Uncontrolled asthma, psoriasis treatment, and antibiotics: prescribing updateExternal web site

LTRA tablets in uncontrolled asthma, psoriasis treatment with apremilast, and antibiotics for bacterial...

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Hyperprolactinaemia: diagnosis and managementExternal web site

Dr Louise Newson explores raised prolactin levels and their management in an updated article on hyperprolactinaemia...

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Women's health clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI in gynaecology and chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum discusses opportunities...

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End of life care scenario: managing hepatic failureExternal web site

As GPs become more and more involved with palliative care, they are having to deal with more complex...

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Analysing ECGs in primary careExternal web site

In the third of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and Dr Sayan Sen present steps 6 to 10 of a 10-step system...

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Hepatitis C, refractory psoriasis and COPD: prescribing update January 2017External web site

Hepatitis C, refractory psoriasis, COPD and breast cancer are covered in an update on prescribing developments...

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Mental health clinical Q&AExternal web site

Lecturer in primary care mental health and GP Dr Ian Walton, describes his role and answers questions...

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Flu vaccination, inhaled steroids and diabetes education: update clinicalExternal web site

Flu vaccination, inhaled steroids, diabetes education, pharmacist prescribers and HIV testing are all...

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Neck swellings: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnoses of neck swellings including thyroglossal cysts, cervical...

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Minimising health risks in prescribing contraceptionExternal web site

Dr Zara Aziz offers an update on contraception taking into account new guidance on health risks. Key...

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Answering patients' questions on intrauterine contraceptionExternal web site

Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Farzana Siddiqui discuss questions that GPs may need to answer from women considering...

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Nocturia, Crohn's disease and rosacea: prescribing update December 2016External web site

Nocturia, Crohn’s disease and rosacea are covered in an update on prescribing developments from MIMS...

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Vascular conditions: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines differential diagnoses of vascular conditions including strawberry naevus...

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Drug spending, COPD and conjunctivitis: update clinical December 2016External web site

Hospital drug costs, COPD, conjunctivitis self-care and targeted cardiovascular screening are all covered...

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Gathering CPD for your appraisal Q&AExternal web site

Dr Ravi Ramanathan, GP appraiser, offers his tips on gathering CPD for your appraisal.

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Weight faltering and failure to thriveExternal web site

Dr Kathryn Deakin and Professor Mary Rudolf look at a common cause for concern in young children. Key...

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Acquiring ECGs: lead placement, axis, rate and rhythmExternal web site

Dr Sayan Sen and Dr Ravi Assomull, in the second of a series on ECG interpretation, discuss key steps...

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Food allergy in infants, NSAIDs and Bell's palsy: journals update November 2016External web site

Food allergy in infants, heart failure risk with NSAIDs, antivirals for Bell’s palsy and weight loss...

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Depression prevalence, weight loss advice and drug dependence: update clinicalExternal web site

QOF figures on depression prevalence, effectiveness of GPs’ weight loss advice and prescribed drug dependence...

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Parkinson's, asthma and advanced renal cancer: prescribing update November 2016External web site

Parkinson’s treatment, antibody therapy for asthma, advanced renal cancer and etoricoxib for rheumatoid...

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Laparoscopy: illustratedExternal web site

Injuries and conditions requiring keyhole surgery are are highlighted in this activity, including shoulder...

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Pigmentation: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery outlines the differential diagnosis of conditions presenting with pigmentation including...

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Sexual health clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Richard Ma, GP with an interest in sexual and reproductive health, describes his role and answers...

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Cardiovascular complications of renal diseaseExternal web site

Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients...

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Asthma guidance, narcolepsy drug and HIV prophylaxis: prescribing update OctoberExternal web site

BTS/SIGN asthma guidance, a new drug for narcolepsy, HIV prophylaxis and contraception in those taking...

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Statins, antidepressants and end-of-life care: journals update October 2016External web site

Statin therapy, stopping antidepressants, smoking cessation and end-of-life care are covered by Dr Jessica...

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Multimorbidity, Zika virus and emergency contraception: update clinical OctoberExternal web site

Managing multimorbidity, a rise in cases of Zika virus, emergency contraception and a GP cancer audit...

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Bacterial infection: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of an infected sebaceous cyst, tonsillitis, a dental abscess and mastitis are highlighted...

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Painful nails: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery presents four common types of nail problems including pincer nails, subungual haematoma...

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ECG acquisition and interpretation in primary care: introductionExternal web site

ECG interpretation can be undertaken in primary care. In the first of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and...

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Managing urticaria: current guidelinesExternal web site

Dr Tabi Leslie reviews the current guidelines for chronic spontaneous urticaria, including the EAACI...

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Trichotillomania: diagnosis and managementExternal web site

Dr Satwinderjit Shinhmar and Dr Anthony Bewley describe trichotillomania, explaining its pathogenesis...

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Skin changes and complaints in pregnancyExternal web site

Dr Ekaterina Burova-Mills and colleagues outline the diagnosis and management of the main skin conditions...

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Hidradenitis suppurativa: diagnosis and managementExternal web site

Hidradenitis suppurativa causes significant physical and psychosocial morbidity and a holistic approach...

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