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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 case-based articles and updates on topics including women's health, cardiovascular, infectious disease, pain management and mental health.

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Fibromyalgia: patient case studyExternal web site

Fibromyalgia often presents in primary care with non-specific symptoms and so can be difficult to diagnose...

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Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancerExternal web site

In this article Dr Lucy Thompson and Dr Anthony Cunliffe advise on symptoms and signs of pancreatic...

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Malignant disease: illustratedExternal web site

Images of malignant disease, including carcinoma of the pancreas, glioblastoma, renal cancer, breast...

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Diagnosis of common hair loss conditionsExternal web site

Hair loss can severely affect patients. Dr Anton Alexandroff describes the most common types of alopecia...

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Test your knowledge of dermatology: September 2017External web site

Test your knowledge of the dermatology topics covered in the September 2017 issue of MIMS Dermatology...

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Acute skin problems in childrenExternal web site

Dr Catriona Maybury and Dr Alya Abdul-Wahab review the diagnosis and management of common paediatric...

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First treatment for IBS with diarrhoeaExternal web site

This news article from MIMS explains the use of a new agent, eluxadoline, that has been approved by...

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Vaginal discharge consultationsExternal web site

In this article, reviewed and updated in August 2017, Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Sapna Tandon cover the...

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Anxiety and depression in young people, fructose intake in diabetesExternal web site

Anxiety and depression, glucose replacement in diabetes, probiotic supplements and gallstone disease...

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Valproate risks in pregnancyExternal web site

This news article from MIMS explains the GP's role in making women aware of the risks associated with...

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Menopause and migraineExternal web site

Dr Louise Newson describes a case of migraine linked with menopause. Key learning points for healthcare...

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Asthma in childrenExternal web site

Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma...

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Obesity treatment, IBS and rosacea: prescribing update July/August 2017External web site

Obesity treatments, IBS, cardiovascular risk with rosacea gel and antibody to prevent Clostridium difficile...

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Postnatal checks, aspirin and antibiotics: update clinical July/August 2017External web site

Postnatal checks, bleeding risk with aspirin, antibiotic resistance and type 1 diabetes in children...

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Trauma: IllustratedExternal web site

Trauma, including dog bite, corneal abrasion and burns, are highlighted in this activity. Each is illustrated...

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Comorbidities in older peopleExternal web site

This article by Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of...

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First drug approved for diabetes preventionExternal web site

This news article from MIMS explains the use of sustained-release metformin in prevention of diabetes...

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Early diagnosis of Lyme diseaseExternal web site

Dr Sara Ritchie explains how recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt...

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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 free article by Dr Heather Barry and colleagues considers appropriate prescribing in older people...

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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 adviser 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

Test your knowledge of recent clinical guidance, as covered by clinical guidance modules on MIMS Learning...

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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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