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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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Symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndromeExternal web site

Dr Nish Srikandarajah describes the symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndrome and gives an overview...

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Common vulval conditions: diagnosis and managementExternal web site

Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman offers an overview of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and management...

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Urticaria triggers and treatmentExternal web site

Amena Warner from Allergy UK gives an overview of urticaria, including common triggers, physical urticaria...

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Skin pigmentation: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery discusses the usual presenting features of four disorders — including naevus anaemicus...

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Cysts: differential diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis including epidermoid...

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Primary care management of actinic keratosisExternal web site

Actinic keratosis is common and can usually be managed in primary care. Dr Nigel Stollery gives an overview...

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Acne management recommendations: a comparisonExternal web site

In December 2017, French best practice guidelines on acne were updated. Dr Nigel Stollery compares the...

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Facial augmentation in menExternal web site

Most cosmetic facial procedures are done on women, but men are increasingly looking to enhance their...

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Oral signs and symptoms of systemic diseaseExternal web site

Dr Matthew West highlights oral pathology that may indicate underlying illness. Key learning points...

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Familial breast cancerExternal web site

Dr Helen Hanson provides an update on familial risk of breast cancer, and BRCA testing. Key learning...

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Therapeutic options in hyperhidrosisExternal web site

Dr Anton Alexandroff and Dr Louise Dunford offer a quick refresher on therapeutic options for patients...

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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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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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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

Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of having multiple...

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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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Prescribing in older peopleExternal web site

Dr Heather Barry and colleagues considers appropriate prescribing in older people, including when to...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vascular conditions: differential diagnosisExternal web site

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

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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. This module...

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Weight faltering and failure to thriveExternal web site

Dr Kathryn Deakin and Professor Mary Rudolf look at weight faltering, a common cause for concern in...

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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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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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