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  • Physical health in psychiatric patients
    Psychiatric patients have complex physical co-morbidities. They die on average 17 years prematurely, and their final years are often blighted by poor physical health. Common physical diseases are described here, along with their pathogenesis and the…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Sleep disorders
    Obstructive sleep apnoea–hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS), obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy are the sleep disorders most commonly encountered in clinical practice. All four are characterized by sleep…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Acute back pain and cauda equina
    Acute low back pain is a very common presentation in primary care. In the vast majority of patients, it is benign and will run an indolent course. There are multiple causes, of which most are structural. Back pain can be isolated as well as present w…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • The management of acute pain
    Although the prevalence and severity of pain are similar in medical and surgical wards, managing acute pain effectively in non-surgical patients has proved problematic. This article outlines the general principles of acute pain assessment and managem…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Postoperative care
    Optimal postoperative care involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and a patient-centred approach to avoid postoperative complications and enable a rapid return to normal function. During the last decade, enhanced recovery after…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • The diagnosis and management of chronic pain
    Chronic or persistent pain lasting longer than 3 months is not an uncommon problem in western Europe. It is associated with psychosocial effects that may have a serious effect on a patient's general health. Chronic pain may be nociceptive, neuropathi…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • The management of pre-existing (type 1 and type 2) diabetes mellitus in pregnancy
    Diabetes mellitus is common and complicates 2–5% of pregnancies in the UK, with an increasing prevalence of pre-existing diabetes mellitus in pregnancy. Hyperglycaemia directly correlates with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, including congenit…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
    As women are becoming pregnant at older ages, hypertension in pregnancy is more commonly encountered. Pre-eclampsia affects 5% of women. Women with known medical problems who become pregnant can also have pre-existing hypertension. This all requires…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Genomics in medicine
    Nearly all diseases have a genomic basis. This varies from rare ‘single-gene disorders’ such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to ‘complex’ or ‘polygenic’ diseases such as type II diabetes mellitus and ulcerative colitis. Cancer is a genomi…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Self assessment/CPD answers
    Correct answer: C. Although he seems an unreliable witness, the companion is describing a new symptom (diarrhoea) in a street drinker in poor health who is unlikely to have eaten lately and is now both confused and ataxic. These suggest Wernicke's en…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
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  • newConjoined twins separated but still want to be next to each other – video
    After a successful operation, Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa are now getting used to independent life although they prefer to remain side-by-side. Dr Joe Crameri from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said the 15-month-girls are 'doing v…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 1:00am -
  • newOlder people’s organs can still save lives | Letters
    Anthony Clarkson, interim director of NHS organ donation and transplantation, Sue Cartlidge and Ron Brewer respond to a previous letter from Jeanne Felmingham querying whether it’s worth having a donor card at the age of 83Re Jeanne Felmingham’s…
    - 22 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 12:54pm -
  • Testosterone therapy could help tackle depression in men – study
    Researchers find improvement in symptoms among men given hormoneTreatment with testosterone could help tackle depression in men, according to a review of studies which found supplements of the hormone appear to improve mood.About 100 million men arou…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 11:13am -
  • 'We need their brains': donating to the brain bank in search of a dementia cure
    Scientists studying the tissue bequeathed to the Sydney Brain Bank hope it will lead them to an eventual cure for neurodegenerative diseases It’s a rainy Wednesday morning and Dr Andrew Affleck is driving more carefully than usual on his way to the…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 12:00pm -
  • Genetic link between obesity and depression uncovered, say scientists
    Having genetic variants linked to high BMI can lead to mental health issues, study findsBeing overweight can cause depression, researchers say, with the effects thought to be largely psychological.While previous studies have found that people who are…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Loneliness study finds one in five Australians rarely or never have someone to talk to
    Research finds 27.6% of people say they feel lonely at least three days every weekMore than one-fifth of Australians rarely or never feel they have someone to talk to or turn to for help, and more than one quarter feel lonely for at least three days…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 12:00pm -
  • Magic Medicine review – making the case for mushrooms
    This engaging documentary explores controversial research into the treatment of depression with magic mushroomsAn intriguing, inconclusive film about an intriguing, inconclusive drug trial. Monty Wates’s documentary shows the work of Dr Robin Carha…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 3:00am -
  • Diabetes patients denied new device in 'postcode lottery' rollout
    Investigation reveals 25 of 195 CCGs in England have not issued glucose monitoring devices Tens of thousands of people living with type 1 diabetes in England are being refused access to devices that could improve lives, an investigation has revealed,…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 1:00am -
  • Antibiotic resistant superbugs 'will kill 90,000 Britons by 2050'
    OECD says superbugs could kill 1.3m people in Europe unless more is done to tackle issueMore than 90,000 people in Britain will die over the next three decades unless action is taken to halt the rise in antibiotic-resistant superbug infections, a rep…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 1:15pm -
  • Children urged to play outdoors to cut risk of shortsightedness
    Research reveals link between environmental factors and rising cases of myopia Children should be encouraged to spend time outdoors to reduce their risk of becoming shortsighted, experts have said.Shortsightedness is rising around the world, with the…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 6:30pm -
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