The term 'chronic obstructive airways diseaseï¿½ (COAD) is an imprecise one encompassing a group of diseases that may cause chronic airways obstruction.
Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) is a common cause of disability in older patients who have smoked.
We present here a clinical problem encountered in general practice together with a commentary from an expert in the field.
Multiple sclerosis may produce a great variety of patterns of disability which often interact with each other.
Delirium, depression, malnutrition, and functional decline represent potentially serious complications of surgery that are more likely to occur in older patients.
An eight-year-old girl presents with an eruption of eroded and crusted blisters on her arm. What is this condition and how should it he treated?
I have been invited to use as my text, and as a springboard for further discussion, Dr Melvin Konner's book The Trouble with Medicine.
One definition of exercise is that it is an activity designed for bodily, mental or spiritual training. Similarly, a definition of therapy is that it is the curing of an illness.