The major risk factors for SCC of the head and neck are tobacco and alcohol use. The incidence would almost certainly decline significantly if smoking and excessive drinking were eliminated.
Achieving target blood pressure levels while maintaining good control of respiratory disease requires careful treatment choices but, given the range of agents available, can almost always be achieved.
Lipid-modifying therapy reduces the future risk of cardiovascular disease, but significant vascular risk remains despite statin therapy.
Cancer survivors are at risk of recurrence of their original cancer and of developing another cancer due to their genetic make up, environmental exposure and/or cancer treatment.
What are the management priorities for this patient who presents with sepsis, and at review has an enlarged liver and a glucose abnormality?
Pharmacotherapy is the core of management for schizophrenia, and provides an essential foundation upon which psychosocial strategies for recovery can be built.
Some of the ocular complications of rheumatoid arthritis can cause significant ocular discomfort, but others are serious threats to vision.