Stroke is the third most common cause of death in most westernised and semi-westernised countries (about 15 000 per year) and a major cause of disability.
Photodynamic therapy is a step forward in the treatment of superficial skin cancers, achieving excellent cosmesis with relatively few side-effects.
Psychotherapeutic treatments can be matched to individual patient requirements and delivered effectively in general practice.
While asymptomatic diverticular disease requires no specific treatment, acute diverticulitis should be managed with bowel rest and antibiotics, plus further investigation if symptoms do not resolve within 48 hours.
What are the differential diagnoses for eruptive xanthomas, and how would you manage this patient?
Hypertension can seldom be managed in isolation from other related chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and dyslipidaemia.