It is important that general practitioners recognize polymyalgia rheumatica and cranial arteritis because they both cause great morbidity in elderly patients.
We present here a clinical problem encountered in general practice together with a commentary from an expert in the field.
Vascular disease, affecting the heart, brain, kidneys, eyes, peripheral vessels, in fact any part of the body, is no longer to be regarded as an inevitable consequence of ageing.
Most of us equate the expression 'the acute abdomen' with a condition that requires surgical rather than medical therapy.
About 80 to 85% of babies are breast-fed after birth; the remainder are bottle-fed with a variety of formula preparations.
In this article, the author explains how to set up a dispensing practice and discusses some pitfalls which may be encountered along the way.