How to catch the cancer diagnosis early
Safety netting is often viewed as a consultation technique (to ensure timely review of a patient's condition), but it is particularly important for conditions such as suspected cancer where patients may present infrequently and symptoms can be common and non-specific, such as pain or fatigue.
Tinnitus and the GP
The British Tinnitus Association is trying to raise awareness of tinnitus this week, in Tinnitus Awareness Week. In a recent interview with their Chief Executive, David Stockdale, he made it clear that no matter how hard we as GPs work to help our patients with severe tinnitus, their perception is that they aren't getting the support they need.
Antibiotics have been one of the major advances in medicine over the last century and have (with vaccination) led to the near eradication of diseases such as tuberculosis in the developed world. Unfortunately, their effectiveness and easy access
Male infertility: the driver behind our team's new study
Britain is facing an epidemic of childlessness with one in six couples unable to conceive and men having poor-quality sperm causing over half of the problem. That is why we decided to undertake what I feel is an important study which is being lead by our own well-respected UK expect in fertility, Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology in the Academic Unit of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine.