Deciding when to order brain imaging in general practice should, in theory, be relatively straightforward: most current guidelines rely on the identification of âred flagsâ, that are aimed at providing clarity.1,2
14 January 2019
Wernickeâs encephalopathy is an underrecognised and undertreated acute neurological condition.
10 December 2018
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality according to the WHO.
05 November 2018
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterised by an enduring predisposition to seizures and associated neurobiological, cognitive, psychological and social consequences.
22 October 2018
A member of an online GP discussion board recently posted a question about the combination of magnesium, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as prophylaxis to reduce migraine frequency, something that had been recommended by a pharmacist.
18 October 2018
Simon, a 32-year-old father of one, is a self-employed IT professional. He experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident three weeks ago. Simon and his wife present to their GP two weeks after his discharge from hospital.
20 September 2018
Cindy is a 60-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer that has been stable since surgical and adjuvant treatment five years ago. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
19 September 2018
Sharon, a 41-year-old married woman, came to see me concerned about her risk of developing Alzheimerâs disease (AD). Her mother had AD and lived in high-level care. Sharon asked if she should be taking any supplements to prevent dementia.
06 September 2018
Genevieve, a 73-year-old female presents with a four-year history of symmetrical painful peripheral neuropathy, with tactile hyperaesthesia worse at night. She has a past history of anxiety and osteoarthritis.