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Chronic Kidney Disease - Recognition and management

Recognising and managing chronic kidney disease
For many years deteriorating kidney function was seen as simply an inevitable part of ageing, something for which little could be done. However, it was also recognised that renal impairment was ...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterised by changes in bone structure and decreased bone density, which lead to an increased risk of fracture. It is a common condition which will affect more than one in three women ...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint disease and so will often be encountered in general practice. General practice nurses (GPNs) may see people for OA within their triage or ‘minor illness’ clinics. They may also see people who have OA as ...

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, disabling auto-immune disease. It is characterised by inflammation in the peripheral joints, which causes swelling, stiffness, pain and progressive joint destruction. However, RA is ...

Recognising and managing the symptoms of thyroid disease

Recognising and managing the symptoms of thyroid disease
Approximately 1% of the population of the UK suffers from thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid swellings, with each condition being more common in ...

Cancer

Introduction
Among people born after 1960, 50% will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives.1 The UK, however, has relatively poor survival rates for cancer in comparison to other countries with well-developed health care ...

Inflammatory arthritis

Introduction
The inflammatory arthropathies affect both young and old and are immune modulated diseases. The three main conditions are rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) which also ...

Bronchiectasis: clinical review

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Low back pain: clinical review

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Obesity: clinical review

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