How to Treat

Women have an increased risk of VTE in pregnancy and post-partum because of normal physiological changes; it is uncommon, but potentially serious. There are many risk factors, but
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Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening metabolic emergency. Most cases are preventable with the early recognition of the signs and symptoms of hyperglycaemia. Early diagnosis
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It is important to ask whether there has been a traumatic event. Testing external rotation with the arm at the side is useful to rule stiffness in or out. Stiffness is caused by
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Acute leukaemia encompasses several immediately life-threatening conditions that should be considered in any patient with new pancytopenia. Urgently transfer patients suspected of having
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It is important to determine if the itchy patient has a rash or not; the absence of rash may suggest a systemic cause for itch. If a systemic cause for itch is suspected, base initial
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Each week, around 700,000 people worldwide die from antimicrobial-resistant infections; this number is expected to grow to 10 million by 2050. The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance
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Birthmarks may herald a serious underlying malformation or genetic syndrome. Café-au-lait macules and hypomelanotic macules may be the first presenting sign of neurofibromatosis-1 and
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