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Intestinal failure predominantly occurs because of short bowel syndrome (SBS). In children, this is primarily caused by congenital disorders of the gastrointestinal tract or complications
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The ECG is an essential bedside tool for cardiac management. It is critically important to obtain an ECG during acute chest pain as the finding of ST elevation MI (acute STEMI) is a
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Promptly refer patients presenting with red-flag upper gastrointestinal symptoms to a gastroenterologist for consideration of endoscopic assessment. Staging CT involving the chest,
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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious with a highly variable clinical presentation. Most infected individuals will have an asymptomatic course, with a minority developing
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Open wounds have a high risk of nerve/tendon injury and sepsis. Disuse of the hand in a preverbal child is a strong sign of fracture or infection. Fractures involving the growth plate
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Pneumoconioses are diseases of the lung caused by the inhalation of various dusts. Most patients will not be symptomatic with early disease. Pneumoconioses are diagnosed through a
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PR bleeding is common, and a detailed history and examination are vital to determine the pattern of bleeding (anorectal vs colonic) and likely underlying aetiology. An anal fissure is a
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