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I can’t burp
For years, patients have suffered with an inability to burp. Now, a new syndrome has been described, including a cure!
Diagnose it yourself – DIY – The Baby That Can’t Breathe
Test yourself with the case of a 5 month old with respiratory distress - with MCQs!
Lightening Strikes Twice!
Lightening strikes are literally 1 per million events. So I was shocked (ahem) recently when I had two presentations in
Diagnose it Yourself – DIY – Bloaty
Have a go at diagnosing this patient with vague gastrointestinal symptoms. Quiz questions and real case based discussion included!
Births, Deaths and Miscarriages
The story of a junior doctor working a busy weekend in a district hospital
Three Tips for taking a Medical History
I don’t often write an article with ‘tips’ for a ‘skill’. Almostadoctor tends to be made up of concise lists
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