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May 2007

Symposium: Neurology

Symposium: Neurology

Contents

Editorial

Salt raises CVD risk - p5

Clinical reviews

Surgery results in fewer complications than stenting in coronary artery revascularisation - p8

Weekend MI linked with increased mortality - p11

Depressed patients take children to GP and A&E more often - p11

Screening for obese children not justified on current evidence - p12

Benefits outweigh risks for inhaled steroids in pregnancy - p12

Depression screening effective in patients with diabetes - p16

Follow-up needed for polyhydramnios births - p18

Balancing the risks and benefits of HRT - p21

Stepped care proposed for functional somatic syndromes - p23

Predictors of suicide differ according to patient gender - p24

Cannabis use predicted to increase incidence of schizophrenia - p24

Homelessness linked to previous health problems - p27

Quitting smoking after age 40 has major health benefits - p28

Young people need advice on correct use of condoms - p31

One in three HIV-positive gay men have unprotected sex - p33

A hundred years ago

On the use of opium - p35

Symposium: Neurology

GPs have pivotal role in managing MS - p37

Managing patients with Parkinson's disease - p51

Pinpointing peripheral neuropathies - p67

Special report

Detecting genetic haemochromatosis - p82

Harm reduction the key to managing problem drug users - p99

Photoguide

Lower limb lesions - p92

Skin changes may herald systemic disease - p112

Passing the nMRCGP

Focus on the three domains for the clinical skills assessment exam - p107

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p123

Haslam's view

Different locations same consultations - p127

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