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November 2007

Symposium: Respiratory medicine

Symposium: Respiratory medicine

Contents

Editorial

Early diagnosis is key to curing melanoma - p7

Clinical reviews

Young smokers may become addicted after one puff - p8

12-step self-help groups improve abstinence rates - p10

Breastfeeding not shown to decrease risk of allergy - p12

Smoking ban reduces hospital admissions for MI - p14

Non-compliance doubles risk of stroke MI and death in CHD patients - p16

Should SSRIs be used in children with depression? - p18

Two-year surveillance unnecessary in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia - p18

Risk score predicts foot ulcer outcomes - p23

CVD risk factors prevalent in men with erectile dysfunction - p24

Alpha-blockers ineffective in women with overactive bladder syndrome - p24

Autoantibodies show promise as markers for early lung cancer - p27

Walk-in GUM clinics reduce delays in STI treatment - p28

Symposium: Respiratory medicine

New developments in the treatment of asthma - p30

Have a high index of suspicion for TB - p39

Managing adults with cystic fibrosis - p46

A hundred years ago

Weak hearts in general practice - p55

Special report

Helping patients to overcome obsessive compulsive disorder - p57

Photoguide

Iatrogenic conditions - p68

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p77

Haslam's view

SAD or just grumpy old man syndrome? - p79

November 2007

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