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Comparing Brief Interventions to Reduce Harmful Drinking
April 1, 2013 ... More detailed interventions for harmful drinking offer no advantage over simple feedback and written information, an English general practice study has found. Of 3,562 patients routinely presenting in 24 practices who were eligible for the...

Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
April 1, 2013 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What is the role of androgen deprivation therapy? How should castrate refractory disease be managed? How can treatment be tailored to the patient? PROSTATE CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN MEN IN THE UK IT...

Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy Improves Continence Outcomes
April 1, 2013 ... Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) produced better continence and potency rates at three months compared with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), in a prospective randomised study from Italy. Patients were randomised by the...

Can My Patient with CVD Travel to High Altitude?
April 1, 2013 ... [FIGURE 1 OMITTED] How does CVD affect tolerance to altitude? Which patients should avoid high altitude? Which patients should seek specialist advice? PACKAGE HOLIDAYS ARE ENABLING AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE AT SEA LEVEL...

Papulosquamous Disorders
April 1, 2013 ... Seborrhoeic dermatitis Seborrhoeic dermatitis affects the sebum-rich areas of the scalp, face and trunk and varies from a mild dandruff-like condition to full-blown exfoliative dermatitis. It is common, especially in men, with recurrent...