A 14-year-old girl with a sudden arm swelling after axillary depilatory wax

“Some presentations are not what they seem especially when there is a coincidental relationship with some event in the history. This case describes the challenge of diagnosing the unusual in the younger person and the authors identify some useful learning points.” A 14-year-old girl with a sudden arm swelling after axillary depilatory wax […]

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Fundoplication: cases vs. RCT

The Health Technology Assessment Programme published its findings on laparoscopic fundoplication for chronic gastroeaophageal reflux disease in September 20081. “The results showed that surgical treatment was more effective than long-term drug therapy, especially in patients with the most troublesome symptoms, certainly up to one year after the procedure. A surgical policy is, however, more costly […]

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