Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ear problems

Cholesteatoma Cholesteatomas can affect the attic region of the tympanic membrane, making them difficult to see on examination. The two signs of concern to look for are: Persistent foul-smelling discharge, not responding to treatment over several weeks Unilateral hearing loss. … Continue reading

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Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection

Note that there are some specific decisions that a doctor cannot make on behalf of a patient using the ‘best interests’ principle. They can be covered by an advance directive covering that subject, or made by someone with lasting power … Continue reading

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