Monthly Archives: November 2015

Constipation in children

Red flags Constipation from birth or within first few weeks Failure to pass meconium in first 48 hours Ribbon stools (more likely in <1 yr) Undiagnosed or new weakness in legs Motor delay Abdominal distension with vomiting, or gross abdominal … Continue reading

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Achilles tendon rupture

Risk factors include: Age Quinolones Steroids (systemic or previous injections in/around tendon) Achilles tendinopathy Be aware that even a complete rupture may not be painful, and that patients with an Achilles tendon rupture may still be able to stand on … Continue reading

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