Facial Nerve Palsy

Palsy of the facial nerve (VII), aka Bell’s Palsy, named after Charles Bell (19th Century Scottish Surgeon). Epidemiology and Aetiology Incidence: 30 per 100 000 per year Accounts for 80% of cases facial nerve paralysis....

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Facial Pain

Sinusitis Clinical features Dull constant aching pain over the maxillary sinus Tenderness over underlying skin Postnasal drip Ethmoid/sphenoid a pain felt deep in the midline at the root of the nose Pain is worse...

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Faecal Incontinence

Introduction Occurs in 15% aged >65Y, increasing incidence with age in men only. Causes include: Sphincter weakness (following childbirth/surgery); Anal/rectal pathology e.g. fistulae, Crohn’s, proctitis; Neurological disease (chorda equine, pudendal nerve); Dementia and unconsciousness; Diarrhoea...

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Falls

Introduction Falls are an incredibly common presentation. You will see them as GP referrals, A+E presentations, and countless times on the ward. Exactly how you examine and manage the patient will depend on the...

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