Geoffrey Quail

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Increasing weakness occurring over several days, involving the upper and lower limbs, and progressing to symmetrical paresis is a clinical presentation that raises many diagnostic issues. When faced with these circumstances most clinicians opt for a range of neurological possibilities. However, metabolic possibilities are equally important and are eminently(More)
BACKGROUND Facial pain is a relatively frequent cause of presentation to both general medical and dental practitioners. Although in the vast majority of cases the cause is dental disease or tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction, the remaining patients are often difficult to diagnose and treat. OBJECTIVE This article discusses the differential diagnosis of(More)
This study was designed to examine morbidity patterns among Australian Defence Forces members and to compare them with civilian general practice. The study was conducted in the outpatient departments of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 6 Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. The patients studied were male and female members of the RAAF (66%), Army (25%),(More)
In assessing the elderly it should be remembered that about 75% of falls are unreported. It is essential therefore to inquire about falls and balance problems in any assessment of the aged. Falls are common during a severe acute illness such as stroke, pneumonia or any condition causing hypotension or severe pain; the elderly having little reserves to meet(More)
  • G Quail
  • 1997
Many systemic diseases frequently have oral manifestations as one of their earliest signs, this is particularly so in the immunocompromised patient or as an indicator of a sexually transmitted disease. Without careful examination of the face, oropharynx and regional lymph nodes, diagnosis may be delayed, resulting in morbidity and in some cases mortality.(More)
BACKGROUND The painful mouth presents a diagnostic challenge to the general practitioner. Despite curriculum revision of most medical courses, oro-pharyngeal diseases are still inadequately covered. OBJECTIVE This article aims to alert the GP to common causes of a painful mouth and provides a guide to diagnosis and management. DISCUSSION Four case(More)
Oral ulceration is a common complaint and is usually inconsequential. Nevertheless, when it appears for the first time in adult life, it may represent the manifestation of systemic disease. A full history and examination should be carried out and a full blood examination and ESR done. Any ulcer persisting for more than three weeks without responding to(More)