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Chronic pelvic pain in women of reproductive age is common

In 2012, the RCOG published a guideline for the initial management of chronic pelvic pain. The guideline notes that the initial consultation is important in developing an understanding...

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Analgesic patches in palliative care

There are three different drugs delivered by the transdermal route in the palliative care setting: buprenorphine, fentanyl and lidocaine. Fentanyl is a potent opioid, and a 25mcg patch delivers...

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Intra-operative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) – yes, it is a real condition and we do need to know about it!

Surgeons can adapt their technique to reduce the risk of complications if they are aware that alpha blocking drugs are being, or have recently been, used.
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Managing upwards. Yes, you read it correctly!

Understanding your boss’s personality, preferences and perspective provides an insight into how best you can work with her/him. Understanding your own assumptions, behaviours and needs complements...

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Women aged 35–44y with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are fifty times more likely to suffer an MI compared with age-matched controls

Identifying and addressing mental health needs, as well as assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk, are ways in which we can make a difference.
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Is CRP point-of-care testing helpful in deciding which patients with LRTI need antibiotics?

In 2016, the DTB reviewed the issue of CRP point-of-care tests. The DTB concluded that point-of-care CRP testing may reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing (though probably not in low prescribers),...

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The second edition of our Locums Essentials Guide

We have produced the Locum Essentials Guide, a joint venture between MyLocumManager and Red Whale. As well as the financial side of things, the guide looks at...

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