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Travellers’ diarrhoea

Antibiotic chemoprophylaxis is NOT recommended for most travellers because of the risk of adverse effects such as candidiasis and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea.


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Ischaemic colitis: a diagnosis to consider in abdominal pain with bloody diarrhoea

Ischaemic colitis is an acute transient disruption of blood supply to the colon which leads to mucosal ulceration, inflammation and haemorrhage. Ischaemic colitis is NOT the same as mesenteric...

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Hereditary haemochromatosis

Genetic testing for haemochromatosis is increasingly available. We might offer a test for mutations in the HFE gene if we find raised ferritin (>300mcg/l in men or >200mcg/l in women) or transferrin...

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DVT in pregnancy

Diagnosis is further hampered because Well’s scores do not incorporate pregnancy as a risk factor, and have not been validated in pregnancy. D-dimer levels naturally rise as the pregnancy progresses,...

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Travelling with medication – what advice (if any!) should we be giving our patients?

What to tell the patient?

All medication

It is the patient’s responsibility to establish the rules for their destination, airline...

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“The majority of GPs in England (80%) are unfamiliar with the national physical activity guidelines”, concluded a BJGP article in October 2017

To paraphrase the NICE guidance: exercise is anything that makes you slightly short of breath or brings on a light sweat, and you should do 2.5h a week of this in bouts of at least 10min, OR you...

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“UK ‘eliminates measles’ for the first time” was the BBC headline recently, quoting a World Health Organization report

Outbreaks and transmission tend to occur in unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated individuals. Importantly, 65% of the 477 confirmed cases were in individuals aged 15y or older. Two doses of...

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