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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.
Your practice probably has a handful...

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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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“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.” Cicely Saunders

•    Having looked for underlying causes, if appropriate, treat those that are reversible.
•    Consider whether medication might be helpful – haloperidol is usually first line.
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How often do you diagnose 'genitourinary syndrome of menopause’? Erm…what, I hear you say?

Oestrogen deficiency results in physical changes of the vulva, vagina and lower urinary tract. This can result in sexual and bladder dysfunction, as well as vulvovaginal discomfort. 

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Difficult conversations: how to have them

Things to consider before we have that difficult conversation include taking responsibility for our part in the problem, starting with a win–win attitude, and separating the ‘person’ from the ‘problem’....

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Helicobacter pylori eradication

Our flowchart will help you navigate the complexities of determining which regime of the many possible combinations of drugs you should recommend for any individual patient.


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