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Our regular updates or ‘Pearls’ are topical items relating to primary care. Each one is drawn from the latest research, clinically relevant to issues in general practice, and linked to an article in our handbook.
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HIV. To whom should we be offering tests? When should we offer repeat testing?
16 Aug 2017
Valproate and pregnancy just do not go together!
08 Aug 2017
Could this be occupational asthma? Think about it in new onset asthma in an adult, or re-emergence of asthma in a patient who had ‘grown out of it’.
30 Jul 2017
Renal colic and alpha blockers: another twist in the tale!
25 Jul 2017
Tamoxifen with fluoxetine, paroxetine or duloxetine – again!
18 Jul 2017
How should we assess and manage terminally ill patients with low mood?
13 Jul 2017
Women who have had gestational diabetes need follow-up for the rest of their lives
05 Jul 2017
Aspirin and PPIs: more on this drug dilemma
28 Jun 2017
Grapefruit juice does increase statin levels. But does it matter?
21 Jun 2017
Aspirin harms: the latest research in context
14 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2017
Drug interactions with contraception
30 May 2017
Hypertension - diagnostic thresholds: are you using the correct ones?
23 May 2017
Looking after yourself
17 May 2017
Nausea and vomiting in palliative care. One chance to get it right.
10 May 2017
Quick-starting and bridging
02 May 2017
Evidence is emerging of risks with long-term use of PPIs, and the list is long!
26 Apr 2017
Neutropenic sepsis: NICE guidance
19 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017
Miscarriage: frequently asked questions
04 Apr 2017
Is this bipolar?
28 Mar 2017
NSAID's: effectiveness and safety
22 Mar 2017
Should lesbian and bisexual women have a smear?
16 Mar 2017
Sepsis - a reminder
15 Mar 2017
Introducing our new 'Locum Essentials Guide'
08 Mar 2017
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