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Transdermal oestradiol patches are now fully subsidised, without the need for Special Authority approval, for the treatment of...
In the previous edition of Best Practice Journal, we covered the appropriate use of testosterone in older male patients (see:...
Testosterone supplementation may be an appropriate treatment for males with clinical features of androgen deficiency and early...
Understanding the physiology of reproductive hormones, recognising pathology and knowing what tests to order, when to order them...
Testosterone levels naturally decline with age in males. Some health professionals claim that a clinical syndrome of testosterone...
Routine screening for thyroid dysfunction is not recommended unless there are symptoms and signs of thyroid disease. If thyroid...
Erectile dysfunction | Gynaecomastia | Late-onset hypogonadism | Delayed puberty in males
Laboratory investigation of amenorrhoea | Polycystic ovary syndrome | An overview of dysfunctional uterine bleeding | Perimenopause...
• Iodine supplements now funded• Zoledronic acid now funded• Atorvastatin available without Special Authority
Sample data report on laboratory testing of CRP, ESR, TSH and FT4
From July 2007, Glaxo Smith Kline has distributed a new formulation of Eltroxin 50 microgram and 100 microgram. Since then, there...
The use of HRT is associated with an increased risk of stroke, venous thromboembolism, gall bladder disease, breast cancer and...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by a varied and often complex array of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities...
A summary of the key messages from the thyroid campaign and changes in patterns of test requesting.For more detailed material...
from BNP/Haemochromatosis/Vitamin D: Testing in Primary CareThis resource discusses the use of vitamin D testing in primary care.
INR testing plus:• Kōwhai tackles overdue INRs• Oral route first choice for vitamin K in excessive anticoagulation• Re-emergence...
Iron vs Ferritin tests plus:• Chlamydia update• Is this woman menopausal?
Tiredness is a common presentation in general practice. This guide covers the most common causes of tiredness and provides a suggested...
Thyroid function tests plus: • eGFR• BNP• BRCA tests
A guide to thyroid function tests in primary care.See also TSH vs FT4: Reminder May 2007.
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