Endocrinology (excl diabetes)

Oestradiol patches now fully subsidised: what is their place in the treatment of menopausal symptoms?

Transdermal oestradiol patches are now fully subsidised, without...

November 2016

Research Update: Testosterone use and cardiovascular risk in older males

In the previous edition of Best Practice Journal, we covered...

September 2015

Prescribing testosterone in ageing males: why you shouldn’t read this article

Testosterone supplementation may be an appropriate treatment...

August 2015

Reproductive hormones: The right test, at the right time, for the right patient

Understanding the physiology of reproductive hormones, recognising...

February 2013

Age-related testosterone decline in males

Testosterone levels naturally decline with age in males. Some...

June 2012

Management of thyroid dysfunction in adults

Routine screening for thyroid dysfunction is not recommended...

December 2010

Selected topics in Men’s health

Erectile dysfunction | Gynaecomastia | Late-onset hypogonadism...

September 2010

Selected topics in Women’s health

Laboratory investigation of amenorrhoea | Polycystic ovary syndrome...

September 2010

Snippets: Iodine supplements Zoledronic acid & Atorvastatin


• Iodine supplements now funded
• Zoledronic acid now funded
• Atorvastatin...

August 2010

Report: CRP ESR & Thyroid function testing

Sample data report on laboratory testing of CRP, ESR, TSH and...

October 2009

Eltroxin (levothyroxine) formulation change

From July 2007, Glaxo Smith Kline has distributed a new formulation...

August 2008

Hormone replacement therapy: Latest evidence and treatment recommendations

The use of HRT is associated with an increased risk of stroke,...

April 2008

Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by a varied...

April 2008

TSH vs FT4: Reminder

A summary of the key messages from the thyroid campaign and...

May 2007

Vitamin D Testing in Primary Care

from BNP/Haemochromatosis/Vitamin D: Testing in Primary CareThis...

January 2007

Iodine deficiency

INR testing plus:
• Kōwhai tackles overdue INRs
• Oral route...

November 2006

Best Tests: Menopause

Iron vs Ferritin tests plus:
• Chlamydia update
• Is this woman...

March 2006

Best Tests: Tiredness

Iron vs Ferritin tests plus:
• Chlamydia update
• Is this woman...

March 2006

The Laboratory Investigation of Tiredness

Tiredness is a common presentation in general practice. This...

February 2006

Thyroid function tests

Thyroid function tests plus:
• eGFR
• BNP
• BRCA tests

December 2005

Thyroid function testing guide

A guide to thyroid function tests in primary care.See also TSH...

October 2005

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