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July 2009

Best Tests

Hepatitis

A guide focusing on some of the situations GPs face in day-to-day practice with practical advice for initial testing. View Article

Practical considerations for therapeutic drug monitoring

Advice on therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), the measurement of the concentration of specific drugs at intervals in order to adjust dosage regimens to achieve a desired clinical effect and avoid toxic effects. View Article

Quiz feedback: Sexually transmitted infections

Two key messages came through strongly from the quiz feedback. First, is the importance of making treatment decisions based on sexual history and genital exam. And second, don’t make assumptions about anyone’s sexual behaviour - if you are not sure, it is much better to just ask the patient. View Article