Monthly Archives: May 2011

BMJ 2011: 342: 1093 – 1158 (21st May)

If I had to pick a theme for this week’s issue, it would be ‘Things I Thought I Didn’t Need To Worry About But Apparently Do.’  Eosinophilia, for starters. Eosinophilia apparently falls into three broad categories – reactive, clonal, and … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 1035 – 1092 (14th May)

It’s official – we can give beta-blockers to COPD patients with CCF.  The benefits outweigh the risks, though we’re meant to give a supervised first dose to minimise risk in those rare patients who do have severe bronchospasm. The main … Continue reading

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BMJ 2011: 342: 985 – 1034 (7th May)

A scary one on the letters page – apparently, taking ACE inhibitors during attacks of D&V can cause acute renal injury, so, in addition to avoiding starting them at that time (which I wouldn’t anyway), we should also be warning … Continue reading

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