Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bleeding problems on Implanon

(This comes from D. Mansour et al, Contraception 2011: 83: 202 – 10, which I have as a handout from a recent course.) There is very little in the way of hard evidence as to what the batting order should … Continue reading

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Mixed hyperlipidaemia

This is defined as TC >5 and fasting triglycerides >1.7, which strikes me as including practically everyone.  Secondary causes include: Diabetes (if the triglycerides are >3, then there’s about a 10% chance it’s diabetes and 30% chance of IGT – … Continue reading

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NICE hypertension guidelines

Stage 1 – average ambulatory/home BPs between 135/85 and 149/94, or clinic BPs 140/90 to 159/99.  Treat patients who are under 80 and have a second reason for treatment (CV disease, diabetes, renal disease, target organ damage, or 10-year CV … Continue reading

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