Monthly Archives: May 2012

MRSA clearance pre-op

I’ve just spent 25 bloody minutes trying to find this protocol, so now I am storing it here for future reference. Advertisements

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Polymyalgia rheumatica

Quick summary of guidelines in this month’s BJGP, plus reference to the full version, which is in this article.  Not much that I didn’t already know, but current guidelines are for 3 weeks at 15 mg pred, 3 at 12.5, … Continue reading

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Rhythm control in atrial fibrillation

The advice on rate control being as good as rhythm control is now outdated – it comes from the days before catheter ablation could be used, which meant that the disadvantages of rhythm control drugs (which predispose to ventricular arrhythmias … Continue reading

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