Monthly Archives: August 2013

Borderline TFTs

May represent early stages of thyroid disease. If the patient is asymptomatic, the first action should always be to repeat the tests to exclude lab error. Low TSH with normal T4/T3: Repeat within a fortnight. If stable, in a young … Continue reading

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Varicose veins – NICE guidance

Compression stockings, which always sounded like such a nice harmless intervention to suggest in minor cases, are now no longer recommended as a first-line intervention unless other interventions are not suitable (pregnancy being a good example). First-line treatment, where treatment … Continue reading

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