Monthly Archives: April 2014

Diverticular disease/diverticulosis/diverticulitis

I thought diverticular disease and diverticulosis were synonyms, but in fact diverticular disease refers to symptomatic diverticula. Diverticulitis, obviously, refers to inflammation/infection. Symptoms of diverticular disease can include: Lower abdominal pain Altered bowel habit Bloating PR bleeding Diverticulitis usually presents … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency

From the National Osteoporosis Society guidelinesĀ and the BNF: Ergocalciferol = Vitamin D2 – plant-derived. Hard to get hold of as a single preparation, but comes in strengths of 10 000 IU (250 mcg) or 50 000 IU (1.25 mg) Colecalciferol … Continue reading

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HRT post MI

Surprisingly, it appears to be OK. Hulley et al. Randomized trial of estrogen plus progestin for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. JAMA 1998; 280: 605 – 13, and follow-up Grady et al, Cardiovascular disease outcomes during … Continue reading

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