Monthly Archives: July 2014

Management of irregular bleeding with Implanon/Nexplanon

This month’s JFPRHC had a short but useful article on the management of irregular bleeding with etonorgestrel implants. The authors sensibly pointed out that it’s wise to be fairly proactive in management – a ‘wait and see’ attitude can have … Continue reading

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Intimate partner abuse

I’ve been reading Lundy Bancroft‘s book ‘Why Does He Do That? about the causes and management of domestic abuse, which takes down many pervasive myths. For me, reading it as a health care professional, these were the main points: Typical … Continue reading

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Random skin lesion facts

I’ve just discovered the on-line version of Pulse, complete with their regular picture quizzes. This fills an increasingly glaring DEN for me – I used to get various free educational journals with a section for picture revision, and looking at … Continue reading

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Blepharitis

A couple of interesting points I didn’t know: If lid hygiene is not controlling the symptoms, the next step is a prolonged course of topical antibiotics – two to three months. If that still doesn’t help, the next line is … Continue reading

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