Monthly Archives: July 2015

CKD management

(Notes from BMJ learning module) Criteria for nephrology referral eGFR <30 A sustained eGFR drop of >25% with change of CKD stage, in a 12 month period A sustained eGFR drop of >15 in 12 months. An ACR 70 mg/mmol … Continue reading

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Compression bandaging for varicose veins?

The question: “Would compression bandaging be appropriate for X’s varicose veins?” My first thought was ‘No’, because I distantly remembered the latest NICE guidelines vetoing compression bandaging as an option for treatment. However, when I double-checked, this wasn’t exactly what … Continue reading

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Thrombophlebitis as a sign of DVT

I already knew (the hard way, having learned it as a result of a complaint some years back) that superficial thrombophlebitis can be a sign of DVT. However, I was surprised to read in this week’s BMJ the frequency with … Continue reading

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