Monthly Archives: June 2016


A couple of useful points in a BMJ article: Mastitis vs. inflammatory breast cancer Mastitis is more localised, while inflammatory breast cancer can cause redness or skin changes of the whole breast. Inflammatory breast cancer can also cause a general … Continue reading

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Warfarin vs. NOACs for non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Interesting new article from the BMJ comparing warfarin with NOACs in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, using data from large-scale Danish databases. The findings were: Rivaroxaban is marginally more effective than warfarin at preventing ischaemic strokes or systemic embolism, but … Continue reading

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The role of compression stockings post-DVT

In my days as a junior doctor, when I was taught to use compression stockings for DVT treatment, I was taught that it was to help treat the existing DVT/reduce risk of DVT in the other leg. Whether this is … Continue reading

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