Category Archives: Credits 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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Eustachian tube dysfunction

Presents with fullness in the ear, sometimes reduced hearing, sometimes hearing a clicking sound on swallowing. It can be triggered by rhinosinusitis (viral or allergic), by adenoidal enlargement (much commoner in children than in adults) or, extremely rarely, by nasopharyngeal … Continue reading

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Eyelid lumps

These, obviously, include the usual list of benign/malignant skin lumps, plus xanthelasma, which I already know. The list below is to clarify some that I wasn’t sure of. Chalazion: blocked meibomian gland. Internal hordeolum: infected chalazion. External hordeolum: infected hair … 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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