Category Archives: DENs

Does Vitamin D deficiency cause fatigue?

This question came up regarding a patient. The National Osteoporosis Guidelines on Vitamin D weren’t helpful, so I went onto PubMed. I found the following: This study found that vitamin D levels were negatively associated with fatigue in young Iranian … Continue reading

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Shingles infectivity

After having a case of shingles and two more suspected cases (which turned out not to be) at the care home where I work, I thought it might be useful to put together a protocol for staff. I posted this … 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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