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By Simon Cartwright

This name is directed essentially in the direction of future health care execs outdoor of the USA. it's a concise, easy-to-refer-to instruction manual of universal stipulations obvious mostly perform and the way to regard them. each one is mentioned in a regular manner that would be widely used to such a lot GPs – overview, together with heritage and exam, and administration. through the booklet there are ‘alert’ bins (marked with an exclamation point!) in addition to necessary tricks and ‘useful tips’, trigger in bins. This version is totally modern with the very most modern details and comprises nationwide guidance on treating significant illnesses noticeable in fundamental care.

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Ultrasound scan (see p. 26): consider – a dating scan at 7–11 weeks – a nuchal scan at 10–13 weeks – an anomaly scan at 18–20 weeks. Management After assessing risk factors, discuss the most appropriate form of antenatal and intrapartum care. The usual options are ‘shared care’ (the patient’s care is shared between hospital doctors and GPs/midwives, and the mother is delivered by the hospital team) and community care (involving the GP and the community midwives with delivery in hospital, community units or at home).

HRT is not a form of contraception. HRT is associated with a small increased risk of breast carcinoma, within 1–2 years of starting treatment, and related to duration of use. g. for 1 000 women aged 50–64, taking combined HRT for 5 years there would be six extra cases of breast cancer. Any excess risk disappears within about 5 years of stopping. HRT is, in addition, associated with a small increase in the rates of stroke and thromboembolic disease, and a small decrease in the rates of colorectal and endometrial cancer.

G. Premique or Kliofem. Irregular bleeding is a common side-effect of these regimens during the early treatment stages. If it continues, endometrial abnormality should be excluded, and consideration given to cyclical HRT instead. Oestrogen can be given as a transdermal patch or subdermal implant. The low-dose COC alleviates perimenopausal symptoms. In fit non-smokers it can be prescribed up to the menopause. Tibolone combines weak oestrogenic, progestogenic and androgenic activity. It is useful for women who cannot take oestrogen, for osteoporosis prophylaxis and symptom control.

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