Pulse oximetry in babies and small children - Essential ‘fifth vital sign’ or potentially inaccurate and poorly validated technology?

Dr Rob Walker
16th September 2021

I’m sure we are all preparing ourselves for a potential significant surge in bronchiolitis over this autumn and winter. A past winter of lockdown and reduced social interaction has left many children now...

Hot Topics GP Update Autumn Preview 2021

Dr Simon Curtis
26th August 2021

The brand new Autumn 2021 Hot Topics GP Update course is ready to go! We are confident that we have the most up to date course out there. The following Hot Topics will be included:

Don’t chuck out the rat poison just yet

Dr Rob Walker
19th August 2021

My grandfather used to joke about his 6 pm dose of rat poison. As a farmer warfarin was something he was accustomed to using to get rid of the rats, so he was always mildly amused that this drug, whilst...

SGLT2i – can they trigger DKA in people without diabetes?

Dr Simon Curtis
12th August 2021

Bill is a 75 year old patient with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Despite being on furosemide and maximally tolerated doses of losartan and bisoprolol (he did not tolerate spironolactone)...

Lateral Flow Tests

Dr Laura Darby
5th August 2021

Lateral flow tests (LFT) are becoming an ever increasing part of everyday life. Following their initial role in screening of health and social care workers they have since become available to the general...

Infected by Freedom

Dr Neal Tucker
29th July 2021

The doors are open, the masks are off.

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