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Editorial

Friday, 01 April 2011
Many advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) are working in innovative ways to enhance patient care in general practice. But little specific training has been available for ANPs in women’s health. This article outlines how a training course was developed specifically to improve and maintain local ANPs’ competencies in managing women’s health in primary care.
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Friday, 01 April 2011
The intrauterine system (IUS) is a very effective long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) for appropriate women. But myths and misconceptions may cause some patients to opt for other, less reliable or suitable methods. Addressing frequently asked questions will help GPs to prescribe with confidence and enable women to make informed decisions about their contraception.
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Friday, 01 April 2011
The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum is now over one year old. When we met to establish the Forum, we set ourselves several aims and objectives. As we celebrate our first anniversary, our membership continues to grow and we are beginning to deliver on our major objectives: to be the voice for women and improve their healthcare.
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Thursday, 27 January 2011
After myocardial infarction (MI) half of all patients will experience an episode of depression. We carried out the first survey of GP and primary care nurse attitudes and beliefs about depression in post-MI patients.
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Thursday, 30 December 2010
Introduction: Clinical guidelines specifying target cholesterol levels may require dose titration strategies for patients who do not reach target. We describe a model that simulates cholesterol and cardiovascular risk reductions for different populations, therapies, titration steps and targets.
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Friday, 01 October 2010
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Previous research has shown that routine monitoring appears to add little to the prognostication of incipient statininduced myotoxicity (SIM) in the primary care setting. In view of this, and the fact that there are now millions of patients on statins, it seems of practical value to delve deeper into the symptomatology of SIM. Aims: To estimate the prevalence of SIM in statin users as compared to non-users, and whether family practice is the ideal setting to identify SIM.
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