Nice | Anaemia in CKD

chronic kidney disease
This is an updated guideline from Nice on anaemia in chronic kidney disease. The main changes relevant for us are the tests which should be used to diagnose it and the targets for treatment. This guid...

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BCSH | Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency

This is a new guideline from the BCSH. It is quite a chunky guideline and it covers a lot of detail. I will give a few 'top learning points' then a more detailed summary beneath. At the end I have att...

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BCSH | Myeloma

OK, so most of this guideline into myeloma is way over our level, but it is a useful reminder of when to think about myeloma as a possible diagnosis and what tests to do. Beware the possibility of mye...

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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic Purpura

This guideline is generally aimed at specialists and there’s nothing new for us. However, if you want a quick reminder of this rare, but extremely dangerous condition, read on! Skip the first paragrap...

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Sickle cell disease

This is really aimed at secondary care, but there are some things we need to be aware of. A useful guideline to read if you have an affected patient. Preconception Counselling Ask women about intenti...

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Oral anticoagulation with warfarin

Most of this is managed in secondary care and anticoagulation clinics. It is a useful resource if you’ve got a specific query. Some of the advice may alter what we do: Management of high INRs in non-b...

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BGS |Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA)

This is a really useful, practical guideline. There are 2 excellent flow-charts, which I personally am going to print out and carry around, summarising who should be investigated and also how to treat...

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Anaemia in CKD

Most of this is aimed a specialists, though some of it is useful to know: If GFR ≥ 60, anaemia is unlikely to be due to CKD. In adults you would want to investigate anaemia due to CKD further when th...

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Prevention and Management of VTE – Quick Reference Guide Some of this is relevant and useful to us. Below are the best bits: Pregnancy / Postnatal – lists indications for prophylaxis (if you think a ...

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