Snippets – neutropenic sepsis, new anticoagulants (Rivaroxaban and Dabigatran), heparin and proloactinoma

24th October 2012 by Louise Hudman

Sometimes there are little bits of information in a guideline that are useful to us, even if the rest isn’t, so here’s a collection of some such…

Neutropenic Sepsis

This guideline from NICE is aimed at secondary care. For us, remember that neutropenia is defined as less than 0.5 neutrophils, but beware any chemotherapy patient with a temperature of 38 or more, or other signs or symptom of sepsis.

Contraception in Patients with a Prolactinoma

This guideline from FSRH  lays out advice on the contraceptive options for women with prolactinoma. Traditionally, COC have been avoided and the BNF advises using non-hormonal contraception.

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