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Independents' Day

February 2008

Symposium: Renal medicine

Symposium: Renal medicine



Work-related stress increases risk of CHD - p7

Clinical reviews

Elevated LDL raises risk of BPH in men with diabetes - p8

Calcium linked to increase in MI in older women - p10

Statins reduce hospitalisations in patients with heart failure - p10

Fenofibrate reduces risk of retinopathy - p13

Long-term opioid therapy has low rate of addiction - p14

Depression associated with disability in older patients - p17

Guidelines for depression improve patient outcomes - p17

Uterine artery embolisation a safe option for fibroids - p19

Examination does not improve breast cancer follow-up outcomes - p20

Symposium: Renal medicine

Blood pressure control key in polycystic kidney disease - p22

Identifying and managing nephrotic syndrome in adults - p30

Special report

Use a stepped care approach for atopic eczema in children - p38


Practitioner CPD - p43

A hundred years ago

Infantile paralysis - p46

Haslam's view

Finding phrases that stick in your brain - p47

February 2008

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