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July 2007

Symposium: Endocrinology

Symposium: Endocrinology

Contents

Editorial

Vaccinating girls against HPV - p7

Clinical reviews

Cotinine levels raised in babies whose parents smoke - p8

Smoking increases risk of stillbirth - p11

Self-monitoring does not improve glycaemic control - p12

Group initiation of insulin is a cost-effective strategy - p16

Low-level aerobic exercise improves cardiorespiratory fitness - p16

HPV prevalence underestimated - p19

Speculum and bimanual examinations of little benefit - p19

Antibiotics not required in most childhood RTIs - p20

Symptom scores improved by Papworth method - p22

Women students confused about safe drinking levels - p22

CBT effective in treatment of hypochondriasis - p24

A hundred years ago

Gouty glycosuria - p27

Symposium: Endocrinology

Achieving glucose control in diabetes - p28

Tailor treatment to the patient in thyrotoxicosis - p37

Detecting patients with adrenal disorders - p47

Special report

Prophylaxis crucial in sickle cell disease - p55

Photoguide

Scalp and hair problems - p62

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p69

Haslam's view

And while I'm here doctor... - p71

July 2007

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