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October 2007

Symposium: Gastroenterology

Symposium: Gastroenterology

Contents

Editorial

Screen relatives of MI patients for CHD - p7

Clinical reviews

Waist:hip ratio best marker for atherosclerosis - p8

Interpretative software for AF not helpful - p11

HRT increases cardiovascular risk in older women - p12

Medical abortion does not increase complications in subsequent pregnancies - p12

Poor uptake of cervical screening in less affluent women - p14

Smoking ban reduces exposure of children to second-hand smoke - p18

Follow-up vital for hospital smoking interventions - p18

Exhaust fumes increase incidence of asthma - p20

Prostate cancer doubles fracture risk - p23

Uroselective alpha-blockers preserve sexual function in men with LUTS - p23

Screening for depression post-MI may not be beneficial - p24

Men missing out on chlamydia screening - p24

Postal STI screening may increase uptake in young men - p26

Piperazine as a drug of misuse - p28

Symposium: Gastroenterology

Red flags are key to managing dyspepsia - p31

Coeliac disease often goes undiagnosed - p43

Managing patients with diverticulitis - p55

Special report

Hypothyroidism is easily overlooked - p61

Assessing breast problems in primary care - p68

Photoguide

Foot problems - p76

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p83

Lists that don't give me that sinking feeling - p87

October 2007

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