Articles: 27.12 December 2016

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More clarity needed on the true benefits and risks of statins

The benefits and risks of statins have recently been the subject of much controversy and debate. Dr Malhotra and colleagues argue that selective reporting and publication bias may be overestimating the efficacy and underestimating the side-effects of statins.
A recent paper in The Lancet concluded that …

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SGLT2 inhibitors and risk of genitourinary infections

The SGLT2 inhibitors dapagliflozin, canagliflozin and empagliflozin are now becoming established in the management of type 2 diabetes, but they are associated with an increased risk of genital and urinary tract infections, compounding the problem that people with diabetes are already at higher risk than …

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Recommended management of thyroid disorders

Most cases of primary hypothyroidism can be managed in general practice but thyrotoxicosis requires referral for an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be commenced. This review discusses the recommended management of thyroid disorders with a focus on autoimmune and iatrogenic hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease.
Disorders of …

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