Update on practical issues when prescribing PPIs

Update on practical issues when prescribing PPIs

Two of the five available PPIs rank in the top five medicines by prescription volume in the latest statistics from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for prescriptions in 2016–17 and four of the five available PPIs are among the top 30 medicines.

TSH and Pregnancy: Treat the Test or the Patient?

TSH and Pregnancy: Treat the Test or the Patient?

Susan is newly pregnant. She had some thyroid tests done earlier this year and was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism. Her TSH was 6 mIU/ml with a normal thyroxine and negative anti thyroid antibodies. She has read in a forum online that she needs to be treated with thyroxine but she is worried about taking medication when pregnant. What do you advise her?

KISS - Urolithiasis

KISS - Urolithiasis

This KISS summary discusses the key features of diagnosis, investigation, evidence-based management, follow up and prevention.