When to order coagulation tests and what to do with an abnormal result is increasingly challenging, especially with many patients now being prescribed nonvitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). This article discusses the utility and limitations of routine coagulation testing.
Saissan Rajendran, Guilherme Pena, Robert Fitridge
Diabetic foot complications are associated with infection, delayed wound healing and increased risk of limb amputation. This article provides a practical summary on how to assess patients who develop diabetic foot ulcers, as well as resources for preventing ulcers.
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors offer potential benefits but also risks for patients with type 2 diabetes. A four-phase approach can help GPs prescribe SGLT-2 inhibitors safely and effectively.
Excessive or inconsolable crying in infants is a common presentation to GPs. A structured approach to assessment can help determine normal presentations from those requiring investigations, targeted treatments and additional input from other clinicians.
Patients with giant cell arteritis generally have a good prognosis after they have been established on treatment. Recent developments in vascular imaging and a new treatment option have enhanced management.