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Topic: Women - Primary Care

Friday, 05 August 2016
PCCJ Editor-in-Chief Mike Kirby reviews a recent large observational study in the BMJ which concludes that women with atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death than men.
Category: Editorial
Saturday, 09 September 2017
Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) than those with late onset menopause, according to new research.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
A recent summary of Cochrane reviews shows that lifestyle changes (including as a minimum: healthy eating, physical activity and self-monitoring of blood sugar levels) are the only intervention with enough evidence to show possible health improvements for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and their babies.
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Morbidity and mortality for women with COPD is increasing. This systematic review uncovers how women seem to experience COPD differently to men, and helps health care professionals to provide an individualised approach to caring for these patients.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 08 September 2017
HRT has been shown to reduce future risk of cardiovascular disease when taken within ten years of the menopause.  Some experts recommend that HRT is considered as part of a general prevention strategy at the onset of the menopause. However, some doctors and nurses feel apprehensive about this as they are confused about the association of HRT with cardiovascular disease.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 17 May 2019
The NICE 2015 guidelines on the diagnosis and management of menopause provides useful evidence-based guidance on the menopause, but it is unclear if many GPs are able to confidently prescribe appropriate hormone replacement therapy (HRT).  This brief article gives an overview of the importance of HRT and aims to help GPs to manage their patients experiencing menopause.
Category: Editorial

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