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Case Study

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
This case study describes the diagnosis and management of 55-year old man with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. He is already receiving treatment for his diabetes but is experiencing burning pain in the soles of his feet, especially at night when lying in bed. He has paresthesia and numbness in toes and his sleep is interrupted because of his condition. He also presents with depression and has a number of diabetic complications and co-morbidities.  
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Thursday, 22 March 2018
This case study presents a challenging everyday clinical situation for you to review with guidance from an expert in the field.
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Friday, 08 September 2017
This case study describes the diagnosis and management of AF in a 70-year old obese male who was referred for cardiac assessment after developing shortness of breath, which had worsened progressively over three months. It highlights the role of thromboembolic risk reduction which is the cornerstone of AF management and which can only be achieved with proper anticoagulation.
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Tuesday, 08 November 2016
A new NICE guideline provides valuable information on the assessment and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) caused by a build-up of fat in the liver.
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Monday, 12 September 2016
A new case study shows the significant reduction in atrial fibrillation-related stroke incidence achieved using the GRASP-AF audit tool. The case study, from West Hampshire CCG, highlights improvements in key measures including a 4% reduction in the number of patients treated inappropriately, a 5% increase in the use of oral anticoagulation therapy and a 10% reduction in AF-related strokes.
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