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241. UK National STI Screening and Testing Guideline

in Int J STD and AIDS 2004 15. 297 – 298, 299 – 305). The key features are as follows: 1. Scope and purpose: the overall aim of the guidelines, target population and target users are as described above. 2. Stakeholder involvement. The extent to which the guideline represents the views of intended users has been addressed primarily by the authorship coming from the multidisciplinary membership of the BSIG. As practising clinicians the authors were able to draw on their experience of applying the tests (...) , but may use as part of HPA algorithm (see text) NR: Not recommended NAAT: nucleic acid amplification testAdditional notes: Non specific urethritis (NSU) 1 NSU is diagnosed on the basis of identifying 5 or more polymorphs per high power field (x 1000) on a gram stained urethral smear, averaged over 5 fields containing the greatest concentration of polymorphs. Alternatively, or additionally, the diagnosis can be made from a first pass urine specimen by identifying 10 or more polymorphs per high power

2006 British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

242. Critical Incident Reporting

concentrated on establishing safety rules and certifying pilots and aircraft. In 1934, the Bureau of Air Commerce encouraged a group of airlines to form three centres for air traffic control to help separate aircraft travelling along designated routes between cities. In 1938, federal civil aviation responsibilities were transferred to a new independent agency, the Civil Aeronautics Authority, subsequently split into two agencies with different responsibilities; the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA (...) include information to aid the grading of severity, to confirm that reporting an incident does not constitute an admission of liability and to ensure the incident is reported to appropriate people within the organisation. Data collection templates contain sections for recording a description of the incident, patient details, description of any injury, description of any treatment and immediate actions taken to minimise a recurrence of the incident. Characteristics of incident reporting systems 3.6

2006 Intensive Care Society

243. An evidence-based approach to the management of uninvestigated dyspepsia in the era of Helicobacter pylori

by unrestricted educational grants from AstraZeneca Canada Inc., Isotechnika Inc. and Integrated Healthcare Communications Inc. Dyspepsia is a common condition in Canada (prevalence 29% ) that significantly diminishes the quality of life of those affected. Primary care physicians treat most patients with dyspepsia. An estimated 7% of the average Canadian family physician's practice is devoted to the management of dyspepsia, and 23% of these patients are presenting for the first time. The term "dyspepsia (...) the medical literature and clinical expertise to aid decision-making in patient care. The Canadian Dyspepsia (CanDys) Working Group was convened with the mandate to develop an evidence-based management tool for uninvestigated dyspepsia that would be practical and would reflect the realities of the primary care setting. The aim was to provide primary care physicians with recommendations and guidance concerning appropriate investigations, treatments and indications for referral for patients

2000 CPG Infobase

244. Travel Advice

and staying well. Contraception and sexual health for travel. Advice on personal fitness to travel. Advice on specific physical challenges of a planned trip - eg, altitude, heat, exercise. Advice and help in preparing first aid/medical kit. Advice on whether to travel at all. The patient's own surgery is well placed to advise on these matters. Knowledge of the patient's medical history, including medication and allergies, is essential when advising on management of illness abroad. The consultation should (...) , insulin-treated diabetes mellitus) will require adjustment over travel periods. Immunosuppressed patients should not receive live vaccines. If a patient experiences infrequent but recurrent issues such as vaginal thrush, cystitis or migraine, they should take a course of their usual treatment for this in addition to any first aid kit. Special patient groups Remote travel advice to patients with diabetes [ ] Patients with diabetes who use insulin can be referred to the Diabetes UK website for specific

2008 Mentor

245. Policy analysis of cervical cancer screening strategies in low-resource settings: clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness

and biopsy in women with positive results, and third visit for treatment of women with confirmed disease; two-visit strategies included a first visit for screening and a second visit for treatment of women with positive results without colposcopy or biopsy; one-visit strategies consisted of immediate treatment in all screening-positive women. Type of intervention Screening. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised the general population of 30-year (...) , and distant invasive cervical cancer), HPV infection status, and immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection status. Mortality was due to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), cervical cancer, and other causes. Outcomes assessed in the review The outcomes assessed from published studies and used as model inputs were: prevalence data on HPV DNA detected, low-grade SIL, high-grade SIL, local invasive cancer, regional invasive cancer, distant invasive cancer, and HIV; in the overall population (HPV status

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

246. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of advanced breast cancer

of time. Emeritus Professor Tom Reeve Chair National Breast Cancer Centre Advanced Breast Cancer Working Groupvi Clinical practice guidelines for the management of advanced breast cancer L IST OF TA BL ES 1 Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates for Australian 13 women 1987–92 2 Degree of spread of breast cancer at first diagnosis based 15 on figures for NSW 1988–91 3 Pattern of first relapse in 438 women treated for early breast 16 cancer at Westmead Hospital and 512 women treated (...) therapy often indicates sensitivity to subsequent endocrine manipulations. * Preliminary results suggest that anastrozole was of equal efficacy with tamoxifen in first line treatment of post menopausal women and had somewhat fewer side effects. 239 ** A recent randomised controlled trial reported that the combination of tamoxifen and buserelin yielded better results than either drug alone. 244 25. In choosing chemotherapy for patients, it is important to consider the following: a) Although

2000 Cancer Australia

247. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer

to appropriate practice, to be followed only subject to the clinician’s judgement and the woman’s preference in each individual case. The guidelines are designed to provide information to assist decision-making and are based on the best information available at the time of publication. This is the second edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Early Breast Cancer and replaces the first edition released in 1995. It is planned to review this Clinical Practice Guideline by 2006 (...) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer Appendices A. Development of the first edition (1995) 111 B. Revision of the first edition (1995) and production of the second edition (2001) 121 C. TNM clinical classification 139 D. RACOG Bulletin Vol 10, No 1, May 1996 (working party on tamoxifen and the endometrium) 141 E. Questions you may be asked 145 F. iSource National Breast Cancer Centre Publications List 149 G. Types of clinical trials 153 H. Breast cancer support

2001 Cancer Australia

248. Urinalysis

in the body, and conserve , , and other compounds that the body can reuse. Anything that is not needed is eliminated in the urine, traveling from the kidneys through ureters to the bladder and then through the and out of the body. Urine is generally yellow and relatively clear, but each time a person urinates, the color, quantity, concentration, and content of the urine will be slightly different because of varying constituents. Many disorders may be detected in their early stages by identifying (...) . Urine for a urinalysis can be collected at any time. In some cases, a first morning sample may be requested because it is more concentrated and more likely to detect abnormalities. Sometimes, you may be asked to collect a "clean-catch" urine sample. For this, it is important to clean the genital area before collecting the urine. Bacteria and cells from the surrounding skin can contaminate the sample and interfere with the interpretation of test results. With women, menstrual blood and vaginal

2004 Lab Tests Online USA

249. Statement on travellers and sexually transmitted infections

to the regimens above if no improvement is seen in the first week of therapy (e.g. gentamicin 1mg/kg IV every 8 hours). Screening for STIs is appropriate for many travellers who report CSE while abroad . Such screening should be guided by the nature of the sexual contact and current or past symptoms and could include an examination of the genitals, a cervical/urethral/ anal/pharyngeal swab and/or urine testing, and serologic tests for syphilis, HIV, and possibly HBV and HCV ( ). The morning after " STI pill (...) (e.g. a semester abroad, large international projects). A lower cost strategy for individual travellers might be the purchase of a “starter kit” with a 3 to 5 day supply of PEP drugs ($160 to $260) to initiate PEP rapidly while risk assessment decisions are being made. Should the final risk assessment determine the need to complete a 28-day course of HIV PEP, then the exposed traveller will either need to have the remaining PEP drugs couriered to them or they will need to return home to complete

2006 CPG Infobase

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