Archive for the Bottom Line Category

Oral versus IV rehydration in gastroenteritis

Is it worth trying oral fluids? Is IV rehydration better than oral? What is the evidence? Click here.

Dr Bishop gives you a brief summary of what the best available evidence says for a range of common clinical problems. No need to read all the articles and struggle with the data. Just get to the bottom line.

 

Use of Steroids in Tonsilitis

Are steroids helpful in the management of acute tonsillitis? Is a single dose enough? What about paediatric patients? Click here.

Dr Bishop gives you a brief summary of what the best available evidence says for a range of common clinical problems. No need to read all the articles and struggle with the data. Just get to the bottom line.

Diagnosing Appendicitis

Yes, appendicitis is a clinical diagnosis, then why does the surgical registrar asks for white cell count? When would you do an Ultrasound or CT for suspected appendicitis? What is the evidence behind these investigations? Click here.

Dr Bishop gives you a brief summary of what the best available evidence says for a range of common clinical problems. No need to read all the articles and struggle with the data. Just get to the bottom line.

Acute Atrial Fibrillation

Acute AF – Would you control the rate or go for rhythm conversion? What is your drug of choice? Would you anti coagulate these patients? What is the evidence behind your practice? Listen to this quick summary after an extensive research analysis. Click here.

Dr Bishop gives you a brief summary of what the best available evidence says for a range of common clinical problems. No need to read all the articles and struggle with the data. Just get to the bottom line.

Amylase and Lipase

Dr Bishop gives you a brief summary of what the best available evidence says for a range of common clinical problems. No need to read all the articles and struggle with the data. Just get to the bottom line.

How good is amylase and lipase in diagnosing pancreatitis? Would you test for both? Which is better? Click Here