NPC Archive Item: Oral contraceptives and cervical cancer

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. What is this about? It has long been noted that women who use combined oral contraceptives (COCs) have a small increased risk of cervical cancer. Since cervical cancer is […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE guidance on prostate cancer

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. A NICE clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer was issued in February 2008. The guideline emphasises the importance of taking into account individual patient needs […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE issues guidance on irritable bowel syndrome

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. A NICE guideline, which was issued in February 2008, looks at the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults in primary care. NICE recommends that healthcare […]

NPC Archive Item: Vitamin D in chronic kidney disease – benefits are uncertain

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Palmer SC, et al. Meta-analysis: vitamin D compounds in chronic kidney disease. Ann Intern Med 2007;147:840-53 What is the background to this? Metabolic disturbances of calcium, phosphate and parathyroid […]