In answering clinical questions we occasionally see examples of practice that could be considered wrong. Yesterday, we had two within 20 mins – making it stand out! I say ‘wrong’, that’s probably too harsh. It would be more accurate to say ‘practice considered contrary to best evidence’. But then isn’t that what the Q&A site is all about?
- One was about using a stool test to re-test for H. Pylori eradication. The GP had used one 2 weeks after eradication therapy. In reality, according to the guidelines, you should only use a breath test. For more details click here
- The other example was a 2-year old child being given the Pnuemovax vaccine. In the under fives it should have been Prevenar. For more details click here