endometriosis

Endometriosis: symptoms, diagnosis and managementSubscription

Early diagnosis and multi-modal treatment is necessary to improve quality of life in adolescents and women with endometriosis.

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Heart failure, older people and frailtySubscription

Diagnosis of heart failure and frailty can often be masked by other long-term conditions, making the delivery of treatment goals complicated.

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Testosterone deficiency: diagnosis, assessment and treatmentSubscription

Male hypogonadism can significantly affect health and quality of life; however, diagnosis and management can be challenging.

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Managing osteoporosis in older peopleSubscription

How to understand bone health in the context of the older person, including risk assessment, prevention and the management of osteoporosis in patients likely to have multiple comorbidities.

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Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysisSubscription

Practical guidelines for the treatment and management of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, rare but life-threatening conditions that are normally caused by drugs or infections.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Pharmacists can play a vital role in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and can help improve outcomes and the burden of disease.

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Managing the symptoms of overactive bladderSubscription

Overactive bladder can be distressing and embarrassing. Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis and evidence-based management can significantly improve quality of life.

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Prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patientsSubscription

Pharmacists should note the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s updated guidance on use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in a range of hospitalised patient groups.

Illustration of cytochrome P450. Enzymes within the cytochrome P450 superfamily are essential for the metabolism of many medicines

Tobacco smoking and its potential drug interactionsSubscription

Smoking and smoking cessation treatments have a pharmacological impact on some commonly used drugs and should be taken into account during the selection, introduction and cessation of medicines.

Heart failure fluorescent micrograph

Pathophysiology and management of heart failure

Ensuring patients are optimised on maximum tolerated doses of medicines in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is essential in minimising the burden of the condition.

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Case-based learning: Sore throat

Case-based learning: sore throatSubscription

Most sore throats are caused by viral infections and get better within a week through self-care. However, it is important to recognise when a sore throat is a symptom of a more serious illness.

body dysmorphic disorder

Recognising and managing body dysmorphic disorderSubscription

A range of symptoms can indicate potential body dysmorphic disorder. Pharmacists should know how to have conversations about this condition and provide advice about the available treatments.

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Antisocial personality disorder: diagnosis and managementSubscription

Patients with antisocial personality disorder often present with substance misuse problems and comorbid mental health problems. Pharmacists can support them by improving medicine adherence and advice on how they can take their medicines safely.

Cough

Case-based learning: cough Subscription

Most coughs are acute and self-limiting; however, it is important to understand when a cough becomes clinically significant.

Mycoplasma genitalium bacteria

Antibiotic treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infectionSubscription

An overview of the 2018 guideline for management of this sexually transmitted infection in men and women.

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Aspergillosis: causes, types and treatmentSubscription

Aspergillus-related disease is rare, but results in high mortality rates. The limited treatment options and emerging antifungal drug resistance mean that accurate diagnosis and management is paramount.

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How to improve antifungal stewardshipSubscription

Selecting appropriate antifungal therapies and performing ongoing reviews of these therapies can help support antifungal stewardship efforts and help reduce antifungal resistance.

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Clinical guidelines and evidence base for acute pain managementSubscription

The variety of over-the-counter treatment options and guidelines means there can be misconceptions around the best options for patients. This article, part of the acute pain learning series, has been developed to highlight when and why pharmacists should review guidelines and the evidence base to support clinical decision making in patients presenting with symptoms of acute pain.

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How to understand and interpret clinical dataSubscription

This resource, part of the acute pain learning series, has been developed to help pharmacists understand the quality of evidence from clinical data to inform the advice they give to patients.

Case based learning meningitis

Case-based learning: meningitisSubscription

Causes, diagnosis and initial management options for adults and children with meningitis.

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