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Dialysis: principles and treatment optionsSubscription
How to choose between haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis when starting renal replacement therapy.
How to identify and manage potential complications and challenges presented by haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Managing ANCA-associated vasculitisSubscription
Treatment of vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies requires immunosuppressive therapies and close monitoring of the patient to manage toxicity.
How to start patients on these common injected anticoagulants and optimise treatment.
Inhaled corticosteroids: managing side effectsSubscription
Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly prescribed but need careful management to minimise the risk of side effects.
‘A scientist in wonderland: a memoir of searching for truth and finding trouble’ by Edzard Ernst.
To coincide with World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March, the World Health Organization has called for support to achieve an ambitious new 20-year strategy to end the tuberculosis epidemic by 2035. Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO’s Global TB Programme, discusses the tasks and challenges ahea
Kevin McKenna, head of employment law at Kuits Solicitors in Manchester, explains how changes to laws on flexible working have affected employers and employees.
Pharmacists were able to apply for clinical doctoral research Fellowships from the National Institute for Health Research for the first time in 2014, giving them access to funding for an applied healthcare project. With applications for 2015 now open, experts on the process share their advice.
Creating opportunities in general practice for pharmacists will allow to the profession to adopt a greater clinical role in care, says the English Pharmacy Board chair David Branford.
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer warns NHS not to introduce pharmacists in GP surgeries initiative in a “reckless” manner, and says skills and training requirements must be assessed first.
The risk of death caused by use of antipsychotic drugs in people with dementia is greater than previously thought, and increases in line with dose, research suggests.
Study links use of macrolide antibiotics in pregnancy to infant epilepsy and cerebral palsy Subscription
A slightly increased risk of epilepsy or cerebral palsy for babies whose mothers take macrolide antibiotics during pregnancy has been found by UCL researchers.
US consumers prefer generic over branded drugsSubscription
Over 80% of US consumers say they would purchase generic drugs more often than brand name drugs and 42% said they would “always” choose a generic.
The MHRA is calling for information that will help establish whether there is a link between the hormonal pregnancy test used in the 1960s and 1970s and birth defects.
HRT has little if any benefit in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and causes an increase in the risk of stroke and venous thromboembolic events.
Researchers have shown that statin use increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and suggest that the higher risk is due to decreases in insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.
A study of children with a first episode of psychosis reveals that a subset produced specific autoantibodies, supporting the involvement of immune-mediated mechanisms.
Pharmacist Claire Liew is currently volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. She explains how the disease has affected everyday life.
People with misophonia experience negative emotions when they hear specific sounds. Separately, phonophobia is the fear of loud sounds.
Swedish men have the lowest level of tobacco-related deaths in Europe. This is likely to be due to their preference for low-nitrosamine oral tobacco (snus) over cigarettes.
Although eating fish is considered part of a healthy diet, Steve Bremer explains that consuming certain shellfish does come with its own risks.
A new exhibition, ‘Forensics: the anatomy of crime’, at the Wellcome Collection, London, aims to examine the forensic procedure from the crime scene to the courtroom. Emma Page takes a look.
We need to accredit pre-registration tutors Subscription
I am writing in response to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) overhaul of the registration assessment from June 2016. Having attended the GPhC’s stakeholder’s event in London on 3 March 2015, I liked what I saw with respect to the changes being proposed. This change is, indeed, long overdue and the trainees will have to move away from a surface learning approach, where the skill is to search and find information, to a deeper approach where they have to apply the information ...
The Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have launched an exciting initiative where pharmacists will be working in GP surgeries (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:353). ...
Managing medicines in care homes Subscription
Sandostatin LAR new preparationSubscription
Revlimid extended indication Subscription
Extra payment for pharmaciesSubscription