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  • Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Trichomonas vaginalis parasite

    How to diagnose and manage Trichomonas vaginalis Subscription

    Trichomonas vaginalis, also known as trichomoniasis, is a curable sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. The majority of infected individuals are asymptomatic or have non-specific symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. Therefore, appropriate treatment and prevention strategies are important to prevent its spread.

  • 3d anatomy of the eye

    Chronic open-angle glaucoma: case study

    Understand how to advise on chronic-open angle glaucoma, a condition in which intraocular pressure can permanently damage the optic nerve and nerve fibre, leading to blindness if left untreated.

  • Historical illustration of an eye

    Evidence-based understanding of dry eye disease in pharmacy: overview of the TFOS DEWS II report

    July 2017 saw publication of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Dry Eye Workshop report, an update to the 2007 report that became the reference for clinicians, researchers and industry on dry eye. Pharmacy is a frequent point of contact for patients with a dry eye condition. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should therefore be aware of its changing definiton, causes, diagnosis and management.

  • Close up of elderly man holding cane

    How pharmacy can provide patient-centred care for dementia patients Subscription

    Each person’s experience of mild cognitive impairment and dementia will be quite different. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams are well placed to assist in both the early identification of dementia, as well as to help patients manage their medicines.

  • Pharmacist explaining dispensing label to senior male patient

    How to support patients with sight loss in pharmacy

    More than two million people are affected by sight loss across the UK, which may impact on their ability to use and take their medicines correctly and safely. Here, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Medicines Use and Safety team and Moorfields Eye Hospital provide advice and recommendations for pharmacy to provide appropriate support for people with sight loss.

  • Images of common foot conditions

    Management and treatment options for common foot conditions

    Patients of all ages visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet, but some groups, including the young and active, people with diabetes and elderly patients, are at higher risk of developing common foot conditions. Produced in partnership with RB.

  • Person using the new BNF app

    How to use the new BNF and BNF for Children app

    Around 500,000 print copies of the BNF and BNF for Children are distributed to healthcare professionals each year. A new app which combines BNF and BNF for Children content ensures the availability of drug information through a smart device.

  • Spoons of red, yellow and green medicine syrup

    How to identify and manage ‘problem’ excipients in medicines for children Subscription

    Children may be exposed to potentially harmful excipients, essential components of drug formulations, through unlicensed and off-label use of adult medicines. Excipient exposure should be minimised, although a medicine containing a problem excipient may be indicated, but only after a careful risk–benefit assessment.

  • Micrograph of melanoma

    Melanoma: risk factors and advice on sunscreen use Subscription

    Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 4% of all new cancer diagnoses. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals are ideally placed to offer advice to patients on the use of sunscreens to limit UV exposure, reducing their risk of developing melanoma.

  • Chickenpox rash close up

    Rashes in children Subscription

    Rashes in children are common and may be difficult to differentiate by appearance alone, therefore, it is important to consider the entire clinical presentation in order to make the appropriate diagnosis.

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