Burns: assessment and treatmentSubscription
Quick action is required with burns to minimise tissue damage and prevent infection.
A wide range of drug classes are used to treat osteoarthritis, although there is a lack of detailed guidance because of the variable nature of the condition.
Osteoarthritis: pathophysiology and diagnosisSubscription
The diagnosis of the degenerative disorder osteoarthritis is based on clinical signs and risk factors.
Illicit drug overdose: managing emergency careSubscription
With up to 253,000 deaths related to drug misuse globally, understanding how to identify and treat drug overdoses can save lives.
Constipation: managing the condition in adultsSubscription
How to assess patients with constipation and select the right treatment to minimise the risk of complications.
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.
Epileptic seizure: urgent actionSubscription
Find out what to do if a patient experiences an epileptic seizure in our step-by-step guide.
Liver impairment: ensuring medicines safetySubscription
How liver disease can affect absorption and excretion and the clinical consequences for common medicines.
Iron deficiency anaemia: basic managementSubscription
Test your knowledge with this case study on a common condition with non-specific symptoms.
Mixing medicines: how to ensure patient safetySubscription
Incompatibility poses a constant risk when mixing medicines but it can be avoided by understanding the chemical reactions taking place.
With England facing increased levels of scarlet fever for the second consecutive year, find out how to identify and treat this communicable disease.
How to avoid potential pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions with the latest medicines for managing constipation.
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.
Careful titration of the skeletal muscle relaxant tizanidine is required to avoid dose-related hypotension, and its serum levels can be increased by drugs that inhibit CYP1A2.
Highlights of CPD and learning in 2014Subscription
Try our clinical quiz, taken from this year’s learning articles, and check your knowledge of subjects ranging from Ebola to QT syndrome.
Pipeline November 2014Subscription
The latest approvals and positive opinions from the European Medicines Agency.
How to tailor treatment for patients and ensure optimum management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.