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Shiny toughened skin on hands suffering from scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)

Scleroderma: managementSubscription

There are few evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of scleroderma, and its wide range of potential complications means many different medicines can be used in treatment.

Light micrograph of scleroderma, an autoimmune condition that causes fibrosis of the skin and connective tissues causing mortality due to multiple complications including pulmonary hypertension and renal crisis

Scleroderma: clinical features and diagnosisSubscription

Scleroderma is associated with a higher mortality rate than all other connective tissue disorders because of its multiple complications, including pulmonary hypertension and renal crisis.

Giardia protozoan parasite (pictured) is the cause of the giardiasis infection, usually contracted by drinking contaminated water

Assessing suspected food poisoning cases in the UKSubscription

With more than 20,000 patients hospitalised in the UK each year because of food poisoning, quick assessment is essential.

Asthma management is based on a stepwise approach that should see medicines added or stopped based on patient symptoms

Asthma: long-term managementSubscription

Asthma management is based on a stepwise approach that should see medicines added or stopped based on patient symptoms.

Scintigram of a lung of a person suffering from asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways

Asthma: pathophysiology, causes and diagnosisSubscription

Despite asthma affecting more than 5.4 million people in the UK, there is no gold standard test and diagnosis is based on signs and symptoms.

"World Ending" illustration by Jason Clarke, artist with bipolar disorder

Acute and long-term management of bipolar disorderSubscription

How the latest NICE guidelines affect the recommended treatments for this complex mental health condition.

Chlamydia (pictured) is one of a series of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that have increased considerably in the last ten years

Treating bacterial sexually transmitted infectionsSubscription

How to identify and treat the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections and reduce the threat posed to public health.

Identifying patients at risk of diabetes

Identifying patients at risk of diabetesSubscription

With 11.5 million people at risk in the UK, it is essential to recognise the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment is based on combination chemotherapy

Lymphomas: current and future treatment optionsSubscription

The management of lymphomas involves a range of different chemotherapy schedules, with novel medicines emerging and offering better treatment options.

Coloured micrograph of lymphoma cancer cells in a lymph node

Lymphomas: pathogenesis, clinical features and diagnosisSubscription

Lymphomas are some of the most common cancers in the UK, with a wide variation in disease progression and prognosis between subtypes.

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Learning articles of the year: check your knowledge of subjects ranging from ebola to QT syndrome.

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.

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Pipeline November 2014Subscription

The latest approvals and positive opinions from the European Medicines Agency.

Pathology specimen of Crohn's disease (pictured) is a condition of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Optimising therapy for inflammatory bowel diseaseSubscription

How to tailor treatment for patients and ensure optimum management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Growing antimicrobial resistance is growing and results in 25,000 deaths in Europe each year. In the image, enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacterium in an antibiotic susceptibility test proved to be resistant to all of the antibiotics tested

Improving antimicrobial stewardshipVideoSubscription

Improve your practice and slow the increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance that already cost around 25,000 deaths across Europe each year.

Cangliflozin and dapagliflozine are used to treat diabetes as each blocks the reabsorption of glucose in the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidneys

Canagliflozin and dapagliflozin interactions in diabetes treatmentSubscription

Find out which interactions are associated with the latest antidiabetic medicines.

Complications after cardiac surgery can be life-threatening but are manageable with appropriate drug treatment

Cardiac surgery: caring for a patient and managing complicationsSubscription

Life-threatening complications following cardiac surgery are common, but can be managed with appropriate treatment.

Stephen Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, during a TED conference

What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?Subscription

The ‘ice bucket challenge’ was started to raise awareness of ALS; find out more about this fatal neurodegenerative condition.

Entrance to Mid-Staffordhire NHS Trust

Reporting concerns and whistleblowingSubscription

How to raise concerns and develop a positive whistleblowing culture to safeguard your patients.

Ebola facilities at the Royal Free Hospital in London

Ebola: what pharmacists need to knowSubscription

Pharmacists are ideally placed to help educate the public during the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.

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Treatment of complex oral lesionsSubscription

Patients with complex oral lesions are often prescribed treatments off-label. Pharmacists can assist in the care of these patients by counselling them on appropriate use of topical preparations.

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