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Light micrograph of liver sarcoidosis, a non-malignant immunological disorder characterised by non-caseating (non-necrotising) granulomas.

Identifying and managing sarcoidosisSubscription

Sarcoidosis is a complex immunological disorder that requires careful management and vigilant monitoring.

Light micrograph of kidney collecting ducts, which along with the distal convoluted tubule is the site of action for potassium-sparing diuretics

Diuretic therapy explainedSubscription

The different mechanisms of action that classes of diuretic have means they can be used to treat a variety of conditions.

Avulsion (complete displacement) of a permanent tooth is a relatively common dental emergency.

Urgent action: replacing a lost toothSubscription

A lost tooth is a common trauma that requires rapid action to maximise the chance of repair.

Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is involuntary bedwetting during sleep in patients with no congenital or acquired defects of the central nervous system.

Nocturnal enuresis in childrenSubscription

Bedwetting is common in young children but requires careful assessment and management in collaboration with the child’s parent or guardian.

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.

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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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