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.
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Asthma management is based on a stepwise approach that should see medicines added or stopped based on patient symptoms.
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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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Life-threatening complications following cardiac surgery are common, but can be managed with appropriate treatment.
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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.