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A structured approach to care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can lead to improved health outcomes. In the image, a woman with an oxygen mask

Improving outcomes for COPD patientsSubscription

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An initiative to improve COPD care at Barts Health NHS Trust in London has led to improved health outcomes.

Learning and CPD

Joint replacement surgery (pictured) should be considered when a patient with OA suffers persistent debilitating symptoms despite treatment

Osteoarthritis: managementSubscription

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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 (OA) is the most common form of arthritis (in the image, X-ray of knee with OA). Typical OA features seen on X-ray include joint space narrowing, bone spurs, subchondral sclerosis and subchondral cysts

Osteoarthritis: pathophysiology and diagnosisSubscription

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The diagnosis of the degenerative disorder osteoarthritis is based on clinical signs and risk factors.

Scarlet fever is an infectious disease caused by toxin-producing strains of the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), pictured

Scarlet fever: acute management and infection controlSubscription

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With England facing increased levels of scarlet fever for the second consecutive year, find out how to identify and treat this communicable disease.

Update

Skin cancer drug fast tracked under early access scheme

Clinical Pharmacist’s monthly news round-up: the top 10 in the past monthSubscription

What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month.

Career development

Displaying a poster at a conference is a good way to disseminate your research. This guide will explain how to create an effective poster and the pitfalls to avoid.

Preparing a research poster for a conferenceSubscription

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Displaying a poster at a conference is a good way to disseminate your research. This guide will explain how to create an effective poster and the pitfalls to avoid. 

Clinical Pharmacist

April 2015, Vol 7, No 3

Cover Story:

The treatment options for managing pain in osteoarthritis.

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