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Clinical Pharmacist

Learning and CPD

Glaucoma is a group of optic neuropathies characterised by progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells. This degeneration results in cupping of the optic disc and visual loss

Glaucoma: treatment of open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertensionSubscription

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Pharmacological treatment is essential for patients with glaucoma, although patient compliance can be a problem.

Glaucoma is often associated with intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP is measured using a Goldmann applanation tonometer mounted on the slit lamp biomicroscope (pictured)

Glaucoma: pathophysiology and diagnosisSubscription

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With 70 million people affected by glaucoma worldwide, awareness of at-risk groups can help people get early treatment and save their vision.

Dengue fever and chikungunya are insect-borne viral diseases. They are both viral infections spread by the Aedes mosquito (pictured). Chikungunya is caused by Togaviridae alphavirus and dengue is caused by Flavirideae flavivirus

Dengue fever and chikungunya: identification in travellersSubscription

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With travel to the tropics more common than ever before, viral infections such as dengue fever and chikungunya should be suspected in travellers who develop a fever and fatigue.

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Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of counselling with online services need to be addressed to reduce antimicrobial resistance

How online services are contributing to gonorrhoea treatment resistanceSubscription

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Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of counselling with online services need to be addressed to reduce antimicrobial resistance.

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Low dose sequential antibiotics treat infections. In the image, a micrograph of E coli bacteria

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

Patients can benefit when the healthcare service embraces new ways of working that address clinical need and changing demands, particularly when high risk medicines or patients are involved. In the image, a pharmacist checks patient records

How to establish a new clinical pharmacy serviceSubscription

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Satinder Bhandal and Jayne Ballinger set up a clinic in 2012 to help patients access new oral anticoagulants safely. They explain how other pharmacists can set up their own clinical services.

Clinical Pharmacist

May 2015, Vol 7, No 4

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With 70 million people affected by glaucoma worldwide, awareness of at-risk groups can help people get early treatment and save their vision. Pharmacological treatment is essential for patients with glaucoma, although patient compliance can be a problem.

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