Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013
Question from practice: Be alert to the danger of sepsis for patients who are having chemotherapy Subscription
A. This scenario requires a number of questions to be asked, the two most important being “what symptoms do you have?”, and “when did you last have chemotherapy?”.
Intraveous tobramycin is one of the mainstay antibiotics in the treatment of respiratory exacerbation in cystic fibrosis. Panel 1 gives some background information on the disease, Panel 2 describes the importance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in CF patients, and Panel 3 explains the uses of this medicine. Panel ...
Clinical developments catch-up 2012 Subscription
In the first half of 2012 independent prescribers were finally granted the right to prescribe Controlled Drugs, a move that one pharmacist said would revolutionise practice. Pharmacists also increased their clinical offer through initiatives such ...
Understanding meningococcal disease Subscription
Despite news of a new meningococcal vaccine, it may be a while until meningococcal disease is a thing of the past
Advice to give on winter vomiting bug (norovirus) Subscription
A. This sounds like it could be a case of norovirus infection which, according to the latest Health Protection Agency information, is on the increase — so far there are 72 per cent more cases than there were last year.1 In previous years ...
Could you recognise serotonin syndrome? Subscription
With the increased use of serotonergic drugs in the past decade, serotonin syndrome is becoming a more frequently recognised and reported condition.
Anaemia in kidney disease explained Subscription
The UK Renal Association (UKRA) has advised GPs that eGFR in a healthy young adult is around 100ml/min/1.73m2. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is categorised as a sustained reduction in glomerular filtration rate (although an eGFR above 60ml/min/1.73m2 is not considered CKD unless there is other evidence of kidney damage). ...
SPC changes: January 2013 Subscription
26 January 2013
Supply issues: January 2013 Subscription
19 January 2013
MPs recommend pharmacies as setting for IUD fittings Subscription
Pharmacies should be better equipped to provide intrauterine device fittings to women as part of an emergency contraception service, a cross party inquiry into unplanned pregnancy has said.