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Neonatal and Paediatric Care

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  • Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for the selection of appropriate drug treatments. In the image, a 9-year old girl in a magnetoencephalograph (MEG) scanner, which is used to detect neurological disorders such as epilepsy

    Antiepileptic drug treatment in children Subscription

    Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for selecting appropriate drug treatments.

  • Identifying symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption (pictured), the available treatments and best practice for management

    Tooth eruption and teething in children Subscription

    Identifying symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption, the available treatments and best practice for management.

  • Pharmacy professionals have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of clinical areas

    Specialist roles in hospital pharmacy Subscription

    Pharmacy professionals have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of clinical areas. Eamonn McArdle explores the possibilities.

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

    Nocturnal enuresis in children Subscription

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

  • Crystals of oxytocin (Pasieka/Science Photo Library)

    Despite the debate about the best dose, oxytocin still has its place in childbirth Subscription

    In our latest article on landmark drugs, Jenny Bryan looks at the history of oxytocin and finds out why this drug will not be disappearing from practice anytime soon

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    Innovative research methods extend pharmacy’s reach to young people Subscription

    Charlotte Coates, research manager at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, describes “Arthriting”, a pharmacy-led project to help young people copewith their arthritis

  • Intervention monitoring in paediatrics as a strategy to improve prescribing Subscription

    To describe a system of regular intervention monitoring among paediatric patients and how the information is used to inform the content of different strategies aimed at improving prescribing practice.

  • Premature babies in the community Subscription

    In developed countries, the incidence of preterm births is 5–9 per cent of all live births (2008). Numbers have increased in recent years owing, in part, to the higher rate of multiple births and assisted births and advances in obstetric interventions.

  • Melatonin and its use in children Subscription

    Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in a circadian manner, promotes sleep through its regulation of the activity of the suprachiasmatic nucleus and other sleep-related brain networks. Its production is suppressed by light and stimulated by darkness, with a rise of serum levels preceding the onset of sleep by about ...

  • Hopes raised and then dashed Subscription

    Janna Lawrence looks back over the key events of 2012 for pharmacists and the pharmacy profession January Dispensing errors reform The new year began with the announcement of plans to reform the law that allows prosecution of pharmacists for unintentional dispensing errors by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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