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Acute coronary syndrome: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment Subscription

This overview describes the different management options for acute coronary syndrome and how pharmacists can support patients with the condition.

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Schizophrenia: recognition and management Subscription

Common medicines used to manage schizophrenia have many side effects that can cause significant morbidity. Regular monitoring and support can ensure patients improve outcomes.

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Treatment of acute and chronic lymphoid leukaemiaSubscription

Pharmacists should be able to describe the differences between acute lymphoblastic and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and the available treatment.

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Polypharmacy: putting the framework into practiceSubscription

This article describes how to apply the polypharmacy framework at individual patient level through the use of a case study.

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Polypharmacy: a framework for theory and practiceSubscription

There are several tools pharmacists can use when assessing a patient’s medicines; however, patient input and appropriate questions can have a profound impact in ensuring medicines optimisation.

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Hepatitis A infection: symptoms and managementSubscription

Pharmacists must understand how hepatitis A is spread and how it affects patients in order to ensure prompt, effective treatment and to reduce the spread of the infection.

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Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes mellitusSubscription

Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.

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Endometriosis: symptoms, diagnosis and managementSubscription

Early diagnosis and multi-modal treatment is necessary to improve quality of life in adolescents and women with endometriosis.

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Heart failure, older people and frailtySubscription

Diagnosis of heart failure and frailty can often be masked by other long-term conditions, making the delivery of treatment goals complicated.

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Testosterone deficiency: diagnosis, assessment and treatmentSubscription

Male hypogonadism can significantly affect health and quality of life; however, diagnosis and management can be challenging.

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How to keep your community pharmacy running during the COVID-19 pandemic

How pharmacists can implement guidance and best practice in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patient and staff safety, as well as the approaches pharmacy teams across the UK are taking in response to the virus

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Case-based learning: management of polycystic ovary syndromeSubscription

As the most common incurable hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to infertility, anxiety and cardiovascular disease if it is not managed appropriately.

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Considerations for the inpatient management of Parkinson’s disease Subscription

Recognising and managing certain complications of Parkinson’s disease can help improve care and reduce the risk of admission for people living with the condition.

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Encouraging self-care and positive lifestyle changes in patients with depressionSubscription

Non-pharmacological interventions, such as maintaining good sleep hygiene and a healthy diet, can help improve, resolve or prevent depression.

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Managing hypertension: the role of diet and exerciseSubscription

It is well known that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, there are lifestyle interventions that pharmacists can encourage patients to implement to reduce this risk.

Improving oral health: preventative care messages in community pharmacy

Improving oral health: preventative care messages in community pharmacySubscription

Dental caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer are health problems that can be prevented with the help of community pharmacists.

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Case-based learning: postnatal depressionSubscription

Appropriate early recognition and timely treatment of postnatal depression is essential if patients are to make a full recovery.

Pharmacogenomic testing and its future in community pharmacy

Pharmacogenomic testing and its future in community pharmacy Subscription

Although it is common to see pharmacogenomic testing used North America and Australia, it is not yet part of practice in the UK. With the promise of genomic screening becoming part of the NHS, pharmacists must equip themselves with a knowledge of how the process works.

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Postnatal depression: recognition and diagnosisSubscription

Pharmacists are likely to encounter patients affected by postnatal depression; therefore, the ability to identify signs of this under-recognised disorder is essential for appropriate and prompt referral for help and support.

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Case study: developing a new midwifery-led hospital pharmacy serviceSubscription

There are several factors to consider when designing a new pharmacy service — this hospital-based example helps demonstrate some of the steps involved.

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