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Diagnosis and management of anaemia in adults with chronic kidney diseaseSubscription

An overview of the treatments for anaemia in chronic kidney disease and the tests needed to prescribe and assess their effectiveness.

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Parkinson’s disease: management and guidanceSubscription

An overview of Parkinson’s disease management, including discussion of the updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.

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Diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes mellitus

An overview of management options for type 1 diabetes, the types of insulin, insulin regimens and strengths available for its day-to-day management as well as how to adjust doses and the role of carbohydrate counting and blood glucose monitoring.

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Lung cancer: advances in management and therapySubscription

An overview of traditional and emerging immunotherapy-based targets and treatments available for lung cancer, their side effects and the impact immune checkpoint inhibitors have had on the treatment of non–small-cell lung cancer.

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Refractory epilepsy: management in tertiary careSubscription

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness or convulsions, associated with neurones exhibiting abnormally high electrical excitability in the brain.

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Depression in children and young people: identification and managementSubscription

As one of the most common paediatric psychiatric disorders, pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of depression and be able to assess children and young people who may be at risk.

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Assessment and management of psoriasis in adults in primary careSubscription

Psoriasis is a complex, multifactorial, inflammatory disease associated with a significantly impaired quality of life. Around 80% of patients with plaque psoriasis have mild-to-moderate disease that is amenable to treatment in primary care, particularly through pharmacy, with topical therapies.

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Diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in older adults Subscription

Hospital‑acquired pneumonia increases the length of in-patient hospital stay and is associated with high mortality rates, particularly in older people. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to know how to diagnose and manage the condition, and be cognisant of the gaps in the evidence base.

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Stroke: classification and diagnosisSubscription

In light of the many pressures currently facing the NHS, as well as an ever increasing ageing population, pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the risk factors for stroke, its classification and diagnosis.

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Bronchiectasis: diagnosis, treatment and managementSubscription

Bronchiectasis is a common chronic disease where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened. Patients present with recurrent cough, sputum production and are at risk of respiratory tract infections. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the latest management strategies.

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Pharmacogenomics: an overviewSubscription

With the NHS working towards the integration of personalised medicine, in particular, aiming for whole-genome sequencing to be standard for specific conditions by 2020, it is important for pharmacists and healthcare professionals to be aware of the principles of pharmacogenomics and its evolving application into clinical practice.

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