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Pathophysiology and management of heart failure

Ensuring patients are optimised on maximum tolerated doses of medicines in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is essential in minimising the burden of the condition.

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Intravenous fluid managementSubscription

An introduction to fluid management for adults in hospitals, covering replacement during resuscitation, malnourished patients and following large electrolyte losses.

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Management of post-operative nausea and vomiting in adultsSubscription

The evidence base supporting pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for nausea and vomiting after surgery.

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Management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleedingSubscription

An overview of the assessment process for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the hospital setting and the treatment options available.

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Palliative management in end-stage liver diseaseSubscription

Early palliative interventions, including reviewing regular medicines and managing common symptoms, enables patients to remain comfortable during end-of-life care.

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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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Managing plantar heel pain in the pharmacySubscription

How to differentiate plantar fasciopathy from other causes of plantar heel pain, advice for pharmacists on counselling patients and when to refer. 

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How to treat fungal nail effectivelySubscription

Owing to the high recurrence rate of fungal nail infections, pharmacy professionals should be able to advise patients on effective treatment and preventative and appropriate self-care strategies to avoid re-infection.

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How to prevent common eye problemsSubscription

It is increasingly recognised that many modifiable lifestyle factors contribute to sight loss.

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Lyme disease: awareness, diagnosis and managementSubscription

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s guidelines describe the importance of early diagnosis and management of Lyme disease.

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Hepatitis E virus infection: signs, symptoms and managementSubscription

Frequency of hepatitis E infection is increasing in developed nations, and further research is needed to help develop effective treatment strategies for patients with both acute and chronic infections. 

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Identifying patients with suspected cancer: red flags and referral Subscription

This article provides practical advice to support pharmacy professionals in their duty of care to recognise and refer patients with ‘red flag’ cancer symptoms.

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Improving and standardising the management of controlled drugsSubscription

Ensuring the safe and effective management of controlled drugs is an important role for pharmacists, particularly in secondary care.

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Managing dental emergencies in community pharmacy: soft tissue conditionsSubscription

What advice pharmacists and their teams can give to patients presenting with soft tissue dental conditions in community pharmacy.

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Thrush: detection and management in community pharmacy

Pharmacists can provide treatment and advice for this common yeast infection.

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Getting started in public engagement: how to deliver effective talks and presentationsSubscription

There are many benefits to public engagement, for the pharmacist delivering the activity as well as for the audience. This article covers the practical aspects that should be considered before getting started.

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Stockley's Drug Interactions Pocket Companion 2015 is a portable, easy-to-use, quick-reference guide to common drug interactions for the busy healthcare professional.

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