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

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How to understand bone health in the context of the older person, including risk assessment, prevention and the management of osteoporosis in patients likely to have multiple comorbidities.

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Practical guidelines for the treatment and management of Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, rare but life-threatening conditions that are normally caused by drugs or infections.

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Pharmacists can play a vital role in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and can help improve outcomes and the burden of disease.

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Overactive bladder can be distressing and embarrassing. Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis and evidence-based management can significantly improve quality of life.

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Prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patientsSubscription

Pharmacists should note the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s updated guidance on use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in a range of hospitalised patient groups.

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Smoking and smoking cessation treatments have a pharmacological impact on some commonly used drugs and should be taken into account during the selection, introduction and cessation of medicines.

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

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Selecting appropriate antifungal therapies and performing ongoing reviews of these therapies can help support antifungal stewardship efforts and help reduce antifungal resistance.

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The variety of over-the-counter treatment options and guidelines means there can be misconceptions around the best options for patients. This article, part of the acute pain learning series, has been developed to highlight when and why pharmacists should review guidelines and the evidence base to support clinical decision making in patients presenting with symptoms of acute pain.

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This resource, part of the acute pain learning series, has been developed to help pharmacists understand the quality of evidence from clinical data to inform the advice they give to patients.

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Causes, diagnosis and initial management options for adults and children with meningitis.

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Case-based learning: acne vulgarisSubscription

Causes, diagnosis and management options for a range of patients, including those with mild or moderate acne.

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Diverticular disease and diverticulitis: causes, symptoms and treatmentSubscription

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis can be managed well in the community, with GPs, pharmacists and dietitians playing major roles.

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Revalidation: how to complete a peer discussion recordSubscription

A step-by-step guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to undertaking and documenting this vital part of revalidation, according to General Pharmaceutical Council requirements.

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Revalidation: how to complete your reflective accountSubscription

A step-by-step guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to writing and submitting this vital part of revalidation to General Pharmaceutical Council requirements.

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Managing dental emergencies in community pharmacy: hard tissue conditionsSubscription

Patients often present to community pharmacies with oral and dental problems. This article focuses on the advice pharmacists and their teams can give to patients presenting with hard tissue emergencies.

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How to demonstrate empathy and compassion in a pharmacy settingSubscription

Showing kindness and compassion is central to the delivery of patient-centred care and can help make better use of the short time pharmacists have in consultations.

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