Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases, with a worldwide prevalence of about 2%-4%. Prevalence is very low in Asian and some African populations, while in Caucasian populations it can be as high as 11%.
Status epilepticus is a medical emergency and should be managed in a clinical working environment. The pharmacist plays an important role in the education of PWE; dispensing of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and antiepileptic pharmaceutical care.
Adjustment disorder (AjD) is among the most often diagnosed mental disorders in clinical practice. Studies show that the prevalence is around 1%–2%. AjD is time limited, although stressors may be ongoing, resulting in longer symptom duration and a high risk for suicidality.
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis and similar ocular allergies are extremely prevalent and are some of the most commonly encountered conditions in a doctor’s office. But treatment of this condition is more complex than usually assumed.
The medical community is slowly warming to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for a wide number of health concerns. Its utility includes well-known analgesic effects on cancer pain, but also extends to the treatment of gastroenterological and neuropsychiatric illnesses, and beyond.
Some obese patients don’t respond at all to treatments involving diet and exercise and for them, anti-obesity medicines are a necessity. But should South African doctors be prescribing medications containing pseudoephedrine for weight loss, when much better options abound?
Cardio-metabolic disorders are the most important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Hypertension, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hyperlipidaemia, cause 60% of global deaths annually. Hypertension is the main driver of cardiovascular (CV) events and morbidity.
Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a professional organisation representing healthcare providers of all oncology sub-specialties, holds its annual meeting in Chicago. We bring you important insights from this international congress.