Specialist Forum January 2022 CPD

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IV paracetamol in paediatric patients

Intravenous (IV) paracetamol is a drug used widely (more than 80 countries worldwide) with substantial experience and data pertaining to…

Contemporary approach to early and advanced BCa – Technical tips learnt that might help you in your practice

The Helen Joseph Hospital (HJH) breast unit provides world-class breast care to the women of Johannesburg, elsewhere in South Africa…

PAIN

2021/2022 CPD Activity Supplement.

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Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Delving deeper

GLP-1 RA studies showed a macrovascular disease benefit.

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MENTAL HEALTH

2021/2022 CPD Activity Supplement.

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Long-term efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in patients with polycythaemia vera

The results of the five year phase 3 RESPONSE study showed that ruxolitinib, a Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and 2…

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TPO-RA: Game-changers in the treatment of immune thrombocytopaenia

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) – previously referred to as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura – is an autoimmune bleeding disorder characterised by abnormally low…

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Weight-loss medications: how do they measure up?

As global waistlines expand, the demand for weight-loss drugs follows suit. While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has…

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Second-generation basal insulins reduce risk of hypoglycaemia and weight gain in patients with T2DM

The global rates for diabetes have increased 100% between 1990 and 2017. In 2019, an estimated 463 million people were…

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Impact of stress on the body and how to manage it

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people were encouraged to work from home in an attempt to flatten the infection curve.…

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REWINDING REWARD in the management of type 2 diabetes

SGLT2-inhibitors have a major beneficial effect on reducing heart failure

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Combining for effective simplicity

In this article we will look at key lessons learned from landmark studies.

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Under pressure: wound care for the prevention of HAPIs

HAPIs are linked to poorer health outcomes, lower quality of life, and higher healthcare expenses.

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Specialist Forum November CPD

Below you will find links to CPD articles produced for Specialist Forum‘s November 2021 issue.

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Calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate FDC ‘dominates’ other treatments

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem disease affecting an estimated 125 million people worldwide. Patients with psoriasis experience substantial morbidity…

Study confirms efficacy of combination therapy in patients with stage III melanoma

Melanoma accounts for between 1%-4% of skin cancers and occurs when the pigment-producing cells that give colour to the skin become…

Resolution of cataract surgery complications

Vision is the most dominant of human senses. A number of conditions can affect eye health and those that do…

Conditions favouring increased Covid-19 morbidity and mortality: Their common denominator and its early treatment

Covid-19 has wide-ranging effects on the human body, but could a simple, cheap intervention early in disease progression impede virus…

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Battling AMR in chronic wounds with nanocrystalline silver dressings

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in chronic wounds is an ever-present threat, but advanced silver-containing wound care dressings take the fight to…

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