Solar keratoses

Actinic or solar keratoses are keratotic lesions occurring on chronically light-exposed adult skin. They represent focal areas of abnormal keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation that carry a low risk of progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

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CPD POINTS: 1

Patient autonomy and informed consent

Informed consent is one of the key components of ethical patient care and it is vital that medical practitioners understand the requirements of the law in this regard.

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CPD POINTS: 1

Specialist Forum December CPDs

These are the Specialist Forum’s December CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Medical Chronicle December CPDs

These are Medical Chronicle’s December CPDs. Click on the attached questionnaire to start the CPD quiz.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Specialist Forum November CPDs

These are the Specialist Forum’s November CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Medical Chronicle November CPDs

Below are all of the CPDs produced for the November 2018 issue of Medical Chronicle. You need to read all 3, then complete a questionnaire for a combined total of 3 CPD points.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Psychology of the obese patient

Most treatment strategies for obesity are based on an exclusively biological view of the condition, but a recent theory shows how obesity appears to be a consequence of homeostatic imbalance in the psychological sphere.

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CPD POINTS: 1

Medical Chronicle October CPDs

Below are all of the CPDs produced for the October 2018 issue of Medical Chronicle. You need to read all 4, then complete a questionnaire for a combined total of 3 CPD points.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Weight: Risk of gain and benefit of loss

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering from obesity and overweight, with an attendant rise in chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and coronary heart disease.

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CPD POINTS: 1

Use of rupatadine in allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria

Rupatadine is a novel non-sedating H1-antihistamine that also has additional antagonist effects on PAF. It is a second generation antihistamine which demonstrated no adverse cardiovascular effects in clinical testing.

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CPD POINTS: 1

Medical Chronicle September CPDs

These are Medical Academic’s September CPDs. Click on the attached questionnaire to start the CPD quiz.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Medical Chronicle August CPDs

These are the Medical Chronicle’s August CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Specialist Forum August CPDs

These are the Specialist Forum’s August CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Medical records and POPI

The fundamental right to privacy is included in the Constitution and this underpins current and future legislation in protecting the patient.

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CPD POINTS: 1

Specialist Forum July CPD

Are methods based solely on cytology the most efficient strategy for cervical cancer screening? HPV testing with separate HPV16 and HPV18 detection provides a good alternative, but how effective is it really?

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CPD POINTS: 3

Medical Chronicle July CPDs

These are the Medical Chronicle’s July CPDs. Click on the questionnaire below to start the CPD quiz.

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Medical Chronicle June CPDs

Click on the links below to read each of the articles online.

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CPD POINTS: 3

A metronomic approach to NSCLC

About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers. Metronomic chemotherapy offers hope for elderly patients with lung cancer.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Osteoporosis: Keep it simple

At the recent National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) Congress, held from 16 – 18 March in Cape Town, Prof Brent Tipping of the University of the Witwatersrand and Dr Zane Stevens of Stellenbosch University shared their valuable real-world experiences.

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CPD POINTS: 2

Bridging the ‘silver tsunami’ gap

Only 20% of patients who present with an index fracture receive basic therapy or are offered screening for future fracture risk.

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CPD POINTS: 2
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