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

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

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

The skin as an entry point for allergens: Evidence and interventions

SPECIALIST FORUM SEPTEMBER CPD: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a common skin disorder characterised by a dry, itchy, inflamed skin in an age-typical distribution. Atopic dermatitis is very often the first ‘step’ in the allergic march, preceding food allergy and respiratory allergy manifestations.

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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

Using dressings to manage pain in diabetic foot ulcers

Proper management of diabetic foot ulcers is an essential but often overlooked component of diabetic wound care. Wound dressing technology is constantly advancing and there is no reason why diabetics should suffer complications resulting from ulceration or even amputation as a result of their condition.

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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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CPD POINTS: 3

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

When food is an addiction

Food addiction not only contributes to the rapidly growing obesity epidemic but further also has significant psychosocial impact on individuals.

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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

New insulin reduces nocturnal hypoglycaemia

Sanofi is the first company in South African medical history to introduce a newly launched product available at the cost of a clone.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Building a palliative care curriculum for oncologists

Palliative care improves patients facing life threatening illness quality of life through the prevention and the relief of suffering by means of biopsychosocial and spiritual care.

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CPD POINTS: 3
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