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.
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.
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.
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.
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.