ABC-X Antibiotics Explained

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that antibiotic resistance (ABR) is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, states the WHO. As a healthcare provider, you are essential in the fight against antibiotic resistance. To assist you, we have compiled a pocket guide which combines the latest South African guidelines and studies for ease of reference. Diseases caused by bacterial infections for which antibiotics are indicated, are listed alphabetically.

Gut Health Forum

Over the last few years, evidence for the beneficial role of probiotics in overall health has increased. However, not all probiotics have evidence to back health promoting claims. A 2018 evidence-based guideline, published in PLoS One state: Choosing an appropriate probiotic is challenging, as a variety of factors are involved including the strain- and disease-specific efficacy, differences in the mechanisms-of-action for different probiotic strains, differences in manufacturing processes and quality control of the products and differences in international regulatory requirements.

Dermatology Forum

For your convenience, we have compiled this dermatology e-book, sponsored by Adcock. Articles focus on the latest treatment guidelines and recommendations for the AD, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, hyperpigmentation and how to manage patients with itchy skin.

Cipla’s pocket guide to HIV management in South Africa

Welcome to Cipla’s pocket guide to HIV management in South Africa. This useful resource features the evolution of antiretroviral drugs, looks at the history of HIV in this country, to the latest clinical guidelines in managing the condition. We bring you key recent guidelines update for ART in adults, updated dolutegravir recommendations and how to navigate prevention of HIV, among other important aspects.

PMBs explained

PMB-X or Prescribed Minimum Benefits eXplained, is a referral guide of PMBs. This PMB Guide deals with the 25 chronic ailments as well as new Covid-19 definition. Prescribed Minimum Benefits are a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected.

Pharmacy Magazine 2021/22 CPD supplement

Whether you’re still short a CPD activity for 2021 or looking to get a jump on 2022, we’ve put together a supplement looking at two main topics – pain, and mental health – with online Q&As for which you’ll automatically receive a completion certificate should you achieve an 80% pass rate or higher.  

Antibiotic Referral Guide

Antibiotic prescribing is the same as all decisions in medicine, it is a trade-off between risks and benefits. As such it is perfectly reasonable to prescribe an antibiotic when there is only a small chance of a bacterial infection being present if the benefits outweigh the risks. 

Dr Reddys digibook

Welcome to Medical Chronicle’s digibook, sponsored by Dr. Reddys. Here you will find relevant articles on a variety of topics, featured in New Media’s medical portfolio of magazines.

Ophthalmology Focus sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

Welcome to Medical Chronicle’s Ophthalmology digibook, sponsored by Bausch + Lomb. We bring you articles featured in our publication, on various topics ranging from common eye disorders to rare eye diseases. Look out for CPD-accredited articles.

Psychiatry Forum

Psychiatric diseases are a major contributor to disability, morbidity, and mortality globally. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and contribution to her or his community’. The 2019 Global Burden of Disease study, published last year, lists depressive disorders as 13th on its list of global disease burdens. This is up six places from 1990. Some of the reasons why depressive disorders are increasing are explored in our article entitled: Ticket to Happy Street. In this e-book we provide you with useful tips on how to manage patients with psychiatric disorders. Topics covered include bipolar mood disorder, major depressive disorder, pain-induced depression, seasonal depression, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, seasonal anxiety disorder, and postnatal depression. In the time of Covid-19, we also take a look at the increase of psychiatric disorders as a result of social isolation and lockdown restrictions.

Fertility Forum Digibook

Worldwide, an estimated 10% of couples have trouble conceiving. In other words, across the world, about 48 million couples experience infertility. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of having regular, unprotected sex if the female partner is <35 years of age, or after six months if ≥35 years of age. There are numerous reasons why couples struggle to conceive or why women chose to delay motherhood. In this e-book, we take a look at some of these reasons. We also explore your role and responsibilities in a couple’s journey to become parents.

Adcock Gastroenterology

Here you will find a collection of informative Gastro articles featured in your favourite medical publication. Please enjoy perusing the information, just a click away.


Medical Chronicle

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Pharmacy Magazine

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SA Ophthalmology Journal

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Specialist Forum

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Special Focus Digibooks

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