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Assessment and management of Raynaud’s phenomenon
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Raynaud’s phenomenon is commonly encountered in primary care and can either be a primary condition or occur secondary to a wide range of underlying medical conditions and drug therapies. This article discusses the assessment and treatment of RP and the GP’s role in management.
Michael Hughes and Ariane L Herrick

Causes and treatment of nausea and vomiting
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Nausea and vomiting are associated with a range of underlying causes, and a full history and clinical examination are essential in order to yield a diagnosis and commence appropriate treatment. This article discusses the various causes of nausea and vomiting and the treatment options available.
Aaron Bhakta and Rishi Goel

Deprescribing: tackling increasing polypharmacy
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“Deprescribing – is less more?” was the theme of this year’s annual scientific meeting organised by the Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM) group, held in London in January. The meeting covered a range of topics relating to deprescribing, including a seven-step deprescribing model, identifying patients with polypharmacy problems, and providing individualised prescribing.
Janet Krska, Rachel Howard and Nina Barnett

Drug safety – a problem of communication
Reporting on their study into the effectiveness of the Drug Safety Update, Mike Wilcock and Georgina Praed reveal some alarming deficits in the process of communicating vital safety information to GPs and other prescribing practitioners.
Rob Munro

Fiasp: a new faster-acting insulin aspart formulation for diabetes
Fiasp is a new faster-acting formulation of insulin aspart that is absorbed more quickly than conventional insulin aspart (NovoRapid) following mealtime administration. This article describes its properties, efficacy and adverse effects.
Steve Chaplin

Findings of the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit 2016
The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit’s latest findings on the quality of diabetes care provided to patients while they are in hospital in England and Wales highlights many areas where there is room for improvement, but inpatients remain mainly positive about their overall care.
Steve Chaplin

One patient at a time, please!
‘Two for the price of one’ is not a tempting offer when it comes to patient appointments, as Dr David Delvin explains.
David Delvin

Perceptions of the Drug Safety Update newsletter
The Drug Safety Update newsletter, published monthly by the MHRA, plays an important role in alerting health professionals to new safety information on medicines. Mike Wilcock and Georgina Praed present the findings of their small survey of GPs, nurse prescribers and community pharmacists to gauge their awareness and views of the Drug Safety Update newsletter.
Mike Wilcock and Georgina Praed

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