Articles: 25.08 19 April 2014

Age-related macular degeneration: current treatment options

The recent introduction of anti-VEGF treatment has reduced the number of AMD patients becoming legally blind. Here, Professor Chong discusses current approaches to management and the available treatment options.
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Causes and recommended management of acute diarrhoea

Acute diarrhoea is usually the result of a selflimiting infection and can often be selfmanaged; however, hospital admission is indicated for severe cases. In our Drug review, the author discusses the causes and types of acute diarrhoea and the available management options, followed by a …

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Cognitive behaviour therapy: a rational choice in psychosis

The use of antipsychotic medication has been the front – line treatment for psychosis for many years. However, recent evidence suggests that the efficacy of these medications may be not as strong as previously thought, with treatment benefits compared to placebo being only small to …

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Dapoxetine: licensed treatment for premature ejaculation

Dapoxetine (Priligy) is a new treatment for premature ejaculation licensed for asrequired use. In our New products review, Steve Chaplin presents the data relating to its efficacy and adverse events, and Dr Penny Mostyn discusses its place in therapy.
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Flu vaccine reduces risk of adverse CV events in high-risk patients

This meta-analysis found that the influenza vaccine is associated with a significantly lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with coronary disease. The benefit of influenza vaccination is strongest in adults with a history of recent acute coronary syndrome within the previous six …

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From gentle persuasion to Thatcher’s age of coercion

In our series on the history of prescribing policy, Dr Darrin Baines traces how successive governments have attempted to curb drug costs. Here, he describes how earlier efforts to control costs using persuasion were gradually replaced by policies based on coercion.
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New from NICE

Technology Appraisal. Rituximab in combination with glucocorticoids for treating antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis.
New from NICE 19 Apr

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