Articles: 24.12 19 June 2013

Current therapeutic approaches to managing dysmenorrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea is a common condition associated with potentially distressing cramps. The authors discuss the features that distinguish primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea and assess the currently available treatment options.
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Dapagliflozin: first SGLT2 inhibitor for type 2 diabetes

Dapagliflozin (Forxiga) is the first SGLT2 inhibitor licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In our New products review, Steve Chaplin presents the clinical data relating to its efficacy and adverse events, and Professor John Wilding discusses its potential role in treatment.
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Extended use of dabigatran no better than warfarin for high-risk patients after VTE

There was no benefit to dabigatran (Pradaxa) over warfarin in patients felt to be at high risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE): there were a similar number of deaths and a similar number of the combination of critical bleeds and recurrent episodes of VTE.
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Managing malnutrition: the paradox of thrift?

Shailen Rao examines how identifying and treating patients at risk of malnutrition, instead of focusing solely on prescribing savings, could help to save the NHS money.
Managing malnutrition the paradox of thrift

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New guidance on the management of Clostridium difficile infection

This editorial highlights the take-home messages from updated guidelines that have been published by Public Health England, which is the new organisation that replaces the Health Protection Agency.
New guidance on the management of Clostridium difficile infection

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Latest reviews from Cochrane

In this section we present an abstract of a review relevant to prescribing in general practice from the latest issue of The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. To view the article in full or for further information, visit www.thecochranelibrary.com
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Recommended management of head lice and scabies

Patient education is vital in treating head lice and scabies to ensure successful eradication and to reduce the development of resistance. Our Drug review considers the available treatment options and some recent advances, followed by a review of the prescription data and sources of further …

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