Articles: 26.12 19 June 2015

A practical approach to managing the dizzy patient

A variety of common causes can lead to dizziness and/or vertigo which are not always easy to differentiate. Here we review these causes with a focus on making a positive diagnosis.
A practical approach to managing the dizzy patient

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Duaklir Genuair, the latest dry powder inhaler for COPD

Duaklir Genuair is a twice daily dry powder inhaler licensed as maintenance therapy for COPD. Here we present the clinical data relating to its efficacy and adverse events and discuss its place in therapy.
Duaklir Genuair the latest dry powder inhaler for COPD

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How do we tackle the problem of overuse of antibiotics?

Part of NHS England’s Quality Premium is to reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed. A targeted approach, timelier diagnostics and tailored prescribing are just some of the issues we need to address to tackle the complexities surrounding this problem.
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Medication adherence in children remains a challenge

No matter how effective medication regimens are, if children and parents do not follow instructions then healthcare is compromised. Here we outline strategies to improve adherence.
Medication adherence in children remains a challenge

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Practice implications of NICE guidance on healthy weight

Overweight and obesity continue to grow and increasingly dominate the nation’s health. Two thirds of adults, a quarter of 2–10 year olds and one third of 11–15-year-olds are overweight or obese and adult prevalence is predicted to reach 70 per cent by 2034.
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Recent advances in urinary incontinence management

Urinary incontinence affects almost half the world’s population and is most common among women. This article reviews some key points and recent developments in the management of urinary incontinence and stresses the importance of classifying the type of incontinence prior to treatment.
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How should the value of a drug be assessed?

Everyone agrees that current funding mechanisms struggle to meet the demand for new treatments, but what is the alternative? Here we outline the current situation and possible options for the future.
The price of medicines

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