Articles: 26.20 19 October 2015

Book Review: Off-label Prescribing by David Cavalla

Prescription drugs are approved by regulators on the basis of their efficacy (how they perform in clinical trials), their safety, and the quality of their production.
Book Review Off-label Prescribing by David Cavalla

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Diagnosis and management of endometriosis

Diagnosis of endometriosis can be difficult but there are steps GPs can take to help achieve early identification and treatment of the condition.
Diagnosis and management of endometriosis

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New from NICE

Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use.
New from NICE

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New treatment for tackling plaque psoriasis

Secukinumab (Cosentyx) is licensed for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Here, Steve Chaplin presents the clinical data relating to its efficacy and Drs Susan O’Gorman and Trevor Markham discuss its place in therapy.
New treatment for tackling plaque psoriasis

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NICE advocates sensible use of antibiotics in new guideline

In the publication of its first guideline to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)1 NICE has said: “healthcare professionals should encourage sensible use of antibiotics and cut back on unnecessary prescribing of the drugs to help tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance”.
NICE advocates sensible …

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Sun and skin: a chronic rash

A 79-year-old woman had a five-year history of an increasingly widespread, dry, scaly, itchy rash on her hands and lower legs. She had a history of extensive sun exposure, in terms of regular sunny holidays since her youth.
Sun and skin a chronic rash

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Systemic lupus erythematosus and the role of the GP

This article provides a brief overview of the clinical and pathological features, diagnosis, management and treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Systemic lupus erythematosus and the role of the GP

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Trends in primary care prescribing for diabetes

Statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show trends in prescribing in diabetes.
Trends in primary care prescribing for diabetes

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