Articles: 24.07 5 April 2013

Antibiotic resistance: applying the lessons of the past

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, created a media storm with her evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in January.
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Dyspepsia: alarm symptoms, investigation and management

Dyspepsia is a common symptom and the priority is to identify alarm signals that necessitate endoscopy referral. Our Drug review discusses its investigation, management and some new drug developments, followed by sources of further information.
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Imiquimod similar to photodynamic therapy for BCC treatment

Nonsurgical treatments for superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) have similar outcomes. Unfortunately, head-to-head trials are lacking.
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Medicines optimisation – it’s everybody’s business

Jonathan Mason explains the difference between medicines management and medicines optimisation, a new approach that places the focus on how or whether patients use their medicines.
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Prescribing outside of a drug’s licence: issues and implications

The GMC recently published updated guidance on prescribing outside of a medication’s licence. Here, we examine the drivers and implications for off-label prescribing, with a particular focus on the issues surrounding the prescribing of bevacizumab in wet AMD.
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Properties and use of statins in cardiovascular disease

Steve Chaplin and Professor Paul Collinson provide an overview of the properties of statins and how they compare in lowering cholesterol levels and the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
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