Articles: 24.01-2 January 2013

Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults

The authors assessed the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of amitriptyline used in chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults

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An itchy rash that smells

This woman had returned to the surgery complaining of the flare-up of the itchy rash on her neck, and friends were complaining that she ‘smelt’. It was the year of the long, hot summer during which, in the sticky heat, she had been hot and …

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Fidaxomicin: novel antibiotic for Clostridium difficile infection

Fidaxomicin (Dificlir) is a new antibiotic licensed for the treatment of C. difficile infection in adults. In our New products review, Steve Chaplin presents the clinical data relating to its efficacy and adverse events and Professor Mark Wilcox discusses its place in treatment.
 

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Management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD can impact upon self esteem, academic achievement and employment opportunities. Here the author discusses the aetiology, when to refer and the management options.
Management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Medicines for Children: reliable information for parents and carers

The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, has information that they need and can trust on their child’s medicines. While this is aspirational, the programme has made great progress with its information resource, evidenced by a recent impact review.
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New from NICE

Technology Appraisal. Mannitol dry powder for inhalation for treating cystic fibrosis. TA266. Recommended.
New from NICE

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Properties and use of compound analgesics in pain management

Steve Chaplin and Dr William Campbell provide an overview of the properties of compound analgesics and how they compare in the management of pain.
Properties and use of compound analgesics in pain management

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The menopause: risks and benefits of available treatments

Menopausal symptoms affect many woman, but debate continues over the role of hormone replacement therapy in their management. Our Drug review considers the risks and benefits of the current treatment options, followed by an analysis of the prescription data and sources of further information.
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