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Antifungal Prophylaxis in Haematology: A Review of the Guidelines

Clinical Article

611,000 species of fungus have been identified, and 600 of these are known human pathogens. In the environment all around us, these pathogens pose little risk to people unless they are immunocompromised in some…

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The Importance of Medicines Reconciliation and the Medication Management Plan

Clinical Article

Medication errors are a common and significant problem, with discrepancies particularly prevalent on admission to and discharge from the hospital. Since 49% of prescribing discrepancies occur at admission, it is integral for the entire…

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Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Clinical Article

Drug misuse and abuse remain a serious issue in this country. In 2006, there were 4.6 drug-induced deaths per 100,000 people (excluding deaths related to drug use in a surgical procedure and those exclusively…

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Oral Mesalazine Formulations

Clinical Article

Mesalazine is a 5-aminosalicylic acid compound (5-ASA) indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory bowel disease as well as for the induction and maintenance of remission. The precise mechanism of action is…

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Tumour Lysis Syndrome: An Oncological Emergency

Clinical Article

Introduction Tumour Lysis Syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening oncological emergency that can occur spontaneously, or after chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is caused by the death, or lysis, of large numbers of tumour cells, which…

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StrataXRT® in Radiation-induced Skin Reactions

Clinical Article

Acute radiation-induced skin reactions (RISR) are an inevitable consequence of radiotherapy treatment for many cancer patients, occurring in up to 95% of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy treatment. Acute skin reactions can include erythema, pruritus,…

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Antihypertensives in Review (Feb. 16 2018)

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Management of Psoriasis (Apr. 27 2017)

Grains: Friends or Foes? (Apr. 12 2017)

February 2017

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To Quit or not to Quit (May. 26 2016)

Herbs and Liver Enzymes (May. 12 2016)

April 2016

Infective Endocarditis (Apr. 28 2016)

Febuxostat in chronic gout (Apr. 14 2016)

November 2015

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Brentuximab Vedotin (Oct. 29 2015)

Tapentadol (Oct. 15 2015)

Bexsero® (Oct. 01 2015)

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Bell’s Palsy (Jun. 25 2015)

In A PINCH(S) (Jun. 11 2015)

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Thyroxine Drug Interactions (Jan. 23 2014)

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November 2013

MedsCheck in Hospitals (Nov. 28 2013)

Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 14 2013)

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ACE and ARB Combination (Mar. 20 2013)