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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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Medication Use in Paediatric Populations

Clinical Article

“Children are not small adults.” This mantra is often repeated when discussing paediatric pharmacotherapy. While paediatric doses were traditionally extrapolated directly from adult doses, it is now known that many drugs display vastly different…

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Capsule Confusion: Pills That Should Not Be Swallowed

Clinical Article

The majority of medications formulated as a capsule are designed to be swallowed, so it is not inconceivable that patients or health care providers may be confused when presented with an inhaler that includes…

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Hereditary Angioedema

Clinical Article

Angioedema is a vascular reaction with localised dilatation and increased permeability of blood vessels which results in tissue swelling. Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder which presents as recurrent episodes of…

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A Comparison of Antiemetics Used in Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

Clinical Article

An overall study may show that antiemetic drugs have similar effectiveness in a particular population. However, individual patients might respond differently and thus, when selecting an antiemetic regimen to accompany a patient’s chemotherapy journey,…

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Reducing HIV Transmission

Clinical Article

Since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified as the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the early 1980s, efforts to limit the spread of this virus have been global. The World Health…

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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)

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Thyroxine Drug Interactions (Jan. 23 2014)

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Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 14 2013)

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