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Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia Management

Clinical Article

Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, occurs due to reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox virus). This virus remains in the dorsal root ganglion following primary infection with chickenpox. Almost one in three Australian…

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Electronic Health Records

Clinical Article

My Health Record, previously known as personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) and the eHealth record, was introduced in Australia in 2012. Since then, over 6.1 million Australians have signed up for the program…

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Management of Immunotherapy-induced Cytokine Release Syndrome

Clinical Article

The Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) is an acute immune reaction due to release or overproduction of inflammatory cytokines such as: Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) Interferon-γ Interleukin 6 (IL-6) The release of these and other…

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Chemistry and Medication

Clinical Article

All medicines are chemicals. The specific chemical structure of a medication is what determines its mechanism of action, physical properties, metabolism, and safety profile. Therefore, it is important to have a basic understanding of…

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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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Febuxostat in chronic gout (Apr. 14 2016)

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