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Potentially Harmful Medication Use in the Elderly

Clinical Article

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recently updated the Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults. The Beers Criteria is an evidenced-based approach to identify medications that are typically best…

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Animal-Assisted Therapy for Dementia

Clinical Article

Many pharmacists at HPS Pharmacies pursue additional education opportunities to further advance their expertise and the level of professional services they provide. One such pharmacist is Dr Shir Ley Tan, Pharmacy Manager at Calvary…

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Augmented Renal Clearance

Clinical Article

Dosing of drugs in the critically ill can be challenging due to multiple factors such as changes in organ function, multiple comorbidities and other clinical interventions which can change the pharmacokinetics of a drug…

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Biofilms

Clinical Article

A biofilm can be defined as a layer of microorganisms adhering to a surface and each other in an aqueous environment. This microbial colony is able to attach to organic or inorganic surfaces by…

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Medications and Sun Exposure

Clinical Article

Around two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 years of age. This makes sun safety an important public health message. The most recent National Sun…

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Abatacept Therapy

Clinical Article

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the joints. Inflammation and joint damage occur which leads to pain and swelling. RA usually affects small joints of the hands, feet and wrists. However,…

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