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Lactulose for Hepatic Encephalopathy

Clinical Article

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a syndrome that may occur in chronic and acute liver dysfunction. It involves a spectrum of neuropsychiatric symptoms and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Signs and symptoms can…

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Proton Pump Inhibitor Restrictions

Clinical Article

Restrictions have recently increased for the provision of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The following changes were implemented on 1st May 2019: Standard dose PPIs changed from restricted benefit…

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Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection

Clinical Article

Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of infectious diarrhoea in hospitalised patients. This anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria is prevalent in the environment and can be spread directly or indirectly via the faecal-oral route. C….

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Updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook

Clinical Article

Asthma is a chronic lung disease affecting one in nine Australians. The condition is characterised by hypersensitivity and inflammation of the airways which results in symptoms such as cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and breathlessness….

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Heparins

Clinical Article

There are currently five heparins registered for use in Australia: dalteparin, danaparoid, enoxaparin, heparin, and nadroparin. Table 1 highlights some of the important differences between these parenteral anticoagulants. Table 1. A comparison of heparin…

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Safety and Quality Standards for Mental Health

Clinical Article

It is estimated that 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, with around 20% reporting experience of a mental health issue over any 12 month period. These figures clearly…

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