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Antibiotic Use in the Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is estimated to affect around 5% of people over 45 years of age, yet accounts for over half of the disease burden due to respiratory conditions. This progressive condition…

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Erythropoietin Resistance

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are used to promote the production of erythrocytes. This medication group includes recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) derivatives (e.g. epoetin alfa, epoetin beta, and epoetin lambda) and chemically modified forms of EPO…

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Amiodarone-induced Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland produces three hormones, thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. Thyroxine is the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland. While triiodothyronine is the more active form, the majority of this hormone…

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Biological Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints and can damage other body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Unlike the wear-and-tear…

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Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists

Finerenone is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with type II diabetes. Finerenone is a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. The mineralocorticoid receptor plays an important…

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Neo-Adjuvant Treatment of Melanoma and Directed Therapy from the PRADO Trial

Immunotherapy and targeted treatment of melanoma have drastically improved prognosis. Well established in the metastatic melanoma setting, studies have proven PD1 inhibition in the adjuvant setting for high-risk resectable melanoma, and this is now…

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