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Redefining hygiene

2020-03-25T16:50:34+02:00

Lifestyle hygiene – balancing infection prevention from the “clean hypothesis” It is well known that in the third world, respiratory and diarrhoeal diseases are a serious global public health problem and a major cause of death. These diseases are highly concentrated in children and disproportionately affects those living in low- and middle-income countries. Transmission of both respiratory infections and diarrhoea [...]

Redefining hygiene2020-03-25T16:50:34+02:00

RB Position Statement on COVID19 & Ibuprofen

2020-03-30T09:03:20+02:00

Concerns over possible link between ibuprofen and worsening COVID-19 are unfounded: WHO and EMA issue statements supporting use of ibuprofen for management of pain and fever Recently, mainly through social media channels, concern has been expressed in relation to use of steroids & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen, for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms. However, there is currently no [...]

RB Position Statement on COVID19 & Ibuprofen2020-03-30T09:03:20+02:00

Positioning Statement on COVID-19 and Ibuprofen – Prof Robin Green

2020-03-24T16:47:00+02:00

And so it evolves …. After a few months of hope South Africa is now part of what has evolved into a ‘Pandemic’. The novel corona virus and its disease even has a new sexy name ‘COVID-19’. Along with new information there has also been a wildfire of disinformation or ‘fake news’. Some facts first: South Africa does have cases [...]

Positioning Statement on COVID-19 and Ibuprofen – Prof Robin Green2020-03-24T16:47:00+02:00

EMA gives advice on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for COVID-19

2020-03-24T16:44:49+02:00

EMA is aware of reports, especially on social media, which raise questions about whether non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen could worsen coronavirus disease (COVID-19). There is currently no scientific evidence establishing a link between ibuprofen and worsening of COVID-19. EMA is monitoring the situation closely and will review any new information that becomes available on this issue in [...]

EMA gives advice on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for COVID-192020-03-24T16:44:49+02:00

NSAIDs in COVID-19

2020-03-24T13:55:09+02:00

Today’s pearl provides some insight and updates regarding the use of NSAIDs in patients infected with COVID-19. What should be used for fever? There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the use of NSAIDs in COVID-19 patients. Here is the best we know right now (subject to change). Background On March 14, 2020 the French Health Minister Olivier Veran [...]

NSAIDs in COVID-192020-03-24T13:55:09+02:00

The International Pharmaceutical Federation Statement

2020-03-24T16:46:22+02:00

FIP position statement on the association between the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (including ibuprofen), ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and corticosteroids, and an increased risk of coronavirus/COVID-19 infection or disease severity. Read More Source: https://www.fip.org/coronavirus  

The International Pharmaceutical Federation Statement2020-03-24T16:46:22+02:00

The great imitator and the diagnostic challenge it poses

2020-03-11T09:26:13+02:00

The most common primary headache, tension-type headache (TTH), represents approximately 80% of all headache diagnoses, is extremely prevalent and is associated with significant socioeconomic cost and reduced quality of life. TTH can present as a great imitator and may mimic chronic migraine, medication overuse headache (MOH), and very rarely, a life threatening secondary headache. The diagnostic difficulty most often encountered [...]

The great imitator and the diagnostic challenge it poses2020-03-11T09:26:13+02:00

Does ibuprofen relieve tension type headaches?

2020-03-06T12:07:25+02:00

Introduction Headache is a common symptom of many different conditions and can be the major complaint, e.g. tension type headache (TTH), or one of many symptoms, e.g. upper respiratory tract infection. In most patients presenting with headache, there are no physical signs, therefore the treatment will depend on an accurate diagnosis1 . Tension type headache (TTH) is by far the [...]

Does ibuprofen relieve tension type headaches?2020-03-06T12:07:25+02:00

Tension Type Headache Overview

2020-03-06T12:08:10+02:00

An overview of the most common, least studied and most costly form of headache - Tension Type Headache 1 A p525, C p 256 Bendtsen 2009; 2 B p2 Abboud, 3 d p339 Jensen 2018 Tension-type headache (TTH) which represent approximately 80% of all headache disorders. The pain is typically bilateral in 90% of cases.  3 D p341 Jensen When [...]

Tension Type Headache Overview2020-03-06T12:08:10+02:00

Pharmacy Advisory board (Mauritius) Newsletter Reflux

2020-03-06T12:08:17+02:00

Dear Healthcare Practitioner Thank you for participating in the Reflux advisory board, hosted by RB on 9th October 2019 at La Pirogue Resort, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius. RB values your insights and looks forward to an ongoing relationship with the independent community pharmacists of Mauritius. The advisory board was chaired and facilitated by Vivette Dalgleish, an independent consultant. It was attended by [...]

Pharmacy Advisory board (Mauritius) Newsletter Reflux2020-03-06T12:08:17+02:00

Pharmacy Advisory board (Mauritius) Newsletter Fever-Children

2020-03-06T12:08:24+02:00

Dear Healthcare Practitioner Thank you for participating in the Fever in Children advisory board, hosted by RB on 9th October 2019 at La Pirogue Resort, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius. RB values your insights and looks forward to an ongoing relationship with the independent community pharmacists of Mauritius. The advisory board was chaired and facilitated by Vivette Dalgleish, an independent consultant. It was [...]

Pharmacy Advisory board (Mauritius) Newsletter Fever-Children2020-03-06T12:08:24+02:00

The Coronavirus outbreak

2020-02-18T14:48:39+02:00

The Coronavirus outbreak: a novel virus threatening humankind. Coronaviruses (CoVs), so called because of the crown-like spikes that protrude from its surface, are not new to the human race and consists of a large family of viruses known to cause human diseases which range from trivial, such as the common cold, to the life-threating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The strain [...]

The Coronavirus outbreak2020-02-18T14:48:39+02:00

Your digestive system in pregnancy

2020-03-24T17:17:53+02:00

Many of the digestive problems of modern humans, including in pregnancy, can be traced back to non-physiological birth practices, not breastfeeding, and over-filling the stomach from babyhood. That’s why, in order to break this vicious cycle, an expectant mom should take the messages of her digestive health seriously, while also considering how birth impacts her baby’s future digestive health. That [...]

Your digestive system in pregnancy2020-03-24T17:17:53+02:00

Supplements In Pregnancy

2020-03-24T17:18:01+02:00

During pregnancy a woman’s body has increased need for certain vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. The ideal way to achieve micro-nutritional status is through eating healthy food, including a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, and legumes. Unfortunately, the value of food nowadays is affected by cultivation and other techniques, so supplementation often becomes necessary. It’s generally [...]

Supplements In Pregnancy2020-03-24T17:18:01+02:00

Foods And Nutrients For Mom And Baby

2020-03-24T17:19:11+02:00

For The Healthiest Pregnancy Diet: Eat more plant foods Eat fewer animal foods Include foods from all the vibrant colour groups Keep meals simple, with not too many ingredients Don’t eat for two; simply follow your appetite Eat as little processed, refined food as possible Don’t drink large amounts with meals Keep hydrated between meals Avoid fasting Go slow on [...]

Foods And Nutrients For Mom And Baby2020-03-24T17:19:11+02:00

The Coronavirus Problem

2020-02-18T15:03:29+02:00

This article is provided to try and place into context the problem with the new novel Huwan coronavirus (now called novel coronavirus pneumonia) and to suggest the facts of the disease and minimise the current frightening mis-information doing the rounds. First what is this virus? Coronaviruses have been known as respiratory viruses for many years and have probably been around [...]

The Coronavirus Problem2020-02-18T15:03:29+02:00

Feedback Report from EFIC 2019

2019-09-25T11:23:00+02:00

The European Pain Congress is hosted biennially by the European Federation of IASP Chapters.  The congress is a melting pot of discussions around the most relevant new academic focus areas in the field of pain medicine. In 2019, the EFIC congress was held in the Spanish coastal city of Valencia.  The theme of the congress was “Bring the Future to [...]

Feedback Report from EFIC 20192019-09-25T11:23:00+02:00

Atopic Dermatitis

2019-09-13T10:24:34+02:00

Introduction Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that is characterised by pruritic lesions, xerosis and lichenification.1 The incessant itch is the most debilitating symptom of the condition and persistent scratching may lead to broken skin, infection and inflammation.1,2 The condition is intermittent, with flares followed by periods of remission.1 The cause of the flare is often unknown.1 [...]

Atopic Dermatitis2019-09-13T10:24:34+02:00

An overview of cold and flu management

2019-09-13T10:25:47+02:00

GP PHARMA UPDATE Abstract Common colds and flu are caused by very different viruses but share similar symptoms. The common cold is a self-limiting upper respiratory tract infection and it is caused by a rhinovirus, coronavirus or adenovirus. It usually resolves within 7-10 days. The flu is caused by the influenza virus and typically presents with headaches, myalgia, fever and [...]

An overview of cold and flu management2019-09-13T10:25:47+02:00

Revisiting Aspirin for primary cardiovascular disease

2019-09-13T10:25:34+02:00

Revisiting Aspirin for primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention: How can we improve patient outcomes without causing harm… The active ingredient in Aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, has multiple biological actions on various body systems. These include reduced platelet activation and inhibition of subsequent aggregation, as well as anti-inflammatory properties but it also results in increased gastric acid production and vasoconstriction via its [...]

Revisiting Aspirin for primary cardiovascular disease2019-09-13T10:25:34+02:00

Hands on management of muscle pain and injuries

2019-09-13T10:25:25+02:00

Introduction The most common types of sport activities associated with sporting injuries are2: Running or jogging. Contact sports –rugby, soccer, hockey and boxing. Racket sports- tennis, badminton. Volleyball. Basketball. Heavy weight lifting Cycling.. Golfing. Swimming. Topical therapies are often highly effective for managing sports-related muscle sprains and strains. The skin is essential for maintaining body homeostasis and for preventing uptake [...]

Hands on management of muscle pain and injuries2019-09-13T10:25:25+02:00

An overview of Sore Throat

2019-09-13T10:25:06+02:00

GP PHARMA UPDATE Pharyngitis, or sore throat, is most commonly a symptom of pharyngeal inflammation and is a common complaint among children, adolescents and adults.1It refers to a painful sensation and inflammation of the pharynx (back of throat).2 Viral infections, such as a common cold or influenza, or a substantial bacterial infection, such as tonsillitis, are possible causes of a [...]

An overview of Sore Throat2019-09-13T10:25:06+02:00

Acute viral bronchiolitis: Dawn of a new era for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection through vaccination

2019-09-12T11:12:36+02:00

Many cases of bronchiolitis are caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which was first identified in 1956 as causing illness in humans. Despite ongoing efforts since the 1960s to develop an RSV vaccine, it has remained elusive. The RSV vaccine research agenda experienced a major setback after the increased susceptibility to severe RSV disease and death in children who [...]

Acute viral bronchiolitis: Dawn of a new era for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection through vaccination2019-09-12T11:12:36+02:00

Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnosis and Current Management

2019-09-12T11:12:55+02:00

This issue of CME profiles acute viral bronchiolitis – a common condition that is often not serious. Nonetheless, each year a number of infants, particularly those with an underlying susceptibility to severe disease, are admitted to hospital or even to paediatric intensive care units. This series of articles highlights the diagnostic principles involved, and emphasises the principles of management and [...]

Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnosis and Current Management2019-09-12T11:12:55+02:00

A brief discussion about diagnosing cirrhosis

2019-09-12T11:13:14+02:00

Introduction Cirrhosis represents the final pathological endpoint of a variety of chronic liver insults. While awareness of the condition and many of its important causes is virtually universal among clinicians, there appears to be reluctance to use this diagnostic term even in patients presenting with classical features. This article attempts to provide some guidance in diagnosing cirrhosis while reflecting on [...]

A brief discussion about diagnosing cirrhosis2019-09-12T11:13:14+02:00

Advisory board Newsletter GRIP

2020-02-26T08:10:37+02:00

Dear Healthcare Practitioner Thank you for participating in the Sore Throat advisory board, hosted by RB on 16th May 2019 at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. RB values your insights and looks forward to an ongoing relationship with the independent community pharmacists of South Africa. The advisory board was chaired and facilitated by Dr Michelle Maserow, an independent consultant. [...]

Advisory board Newsletter GRIP2020-02-26T08:10:37+02:00

Advisory board Newsletter PAIN

2020-02-26T08:09:56+02:00

Dear Healthcare Practitioner Thank you for participating in the Pain advisory board, hosted by RB on 15th May 2019 at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. RB values your insights and looks forward to an ongoing relationship with the independent community pharmacists of South Africa. The advisory board was chaired and facilitated by Dr Michelle Maserow, an independent consultant. It [...]

Advisory board Newsletter PAIN2020-02-26T08:09:56+02:00

‘Public health campaigns are still focused around fear, prevention and delay’

2020-03-24T17:21:08+02:00

An urgent solution is needed to address the decline in condom use amongst young people. That's according to reproductive health experts and consultant at Nalane for Reproductive Justice and Member of the Sexual and Reproductive Coalition (SRJC) Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng. South Africa is currently battling a high rate of new HIV infections, particularly in women. READ: 'Condom use still very [...]

‘Public health campaigns are still focused around fear, prevention and delay’2020-03-24T17:21:08+02:00

5 Ways To Get Creative With Condoms This Valentine’s Day

2020-03-24T17:21:22+02:00

National Condom Day just got spicier, with Valentine’s Day also falling on February 14, 2019. Apt, don’t you think? Now, you can celebrate both days by practicing safer sex on the day of love by using a condom during your bedroom gymnastics. The condom The male condom is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your partner [...]

5 Ways To Get Creative With Condoms This Valentine’s Day2020-03-24T17:21:22+02:00

How to use condoms for ultimate pleasure

2020-03-24T17:21:28+02:00

Did you know that today is not only Valentine’s Day but also National Condom Day? Which makes it the perfect combo to not only celebrate love and lust but also safe sex! “A condom shouldn’t ruin the mood, instead, use it as a pleasure tool and reach your climax,” says Durex Global Advisory for Sexual Health and Wellbeing board member [...]

How to use condoms for ultimate pleasure2020-03-24T17:21:28+02:00

Sexual Pleasure Is a Human Right

2020-03-24T17:21:15+02:00

In this op-ed, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, vice-chair of South Africa's Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, explains why she believes sexual pleasure is a human right. It was an ordinary day at the clinic. The sight of a few teenagers in school uniform was familiar — they are usually quiet and sneak into the clinic to grab some condoms. On this [...]

Sexual Pleasure Is a Human Right2020-03-24T17:21:15+02:00

Mindfulness: Is it practical and sustainable?

2019-09-12T19:12:31+02:00

Introduction Mindfulness is becoming a popular buzzword. In the medical literature, there is a growing body of evidence of varying quality attesting to the utility and therapeutic efficacy of mindfulness in a variety of clinical states. Among others, these include chronic pain, depression and other mental disorders, substance abuse and addiction, diabetes, cancer and weight management. Many of the mindfulness-based [...]

Mindfulness: Is it practical and sustainable?2019-09-12T19:12:31+02:00

Mapping the emollient landscape of south africa

2019-09-12T11:16:36+02:00

Abstract Daily leave-on emollient therapy is a foundation of long-term atopic dermatitis management. Meta-analysis suggests an equivalent efficacy of moisturisers with different base ingredients in reducing the number and prolonging the time to atopic dermatitis flares. South Africa has a large and growing number of leave-on emollients marketed for use in atopic dermatitis patients, making it challenging for healthcare providers [...]

Mapping the emollient landscape of south africa2019-09-12T11:16:36+02:00

The origin of hand washing for health care workers (HCWs) – a tribute to Semmelweis….

2019-09-12T19:13:00+02:00

Introduction The Austrian-Hungarian physician, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, discovered the pivotal importance of hand hygiene in the prevention of transmitting infections in 1858. He is therefore considered to be the father of infection control. Discovery Dr. Semmelweis postulated that the causative agent behind fever occurring in the postpartum period, also known as ‘childbed fever’, was contagious and that the occurrence can [...]

The origin of hand washing for health care workers (HCWs) – a tribute to Semmelweis….2019-09-12T19:13:00+02:00

Optimising the management of fever and pain in children

2019-09-12T19:13:23+02:00

Introduction Paediatric fever and pain are common presenting symptoms. Fever accounts for at least one third of all healthcare consultations for children. Ibuprofen and paracetamol are commonly used to treat paediatric pain and fever and are effective and generally well tolerated. However, optimal doses, dosing regimens and choice of medication are not clearly described in the medical literature. Nevertheless, despite [...]

Optimising the management of fever and pain in children2019-09-12T19:13:23+02:00

South African Gastroenterology Review

2019-09-12T11:19:31+02:00

RESEARCH ARTICLES Donor related risk factors on the outcome of Living Donor Liver Transplantation Golimumab treatment in South African IBD patients: a 2 year review Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis in a cohort of South African patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital REVIEW ARTICLE Cytomegalovirus (CMV) CASE REPORT Gastrointestinal common variable immunodeficiency presenting with symptomatic hypocalcaemia – [...]

South African Gastroenterology Review2019-09-12T11:19:31+02:00

Highlights of the UEG Week 2018

2019-09-12T11:20:00+02:00

Introduction The annual flagship congress of European gastroenterology took place in Vienna from 20 to 24 October 2018. It continues to deliver excellent medical education and appeals to a diverse audience ranging from the experienced clinical gastroenterologist to the first year trainee and research scientist. Given the nature of gastroenterology, it is essential that the programme is attractive to a [...]

Highlights of the UEG Week 20182019-09-12T11:20:00+02:00

Hands on management of muscle pain and injuries

2019-09-12T11:20:20+02:00

Abstract Sport injuries and muscle pain can occur as a result of engagement in exercise and or organised sporting activities. These injuries affect all age groups and gender. The most common types of sporting activities known to cause these injuries include jogging, cycling, volley ball, swimming and heavy weight lifting. Lack of warming-up before participating in sporting activity, overtraining and [...]

Hands on management of muscle pain and injuries2019-09-12T11:20:20+02:00

Dyspepsia: literature review and evidence for management in primary care

2019-09-12T11:20:46+02:00

Introduction Dyspepsia is a common reason for clinical encounter in primary care and imposes significant psychosocial stress, higher cost of care and lower quality of life on those who suffer from it.1-3 It accounts for 5% of visits to family physicians in the US but data is not available for most African countries.4 There is no universally accepted definition for [...]

Dyspepsia: literature review and evidence for management in primary care2019-09-12T11:20:46+02:00

Sore throat – conditions and treatment

2019-09-12T11:21:02+02:00

Introduction A sore throat or pharyngitis is discomfort, scratchiness or irritation in the throat. The pain often worsens when swallowing.1,2 A sore throat usually resolves on its own without complications in adults, although it is important to know when to seek medical attention.3,4 Causes A sore throat is normally caused by a viral infection. It may be caused by the [...]

Sore throat – conditions and treatment2019-09-12T11:21:02+02:00

An update on available pain medications

2019-09-12T11:21:23+02:00

Pain is a complex interaction of sensory, emotional and behavioural factors. Chronic pain is among the most common reasons for seeking medical attention. In contrast to acute pain, where the goal is primary pain relief, the effective management of chronic pain is complex and not fully understood. Multimodal pain therapy is often required to treat chronic or persistent pain syndromes. [...]

An update on available pain medications2019-09-12T11:21:23+02:00

An overview of the management of back pain

2019-09-12T11:21:35+02:00

Abstract: Back pain affects people across any socio-economic category and is a leading cause of absenteeism and decreased productivity in the workplace. This symptomatic condition is caused by multiple factors, making it difficult to manage. With a small proportion of people experiencing back pain due to pathological reasons, in the larger majority, back pain is due to a mechanical cause. [...]

An overview of the management of back pain2019-09-12T11:21:35+02:00

Colds, flu and coughing: a review of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines

2019-09-12T11:21:50+02:00

Abstract The common cold is the most frequent human illness, and may be caused by several families of viruses, particularly the more than 100 serotypes of rhinoviruses. Inaccurate perceptions that antibiotics improve patient outcomes fuel the number of doctor visits and requests for antibiotics. The inappropriate use of antibiotics for minor, self-limiting, usually viral, upper-respiratory tract infections does not alter [...]

Colds, flu and coughing: a review of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines2019-09-12T11:21:50+02:00

Treatment of Sports injuries in the pharmacy

2019-09-12T11:22:07+02:00

Introduction: Sports injuries refers to the kinds of injuries that occur during sports or exercise and can affect any part of the body, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). Acute injuries occur suddenly and may result in immediate pain,  restriction of movement and the inability to bear weight on the affected limb. Chronic injuries usually [...]

Treatment of Sports injuries in the pharmacy2019-09-12T11:22:07+02:00

Traveler’s thrombosis: a time to be vigilant….

2019-09-12T11:23:51+02:00

Introduction It is the season to be jolly! It is the season to spend time with long lost family from all over the globe, renew ties and plan for the year ahead. It is the season of travel…. It is the season of traveler’s thrombosis…. What is VTE Venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) consisting of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism [...]

Traveler’s thrombosis: a time to be vigilant….2019-09-12T11:23:51+02:00

A Brief Report from the South African Gastroenterology Society Congress (8 – 11 August 2018, Johannesburg)

2019-09-12T11:24:00+02:00

The annual congress of the South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES) is the educational highlight in the calendar of professionals involved in the science and practice of gastroenterology. This year saw the 56th Congress of the society. Not only did it continue to attract participants from overseas but, as with the last few years, saw relationships being forged among specialists from [...]

A Brief Report from the South African Gastroenterology Society Congress (8 – 11 August 2018, Johannesburg)2019-09-12T11:24:00+02:00

Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

2019-09-12T11:24:07+02:00

Introduction Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the chest or throat, which usually occurs after eating. People who experience heartburn at least two to three times a week may have gastrooesophageal reflux disease, or GORD.1,2 What causes gastro-oesophageal reflux? When we eat, food is carried from the mouth through the oesophagus.1,3,4 The oesophagus is a tube-like that expands and [...]

Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease2019-09-12T11:24:07+02:00

Pharmacists have critical role in protecting antibiotics by encouraging self-care, GRIP symposium says

2019-09-12T11:24:28+02:00

Community pharmacists are central to reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics in upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), according to Martin Duerden, a GP and honorary senior research fellow at Bangor University, Wales. Duerden was speaking during a Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP) symposium on “Self-care: Optimising pharmacy” at the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in Glasgow on 5 September [...]

Pharmacists have critical role in protecting antibiotics by encouraging self-care, GRIP symposium says2019-09-12T11:24:28+02:00

Dysmenorrhoea: an overview

2019-09-12T11:24:39+02:00

Introduction Dysmenorrhoea is a common condition and refers to painful menses (menstruation) with severe cramping affecting the lower part of the abdomen.1 It can be either primary or secondary and is a common complaint among adolescents and women of reproductive age.2 Dysmenorrhoea is known to be the most common cause of pelvic pain.2 The pain is described as a sharp, [...]

Dysmenorrhoea: an overview2019-09-12T11:24:39+02:00

Preparing patients for open access colonoscopy

2019-09-12T11:24:48+02:00

Introduction An open access endoscopy service allows direct referral of patients for an endoscopic procedure without prior specialist consultation. The benefits of such a system include streamlining of medical services, saving time and cost of an additional consultation, improving access to a specialised medical service and convenience for the referring clinician. There are also concerns with open access endoscopy systems [...]

Preparing patients for open access colonoscopy2019-09-12T11:24:48+02:00

Aging with HIV

2019-09-12T11:24:59+02:00

Aging with HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus as a Chronic Disease… With widespread, affordable and effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), the life expectancy in the HIV population has dramatically improved. Consequently, as the HIV infected population ages, other age-related comorbidities, such as malignancies, metabolic disturbances and cardiovascular disease (CVD), have emerged as important causes of morbidity and mortality. An overrepresentation of traditional [...]

Aging with HIV2019-09-12T11:24:59+02:00


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