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Metabolic Syndrome: Part 1

The metabolic syndrome (Met-S) is a concept that has evolved over the past 20 years, describing a
complex combination of metabolic, malignant, fatty liver and cardiovascular risk factors.

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Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Making every drop count

Conjunctivitis is estimated to contribute 1% of ophthalmic problems or disorders seen in primary care setting, and 1 – 4% in all GP consultations worldwide, with bacterial conjunctivitis being the most frequent.

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Clinical Update: Erectile Dysfunction

The incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) has increased dramatically over the years and it is projected to affect
approximately 322 million men by 2025.

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Vaginal Infections: An Overview

The vagina is a unique environment for bacterial colonisation. It is subject to dramatic changes over the course of a lifetime, induced by developmental and hormonal changes.

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Treatment only works if taken

Keep a watch…on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed. For through not taking disagreeable drinks, purgative or other, they sometimes die.

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Better connected for better decisions

The efficacy of diabetes management software was recently shown in the Accu-Chek® Connect Reports Utility and Efficiency Study (ACCRUES).

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Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder spans a wide range of emotions alternating between manic symptoms and depressive extremes.

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Seeing Red


Seeing Red

Red eye is the cardinal sign of ocular inflammation. The condition is usually benign and can be managed by primary care physicians.

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Nutrition in pregnancy


Nutrition in pregnancy

A healthy, balanced diet is strongly recommended before, during and after pregnancy. Good nutrition and appropriate weight gain can improve pregnancy outcomes.

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Protein oral nutritional supplementation


Protein oral nutritional supplementation

For the elderly and malnourished hospital patient….

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Depression and Breast Cancer


AR: Evidence-based treatment

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem affecting 10%-30% of the general population,….

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Depression and Breast Cancer


When musculoskeletal pain strikes

Musculoskeletal pain affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones….
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Depression and Breast Cancer


Depression and Breast Cancer

Anxiety and depression are common in women with breast cancer…

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Coal Tar

The case for coal tar

Whenever you see an inflamed skin, regardless of cause, the stratum corneum is leaky and permeable….

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Atopic-dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis

A chronic inflammatory skin condition, which occurs in allergy-prone (atopic) individuals…

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Thrombosis

You have an eligible patient that has failed Warfarin. What now?

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Women’s Health MCQ

The biological understanding of menstruation and associated symptoms is undergoing a new, intense scrutiny…

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Frusterating persistent cough

The key task is to distinguish the benign, self-limiting cough from the severe, potentially life-threatening conditions presenting with cough…

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Airway inflammatory conditions

Since rhinosinusitis occurs more often in patients with allergic rhinitis, the conditions are frequently seen together in patients…

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Randomised Controlled Trials vs Real World Data sets

Recent real-world data have emerged looking at the safety and efficacy of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs).

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Vitamin B deficiencies

Guidelines by the Merck Vitamin B Advisory Board…

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Sore throat

The sore throat is one of the most common conditions that GPs encounter and overtreatment is widespread…

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Developments in the Management of Hyperlipidaemia

SA is a country diverse in ethnicity, culture and lifestyle but suffers a high cardiovascular burden across all sub-populations…

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Mixed Dyslipidaemia in Metabolic Syndrome Patients

The concept of the metabolic syndrome is at least 80 years old and has always been viewed as a constellation of metabolic disturbances, all of which are recognised risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD)…

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Rational Corticosteroid Therapy

Glucocorticosteroids are normal physiological hormones with important roles in daily functioning and the regulation of stress responses in reaction to physical and emotional insults…

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Sexual health is important

Sexual health is essential to an individual’s general health, affecting quality of life and psychosocial and emotional wellbeing…

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Etoricoxib for OA pain relief

The aim of Moore et al’s study was to investigate the effects of different levels of pain relief assessed at various time points on estimates of effi cacy, using individual patient data from seven randomised placebo-controlled trials in osteoarthritis…

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Obesity

A complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It increases the risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.

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Anxiety disorders

In order to improve the management of anxiety, particularly in patients who do not respond to fi rst-line
treatment options, it is important to be familiar with the latest therapeutic developments…

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Cardiac: Metabolic Syndrome

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased dramatically in recent years, and the cluster of metabolic abnormalities it encompasses results in increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality…

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Chronic pancreatitis

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition characterised by de ciency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion. EPI is associated with certain diseases and conditions that affect the pancreas. Some of these diseases you are genetic, like cystic brosis, while others may occur later in life, as is the case with chronic pancreatitis…

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Pain: DICLOFENAC vs NSAIDs in OA, RA

A recent meta-analysis compared diclofenac to other traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis: a network meta-analysis.

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Paediatry: Bronchodilation for treatment of cough

Cough is one of the commonest and distressing symptoms of lung disease and is frequent problem encountered in general practice as well as hospital practice…

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Shingles: Effective suppression

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster (HZ), is an infective process caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). Primary infection is manifested as chicken pox (varicella), which has a distinctive vesicular rash and is accompanied by constitutional symptoms, thereby, allowing for clinical diagnosis…

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Cardiovascular treatment outcomes: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent study measured cardiovascular outcomes with etoricoxib and diclofenac in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Multinational Etoricoxib and Diclofenac Arthritis Long-term (MEDAL) programme: a randomised comparison…

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Antidepressants: Switching and stopping

This clinical article will focus on new trends in the treatment of depression, switching and discontinuing of antidepressants, sexual side effects related to the use of antidepressants and the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents…

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Metabolic Syndrome

The concept of the metabolic syndrome is at least 80 years old and has always been viewed as a constellation of metabolic disturbances, all of which are recognised risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD)…

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HIV

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of anti-HIV medication to keep HIV-negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective. A single pill is highly effective against HIV when taken every day…

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Fighting fits

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that affects people worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalised), and are sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness and control of bowel or bladder function…

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Insomnia

Insomnia was previously viewed as a sleep disturbance that was secondary to a medical condition, psychiatric illness, sleep disorder, or medication, and would improve with treatment of the underlying disorder…

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Skin infections

Our skin serves various functions and protecting us from external noxious substances is one of them. It acts as a barrier to the external environment, protecting us from the sun, heat, cold, pollutants, maintaining our water balance, producing hormones and vitamins among others…

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Burns treatment innovations

In this article, we look at his pilot study of Cutimed Sorbact vs silver dressings, and clinical study of Cutimed Sorbact as a skin substitute. We also focus on silver resistance…

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Faecal microbiota transplant

Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT), also known as a faecal stool transplant involves the infusion of intestinal microorganisms into the intestine of an ill patient, from the intestine of another healthy individual to restore the balance of the normal intestinal microbiota, and facilitate the healing of a disease process…

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Vitamin B12 deficiency in an ageing world

Dr Lindy Sinclair, Specialist Physician in part time private practice Deficiency in vitamin B12 is common in older people. It has significant health effects, and is easy to treat…

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Paediatric epilepsy (Treatment updates)

Seizure disorders are one of the common neurologic problems observed in childhood. Paediatric epilepsies constitute a heterogeneous group of conditions with different diagnostic criteria and management…

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