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Enhancement of fluoxetine by folic acid

The World Health Organization ranks unipolar major depression as the fourth most important cause of premature mortality and
disability (Murray and Lopez, 1997).

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Superficial fungal infections of the nails

Superficial fungal infections tend to infect the stratum corneum layer of the skin, the hair or the nails, causing various types of clinical symptoms, which can be very distressful to the patient.

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Manifestation of the metabolic syndrome: Part 2

Continuing on from Manifestations of the Metabolic Syndrome: Part 1, which appeared in the February issue of Medical Chronicle, which was all about diagnostic numbers, we look further…

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Managing neovascular AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been described as the leading cause of legal blindness, affecting 10%-13% of adults over 65 years of age in North America, Europe, Australia and, recently, Asia.

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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

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

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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anti-coagulants

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

Vitamin B deficiencies

Guidelines by the Merck Vitamin B Advisory Board…

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sore-throat

Sore throat

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

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hyperlydemia

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

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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