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Introduction Dementia is a broad term used to encompass a large group of illnesses defined by a progressive decline in a person’s functioning (e.g. memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physicality). It is most frequently due to, but is not...
Vomiting and diarrhoea are signs or symptoms of an underlying problem, rather than diseases themselves.1 Diarrhoea is defined as the frequent passage of loose or watery stools that may be accompanied with abdominal cramps and pain, nausea, and vomiting.1–3 Acute...
There are a number of existing and new digital options to assist practitioners provide health care to their patients in these challenging times.
Ensuring vaccines and temperature-sensitive medicines are not exposed to temperatures outside this range is known as ‘cold chain management’.

Croup

Croup (acute laryngotracheobronchitis) is an inflammatory condition of the upper airway, larynx and trachea – usually triggered by a viral infection.
It is important to distinguish a true penicillin allergy from a presumed allergy. Systematic drug allergy assessment is likely to mitigate many of the associated clinical and economic impacts of unverified penicillin allergy.
diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers

A diabetic foot ulcer is a break in the skin of the foot, involving the epidermis and at least part of the dermis of a person with diabetes mellitus.
Introduction Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.1 Patients with CF have a mutated gene, resulting in defective CFTR proteins causing thick mucus in multiple body systems.2 CF mainly affects...
Threadworm refers to the nematode (roundworm) Enterobius vermicularis. It is a common, exclusively human, intestinal parasite found around the world.
A mobile or outreach vaccination service requires additional cold chain monitoring and vigilance.