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For quite some time, the standard of care for HFrEF has seen the use of beta-adrenergic blockers, ACE inhibitors, and spironolactone.
Introduction The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) defines osteoarthritis (OA) as ‘a chronic disease ... characterised by joint pain, stiffness and swelling mainly affects the hands, knees and hips.1’ It is a condition predominantly seen in people...
skin cancer

Skin Cancer

Case scenario David, a 71-year-old retired construction worker, had many non-melanoma skin cancers removed. These are healing well, however he would like to look after his skin from now on to prevent any further skin cancers. He has been...
How common are burn injuries? Globally, burns are the sixth most common injury type, and fire alone accounts for more than 300,000 deaths each year. In high-income countries such as Australia and New Zealand, burn injury incidence is lower...
Case scenario Alice, aged 9, comes into the pharmacy with her mother complaining of pain in the sole of her foot when she walks. On inspection, you note a round 1.5 cm lesion on the sole of her foot which...
Introduction Injectable medicines are not what they used to be in the management of diabetes, with new formulations and devices providing more convenient and appealing ways to manage medication administration. Over the past five years a number of new injectable...
Clinical governance is a concept that has evolved from corporate governance, with a specific focus on health service delivery.
Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling mental illness associated with significant morbidity, and a reduced life-expectancy of at least 13 to 15 years.1 Learning objectives After successful completion of this CPD activity, pharmacists should be able to: Discuss the role of clozapine...
Introduction Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the mainstay of treatment for acid-related diseases in the upper gastrointestinal tract. In Australia in 2017–18, the PPIs esomeprazole and pantoprazole were the third and fourth most-prescribed medicines by volume on the Pharmaceutical Benefits...
Case scenario Louise is a 62-year-old female with COPD who was diagnosed more than 10 years ago. She has a 20 pack/year smoking history and has tried to quit smoking many times. She is moderately overweight with a body...