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Introduction Coronary heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for almost a third of all deaths.1,2 Statins remain the cornerstone of CVD prevention through their lipid lowering effects and significant impact...
Threadworm refers to the nematode (roundworm) Enterobius vermicularis. It is a common, exclusively human, intestinal parasite found around the world.
Introduction According to the 2011–12 Australian Health Survey, approximately 63% of Australian adults have dyslipidaemia.1 One in three of these Australians have abnormally elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and one in three have elevated triglycerides.1 Lipid disorders (see Table...
Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism. It is also indicated in a block-replacement regimen in hyperthyroidism and suppressive regimen in thyroid cancer and euthyroid goitre.1, 2 Learning objectives After successful completion of this CPD activity, pharmacists should be...
Case scenario John is an 82-year-old man with a history of hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. He has no allergies nor other comorbidities. A baker for his entire working life, John moved into a residential aged care facility (RACF) two...
Introduction Since its identification in the early 1980s as a disease-causing agent, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been a major focus of public health initiatives worldwide. Identifying effective treatment and prevention interventions has resulted in significant improvements in...
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...
Introduction Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine1 that potentiates the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), resulting in anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, anterograde amnesic, muscle relaxant and antiepileptic effects.2 It is used for seizures and preoperative or procedural sedation...
Case scenario Ronald is a 72-year-old retired gentleman who regularly visits your pharmacy. His medical conditions are type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dsyslipidaemia. He is overweight (BMI 35.5 kg/m2) despite losing 5 kg since quitting alcohol 3 months ago....
Case Scenario 01 Mrs MacMillan is a 57-year-old female. She was initially diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2012. Her histopathology demonstrated a human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) and hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer, with clear...