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Diabetes: A Step in the Right Direction

In light of diabetes' widespread incidence, the sector is increasingly  motivated to address the associated risks for patients. With one particular landmark diabetes trial investigating renal and cardiovascular outcomes, Anna Strzelecka, SAS Doctor in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Health & Social Care Trust, discusses her involvement. Background  If not managed properly, diabetes [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:38:12+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

Mind the App

For younger generations, embarrassment or social stigma surrounding mental health issues can so easily lead to confusion with what may be normal development, as opposed to the early progression of a mental health issue. As a result, intervention in teenage mental health issues is key – addressing the problems posed at an early stage. Demonstrating [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:35:37+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

Thinking on their Feet

How can diabetes affect your patients’ feet? Emma Howard, Specialist Podiatrist and Team Leader, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – on behalf of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation – investigates, overviews what neuropathy is, and presents tips as to how individuals can keep their feet healthy. What is Neuropathy? Diabetic foot complications develop as [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:32:13+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

Spotlight on: Nocturia

Mr Roland Morley, Consultant Urologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, presents an analysis of nocturia, focussing on its repercussions, associations, and the key elements to the provision of safe and effective treatment.    Nocturia is a complaint that the individual has to wake at night one or more times to void. In recent years, [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:29:16+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

A Sore Subject

Explore psoriatic arthritis through the expert eyes of Philip Helliwell, Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at the University of Leeds, and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist for the Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust, who talks to SPR about the condition’s life-impacting potential for patients and why treatment must not be delayed. What fraction of the population are most likely [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:21:01+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

Vulvodynia: A Very Private Problem

Vulvodynia can be challenging to treat effectively; partly because it may require a multidisciplinary approach, but also due to the fact that taboos on discussion have led to a lack of research and awareness of the problem, meaning that in the past, appropriate treatment has not been easy to access. In this edition of SPR, [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:17:54+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

In the Cold Light of Day

Winter can be a worrisome time for individuals with asthma – fuelled by fears of intensified symptoms and insufficient preparation. Dr Peter Kewin, Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, investigates the factors which come into play, and how you can help patients cope in the colder months. Winter is coming! While [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:11:53+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

Learning a Thing or Two

As we enter the final chapter of 2019, Warwick Smith, Director General of the British Biosimilars Association, reflects on how the lessons garnered from adalimumab have the potential to drive future launches. Undoubtedly one of the major developments in recent UK biosimilar history was the end of the adalimumab patent at the end of 2018 [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:08:28+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

Hypoglycaemia: The Lowdown

Sharpen your knowledge of hypoglycaemia and diabetes – tackling the causes, impact, and avenues of treatment along the way – through the expert analysis of Gabriela da Silva Xavier, Senior Lecturer in Cellular Metabolism at the University of Birmingham. What is Hypoglycaemia? Hypoglycaemia literally means low blood sugar and is clinically defined as a blood [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:06:23+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments

The Third Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm

In March 2017, the World Health Organisation launched its third Patient Safety Challenge – Medication Without Harm. In the first of a series of articles, Alpana Mair, Head of Effective Prescribing and Therapeutics at the Scottish Government, sets out the themes of the initiative, and delves into the role of patient safety as an important [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:03:22+00:00October 25th, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review October 2019|0 Comments
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