< version="2.0"> Salvadore - Latest CPD- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info http://salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/magazine/graphics/logo.png - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info Pharmacogenomics: an overview- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/pharmacogenomics-an-overview/20203640.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/pharmacogenomics-an-overview/20203640.article With the NHS working towards the integration of personalised medicine, in particular, aiming for whole-genome sequencing to be standard for specific conditions by 2020, it is important for pharmacists and healthcare professionals to be aware of the principles of pharmacogenomics and its evolving application into clinical practice. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:02 GMT Managing diabetes in women during preconception and pregnancy- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/managing-diabetes-in-women-during-preconception-and-pregnancy/20203468.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/managing-diabetes-in-women-during-preconception-and-pregnancy/20203468.article Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with risks to the woman and to the developing foetus. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be able to support and educate women who are planning pregnancy and those who are already pregnant to manage their diabetes. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:41 GMT The diabetic foot- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/the-diabetic-foot/20203299.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/the-diabetic-foot/20203299.article Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life, so it is important that pharmacists are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition. Produced in partnership with RB. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:27 GMT Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes: diagnosis, assessment and management- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-diagnosis-assessment-and-management/20202993.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-diagnosis-assessment-and-management/20202993.article Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. The condition is thought to be highly prevalent; however, the dearth of symptoms during early disease and the lack of a specific diagnostic test make it difficult to detect and manage at an early stage. This presents a considerable challenge for healthcare professionals. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:42 GMT Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia/20202975.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia/20202975.article Heparin is widely used for thromboprophylaxis or as a treatment in many clinical situations, however, it can cause serious adverse effects. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an immune-mediated adverse drug reaction, is associated with high morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:05 GMT Chronic oedema: treatment and the impact of prescribed medicines- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/chronic-oedema-treatment-and-the-impact-of-prescribed-medicines/20202834.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/chronic-oedema-treatment-and-the-impact-of-prescribed-medicines/20202834.article Early diagnosis of lower limb oedema is crucial to prevent early oedema becoming chronic. Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals are ideally placed to identify patients on certain medicines at higher risk of oedema, and should be aware of signs of chronic oedema when assessing patients to allow for prompt referral. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 17:20 GMT Fluoroquinolones for treating tuberculosis- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/fluoroquinolones-for-treating-tuberculosis/20202555.article http://salvadore.info/learning/fluoroquinolones-for-treating-tuberculosis/20202555.article Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health and socioeconomic challenge. The duration of current anti-TB therapies, the adverse effects of certain anti-TB drugs and the growing problem of drug-resistant TB on an international scale mean that it is imperative for new, effective and safe treatment regimens to be developed. Fluoroquinolones are a class of drugs that have been used in the treatment of TB for several decades. This article provides an overview of the current treatment ... Mon, 8 May 2017 16:17 GMT Depression in adults: recognition and management- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/depression-in-adults-recognition-and-management/20202439.article http://salvadore.info/learning/depression-in-adults-recognition-and-management/20202439.article Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be able to recognise the symptoms of depression in people who use their services and direct them towards accessing treatment. This article examines how a diagnosis of depression is made, the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available, specific considerations for different patient groups, self-management approaches, and the role of the pharmacy team in managing and supporting patients who have symptoms of depression. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:05 GMT Multiple myeloma: pharmacological management- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/multiple-myeloma-pharmacological-management/20202380.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/multiple-myeloma-pharmacological-management/20202380.article Although multiple myeloma is currently regarded as being incurable in the majority of patients, the outlook for patients diagnosed with the condition has improved markedly over the last 40 years, with survival rates quadrupling. Significant advances in both treatment and supportive therapies have contributed to these improved outcomes and are discussed in this article. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:50 GMT <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: diagnosis and treatment update- salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/clostridium-difficile-diagnosis-and-treatment-update/20202242.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/clostridium-difficile-diagnosis-and-treatment-update/20202242.article There are around 12,000 cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) each year in the UK and during 1999 to 2007, deaths from CDI peaked at around 4,000 per year. This article summarises diagnosis and management, as well as the current therapeutic options for CDI, including faecal microbiota transplant. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:34 GMT Sepsis: an update on identification and management - salvadore.info http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/sepsis-an-update-on-identification-and-management/20202083.article http://salvadore.info/learning/cpd-article/sepsis-an-update-on-identification-and-management/20202083.article All healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, should be aware of the clinical features and management of sepsis. This article summarises the recent changes in the definition of sepsis in adults, as well as its management. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:45 GMT