Ann Dougan, PGDipGPP, MRPharmS, Specialist Pharmacist in Neurosciences at Bart's Health NHS Trust
Refractory epilepsy: management in tertiary careSubscription
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness or convulsions, associated with neurones exhibiting abnormally high electrical excitability in the brain.
Bedaquiline in multi-drug resistant tuberculosisSubscription
The first new anti-tuberculosis drug since 1967 could revolutionise therapy and tackle resistant strains.
Tuberculosis and a focus on rifampicinSubscription
A 47-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with acute onset dyspnoea and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. She was diagnosed with a PE (pulmonary embolism) in the right lower lobe, which was complicated by left lower lobe pneumonia, and accompanied by anaemia and thrombocytopenia.