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  • Pharmacogenomics: an overview
    • Abstract: 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.

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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:02 GMT
       
  • Pharmacologic treatment options for children and adolescents with autism
           spectrum disorder
    • Abstract: Abstract: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neuropsychiatric condition that is often associated with severe behavioural challenges that can be as diverse in response to treatment as they are in presentation. While environmental, behavioural, communicative, therapeutic and supportive interventions are critical considerations for any individual with ASD, pharmacologic interventions...

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      PubDate: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:43 GMT
       
  • Combined oral immunotherapy shows lasting effect against peanut allergy
           four years later
    • Abstract: In a report of the long-term outcomes of probiotics plus peanut oral immunotherapy, more than half of study participants were able to continue eating peanuts up to four years later.

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      PubDate: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:47 GMT
       
  • Putting the rise of STIs in England into context
    • Abstract: Laura Waters explains the rise of STIs in the UK, the possible reasons behind it and possible solutions, and considers the challenges posed by the current economic climate.

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      PubDate: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 17:09 GMT
       
  • HIV PrEP needs licensing for adolescents, researchers say
    • Abstract: Study highlights a need for adolescent men who have sex with men to be given pre-exposure prophylaxis and for adherence to be promoted in this group.

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      PubDate: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 11:34 GMT
       
  • Limit opioid use before knee surgery to optimise outcomes, say researchers
    • Abstract: Study supports existing research that preoperative opioid use could lead to worse pain outcomes after surgery.

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      PubDate: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 11:21 GMT
       
  • Brain stimulation not as effective as drugs for depression
    • Abstract: In a placebo-controlled trial, transcranial direct-current stimulation did not show non-inferiority compared with escitalopram and was associated with more adverse events.

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      PubDate: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:36 GMT
       
  • Ibuprofen raises blood pressure more than celecoxib
    • Abstract: Study investigated the link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and raised blood pressure and heart problems in patients who either had, or were at increased risk, of coronary artery disease. 

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      PubDate: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:33 GMT
       
  • Older smokers more likely to become frail than non-smokers
    • Abstract: Study shows that current smokers, aged 60 years or older, had a 60% greater odds of becoming frail during follow-up compared with non-smokers.

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      PubDate: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:06 GMT
       
  • Atypical antipsychotic causes weight gain by targeting serotonin receptor
           2C
    • Abstract: Study suggests that serotonin 2C receptor agonists may be useful in preventing metabolic side effects associated with taking atypical antipsychotics.

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      PubDate: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:41 GMT
       
  • New test determines antibiotic susceptibility in less than 30 minutes
    • Abstract: A diagnostic test for urinary tract infections, that affect 100 million women annually, could be valuable in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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      PubDate: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:40 GMT
       
  • Role of community pharmacists in hypertension management
    • Abstract: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the biggest killers in the UK, with associated co-morbidities costing the NHS more than £10bn every year. Community pharmacists are well placed to reduce this costly health burden through the delivery of locally commissioned services that focus on risk factors — hypertension, obesity and smoking. These services, however, must not only deliver positive...

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      PubDate: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:31 GMT
       
  • Statins reduce cardiovascular risk in patients who experience adverse
           reactions
    • Abstract: A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that continuing statin treatment beyond the first two years can be beneficial.

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      PubDate: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:19 GMT
       
  • Research identifies potential target for treating inflammatory skin
           diseases
    • Abstract: Targeting Ripk1 could be an effective treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, a study finds.

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      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:47 GMT
       
  • Bisphosphonates and denosumab reduce bone density loss in ADT-treated men
    • Abstract: Drug interventions can reduce fracture risk in men who receive ADT, but further research is needed.

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      PubDate: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:42 GMT
       
  • Diabetes drugs could be used to lower intracranial pressure
    • Abstract: Repurposing existing GLP-1R agonists used to treat diabetes could be an alternative treatment option for reducing raised intracranial pressure, researchers find.

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      PubDate: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:26 GMT
       
  • Romosozumab reduces fracture risk in postmenopausal women with
           osteoporosis
    • Abstract: Researchers find that the drug can be an effective treatment for women who are susceptible to fracture.

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      PubDate: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:02 GMT
       
  • Managing diabetes in women during preconception and pregnancy
    • Abstract: 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.

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      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:41 GMT
       
  • Antimicrobial therapies for Gram-positive infections
    • Abstract: Gram-positive bacteria are among the most common human pathogens associated with clinical infections, which range from mild skin infections to sepsis. In an era defined by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and an increasing drive toward delivering patient care via ambulatory pathways, the paradigm for the management of infections is changing. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and...

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      PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:28 GMT
       
  • Naturally occurring peptides show antiviral potential against common cold
    • Abstract: Cathelicidins could be a new therapeutic strategy for the management of human rhinovirus infection, researchers suggest.

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      PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:50 GMT
       
 
 
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