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Journal Cover Clinical Pharmacist
  [SJR: 0.111]   [H-I: 11]   [3 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0278-2677
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  • Beta-blockers risk functional decline in some older patients
    • Abstract: Nursing home residents with pre-existing cognitive or functional impairments were at a higher risk of functional decline after taking beta-blockers following acute myocardial infarction, study shows.

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      PubDate: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:22 GMT
       
  • Clostridium difficile: diagnosis and treatment update
    • Abstract: 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.

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      PubDate: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:34 GMT
       
  • Shortening antibiotic treatment worsens outcomes in children with ear
           infection
    • Abstract: Researchers found that standard-duration antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media works better than shorter treatments.

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      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 13:27 GMT
       
  • Why some patients are reluctant to take osteoporosis drugs
    • Abstract: There are a number of factors that contribute to patients’ fear and reluctance to take osteoporosis drugs, leaving them at increased risk of fractures.

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      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:31 GMT
       
  • Non-aspirin NSAIDs outperform aspirin for colorectal cancer prevention
    • Abstract: Non-aspirin NSAIDs offer protection against colorectal cancer but carry a high risk of adverse events.

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      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:46 GMT
       
  • Ocrelizumab cuts relapse rates and disability progression in MS
    • Abstract: Researchers found ocrelizumab to be more effective than interferon beta-1a for treating relapsing MS

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      PubDate: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:52 GMT
       
  • Examining the emerging roles for pharmacists as part of the urgent, acute
           and emergency care workforce
    • Abstract: AbstractIn the future urgent, acute and emergency medicine clinical workforce, new models of care and care delivery need to be developed, in order to maintain and enhance standards of safe and accessible patient care. A departure from traditional (doctor-led) approaches to workforce planning, and an understanding of scope and governance surrounding emerging clinical roles is necessary to develop...

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      PubDate: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:01 GMT
       
  • Modelling approach could optimise drug combination choice
    • Abstract: Researchers used polynomial modelling to simulate complex drug-dose effects and found that they could accurately predict the dose-effect function of drug combinations.

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      PubDate: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:00 GMT
       
  • Antibodies from Zika patient protect mice against disease
    • Abstract: Attempts to isolate human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against Zika virus have led to broadly neutralising antibodies that also show activity against Dengue virus.

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      PubDate: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 13:47 GMT
       
  • Daily Vaseline use could be cost-effective way to prevent eczema
    • Abstract: Recent attention has turned to ways to prevent atopic dermatitis, which is associated with significant expenditure as well as comorbidities, from developing in children.

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      PubDate: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:08 GMT
       
  • Low vitamin D levels linked to headaches in men
    • Abstract: Some evidence has linked headache prevalence to increasing latitude, indicating a possible role for vitamin D exposure. But there are limited data to support this hypothesis.

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      PubDate: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:23 GMT
       
  • Why there is evidence to be hopeful about neuroscience and drug
           development
    • Abstract: We continue to see media reports describing how pharmaceutical companies are cutting or altogether halting investment in neuroscience, thereby eliminating the possibility of innovative treatments for devastating brain disorders such as depression and

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      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:23 GMT
       
  • Women may mistake menopause symptoms for side effects of tamoxifen
    • Abstract: The International Breast Cancer Intervention Study found that tamoxifen reduces the risk of breast cancer by over 30% in high-risk women, but a third of participants discontinued treatment before the recommended five years were up.

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      PubDate: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 17:15 GMT
       
  • Medicines optimisation service in Weymouth and Portland
    • Abstract: In September 2015, the medicines optimisation service (MOS) was set up within Weymouth and Portland, Dorset. The MOS pharmacist conducts in-depth domiciliary consultations with patients to improve adherence and prevent harm from inappropriate medicines administration or prescribing. The service targets patients aged over 75 years with polypharmacy, on admissions avoidance care plans or living in...

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      PubDate: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:57 GMT
       
  • SSRI could relieve aromatase inhibitor side effects
    • Abstract: Adherence to aromatase inhibitor therapy by women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is often poor because of the occurrence of musculoskeletal side effects.

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      PubDate: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:17 GMT
       
  • IUD and subdermal contraceptives minimise thromboembolism risk
    • Abstract: A US study considers the safety of hormonal contraception with regard to thromoboembolic events for women with diabetes.

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      PubDate: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:59 GMT
       
  • Flu vaccination during late pregnancy not associated with autism risk
    • Abstract: Research indicates maternal infections and fever during pregnancy might be associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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      PubDate: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:24 GMT
       
  • Countering points made in biosimilars piece
    • Abstract: The insight article by Alan Cassels ‘Why biosimilars should be interchangeable with biologics’ (Clinical Pharmacist 2017;9:2) provides a great opportunity to clarify some key points. I would like to counter some of the points made in Cassels’ piece — criticisms he says are used to slow down or derail the use ...

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      PubDate: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:33 GMT
       
  • Asthma patients deserve better care
    • Abstract: The 2016 Asthma UK annual asthma survey has produced some shocking findings. There are 5.4 million people in the UK diagnosed with asthma, but we found that two-thirds were not receiving the basic care that they need in order to stay well.

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      PubDate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:13 GMT
       
  • Why Australia decided to make all codeine products prescription only
    • Abstract: The recent decision in Australia to make codeine-containing medications prescription only from 2018 (The Pharmaceutical Journal online, 23 December 2016) was reported to have been met with disappointment from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

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      PubDate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:34 GMT
       
 
 
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