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Probiotics and antibiotics

While promoting antibiotic stewardship, alternative antibiotic-free approaches to bacterial infections are being explored, including the use of probiotics, says George Winter

A–Z of prescribing for children

It has been more widely accepted in recent years that the inclusion of patients in the therapeutic prescribing process is more beneficial to the patient, and concordance considers the wishes and...

Medication for hypertension management

NICE (2019a) recommends a clinic BP target of below 140/90 mmHg or a home BP target of 135/85 mmHg. In people over the age of 80 years, a higher cut-off point of 150/90 mmHg in clinic, or 145/85 mmHg...

Supporting children, young people and families with eczema

Effective treatment of eczema demands good self-management which, if established early on, can lead to considerable improvements in quality of life (Ridd et al, 2017). Self-management can be...

Excipient induced laxative thresholds: answers

Based on the information above, what is the minimum expected amount of sorbitol (in g) for an adult that could produce a laxative effect?

A place for all prescribers in healthcare

It's the start of yet another academic year and there is no shortage of students of all kinds: the eager-faced pre-registration nurses for all fields of practice, undergraduate allied health...

Updates

The UK Health Security Agency has launched a new dashboard for infectious diseases, which will serve as a centralised source for infectious disease and outbreak data this winter, making it publicly...

Drug Breakdown: Fentanyl

Day 1: A synthetic opioid discovered circa 1960 (from phenylpiperidine) #fentanyl is x 50-100 more potent compared to morphine. Originally for anaesthetic i.v use; also now used for moderate-severe...

Vaccine safety

Sometimes it is worth stating the obvious: ‘The development of safe and highly effective vaccines during the latter half of the 20th century has been one of medicine's greatest achievements …...

Nurse prescribing: a global perspective

This study, published in the Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, aimed to explore nurses' readiness to prescribe under supervision. It further sought to identify any association between the prescribing...

Naloxone hydrochloride for acute opioid events

A 3-day-old preterm neonate is given morphine as post-operative pain relief. They become bradycardic and apnoeic. They weigh 700 g. What dose of naloxone would you prescribe? .

Tackling diabetes the iDEAL way

Insights for Diabetes Excellence, Access and Learning (iDEAL) is a community interest company that is not for profit, and designed to work with local communities to share and promote best practice....

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