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Pharmacology

Is vitamin D supplementation of potential benefit for community-living people with Alzheimer's disease?

Increased age may result in significant changes, such as the accumulation of harmful substances and the lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the body (Fusco et al, 2007; Rahal et al, 2014)....

The influence of non-medical prescribers on antimicrobial stewardship: a national evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prescribing of antibiotics by non-medical prescribers in England in 2020 (part 2)

Prescribing data for antibiotics prescribed by NMPs in primary care and dispensed in the community was obtained from NHS Business Services Authority and the regulating bodies for the professions with...

How to relate progestogen-only pill guidance to clinical practice

There will soon be four different POPs available in the UK. Most clinicians will be familiar with the desogestrel (DSG) 75 µg POP and the two ‘traditional’ POPs, levonorgestrel (LNG) 30 µg and...

Using the British National Formulary app to support safe prescribing: a practical guide

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices (BNF Publications, 2022a)..

The influence of non-medical prescribers on antimicrobial stewardship: a national evaluation of the prescribing of antibiotics by non-medical prescribers in England from 2016 to 2021 (part 1)

Retrospective data regarding NMP numbers and antibiotic prescriptions in primary care settings in England and dispensed in the community, from January 2016 to January 2021, were collated, to show...

An audit of the prescription and supply of medicines by podiatric surgery teams in the UK

The Podiatric Audit in Surgery and Clinical Outcome Measure (PASCOM) is organised into an invasive domain (nail surgery, injection therapies and podiatric surgery) and a non-invasive domain (high...

Maintenance niraparib therapy for patients with relapsed platinum sensitive ovarian cancer: experience at a south coast network

PARP inhibitors have recently entered the treatment pathway for gynaecological cancers; primarily ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers (The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence...

Ozanimod for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and how Brexit changed the journey

In 1997, Beta-interferon 1a (Avonnex) was licenced in the European Union (EU) for RRMS to reduce the impact and disease process of MS. Today there is a mixture of tablets, injections and infusions...

Acalabrutinib in the management of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Many patients with CLL require surveillance only and have a normal life expectancy, with the majority of patients monitored with a watch and wait approach until the balance of risk and benefits...

Nurse-led early evaluation following corticosteroid prescription in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

A system for evaluation of patients starting corticosteroids was established at the start of March 2020 by the IBD CNS team at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. This followed a route-cause...

Understanding the pharmacology of heart failure

HF is defined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) as a complex clinical syndrome that occurs from any structural or functional impairment of ventricular filling...

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