Issue 2, 2024

The latest edition of Modern Medicine is now available for you to read. We have some great articles featured in this edition:

  • Ethics (CPD) – Power Relations In Medicine
  • Rehabilitation – Helping substance users achieve their full potential
  • Pulmonology (CPD)– GINA 2023 Report
  • Cardiology – “Time is Brain'” in Acute Ischaemic Stroke
  • A RoundUp Section & many more….

Also, a reminder that, not only do we have CPD questions available within the magazine itself, we also have an online CPD portal that allows you to score even more points by simply completing your test online.

The GINA 2023 Report: What’s new in asthma management?

The GINA 2023 Report: What’s new in asthma management?

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) publishes a global strategy for asthma prevention and management that is updated every year based on a review of new evidence. Key changes in the GINA 2023 strategy report, published in May 2023, include treatment strategies for adults and adolescents to reduce the risk of severe exacerbations and minimise adverse effects, the writing of an asthma action plan for patients on different treatment regimens, and how to reduce the environmental impact of asthma and its treatment.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2024

We Need To Talk about Piles

We Need To Talk about Piles

Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, is a common yet often overlooked condition that affects a significant portion of the South African population, with 1 in 2 individuals experiencing it at some point in their lives. Despite its prevalence, the stigma surrounding piles persists, leading to reluctance in seeking treatment and unnecessary suffering.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2024

Towards the Optimal Care of Parkinson’s Disease – A Guide for GPs

Towards the Optimal Care of Parkinson’s Disease – A Guide for GPs

Parkinson’s disease is growing in prevalence and incidence and presents a major healthcare challenge as the population ages. It is no longer ‘just a movement disorder’, but a multisystem condition that requires the attentive and agile collaboration of primary care and neurology. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is still predominantly clinical, and imaging and biomarkers are largely still a research tool. The role of primary care in identifying and helping to manage the many possible manifestations of Parkinson’s disease, especially in later life, is vital to timely and patient focused care.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2024

Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Role of Primary Care

Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Role of Primary Care

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder associated with psychological challenges and cardiometabolic complications. The 2023 international guideline for PCOS assessment and management introduces several changes, including the addition of anti-Müllerian hormone levels to assess polycystic ovary morphology and differences in the diagnostic criteria between adults and adolescents. The updated guideline also emphasise holistic patient care that addresses the associated cardiometabolic risks and complications and psychosocial challenges. GPs are well placed to use a whole-person approach to management, which can include lifestyle interventions, weight and fertility management, optimising preconception health and addressing psychosocial aspects.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2024

Helping Substance Users Achieve Their Full Potential

Helping Substance Users Achieve Their Full Potential

The Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002 declares that every mental healthcare user must be provided with care, treatment and rehabilitation services that improve their mental capacity, develop their full potential and facilitate their integration into community life. This provision of the act aims to provide easy access to services for South Africans requiring mental healthcare,

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2024

Negotiating the Minefield of Power Relations in Medicine

Negotiating the Minefield of Power Relations in Medicine

“Knowledge is power. The real test of knowledge is not whether it is true but whether it empowers us. Scientists usually assume that no theory is 100% correct. Truth, consequently, is a poor test for knowledge. The real test is utility. A theory that enables us to do new things constitutes knowledge.”― Francis Bacon, Neues Organon, Volume 11.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2024

Issue 1, 2024

The latest edition of Modern Medicine is now available for you to read. We have some great articles featured in this edition:

  • Ethics (CPD) – Is Aging a Disease or a Lifestyle Issue?
  • Gynaecology – Progesterone’s Safety Record
  • Cardiology– ESH 2023 Guideline Update
  • Dermatology (CPD) – Psoriasis: Presentation, Types and Management
  • A RoundUp Section & many more….

Also, a reminder that, not only do we have CPD questions available within the magazine itself, we also have an online CPD portal that allows you to score even more points by simply completing your test online.

Psoriasis – Presentation,Types and Management

Psoriasis – Presentation, Types and Management

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease occurs as a result of a combination of genetic, immune and environmental factors. Psoriasis ranges from mild to severe, and acute to chronic. Chronic psoriasis is associated with numerous comorbidities, including psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndromes, and issues related to cardiovascular, respiratory and mental health. Optimal management includes correct early diagnosis and treatment that considers chronic comorbidities. A range of systemic and biologic therapies are available for the treatment of psoriasis.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2024

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