Modern Medicine – Issue 2, 2021

The latest edition of Modern Medicine is now available for you to read. We have some great articles featured in this edition to give you something to read over the easter break period; topics covered include:​

  • Ethics (CPD) – Commoditisation in Healthcare
  • Pulmonology (CPD) – Paediatric Asthma
  • Cardiology – 2020 Heart Failure Guidelines
  • Gastroenterology (CPD) – Is It IBD?
  • … and 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

Modern Medicine, the journal that’s with you wherever you go.

Managing Residual Cardiovascular Risk with Fenofibrate

Managing Residual Cardiovascular Risk with Fenofibrate

Although statins are the first-line treatment for hyperlipidaemia, risk of cardiovascular disease remains even with treatment. Fibrates such as fenofibrate have been shown to have a role in further reducing cardiovascular risk, especially in cases of metabolic syndrome and severe hyperlipidaemia and dyslipidaemia.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Pre-eclampsia Prediction and Prevention is Key

Pre-eclampsia Prediction and Prevention is Key

Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a complex pregnancy disease that affects the safety of 3% to 5% of pregnancies worldwide and is one of the important causes of maternal, foetal and neonatal deaths. To date, the pathogenesis of PE is not yet clear. Due to the lack of specific effective treatments for PE, its prediction and prevention are particularly important.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Complementary Management of Throat Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Complementary Management of Throat Infections Cuts Antibiotic Use

Sore throat and pharyngitis represent more than 2% and 5% of all outpatient primary care visits for adult and paediatric populations, respectively. Preventing complications requires antimicrobial treatment, but growing antibiotic resistance has placed emphasis on minimising antibiotic use. For centuries, the therapeutic properties of various spices and herbal plants have been used to treat several viral and bacterial infections. Natural health remedies and supplements are undergoing extensive study for their potential to reduce antibiotic resistance and to offer alternative natural antimicrobial agents with fewer adverse effects on the human body.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Is it IBD? Making an Accurate and Prompt Diagnosis

Is it IBD? Making an Accurate and Prompt Diagnosis

Abdominal symptoms thought to be related to the lower gut (ileum and colon) are common, and most do not represent inflammatory bowel disease. Making an accurate and prompt diagnosis in general practice can be challenging at times. However, being aware of the range of differential diagnoses and the ways in which one can best estimate the pretest probability of each condition to enhance diagnostic accuracy is relatively straightforward

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021

Nebulised ICS Targets Respiratory Disease in Kids

Nebulised ICS Targets Respiratory Disease in Kids

Acute asthma attack is a frequent condition in children. It is one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits and hospitalisation. It can be triggered by viral infections, atypical bacteria (ie, Mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, allergens and/or air pollutants, including tobacco smoke, medications, physical exercise, and stress and emotions. Despite advances in therapy, asthma remains a disease that is not optimally controlled in many children.

Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2021