Issue 6, 2020

The latest Issue of Modern Medicine is available for you to read. We have some great articles featured in this edition; topics covered include:​

  • Ethics (CPD) – Clinical misdiagnosis
  • Allergy (CPD) – Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cardiology – Syncope, a brief overview
  • Haematology (CPD) – Hyaluronic Acid Cuts Inflammation
  • … 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

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Hyaluronic Acid Cuts Inflammation in Osteoarthritis

Hyaluronic Acid Cuts Inflammation in Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and one of the leading causes of disability. Over the past decades, there has been an ongoing trend to use intra-articular injections of corticosteroids, analgesics/anti-inflammatory drugs, polymerised collagen, anti-cytokine drugs or hyaluronic acid as alternative modalities to maximise the topical effect and minimise the systemic adverse effects. Each injection has been shown to lower pain in patients in some form, though hyaluronic acid treatments seem to be the safest and to last the longest.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020

Managing Anaemia in Surgical Patients During COVID

Managing Anaemia in Surgical Patients During COVID

Healthcare costs have been rising over the last 20-30 years with very little advance in longevity inherent to healthcare costs is wasteful expenditure, such as fraud, unnecessary tests etc. The advent of the COVID pandemic and its catastrophic effect on the world economy and increased healthcare costs have forced a re-examination of unnecessary costs as the healthcare budgets for all countries are squeezed yet further.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020

Common and Important Skin Rashes in Primary Care

Common and Important Skin Rashes in Primary Care

Skin conditions are the 4th largest cause of nonfatal disease burden across the world. Patients can present to primary care with skin problems ranging from autoimmune and inflammatory conditions to dermatological emergencies. Autoimmune and inflammatory problems include dermatitis, psoriasis and acne. Infectious diseases such as tinea, cellulitis and scabies are also common. Occasionally, patients may present with dermatological emergencies such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. It is important that GPs are aware how to diagnose and manage these conditions, and know when to refer patients.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020

Syncope, a Brief Overview

Syncope, a Brief Overview

Syncope is defined as transient loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoperfusion. It is characterised by rapid onset, short duration and spontaneous complete recovery. Syncope shares many clinical features with other disorders. This group of disorders is labelled transient loss of consciousness (TLC).
(2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope. Eur Heart J (2018); 39: 1883-1948)

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: Managing a Growing Problem

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: Managing a Growing Problem

Seasonal allergic rhinitis is on the increase due to climate change and pollution, and has a significant impact on public health. Allergenic pollens are usually from plants that are windborne pollinators, and release allergens on contact or in humid conditions. Treatment is primarily through avoidance and education, as well as pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy where appropriate.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020

Levocetirizine: A Potent Antihistamine with Anti-inflammatory Properties

Levocetirizine: A Potent Antihistamine with Anti-inflammatory Properties

Levocetirizine is a second generation antihistamine with minimal adverse effects, and its effectiveness in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children has already been demonstrated by a number of well-conducted randomised clinical trials.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2020