Issue 1 2020

Issue 1 of Modern Medicine for 2020 is here. This edition of the magazine includes articles on Pain, Ethics, Urology, and much more. Have a look through and I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking to read in it.

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 Pain in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Managing Pain in Patients
with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are responding to disease-modifying drug therapy but continue to complain of pain – in joints and elsewhere – present a management challenge. Although biomedical factors may play the major role in the pain experienced by such patients, consideration of the psychological and social dimensions is essential. A sociopsycho-biomedical framework is useful for patient assessment and for identifying other, nondrug, therapeutic pathways.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2020

Promoting Urinary Continence in Older People Proactive primary care

Promoting Urinary Continence
in Older People Proactive primary care

GPs and practice nurses are important primary care partners for patients with urinary incontinence, who often require care co-ordination and long-term management. Urinary incontinence in an older person often arises because of more than one reason, with some factors being reversible while other factors are not, so a careful individualised basic evaluation can be rewarding. Multidisciplinary care through a continence clinic may also be valuable.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2020

Combat Unintended Pregnancy, Especially in At-risk Patients

Combat Unintended Pregnancy,
Especially in At-risk Patients

Despite dramatic increases in the use of family planning worldwide, research shows that in both high-income and low-income settings a substantial proportion of pregnancies and births are unplanned or unwanted. Monitoring this is important because unintended pregnancies carry health implications for women and children. Levels of unintended pregnancy also partially indicate how successfully women’s contraceptive needs are met.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2020

Making too Many Decisions in a Day Leads to Decision Fatigue

Making too Many Decisions in a Day
Leads to Decision Fatigue

Every day doctors make repeated decisions about patient care. Such decisions typically involve careful deliberation of the costs, risks and benefits of a given course of action. An important insight from behavioural theory is that careful consideration of pros and cons in decision making is mentally taxing, leading people to shy away from engaging in cognitively demanding reasoning when tired.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2020

2020 Medical Conference Planner

Modern Medicine is proud to present our 2020 Medical Conference Planner in line with our mission to add value for our readers.

The Planner is a unique, comprehensive list, designed to be a one-stop tool for doctors, and people in the healthcare industry, to use while they plan the events they’d like to attend in the coming year.

With an exhaustively researched list of almost 120 medical conferences that are due to take place over the coming year, the Planner is a tool you can’t afford to be without.Modern Medicine magazine will include more information and updates on current events, on a monthly basis.

Issue 6 2019

Issue 6 of Modern Medicine for 2019 is here.

This edition of the magazine includes articles on Paediatrics, Cardiology, Otology, Ethics, and much more. Have a look through and I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking to read in it.

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 wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, It’s that time of the year again

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis It’s that time of year again

Seasonal allergic rhinitis is a common condition, with more than half of sufferers having moderate-to-severe symptoms that affect their quality of life for which Good management is crucial. Many patients self-medicate and treatment is often suboptimal. In the community, many misconceptions remain about the use of intranasal corticosteroid medications.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2019

Managing Bacterial Causes of Swimmer’s Ear

Managing Bacterial Causes of Swimmer’s Ear

Ear pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to primary care doctors. Causes include inner ear infections (otitis media), external ear infections (otitis externa), foreign bodies and trauma. Otitis media is the most common cause of ear pain, occurs primarily in young children, peaks during the winter months and is associated with respiratory infections. In contrast, otitis externa is regularly associated with swimming and diving (often called “swimmer’s ear”), affects all ages 7-9 and peaks during the summer.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2019