Peter is a Director of Modern Media Publishing and is the publisher for Modern Medicine Magazine.

Peter is a Director of Modern Media Publishing and is the publisher for Modern Medicine Magazine.

2019 Medical Conference Planner

Modern Medicine is proud to present our 2019 Medical Conference Planner in line with our mission to add value for our readers.

The Planner is 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.

If you have any further events that you’d like to see included in future lists, please don’t hesitate to contact us with details.

Dec/Jan 2019 Edition

We welcome you to come and read through our latest, Dec/Jan, edition of Modern Medicine.

This month we have a jam packed edition for you. Our features this month include;Ethics, Contraception, Pain and many more.

We encourage all of our readers to complete the CPD questionnaire for this edition, this can be done on the answer-form included in the magazine, or on our website CPD system.

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

Assessing and Managing IgE-mediated Food Allergies in Children

Assessing and Managing IgE-mediated Food Allergies in Children

More than one-third of children with an IgE-mediated food allergy will react on their first known ingestion of a food. Exclusion diets should only be undertaken with specialist advice because they may inadvertently worsen the child’s situation. Foods already tolerated in the child’s diet should not be removed if a skin prick test or serum-specific immunoglobulin E to that food is positive but there are no clinical signs of allergy to that food. New evidence suggests that early introduction and regular ingestion of certain allergenic foods significantly reduces the risk of developing food allergy.

Modern Medicine – Dec/Jan 2019

Preserve Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis

Preserve Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common eczematous skin disorder affecting 2-20% of the general population. AD is characterised by chronic cutaneous inflammation and dry skin with epidermal barrier dysfunction. Intense pruritus is the major and burdensome symptom of AD. Itch induced scratching appears to exacerbate skin inflammation by accelerating cellular damage in the lesional skin. Approximately 80% of AD patients exhibit elevated levels of serum IgE.

Modern Medicine – Dec/Jan 2019

Managing Patients after Implantation of a Cardiac Rhythm Management Device

Managing Patients after Implantation of a Cardiac Rhythm Management Device

Patients with cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators are cared for jointly by GPs and cardiologists. GPs can manage issues such as wound care, bleeding and pain and provide guidance regarding work, travel and household appliance use. Early complications are best referred back to the interventional cardiologist; they include wound-related issues (active bleeding, infection, large haematoma), unusual postprocedural pain (pericardial or pleuritic pain) and noncardiac muscle twitching.

Modern Medicine – Dec/Jan 2019