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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.

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.

Issue 6, 2023

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

  • Ethics (CPD) – Intellectual humility in medicine
  • Gastroentorolgy (CPD)– Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rehabilitation – Psychosis in the Drug Rehabilitation Context
  • 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.

Issue 5 2023

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

  • Ethics (CPD) – Patient health more than just medical care
  • Cardiology – The role of beta-blockers
  • Pulmonology(CPD) – Pharmacological management of allergic rhinitis
  • Coloproctology – “Let’s talk about haemorrhoids…”
  • 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.

Issue 4, 2023

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

  • Ethics (CPD) – Healthcare is more than just an Ideology: It’s a collaboration
  • Infection Control – Careful use of antibiotics shows a higher cure rate
  • Virology(CPD) – South African HIV Clinicians Society Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy in adults:2023 Update
  • 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.

Healthcare is More than Just an Ideology: It’s a Collaboration

Healthcare is More than Just an Ideology: It’s a Collaboration

On June 13, South Africa’s National Assembly approved the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, signing this new law into effect in the face of strong expert objections. While many healthcare stakeholders desire to see the greatest number of people receive the best possible healthcare, there are many unanswered questions of how this bill will impact the healthcare space.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2023

Issue 3, 2023

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

    • Ethics (CPD) – Complementary and alternative medicine
    • Haematology – Know your patients’ iron status
    • Dermatology(CPD) – Rocasea: A thorny problem with a rosy outlook
    • 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.

    Pathophysiology, Therapeutic Targets,and Future Therapeutic Alternatives in COPDFocus on the Importance of the Cholinergic System

    Pathophysiology, Therapeutic Targets, and Future Therapeutic Alternatives in COPD Focus on the Importance of the Cholinergic System

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease characterised by airway limitation and changes in airway structure. The aetiology of COPD is complex, but exposure to tobacco smoke and other inhaled lung oxidants are major risk factors. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches are used to manage COPD. This review focuses on the role of acetylcholine and other components of the pulmonary cholinergic system in the pathogenesis of COPD, and the inhaled pharmacological agents that target it. In addition to its role as a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine regulates diverse aspects of COPD pathogenesis including bronchoconstriction, airway remodelling, mucus secretion and inflammation. Inhaled antimuscarinic drugs are a key component of therapy for COPD, as monotherapy or in combination with inhaled β2 agonists or corticosteroids. We review the evidence supporting the use of current anticholinergic agents in COPD and preview novel drugs targeting the cholinergic system and agents from other classes in clinical development, such as phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies targeting inflammatory mediators.

    Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2023

    Rosacea: A Thorny Problem with a Rosy Outlook

    Rosacea: A Thorny Problem with a Rosy Outlook

    Rosacea is a common and often underdiagnosed chronic inflammatory centrofacial dermatosis, with a diverse clinical presentation, and includes symptoms of flushing, erythema, papules, pustules and, for some, skin thickening or ocular symptoms. Symptoms can have profound impacts on the social and psychological wellbeing of affected patients. Optimising management requires an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment to the presenting features of the individual patient.

    Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2023

    Don’t Jump the Gun in DiagnosingSubclinical Hypothyroidism

    Don’t Jump the Gun in Diagnosing Subclinical Hypothyroidism

    Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a commonly encountered laboratory finding in clinical practice, characterised by elevated levels of thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) in serum in the presence of normal serum levels of free thyroxine (FT4), as compared with population-based reference ranges for these values. Overt hypothyroidism, in contrast, is characterised by elevated TSH in combination with subnormal levels of FT4.

    Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2023

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