Pharmacological Management of Allergic Rhinitis

Pharmacological Management of Allergic Rhinitis

The goal of allergic rhinitis (AR) management is to achieve satisfactory symptom control to ensure good quality of life. Most patients with AR are currently treated with pharmacotherapy. Inadequate treatment leads to significant reduction of quality of life that affects daily activities at home, work, and school. This is a shortened version of the original article.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2023

Timing of Therapy in Osteoporosis:Does it Matter?

Timing of Therapy in Osteoporosis: Does it Matter?

Osteoporosis is a common condition encountered in general practice and is significantly undertreated. Tailoring the type and timing of treatment to the individual patient is important to improve outcomes and minimise potential side effects. Bisphosphonates, denosumab and hormonal therapies are effective in decreasing hip, vertebral and nonvertebral fractures. First-line treatment selection depends on individual patient factors and preferences.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2023

The Role of Beta-blockers: 2023 ESH Guidelines for Managing Arterial Hypertension

The Role of Beta-blockers: 2023 ESH Guidelines for Managing Arterial Hypertension

In June, the 2023 European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Hypertension guidelines were published. Overall, the new report closely resembles its predecessor published in 2018. The guidelines confirm the preferred use of renin–angiotensin system blockers, calcium channel blockers and Thiazide/Thiazide-like diuretics, and their various combinations, for blood pressure lowering treatment. Beta-blockers (BBs) are included among the major antihypertensive medications.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2023

Patient Health is More than Just Medical Care and Lifestyle Coaching

Patient Health is More than Just Medical Care and Lifestyle Coaching

There is strong evidence from around the globe that people who are poor and less educated have more health problems and die earlier than those who are richer and more educated, and these disparities exist even in wealthy countries. To make an impact on improving health equity and providing more patient centred care, it is necessary to better understand and address the underlying causes of poor health. Yet doctors often feel helpless and frustrated when faced with the complex and intertwined health and social challenges of their patients. Many avoid asking about social issues, preferring to focus on medical treatment and lifestyle counselling.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2023

Mental Health andSubstance Use Disorders

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

This article will provide a discussion on the relationship between mental disorders and substance use disorders. This will be achieved by initially providing definitions of the various terms which will be utilised in the article, after this, a discussion on the issues around establishing a connection between mental disorders and substance use disorders will be provided. Lastly, there will be a discussion on the common mental disorders that are associated with substance use disorders.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2023

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.

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