Topical Help for Clearing Rosacea, a Common Skin Disorder

Topical Help for Clearing Rosacea, a Common Skin Disorder

Recognised as one of the most common and clinically characteristic facial skin disorders, rosacea is an inflammatory dermatosis with a reported prevalence of at least 10% among white adults. Ivermectin 1% cream has been shown to be an effective, well-tolerated, and safe treatment for papulopustular rosacea in adults in several randomised, controlled trials of subjects with moderate-to-severe disease.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2022

Putting the Brakes on Asthma Airway Inflammation in Children

Putting the Brakes on Asthma Airway Inflammation in Children

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood and its prevalence has substantially increased worldwide, particularly in pre-school children. Chronic inflammation and smooth muscle dysfunction are consistent features of asthma pathophysiology, responsible for disease progression and airway remodelling. Montelukast, a cysteinyl leukotriene 1 receptor antagonist, is indicated as an alternative treatment in paediatric asthma management and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2022

Patient Care Hampered by the Interprofessional Divide

Patient Care Hampered by the Interprofessional Divide

A central aim of modern day healthcare is to deliver a high quality, patient-centred service that addresses the expectations of its service users. However, mounting research evidence highlights a lack of patient satisfaction across a range of healthcare settings, with an overwhelming proportion of complaints relating to interprofessional communication.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2022

Issue 6 2021

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

  • Ethics (CPD) – Walking the tightrope of beneficial or harmful prescribing practices
  • Pulmonology (CPD) – COPD Exacebations- A hearty opportunity
  • Asthma – International opinion on nebulisation during COVID
  • Osteoporosis (CPD) – Managing Osteoporosis and Fragility fractures- An Italian perspective
  • … 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

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

Hyaluronic Acid: A Lasting Treatment for Osteoarthritic Joints

Hyaluronic Acid: A Lasting Treatment for Osteoarthritic Joints

Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease characterised by pain and progressive functional limitation. Viscosupplementation with intra-articular hyaluronic acid is a treatment option in knee OA that is included in various professional guidelines for the treatment of this joint disease, but potentially could apply to all synovial joints in order to reduce pain and improve joint lubrication.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2021

Neuro-modulation: A New Approach to HF

Neuro-modulation: A New Approach to HF

Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome characterised by abnormalities in cardiac structure and function, dynamic remodelling, and perturbations of the neurohormonal axis. recently, the concept of neuro-modulation, rather than neuro-inhibition, has been successfully tested with the angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (arni) class representing a potential shift in the treatment of HF from partial neurohormonal system inhibition to an integrated composite neurohormonal system modulation.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2021

Controlling Triglycerides in Type 2 Diabetes Cuts CVD Risk

Controlling Triglycerides in Type 2 Diabetes Cuts CVD Risk

Hypertriglyceridaemia is a prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increasingly important in the setting of current obesity and insulin resistance epidemics. Statins are the primary drug treatment option, however, trial data show substantial ‘residual risk’ in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who are on statin treatment. This indicates that preventative treatment with statins alone may not be enough in people with T2D and additional therapies, such as fibrates, may need to be considered.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2021

Common skin problems in children Managing atopic dermatitis

Common skin problems in children Managing atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is common in children, with severity ranging from trivial to life-ruining. Itch and associated sleep loss impact quality of life. Environmental modification, topical emollients and topical corticosteroids are key, but corticosteroid phobia impedes treatment. Allergy testing is often requested, but is usually unnecessary and does not change management. When a child fails to respond to treatment , consider noncompliance, infection, allergy or combination with another dermatosis, most often psoriasis. The prognosis for AD is good, with most children recovering by the end of primary school.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2021

Taking a Good History is Crucial in Ménière’s Disease

Taking a Good History is Crucial in Ménière’s Disease

Ménière’s disease is an endolymphatic hydroplasty that develops in the inner ear as a result of overproduction or inadequate reabsorption of endolymph. This hydrops is clinically characterised by vertigo in the form of attacks on the affected side, sensorineural hearing loss showing fluctuations at low to medium frequencies, tinnitus and fullness. The duration of the attack is between 20min and 24h.

Modern Medicine – Issue 6 2021