Nutritional and Health Benefits of Dental Prosthetics

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Dental Prosthetics

Tooth loss results in a poor diet characterised by reduced fibre and
animal protein intake. In older adults, this is exacerbated by age-related changes in diet and increased vulnerability to diseases and injury. Dental prostheses coupled with dietary advice can significantly improve the health of older adults in particular, reducing mortality.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2020

Contact Tracing: A Critical Tool to Combat COVID-19

Contact Tracing: A Critical Tool to Combat COVID-19

At a time when the world is grappling with COVID-19, the role of contact tracing has been invaluable in slowing the spread of the virus. Across the globe, thousands of health professionals have been recruited to fulfil this essential but relentless task – whether in wide-scale community testing or hotspot testing strategies.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2020

Cannabidiol Targets Pain and Inflammation

Cannabidiol Targets Pain and Inflammation

The endocannabinoid system is involved in a host of homeostatic and physiologic functions, including modulation of pain and inflammation. The specific roles of currently identified endocannabinoids that act as ligands at endogenous cannabinoid receptors within the central nervous system and in the periphery exert an influence on nociception. Exogenous plant-based cannabinoids have been found to exert significant analgesic effects in various chronic pain conditions.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2020

Issue 3, 2020

Issue 3 of Modern Medicine for 2020 is here. This edition of the magazine includes articles on Dermatology, 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.

All Colonoscopies are not Created Equal

All Colonoscopies are not Created Equal

Colorectal cancer is the second‑most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. The natural history of colorectal cancer carcinogenesis through the adenoma-carcinoma sequence permits screening programmes to detect and remove pre-cancerous lesions. Inadequate bowel preparation has been associated with a 47% lower likelihood of adenoma detection, compared with adequate preparation – defined in terms of the proportion of the bowel visible. Poor bowel preparation results in longer or repeated procedures, with further cost and risk to the patient.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2020

Manage Trying Fungal Nail Infections Expand Treatment Options with Essential Oils

Manage Trying Fungal Nail Infections Expand Treatment Options with Essential Oils

Onychomycosis is one of the most common nail disorders in adults. The management of onychomycosis requires the correct mycological identification where possible, assessing disease susceptibility and risk factors and deciding what therapy options are most suitable for the clinical form of onychomycosis and aetiological agent. Currently, only a few new drugs are being developed. However, the high cost and toxicity of available drugs as well as the emergence of fungal resistance, justify, the search for new classes of antifungals or innovative therapeutic strategies. Resources of the plant world in terms of active substances used for therapeutic purposes are vast and as yet, are underestimated.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2020

Schizophrenia The GP’s crucial management role

Schizophrenia The GP’s crucial management role

Early recognition and referral are key in managing schizophrenia and related psychoses. Management should occur within a framework of autonomy and self-determination and, where possible, with family or carer inclusion. Pharmacological and psychosocial treatments improve outcomes, including quality of life, for people affected by schizophrenia. Antipsychotic, mood stabiliser and antidepressant medications may all be indicated in treating psychoses.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2020

Anti-VEGF Agent Use in Diabetic Macular Oedema

Anti-VEGF Agent Use in Diabetic Macular Oedema

Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is the most common cause of vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy, with an increasing prevalence tied to the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus. As a consequence of recent rigorous clinical trials, laser photocoagulation is no longer recommended for the treatment of DMO and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy (anti-VEGF) has emerged as first-line therapy.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2020