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Disease State Management


The first step in managing a patient with urticaria is to try and classify the nature of the condition. This will determine which, if any, investigations are necessary. Antihistamines remain …

With increased awareness, pharmacists can help assist patients to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and prevent cardiovascular and other complications with early referral. By Dr Jenny Gowan …

Pharmacists have a crucial role in supporting patients living with depression by providing advice and counselling about pharmacological treatments and recommending various strategies to assist these people to improve their …

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and may be an indicator of serious disease. Therefore, early suspicion and recognition of possible iron deficiency is an …

While there is no known cure for psoriasis, it is important for pharmacists to emphasise to patients that it is a treatable disease. Optimism and encouragement are justified to make …

Lupus is a chronic condition that results from a malfunctioning immune system. There are different types of lupus; the most common being systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Symptoms include skin rashes, …

Pharmacists have an important role in the management of patients with peptic ulcer disease (PUD), and are uniquely positioned to provide patient education and advice about the risk factors associated …

Pharmacists have a valuable role to assist people with skin conditions better manage their care. Education and often simple measures can improve the quality of life for people with chronic …

There is no cure for restless legs syndrome, however, by providing appropriate advice, pharmacists can help their patients manage the disorder and minimise symptoms. By Dr Louis Roller PhD, MSc, …

Many medicines may cause weight gain, which can result in non-adherence. This article aims to examine choices of medication for common medical conditions that have the least negative impact on …

Pharmacists are well-placed to educate at-risk patients about the different types of stroke, provide advice on the major risk factors and related lifestyle choices, as well as drug treatments for …

Pulmonary hypertension can be a devastating disease that is easily missed in the early stages because of its typically nonspecific presentation with gradually increasing dyspnoea. Early diagnosis and treatment are …