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Disease State Management


Hearing loss is under-recognised and under-treated often due to the belief that it is part of normal ageing.1 This article aims to increase an awareness in pharmacists of the consequences …

Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, can cause significant damage to the heart so it is important to advise patients to seek prompt medical attention if there are unexplained …

This article provides a practical approach to identifying drugs that increase the anticholinergic burden and recognise risks and adverse effects. Suggestion will be offered to assist with decisions about providing …

Myasthenia gravis is an acquired autoimmune condition characterised by chronic fatigability and muscle weakness, especially in the face and throat. By Dr Louis Roller PhD, MSc, BPharm, BSc, Dip Ed, …

Every day in pharmacy, pharmacists assist people with disability but often little thought is given to how these people can manage their medicines. This article will offer a general overview …

A number of medications may assist people with multiple sclerosis to improve their quality of life. As a medicines expert, this is where the pharmacist can assist people with MS …

Alcohol-associated liver disease is one of the major causes of chronic liver disease in Australia. While optimising medicines to manage complications of liver disease and comorbidities can be difficult, pharmacists …

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 …