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Ivermectin and COVID-19

Details: World Health Organization (WHO) WHO has excluded ivermectin from its co-sponsored Solidarity Trial for COVID-19 treatments. 19. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the WHO regional office for the Americas, have advised against using ivermectin for any purposes other than for those for which use is authorised. 19. United States

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My Health Record: a community pharmacy perspective

Details: Health information exchange systems, such as My Health Record, can facilitate the integration of pharmacists into care teams to improve the use of medicines and patient outcomes. 6 Systems enabling communication and the sharing of health information should facilitate good working relationships between health professionals, and enable

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What are multiple medicines

Details: Health professionals often use the term ‘polypharmacy’ when they are talking about multiple medicines. This term may refer to a particular number of medicines that a patient is taking, or a specific problem that occurs when a patient is taking more than one medicine.

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Reducing medication errors at transitions of care is

Details: As patients move between health providers and settings, discrepancies and miscommunication in clinical records are common and lead to serious medication errors. 1,2 Hospital admissions and discharges, interdepartmental transfers, or care shared between a specialist and a GP, are often dangerous times for patients, especially those with long-term conditions or taking multiple …

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Roxithromycin Sandoz Tablets

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The importance of medication reconciliation for patients

Details: Medication reconciliation is a cost-effective use of the health dollar and an important element of patient safety. Conflict of interest: none declared. Acknowledgement: Helen Stark, Senior project officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health …

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Chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced cancer: is

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Sumatriptan Sandoz Tablets

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P-glycoprotein and its role in drug-drug interactions

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Management of bite injuries

Details: Keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies. Ongoing education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners on quality use of medicines and medical tests Practical information, tools and resources for health

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Management of dental pain in primary care

Details: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Oral health and dental care in Australia. Canberra: Australian Government; 2019. Samaei H, Weiland TJ, Dilley S, Jelinek GA. Knowledge and confidence of a convenience sample of Australasian emergency doctors in managing dental emergencies: results of a survey. Emerg Med Int 2015;2015:148384.

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Magnesium: the forgotten electrolyte

Details: Magnesium is the fourth most abundant cation in the body and the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium. Dietary sources of magnesium include whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables, legumes, soybeans, nuts, dried fruit, animal protein and seafood. 1, 2, 3 The minimum recommended daily intake of magnesium for adults is 0.25 mmol (6 mg)/kg body weight. 4

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Good Medicine Better Health

Details: Good Medicines Better Health 2010–12 successfully trained over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners. But the passage of nearly a decade has changed both quality use of medicines and clinical training in ways that require a reimagining of …

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Collaboration between doctors and pharmacists in the

Details: The challenge is defining relationships and boundaries for each of these health professionals and the patient. Trust is the touchstone upon which effective primary care operates. Any system promoting collaboration develops trust, not only with patients but between health professionals.

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Bricanyl Turbuhaler

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Metoprolol Sandoz

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Vitamin D deficiency in adults

Details: Vitamin D deficiency is a common condition that affects a significant number of Australians. Vitamin D is important in the maintenance of bone health, and deficiency leads to osteomalacia and contributes to fragility fractures. Deficiency has also been implicated in a wide variety of extra-skeletal conditions.

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Safe and effective use of lithium

Details: Practical information, tools and resources for health professionals and staff to help improve the quality of health care and safety for patients Medicine Finder Find information on medicines by active ingredient or brand name

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Warfarin: balancing the benefits and harms

Details: From Health Insurance Commission statistics coagulation tests numbered 2.5 million in the same year at a cost of $29.4 million. Most of these tests are for routine monitoring of warfarin therapy. There are therefore many patients taking warfarin, but the decision to use the drug and accept the adverse effects requires constant review.

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Hospital in the home

Details: North Ryde: Australian College of Health Service Executives, 1994. Montalto M, Dunt D. Delivery of traditional hospital services to patients at home. Med J Aust 1993;159:263-5. Montalto M. Patients' and carers' satisfaction with hospital-in-the-home care. Int J Qual Health Care 1996;8:243-51. Knowelden J, Westlake L, Wright KG, Clarke SJ.

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Efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency

Details: In every country, rationing of health care is a reality. There is no country, however wealthy, that can afford to deliver all the health care possible to the whole of its population at all times. Rationing may be implicit or explicit, but it will happen. Good effectiveness and efficiency studies will make this rationing more informed.

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Biochemical tests for abnormalities in pregnancy

Details: Biochemical markers are used to assess maternal, placental and fetal health. They help to diagnose and monitor maternal conditions such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, trophoblastic disease and fetal chromosomal abnormalities such as Down's syndrome ().These biochemical and hormonal tests constitute only one aspect of obstetric care.

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Dutasteride (Avodart) and dutasteride with tamsulosin

Details: What is known about these drugs. Dutasteride co-administered with tamsulosin improved outcomes compared with either dutasteride or tamsulosin monotherapy in men with enlarged prostates and moderate or severe symptoms at 4 years (urinary flow: 2.4 mL/s vs 2.0 mL/s vs 0.7 mL/s, respectively; acute urinary retention: 2.2% vs 2.7% vs 6.8%, respectively). 1

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Management of drug-induced gingival enlargement

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Guanfacine (Intuniv) for attention deficit hyperactivity

Details: Mental health services in Australia. Canberra: AIHW, 2019 (accessed 22 May 2019). Lawrence D, Johnson S, Hafekost J, et al. The mental health of children and adolescents. Report on the second Australian child and adolescent survey of mental health and wellbeing. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health, 2015 (accessed 12 July 2019).

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Septrin Forte Tablets

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Oral extended-release products

Details: Women's health issues; A new edition: The new edition of `Therapeutic Guidelines: Cardiovascular' focuses on the primary management of cardiovascular disease. It covers all commonly encountered cardiovascular disorders and every section has been comprehensively updated. In revising this text, the Writing Group has paid special attention to

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Glycated haemoglobin for the diagnosis of diabetes

Details: Along with other international organisations, 15, 16 the Australian Diabetes Society has recommended that an HbA1c of 48 mmol/mol (6.5%) can be used to establish the diagnosis. 13 This recommendation is to be used in conjunction with National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes. 17 In the absence

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CPD for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Details: This course consists of four 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma attack.

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Dealing with drug-seeking behaviour

Details: Health professionals should be aware of behaviours that may indicate drug seeking, but dependency on prescription drugs can occur at any age, within any cultural group and across any educational class. Patients with dependencies may not necessarily display …

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APOHealth Paracetamol Plus Codeine 15 Tablets

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Managing GORD with PPIs in primary care

Details: This clinical update on the diagnosis and management of GORD was published by the Digestive Health Foundation and sponsored by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). It is the fifth edition of these guidelines, and was initially planned to be updated again in 2013/2014.

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Heart health check items added to the MBS

Details: The prevention and treatment of heart disease is a major focus of the Australian government. 1 The new items complement existing MBS items that already support patient–doctor health discussions, including time-based health assessments and chronic disease management items. 1 However, existing health assessment items have age restrictions that exclude people aged 50–74 years, and may only

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Opioids, chronic pain and the bigger picture

Details: The following are opioids special podcast episodes from the regular NPS MedicineWise podcast series that helps health professionals stay up to date with the latest evidence for medicines, tests and treatments. Opioids special #1: Tapering opioids in …

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Treatment of fibromyalgia

Details: The burden of living with fibromyalgia is higher than with other rheumatic disorders and higher than with most other chronic illnesses. 1,9,10,28 As the medical management of fibromyalgia is often only partially successful, 2 health professionals need to give patients sustained support to become expert, active self-managers. This is the most

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Asthma drugs in pregnancy and lactation

Details: Due to the limited evidence from large, well-designed prospective studies in pregnant and breastfeeding women, there is often a lack of confidence amongst health professionals when deciding the most appropriate asthma therapy. Optimal asthma control should always be the first priority.

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Managing the metabolic adverse effects of antipsychotic

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Skin glues for wound closure

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Metaraminol GH Pharma Injection

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