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Volume 83, Issue 10, 2016
Author Lorraine OsmanSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83 (2016)More Less
In his column, Sarel Malan has quoted some of the interesting comments made at the FIP Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education in Nanjing, China. Sarel and I actually made a pact - he could use some of the comments and I could use the others! So that's what I'm going to do here.
Author Sarel MalanSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83 (2016)More Less
These are the words of a past FIP President, Mitsura Hashida, and one of the many concepts and ideas taken from the recent Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education that was attended by 600 delegates from 46 countries. In various ways this event will determine the way forward for the education of future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists based on a set of statements adopted by the official delegations from 36 countries, of which South Africa was one.
Author Christel HansonSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 13 –16 (2016)More Less
As the summer holiday season rapidly approaches, travel may be on the minds of many South Africans. Travellers often experience abrupt and dramatic changes in environmental conditions, which may have detrimental effects on their health and well-being. A well-stocked holiday medicine kit would help in dealing with minor injuries and reduce the need to run around in an unfamiliar destination looking for a pharmacy. This article aims to assist the pharmacist in advising travellers on the contents of a holiday medicine kit suitable for the holiday destination and season of the year, to support the health status of the travellers.
Source: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 17 –26 (2016)More Less
Travel and volume of passengers and goods carried continue to expand in reach as more sophisticated air, sea and land transport networks develop. People are travelling for business and leisure, taking with them pathogens and their vectors bringing about diseases such as the global influenza pandemics. This review briefly examines some of the important vaccine preventable diseases related to travel. We then outline diseases known to Africa and other similar parts of the world, and potential approaches for preventing these conditions. The paper provides practical advice for health care practitioners when consulting with the international traveler and hence may strengthen the battle against vaccine preventable diseases.
Author Deirdre EnglerSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 27 –34 (2016)More Less
Acne vulgaris is a skin condition of abnormal sebaceous gland function. It mainly affects adolescents but can persist, begin or become more severe in adulthood. Multiple factors influence the development of acne and one or more of the four key factors involved are targeted with treatment. New evidence has emerged showing that acne-prone patients possess a tendency to follicular inflammation before comedone formation. Various topical and systemic agents are available and selection of treatment should be individualised and based on the severity of the condition. The goal of therapy is to reduce the extent of the condition, scarring and psychological distress. The multifactorial pathogenesis of acne appears to be the same in both ethnic and Caucasian patients although Caucasians are more likely to have moderate to severe acne, whereas the ethnic population are prone to worse scarring.
Source: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 35 –40 (2016)More Less
Patients can develop pregnancy related conditions during pregnancy, from minor ailments to conditions that can cause adverse risks to mother and/or foetus, presenting unique challenges for healthcare providers for effective and safe treatment of pregnant patients. This review paper focusses on three common diseases in pregnancy - gestational diabetes, heartburn, nausea and vomiting - and outlines appropriate treatment options for pregnant patients.
Author Ruth LancasterSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 42 –44 (2016)More Less
With ever-increasing shifts in technology, opportunities to improve access to the latest in health treatment guidelines are arising. By leveraging mobile technology, South Africa is able to improve delivery of the most up-to-date information in health care to all corners of the country.
Source: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 45 –48 (2016)More Less
The All African Congress on Pharmacology and Pharmacy was an immense collaborative effort between the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa (APSSA), the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP), also acting on behalf of Pharmacology for Africa (Pharfa), and the Toxicology Society of South Africa (ToxSA). This conference marked the 37th annual APSSA conference and was hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology. The congress was held from 5-8 October 2016 at the beautiful Misty Hills Conference Centre, situated close to the Cradle of Humankind.
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Author Jan Du ToitSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83, pp 50 –51 (2016)More Less
Primary care drug therapy (or PCDT) is one of the additional services which a pharmacist may provide in terms of his/her scope of practice subject to certain terms and conditions. Some of these "terms and conditions" are that such a pharmacist must complete an additional qualification in PCDT, register the additional qualification with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) and thereafter apply for, and receive, a permit in terms of Section 22A(15) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965), as amended, from the National Department of Health (NDoH).
Author Aleta WegeSource: SA Pharmaceutical Journal 83 (2016)More Less
On the flight from Durban to Cape Town, I was thinking about the sessions I had attended at the 2nd National SAPC Conference. It was an awesome experience. And as I was processing what Timothy Webster shared earlier in the day, my mind went back to different speakers I have had the privilege to listen to over the years. As Dr Phil would say: these were pivotal inspirational moments in my life. Two of the speakers I had listened to more than 15 years ago and I still remember what they said!