CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Volume 31, Issue 11, 2013
Volume 31, Issue 11, 2013
Author Bridget FarhamSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31 (2013)More Less
In the world of running there is currently a huge movement towards 'barefoot' running - and the usual marketing hype around products such as Vibram Five Fingers 'shoes'. Arguments abound on Facebook and other group sites, and I must admit that I have gone into less conventional, more minimalist running shoes myself - but mainly because they are comfortable.
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 387 –389 (2013)More Less
Anaphylaxis, the most serious of the allergic conditions, is a sudden, severe, potentially fatal systemic reaction. It may involve the skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract or cardiovascular system. Symptoms occur within minutes to two hours after contact with the allergy-causing substance.
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 390 –395 (2013)More Less
This article presents an approach to raised intracranial pressure (ICP) constructed in a question-answer fashion. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of a complex subject, but rather an 'easy-access quick overview' to provide practical information on the physiology, pathology and management of raised ICP for the busy practitioner.
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 396 –398 (2013)More Less
Corticosteroids are the most effective way to treat ocular inflammation. They relieve symptoms rapidly and often prevent permanent damage. These medications, however, must be used with caution, as use of steroid-containing topical drops can lead to serious side-effects. In situations where resources are limited it is often difficult to decide if steroids can be given safely. The purpose of this article is to briefly review the most important features of topical steroids and provide a practical and safe guideline for their use in general practice.
Author S.R. ThomsonSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 402 –405 (2013)More Less
Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage has a variety of causes and is the commonest complication of peptic ulceration and portal hypertension. Peptic ulceration in the duodenum or stomach and oesophageal varices are the conditions most often responsible for patients who have the potential to present with life-threatening haemorrhage.
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 406 –407 (2013)More Less
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 408 –409 (2013)More Less
Poisoning in children causes great anxiety in parents and health professionals alike. Most cases of poisoning involve a child aged 1 - 2 years who has swallowed a small amount of one substance. In adolescence there is a second peak, due to deliberate self-poisoning. This usually involves large quantities of medicines, recreational drugs and ethanol, often taken together.
Source: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31, pp 410 –411 (2013)More Less
Associations between smoking, components of metabolic syndrome and lipoprotein particle size
DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products
Vitamin D supplementation to prevent osteoporosis inappropriate
Quantification of harms in cancer screening trials: Literature review
Author Michael CarterSource: CME : Your SA Journal of CPD 31 (2013)More Less
Virological outcomes vary enormously among people taking antiretroviral therapy in different resource-limited settings, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. An international team of investigators monitored outcomes in patients in five African and two south-east Asian countries 12 and 24 months after starting HIV therapy. World Health Organization (WHO) approaches for the delivery and monitoring of antiretroviral therapy were used in all seven countries. Rates of virological failure differed significantly between settings, from a low of 3% to a high of 26%.