With a number of coughs and chest infections going around a CPD article consolidates your knowledge of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, which causes four million deaths worldwide each year. Do you know the differences between CAP, HAP and others? Our CPD article will explain.
We also focus on arthritis this month, with a two-part case study, that will let you follow a patient’s journey, from diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis to the use of biologic agents. This is supplemented by a look at a drug-drug-disease interaction involving tocilizumab, simvastatin and a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. A case study from the BNF also looks at choosing the most suitable NSAID for a patient with osteoarthritis.
Finally, with recent reports in the press about mouthwashes being linked with heart attacks, we thought it was time to take a look at the range of mouthwashes available and how you can help people choose between them.