Therapeutics Today Index by Disease

TT Index by Disease Nov 2017

Disease  Article Title Year; Number 
Acne   Update on Acne 2014;11  
Adverse Drug Reactions   Update on domperidone safety  2017;8  
Adverse Drug Reactions   Adverse events associated with antibiotic use in hospital inpatients  2017;7  
Adverse Drug Reactions   Intervention to prevent hospital acquired adverse drug reactions 2016;9  
Allergy   Excipients and dietary intolerance  2016;9  
Allergic Rhinitis   Update on allergic rhinitis
2014;6
 
Alopecia Areata   Alopecia Areata (AA) 2012;5  
Anaphylaxis   Anaphylaxis 2012;6  
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis   Update on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2011;5  
Antimicrobial resistance   EU guidance on use of antimicrobials 2017;8  
Arterial Thrombosis   Hormonal Contraceptives and Arterial Thrombosis 2012;7  
Asthma   Has patient inhaler technique improved over time? 2016;6  
Asthma  
Why asthma still kills
2014;6  
Asthma   New asthma guidelines published 2013;6  
Asymptomatic bacteriuria   Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria 2011;9  
Atherothrombosis   Improve risk factor control and prolong life 2011;3  
Atrial Fibrillation   Oral Anticoagulation - first do no harm! 2013;1  
Atrial fibrillation   Sex differences in stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation 2012;6  
Atrial fibrillation   Warfarin: still an effective option for stroke prevention in AF 2012;4  
Bacterial Vaginosis   Antibiotics for the sexual partners of women with bacterial vaginosis  2017;1  
Bell's Palsy   Update on management of Bell's Palsy 2016;10  
Bell's Palsy   Antivirals for Bell's Palsy 2014;1  
Breast Cancer   What influences adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy? 2015;9  
Breast Cancer   Keep taking the (adjuvant hormonal) tablets! 2013;10  
Bladder cancer   Safety Update: pioglitazone-containing medicines 2011;8  
Breast Cancer   Breast Cancer and HRT 2011;2  
Breast Infection   The management of Breast Cancer 2011;3  
Cancer   Lifetime risk of cancer with the COCP 2017;8  
Cancer   Lifetime cancer risk with use of oral contraception 2017;4  
Cardiac anomalies   Use of beta blockers in pregnancy and risk of foetal cardiac anomalies 2017;5  
Cardiac arrest   NSAIDs and cardiac arrest 2017;7  
Cardiometabolic disorders   Chocolate may be good for your heart AND your head! 2011;12  
Cardiovascular disease   Increased CV risk with high dose ibuprofen 2015;8  
Cardiovascular disease   Restrictions on use of domperidone-containing medicines 2014;5  
Cardiovascular disease   Reassuring news about unintended effects of statin therapy 2014;4  
Cardiovascular disease   Further restrictions on the use of strontium ranelate in the EU 2014;3  
Cardiovascular disease   Why is statin therapy discontinued in practice? 2013;8  
Cardiovascular disease   CV risk with NSAIDs may persist for at least 5 years post-MI 2012;10  
Cardiovascular disease   Are statins safe and effective for primary prevention? 2012;9  
Cardiovascular disease   Could the polypill be useful for cardiovascular disease prevention? 2012;8  
Cardiovascular disease   The elderly are not sufficiently represented in clinical trials 2012;5  
Cardiovascular disease   Is statin therapy good for the goose aswell as the gander? 2012;3  
Cardiovascular disease   Statins are still safe and effective with long-term use! 2012;1  
Cardiovascular Disease    Cardiovascular effects of cocaine 2011;1  
Cardiovascular Disease   Why do patients stop taking statins? 2011;1  
Cardiovascular toxicity    Update on the safety of NASIDs 2013;2  
Cervical Cancer   Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer 2013;10  
Chronic Disease   Uncertainties regarding vitamin D 2015;6  
Clostridium difficile infection   Are PPIs safe in the long-term? 2017;11  
Clostridium difficile   A new way to manage clostridium difficile? 2015;1  
Clostridium difficile   Community-associated C difficile infection & antibiotics 2014;1  
Codeine intoxication   Codeine not to be used in children 2015;5  
Cognition   Food for thought....  2012;12  
Cognition   Does longterm benzodiazepine usage affect cognition in younger adults? 2011;6  
Conjunctivitis   Conjunctivitis  2014;9  
Conjunctivitis   Management of acute infective conjunctivitis 2011;8  
Contraception   Long-acting reversible contraception 2017;3  
COPD   Has patient inhaler technique improved over time? 2016;6  
COPD   Preventing exacerbations in COPD 2011;2  
Cough   Update on chronic cough 2016;11  
Coughs and colds/flu   Hear ye, hear ye, Antibiotics are wasted on colds and flu! 2011;12  
Dietary intolerance   Excipients and dietary intolerance 2016;9  
Diets/Weight loss   You are what you eat! 2014;12  
Death   It's never too late to quit! 2012;8  
Dementia   Are PPIs safe in the long-term? 2017;11  
Dementia   The use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia 2015;4  
Dementia   Treating pain may reduce behavioural disturbances in patients with dementia 2011;8  
Depression   Might coffee protect women from depression? 2011;12  
Diabetes mellitus   Risk of incident diabetes mellitus with statin treatment 2012;9  
Diabetes mellitus   The elderly are not sufficiently represented in clinical trials 2012;5  
Diabetes mellitus   Wash your hands after peeling fruit!! 2012;1  
Diabetes mellitus   Statin therapy protects the heart in patients with diabetes 2011;5  

Diabetes Type 2

 

 Is all exercise equal in type 2 diabetes? 2011;1  

DRESS

  Amoxicillin and co-amoxiclav - very rare reports of DRESS 2017;10  

Drug Allergy

  New guidance on drug allergy 2015;3  
Drug Dependence   Initiatives aimed at reducing long-term use of BZDs..... 2012;3  
Drug Dependence   HSE initiative to support rational benzodiazepine prescribing 2012;2  
Drug Interactions   Drug interaction between statins & systemic fusidic acid 2015;8  
Drug Interactions   What is the clinical impact of warfarin-antibiotic interactions in primary care? 2014;2  
Drug Interactions   Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interaction and acute kidney injury 2013;12  
Drug Interactions   Grapefruit use and potential drug interactions 2012;12  
Drug Interactions   Update on contraception and drug interactions 2011;4  
Drug Resistance   Tackling drug-resistant infections 2016;10  
Dyspepsia   Dyspepsia 2013;9  
Ebola Virus   Ebola Virus Update 2014;11  
Endometriosis   Endometriosis 2014;4  
Endometrial cancer   Do oral bisphosphonates reduce risk of postmenopausal endometrial cancer? 2015;3  
Enuresis   Enuresis 2017;7  
Epilepsy   Epilepsy in Pregnancy 2016;11  
Foetal abnormalities   Use of beta blockers in pregnancy and irsk of foetal cardiac anomalies 2017;5  
Falls   Antihypertensive medication and serious fall injuries 2014;3  
Fractures   Are PPIs safe in the long-term? 2017;11  
Fractures   Risk of atypical fractures with use of bisphosphonates 2011;5  
Fragility Fractures   Medicines and fragility fractures 2016;10  
Generalised anxiety disorder   Focus on Pregabalin  2013;5  
Giant Cell Arteritis   Giant cell arteritis & polymalgia rheumatica 2014;11  
GI haemorrhage   Prescribing tips for anticoagulants 2014;9  
GI toxicity   Update on safety of NASIDs 2013;2  
GI toxicity   Dose rather than duration important for aspirin GI toxicity 2011;7  
Gout   Use of diuretics and risk of incident gout 2013;12  
Gynaecomastia   All you need to know about gynaecomastia 2017;1  
Headache   Tension-type headache 2015;7  
Head Lice   Head lice and scabies 2013;8  
Heart Disease   Female smokers more likely to get heart disease 2011;11  
Heart Disease   Follow-up of secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice 2015;12  
Heart Failure   NSAIDs and risk of heart failure 2016;11  
Heart Failure   Impact of age and gender on usage of beta-blockers in HF 2016;5  
Heart Failure   B-type natriuretic peptide-guided treatment is beneficial in chronic heart failure 2014;4  
Heart Failure   Risk of heart failure with DPP-4 inhibitors is uncertain 2016;3  
Helicobacter pylori   Diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori in Ireland  2017;6  
Hepatitis   World Hepatitis Day 2017;7  
Hypercholesterolaemia   Familial hypercholesterolaemia 2012;6  
Hyperkalaemia   Investigating hyperkalaemia in adults 2015;11  
Hypertension   Risk factors for non-adherence to antihypertensive therapy 2017;8  
Hypertension   Benefits of self-monitoring on systolic blood pressure 2015;2  
Hypertension   Ask about snoring in patients with resistant hypertension 2012;2  
Hypomagnesaemia   Are PPIs safe in the long-term? 2017;11  
Immunisation   Updated Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland available 2014;2   
Immunisation   Update to National Immunisation Guidelines now available 2015;11  
Infantile colic    Infantile colic 2013;2  
Infectious diseases   Notifying infectious diseases in Ireland 2012;4  
Infection   Do benzodiazepines increase the risk of infection?  2013;3  
Infections   Help for when you are "under the weather"... 2014;12  
Infections   Help for prescribers of antibiotics too! 2014;12  
Infections   Updated Immunisation Guidelines available online 2011;10  
Infections   Management of common infections in primary care 2011;7  
Influenza   Don't forget your flu jab! 2017;11  
Influenza   Update on influenza 2017;1  
Influenza   Influenza Update! 2015;2  
Influenza   Is influenza bad for your heart? 2013;9   
Insomnia   Melatonin for sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders 2015;11  

Irritable bowel syndrome

  New dietary guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome 2012;6  

Ketoacidosis 

  Risk of ketoacidosis with SGLT2 inhibitors 2016;4  

Kidney disease

  Are PPIs safe in the long-term? 2017;11  
Kidney injury   Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12  
Legionnaires' disease   Legionnaires' disease 2015;9  
Liver Disease   Possible risk of severe liver injury with dronaderone 2011;2  
Lower Urinary Tract symptoms   Lower urinsary tract symptoms in men 2014;7  
Malaria   Irish Malaria Surveillance Data 2014;5  
Meniere's Disease   Meniere's Disease 2015;2  
Meningitis   Updated guidance on management of bacterial meningitis now available! 2017;3  
Meningococcal C disease    Meningococcal C disease 2014;9  
Menopause   Risk of stroke and menopausal hormonal therapy  2017;9  
Menopause   Guidance on diagnosis and management of menopause  2016;1  
Migraine   Does migraine increase CVD in women? 2016; 7  
Migraine   Triptans for treatment of migraine 2014;5  
Migraine   Prevention of migraine 2011;4  
Musculoskeletal disorders    Should adults take vitamin D supplements to prevent disease? 2017;2  
Myasthenia Gravis    Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1  
Myocardial Infarction   Emerging safety issue for ivabradine 2014;7  
Myopathy   Updated prescribing information for simvastatin 2012;2  
Neural Tube Defects   Periconceptual use of folic acid 2012;10  
Neuropathic Pain    Focus on Pregabalin 2013;5  
Nocturnal enuresis   Management of nocturnal enuresis 2014;1  
Nocturnal Enuresis   How to manage nocturnal enuresis in children and young people 2011;6  
Obesity   Emergency contraception-new info on levonorgestrel & ulipristal 2014;8  
Osteoporosis   "Drug Holidays" in postmenopausal osteoporosis 2017;10  
Osteoporosis   Bisphosphonates after 5 years? 2016;4  
Osteoporosis   New restrictions on the use of strontium ranelate 2013;5  
Osteoporosis   Bisphosphonates in treatment of osteoporosis 2012;9  
Osteoporosis   The elderly are not sufficiently represented in clinical trials 2012;5  
Ovarian Cancer   Most reproductive factors have no impact on risk of ovarian cancer 2012;1  
Overactive Bladder   Safety update on mirabegron 2015;10  
Overactive Bladder   Management of Overactive Bladder 2012;7  
Overdose   Risk of unintentional overdose with use of oral methotrexate 2012;5  
Pain   Resource for prescribing opioids for pain 2016;1  
Pain   Caffeine can contribute to pain relief 2012;4  
Pancreatic cancer   Pancreatic cancer not found with incretin-based drugs 2016;3  
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease   Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) 2015;6  
Pertussis   Pertussis immunisation 2015;5  
Pertussis   New recommendations for pertussis vaccination 2013;1  
Pertussis   Increased incidence of pertussis cases 2012;9  
Photosensitivity   Drug-induced photosensitivity 2011;11  
Pneumonia   Risk of pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids 2016;6  
Pneumonia   Do benzodiazepines increase the risk of infection? 2013;3  
Poisoning   Severe and fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in the UK 2016;6  
Poisoning   What is the value of electronic drug interaction alerts in primary care? 2011;9  
Polymyalgia Rheumatica   Giant-cell arteritis & polymalgia rheumatica 2014;11  
Polymyalgia Rheumatica   Update on polymyalgia rheumatica  2012;11  
Polyneuropathy   Statin use is not associated with idiopathic polyneuropathy  2017;6  
Post-herpetic neuralgia   Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster (Versatis(R)) 2017;9  
Pre-eclampsia   Aspirin helps to redcue pre-term pre-eclampsia 2017;11  
Pre-eclampsia   Pre-eclampsia 2012;10   
Pregnancy   Fluconazole and pregnancy 2017;4  
Pregnancy   Exposure to thiopurines during pregnancy has no impact on pre-school children 2013;6  
Pregnancy   Newer-generation antiepileptic drugs & pregnancy 2011;6  
QT Prolongation   Risk of QT interval prolongation with citalopram & escitalopram 2012;2  
Renal disease   Creatinine clearance Vs Glomerular filtration rate 2013;6  
Respiratory Tract Infections   Antibiotic prescription strategies for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections 2017;9  
Respiratory Disease   Respiratory disease and air travel: BTS recommendations 2011;9  
Rheumatoid Arthritis   Oral methotrexate and risk of medication errors 2016;1  
Rhinosinusitis   Amoxicillin may offer little clinical benefit for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis 2012;4  
Road Traffic Accidents   Psychoactive medications increase crash risk in older drivers 2011;10  
Scabies   Head lice and scabies 2013;8  
Scarlet fever   How to manage scarlet fever 2017;10  
Sexually Transmitted Infections   Info on STIs for 2015 now available  2016;5  
Sexually Transmitted Infections   Guidance on STIs in primary care 2014;2  
Sexually Transmitted Infections   e-learning and Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013;12  
Sexually Transmitted Infections   Epi-Insight publishes treatment advice for GPs on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) 2012;2  
SIADH   Medication-associated syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion 2017;9  
Sleep problems   Melatonin for sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders 2015;11  
Smoking Cessation   Drugs for smoking cessation 2016;4  
Stroke   Risk of stroke and menopausal hormonal therapy 2017;9  
Stroke   How to monitor patients on non-vitmin K oral anticoagulants? 2015;10  
Stroke   Effectiveness of statin therapy after ischaemic stroke 2015;9  
Stroke    The benefits of chocolate: the news just gets better 2012;12   
Stroke   Adherence to antihypertensive therapy and stroke risk 2013;8  
Syphilis   Update on syphilis  2017;5  
Tardive dyskinesia   Restrictions recommended on use of metoclopramide in EU  2013;11  
Teratogenicity   Educational materials on valproate-containing medicines now available  2016;9  
Thromboembolism   Relative risk of VTE with COCs 2015;7  
Thromboembolism   Risk of thromboembolism and combined hormonal contraception 2014;2  
Torsade de Pointes   Risk of QT interval prolongation with citalopram & escitalopram 2012;2  
Traveller's Diarrhoea   Traveller's Diarrhoea 2011;7  
Urinary Tract Infections   How to manage recurrent UTIs in non-pregnant women 2013;7  
Urinary Tract Infections   Does nitrofurantoin use during pregnancy affect neonatal outcome?  2013;3  
Urinary Tract Infections   Do cranberry-containing products have a role in preventing UTIs? 2012;8  
Vaginal Discharge   Vaginal Discharge 2013;4  
Venous Thromboembolism   CHCs and risk of thromboembolic events 2012;11  
Venous Thromboembolism   Update on oral contraceptives and venous thromboembolism 2011;11  
Venous Thromboembolism   Length of anticoagulant treatment and risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism 2011;10  
Vitamin B12 deficiency   Vitamin B12 Deficiency 2015;3  
Zika Virus   Update on Zika 2016;7