Dementia & Alzheimers Disease

Dementia is a general term for when a person has developed difficulties with judgement, reasoning and memory. Dementia can be caused by several types of disease however the most common (60 to 80% of cases) is Alzheimers disease. Read more below on risk factors, symptoms, medical treatments and lifestyle considerations. We’ve also linked the Alzheimers …

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COPD – CPD overview

Called for CPD? Get the ball rolling with this nice summary article on COPD from the Irish Medical Times & in-depth article from the Irish medicines management programme. Read more below.. Clinical Update: COPD  

New Oral Anti-Covid Treatments – get full details here

Oral anti-Covid treatments have been developed and licenced for use – Lagevrio and Paxlovid. Dr JJ Keating and Dr Tim O’Sullivan from the UCC School of Pharmacy explain everything in this article. SPC link for Lagevrio:      

Missed World Antibiotic Awareness week (18-24 Nov)? Check out these links!

Did you know that co-amoxiclav should not be used first line in the community other than for animal or human bite, facial cellulitis, post partum endometritis, caesarean wound infections or perineal wound infection? Check out the HSE green/red table link below for antibiotic prescribing in the community. Print and stick it on the wall! Great …

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