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Inhaler devices, technique and errors: an overviewMedication delivered by an inhaler is the most common treatment for virtually all respiratory diseases, and the choice of devices and treatment options is vast. Yet poor inhaler technique is commonplace and is linked to poor outcomes
Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and managementNICE has updated its guidance on the management of hypertension, halving the threshold for initiating treatment in patients with stage 1 hypertension from a 10-year cardiovascular risk of 20% to 10%.
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Dementia: Diagnosis and management in primary care
Dementia is a progressive deterioration in mental function, which is severe enough to interfere with activities of daily living (ADLs). In the UK it is estimated that around 850,000 people are living with dementia, and predicted that this figure will rise to over 1 million by 2025. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Making the diagnosis of dementia can be difficult as symptoms vary between patients. In addition onset can be slow and non-specific, but for patients and their families or carers to receive the support they need, timely diagnosis is vital.
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11 September 2019Vol 49 • Number 9
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